That there is also freedom in captivity, only a prisoner can claim. Coming from a prison guard, this statement would be blasphemy.
What do you think would be my fate if my misguided countrymen were to take me prisoner?benedict arnold
Il tournait dans son de sir, comme un prisonnier dans son cachot. He was circling in his desire, like a prisoner in his dungeon.Gustave Flaubert
I don't mind your being killed, but I object to your being taken prisoner.1st Earl Herbert
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future. The past is closed and limited; the future is open and free.deepak chopra
Much suspected by me,Nothing proved can be,Quoth Elizabeth prisoner.Written with a diamond on her window at Woodstock (1555), published in Acts and Monuments (1563) by John Foxe
I have always had plenty of friends, and now at age sixty, I face four walls as a common prisoner.albert kesselring
"Do not be a good prisoner of your Christian campus. Be a Bob Marks. BE a problem!" Concerning Marks' unwillingness to be a "meat puppet" in higher academia's disdain of intelligent design,marks, robert j., ii
Forbes magazine has named Mel Gibson this year's most powerful celebrity. ... Forbes' least powerful celebrity? [Miller displayed the widely circulated image from the Lynndie England photographs of a hooded Iraqi prisoner with wires attached to his outstretched arms] You're looking at him. Screw this guy. ... [He's a] bad guy.dennis miller
We know the Russian methods exactly. I haven't the faintest intention of being taken prisoner by the Russians.heinrich müller
The line that connects the bombing of civilian populations to the mountain removed by strip mining ... to the tortured prisoner seems to run pretty straight. We're living, it seems, in the culmination of a long warfare warfare against human beings, other creatures and the Earth itself.wendell berry
Ordinary men died, men of iron were taken prisoner: I only brought back with me men of bronze.napoleon bonaparte
Honor? Maybe they're letting him sleep on silk, but a prisoner is still a prisoner.robert jordan
Some say he was a sailor who died away at sea Some say he was a prisoner who never was set free Lost upon the ocean he died there in the mist Dreaming of a kiss Bitter Green they called her walking in the sun Loving everyone that she met Bitter Green they called her waiting in the sun Waiting for someone to take her homegordon lightfoot
To be a prisoner means to be defined as a member of a group for whom the rules of what can be done to you, of what is seen as abuse of you, are reduced as part of the definition of your status.catharine mackinnon
Judges should be, and I believe generally are, careful not to allow proof of other acts of the prisoner besides those the subject of the indictment to be given, unless those acts have a clear bearing on some issue raised by the indictment.Channell, J., Reg. v. Ollis (1900), L. R. 2 Q. B. D. , p. 782.
In criminal cases you always begin by proving the corpus delicti, and then connect the prisoner with it.Pollock, C.B., Queen v. Bernard (1858), 8 St. Tr. (N. S.) 922.
I agree with Mr. Pitt Taylor that, in many of the cases, justice and common sense have been sacrificed,8 but not, as it appears to me, at the shrine of mercy rather at the shrine of guilt, because I regard a wrongful acquittal as unmerciful to the prisoner, whose real interests are sacrificed by his escape, as well as to society.Erie, J., Reg. v. Baldry (1852), 5 Cox, C. C. 531.
Gentlemen of the Jury, the charge against the prisoner is murder, and the punishment of murder Is death:;; and that simple statement is sufficient to suggest to us the awful solemnity of the occasion which brings you and me face to face.John Inglis, Lord Glencorse, reported in Trial of Miss Madeleine H. Smith, before the High Court of Justiciary, Edinburgh (1857), p. 98.
Were such things here as we do speak about? Or have we eaten on the insane root That takes the reason prisoner?william shakespeare
It is sometimes said erroneously, as I think that the Judge should be counsel for the prisoner; but at least he must take care that the prisoner is not convicted on any but legal evidence.Wills, J., Reg. v. Gibson (1887), 18 Q. B. D. 537; 16 Cox, C. C. 181.
Withdraw your guard, and I shall tell you where your doom will be decided! I will not be held prisoner here!Source: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003 New Line film, extended edition)
That man was your prisoner! Even your species must have articles of war, forbiddingWho: Richard Blake
Libya : Libyan declared 3 days mourning and cancelled public celebrations around the Eid religious holiday, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said that Saddam Hussein was a prisoner of war held by the US occupation forces, and as such should have been tried in the US or Britain, rather than in an Iraqi puppet regime's kangaroo court. AsiaAfghanistan President Hamid Karzai
The ruling Hamas movement in the Palestinian territories called the execution of Saddam a "political assassination." A Hamas spokesman, Fawzi Barhum, said, "Saddam Hussein was a prisoner of war. [The] hanging ... is a political assassination that violates all international laws that are supposed to protect prisoners of war.Hamas 
Or have we eaten on the insane root That takes the reason prisoner?Banquo, Scene III
prisoner, God has given you good abilities, instead of which you go about the country stealing ducks.Notes and Queries, clxx.310 (Sourced)
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