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George Mason Quotes and Sayings

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The augmentation of slaves weakens the states;
and such a trade is diabolical in itself,
and disgraceful to mankind.
- George Mason

Habituated from our Infancy to trample upon the Rights of Human Nature,
every generous, every liberal Sentiment,
if not extinguished, is enfeebled in our Minds.
- George Mason

We came equals into this world, and equals shall we go out of it.
- George Mason

The poor despise labor when performed by slaves.
- George Mason

 

I wish I knew where to get a good one myself;
for I find cold Sheets extreamly disagreeable.
- George Mason

As nations can not be rewarded or punished in the next
world they must be in this.
- George Mason

All men are by nature born equally free and independent.
- George Mason

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There is a Passion natural to the Mind of man,
especially a free Man, which renders him impatient of Restraint.
- George Mason

I begin to grow heartily tired of the etiquette and
nonsense so fashionable in this city.
- George Mason

Slavery discourages arts and manufactures.
- George Mason

I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people
except for a few public officials.
- George Mason

Every society, all government, and every kind of civil compact therefore,
is or ought to be, calculated for the general good
and safety of the community.
- George Mason

A few years' experience will convince us that those
things which at the time they happened we regarded
as our greatest misfortunes have proved our greatest blessings.
- George Mason

Attend with Diligence and strict Integrity to the Interest
of your Correspondents and enter into no Engagements
which you have not the almost certain Means of performing.
- George Mason

I retired from public Business from a thorough Conviction
that it was not in my Power to do any Good,
and very much disgusted with Measures,
which appeared to me inconsistent with common Policy and Justice.
- George Mason

As much as I value an union of all the states,
I would not admit the southern states into the union,
unless they agreed to the discontinuance of this disgraceful trade,
because it would bring weakness and not strength to the union.
- George Mason

Your dear baby has died innocent and blameless,
and has been called away by an all wise and merciful Creator,
most probably from a life to misery and misfortune,
and most certainly to one of happiness and bliss.
- George Mason

Taught to regard a part of our own Species in the most
abject and contemptible Degree below us,
we lose that Idea of the dignity of Man which the Hand
of Nature had implanted in us,
for great and useful purposes.
- George Mason

In all our associations; in all our agreements let
us never lose sight of this fundamental maxim -
that all power was originally lodged in,
and consequently is derived from, the people.
- George Mason

We have a choice of how we view the obstacles on our life path.
One choice makes us slaves to circumstance,
while the other empowers us, and motivates us
to follow our dreams - and our happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Animals, whom we have made our slaves,
we do not like to consider our equal.
- Charles Darwin

We are masters of the unsaid words,
but slaves of those we let slip out.
- Winston Churchill

Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master,
a mistress, and two slaves, making in all,
two.
- Ambrose Bierce

The danger of the past was that men became slaves.
The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
- Erich Fromm

Rule, Britannia, rule the waves; Britons never will be slaves.
- James Thomson

Fugitive slaves were rare then, and as a fugitive slave lecturer,
I had the advantage of being the first one out.
- Frederick Douglass

I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves.
I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed.
- Ralph Ellison

That's libertarians for you - anarchists who want police
protection from their slaves.
- Kim Stanley Robinson

Christians, like slaves and soldiers,
ask no questions.
- Jerry Falwell

The issue isn't just jobs.
Even slaves had jobs.
The issue is wages.
- Jim Hightower

Was it not enough punishment and suffering in history
that we were uprooted and made helpless slaves not
only in new colonial outposts but also domestically.
- Robert Mugabe

Any unarmed people are slaves, or are subject to slavery at any given moment.
- Huey Newton

The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don't turn against him,
they crush those beneath them.
- Emily Bronte

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.
The obedient must be slaves.
- Henry David Thoreau

The majority of people in Angola were not provided
with any kind of schooling and were completely illiterate,
very badly paid, and treated almost as slaves.
- Louis Leakey

If I could have convinced more slaves that they were slaves,
I could have freed thousands more.
- Harriet Tubman

It is time to get drunk!
So as not to be the martyred slaves of Time,
get drunk; get drunk without stopping!
On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.
- Charles Baudelaire

In our natural state, we are glorious beings.
In the world of illusion, we are lost and imprisoned,
slaves to our appetites and our will to false power.
- Marianne Williamson

Now the Bible tells us that we are all by nature,
sinners, that we are slaves to sin and Satan,
and that unless we are converted, or born again,
we must be miserable forever.
- Jupiter Hammon

But if you want to continue to be slaves of the banks
and pay the cost of your own slavery,
then let bankers continue to create money and control credit.
- Josiah Stamp

I said I thought female labour of the sort exacted from these slaves,
and corporal chastisement such as they endure,
must be abhorrent to any manly or humane man.
- Fanny Kemble

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

If we are not represented, we are slaves.
- James Otis

And ne'er shall the sons of Columbia be slaves,
while the earth bears a plant, or the sea rolls its waves.
- Robert Treat Paine

Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves.
- David Garrick

Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals;
love,
an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
- Oliver Goldsmith

I don't think anyone has exhausted the range of sound
possible in a conventional rock band,
but people do become slaves to their own easiest techniques.
- Steve Albini

Either be wholly slaves or wholly free.
- John Dryden

Those who will not reason, are bigots,
those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not,
are slaves.
- Lord Byron

One leader, one people, signifies one master and millions of slaves.
- Albert Camus

People say that slaves were taken from Africa.
This is not true: People were taken from Africa,
among them healers and priests, and were made into slaves.
- Abdullah Ibrahim

Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need.
- Ben Jonson

The time is near at hand which must determine whether
Americans are to be free men or slaves.
- George Washington

I confront the European elite's self-image as tolerant
'while under their noses women are living like slaves.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Southern women often marry a man knowing that he is
the father of many little slaves.
They do not trouble themselves about it.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

John Brown was tried for treason, murder,
and inciting slaves to insurrection.
- John Sergeant Wise

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology,
of the phantom of God.
As long as we have a master in heaven,
we will be slaves on earth.
- Mikhail Bakunin

I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand
more if only they knew they were slaves.
- Harriet Tubman

The slaves of socialism are slaves, but they are no
one's property and therefore no one's loss.
- George Reisman

Wealthy men, too, like several of those in our neighborhood,
had so many slaves that they were compelled to buy
other plantations on which to employ them.
- John Sergeant Wise

The greatest task before civilization at present is
to make machines what they ought to be,
the slaves, instead of the masters of men.
- Henry Ellis

It is the hour to be drunken!
to escape being the martyred slaves of time,
be ceaselessly drunk.
On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.
- Charles Baudelaire

Too many would-be executives are slaves of routine.
- James Cash Penney

Free men have arms; slaves do not.
- William Blackstone

There can be no tyrants where there are no slaves.
- Jose Rizal

Then it was that the exports of slaves from Virginia
and the Carolinas was so great that the population
of those States remained almost,
if not quite stationary.
- Henry Charles Carey

There are no galley-slaves in the royal vessel of divine love -
every man works his oar voluntarily!
- Saint Francis de Sales

Besides all this, if you are idle, and take to bad courses,
you will hurt those of your brethren who are slaves,
and do all in your power to prevent their being free.
- Jupiter Hammon

My parents never told us that our great-grandmothers had been slaves.
- Constance Baker Motley

Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips,
others by their restlessness and ambition.
- John Ruskin

In 1790 we had less than eight hundred thousand slaves.
Under our mild and humane administration of the system
they have increased above four millions.
- Robert Toombs


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