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George Grey Quotes and Sayings

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The Slave Trade, though nominally abolished,
is actively pursued here, eighty-three slaves having
been landed just before my arrival,
and another cargo during my stay.
- George Grey

To sleep after sunrise was impossible on account of
the number of flies which kept buzzing about the face.
- George Grey

In front of us lay a smooth sandy beach,
beyond which rose gradually a high wooded country,
and behind us was the sea, studded with numerous islands
of every variety of form.
- George Grey

Part of my plan was not only to introduce all useful
animals that I possibly could into this part of Australia,
but also the most valuable plants of every description.
- George Grey

 

All the principal people in the town are concerned in the slave trade,
and their chief wealth consists in the number of slaves they possess;
therefore there is little chance of the trade being,
for many years, totally abolished.
- George Grey

I remarked constantly, just at sunset,
in these latitudes, that the eastern horizon was brilliantly
illuminated with a kind of mock sunset.
This in a short time disappeared, to be soon succeeded
by another similar in character,
but more faint.
- George Grey

This part of Brazil offered the curious spectacle of a great evil,
which has been long suffered to exist and is now advancing,
gradually yet surely, to that state which must entail
inevitable destruction on the existing Government of the country.
- George Grey

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On embarking to return we could perceive no sign of One Tree Island;
and as we swept down towards the sea the leafy top
of a tree seen in the clear water under the boat was
the only evidence of its existence;
though a few hours ago it had formed so prominent an object.
- George Grey

At several such places we landed, but always found
the ascent to the interior so covered with large loose
rocks that it would have been impossible to have disembarked stores or stock on any.
- George Grey

Sunrise offered a very beautiful spectacle;
the water was quite unruffled,
but the motion communicated by the tides was so great that,
although there was not a breath of air stirring,
the sea heaved slowly with a grand and majestic motion.
- George Grey

I mention this fact as tending to support what I have often heard stated,
namely, that a shark's sense of smell is so keen that,
if men ever bathe in seas where they are found,
a shark is almost sure to appear directly afterwards.
- George Grey

Spanish alone was understood or spoken here;
our friend,
the countryman, stuck to us most nobly,
he understood us not a bit better than the rest but
saw that we were in distress and would not desert us.
- George Grey

I am not a slave to my thoughts or emotions.
- Richard Carlson PHOTO

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
- H.L. Mencken

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best slave does not need to be beaten. She beats herself.
- Erica Jong

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures,
but the foolish to be a slave to them.
- Epictetus

I think the person who takes a job in order to live -
that is to say, for the money -
has turned himself into a slave.
- Joseph Campbell

There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors,
and no slave who has not had a king among his.
- Helen Keller

Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions,
and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.
- David Hume

The air of England has long been too pure for a slave,
and every man is free who breathes it.
- James Mansfield

If a slave is unwilling to go with his new master,
he is whipped, or locked up in jail,
until he consents to go,
and promises not to run away during the year.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.
- Ezra Pound

He that is kind is free, though he is a slave;
he that is evil is a slave,
though he be a king.
- Saint Augustine

Be not a slave of words.
- Thomas Carlyle

It's sort of what the Johnny and Devi stories are about,
the idea of always being a slave to something.
- Jhonen Vasquez

Without self knowledge, without understanding the working
and functions of his machine,
man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he
will always remain a slave.
- G. I. Gurdjieff

We call a man a bigot or a slave of dogma because he
is a thinker who has thought thoroughly and to a definite end.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

As I would not be a slave,
so I would not be a master.
This expresses my idea of democracy.
- Abraham Lincoln

John Brown's effort was peculiar.
It was not a slave insurrection.
- George Haven Putnam

It seems that it is madder never to abandon one's self
than often to be infatuated;
better to be wounded,
a captive and a slave, than always to walk in armor.
- Margaret Fuller

People can be slave-ships in shoes.
- Zora Neale Hurston

On the king's gate the moss grew gray;
The king came not.
They call'd him dead; And made his eldest son,
one day, Slave in his father's stead.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

The right to have a slave implies the right in some one to make the slave;
that right must be equal and mutual,
and this would resolve society into a state of perpetual war.
- William H. Seward

We'll free every slave in every town and region.
Can anybody get a bigger army than that?
- Dalton Trumbo

No slave is a slave to the same lengths,
and in so full a sense of the word, as a wife is.
- John Stuart Mill

The art of being a slave is to rule one's master.
- Diogenes of Sinope

The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death,
because they are greater than anything he finds in himself,
and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour.
- Bertrand Russell

Create like a god, command like a king,
work like a slave.
- Constantin Brancusi

Who covets more is evermore a slave.
- Robert Herrick

Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life,
not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror,
and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.
- Walt Whitman

For what Harley Street specialist has time to understand the body,
let alone the mind or both in combination,
when he is a slave to thirteen thousand a year?
- Virginia Woolf

I expect to plead not for the slave only,
but for suffering humanity everywhere.
Especially do I mean to labor for the elevation of my sex.
- Lucy Stone

This is the artist, then, life's hungry man,
the glutton of eternity, beauty's miser,
glory's slave.
- Tom Wolfe

There're two people in the world that are not likeable:
a master and a slave.
- Nikki Giovanni

There shall be no slave in your home,
male or female: Least of all the mother of your son.
- Franz Grillparzer

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination;
do not become the slave of your model.
- Vincent Van Gogh

A cat will be your friend, but never your slave.
- Theophile Gautier

To be one's own master is to be the slave of self.
- Natalie Clifford Barney

The Southern slave would obey God in respect to marriage,
and also to the reading and studying of His word.
But this, as we have seen, is forbidden him.
- Gerrit Smith

Actors work and slave and it is the color of your hair
that can determine your fate in the end.
- Helen Hayes

A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as
many masters as there are people who may be useful
in bettering his position.
- Jean de la Bruyere

As long as a word remains unspoken, you are its master;
once you utter it,
you are its slave.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Lincoln emancipated nobody.
The man freed not a single slave.
- L. Neil Smith

I didn't want to be a slave to any passion anymore.
I gave up card playing altogether, even bridge and gambling -
more or less.
It took me a few years to get out of it.
- Omar Sharif

A free race cannot be born of slave mothers.
- Margaret Sanger

The victory of the working people over the exploiters
and slave holders is at the same time the victorious
struggle for liberation by the German people.
- Walter Ulbricht

At this very moment I'm behind on a compilation that
Slave Labor is doing for Free Comic Book Day.
- Jhonen Vasquez

I'm not a slave to anything anymore.
And I never will be again.
- Leif Garrett

Freedom in capitalist society always remains about
the same as it was in ancient Greek republics:
Freedom for slave owners.
- Vladimir Lenin

He who is a slave to his stomach seldom worships God.
- Saadi

If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your
friend but never your slave.
- Theophile Gautier

From that date the abandonment of the older State proceeded
with a rapidity never before known,
and with it grew the domestic slave trade and the pro-slavery feeling.
- Henry Charles Carey

Slave to no sect, who takes no private road,
But looks through Nature up to Nature's God.
- Alexander Pope

Homelessness is the actor's fate; physical incapacity
to attain what is most required and desired by such
a spirit as I am a slave to.
- Edwin Booth

He who dares not (reason), is a slave.
- William Drummond

He that cannot reason is a fool.
He that will not is a bigot.
He that dare not is a slave.
- Andrew Carnegie

Man is free; yet we must not suppose that he is at
liberty to do everything he pleases,
for he becomes a slave the moment he allows his actions to be ruled by passion.
- Giacomo Casanova

No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth,
fortune, the law, or other people restraining them
from acting according to their will.
- Euripides

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia,
the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave
owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

He who goes against the fashion is himself its slave.
- Logan Pearsall Smith


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