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Slavery Quotes

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Love that does not renew itself every day
becomes a habit and in turn a slavery.
- Khalil Gibran

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I stopped loving my father a long time ago.
What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
- Anais Nin

For in reason, all government without the consent of
the governed is the very definition of slavery.
- Jonathan Swift

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

 

They all agree, they are all unanimous in Congress,
in the States, on the rostrum, in the sanctuary -
everywhere they declare that slavery shall not go into the Territories.
- Robert Toombs

To depend upon the Will of a Man is Slavery.
- Algernon Sydney

We can constitutionally extirpate slavery at this time.
- Robert Dale Owen

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Every emancipation has in it the seeds of a new slavery,
and every truth easily becomes a lie.
- I. F. Stone

Slavery was regarded by Aristotle as an ordinance of nature,
and so probably was it by the slaves themselves in olden time.
- Alfred Marshall

Slavery is not the only question which comes up in this controversy.
There is a far more important one to you,
and that is, what shall be done with the free negro?
- Stephen Douglas

And who is responsible for this appalling child slavery? Everyone.
- Mary Harris Jones

A life of reaction is a life of slavery,
intellectually and spiritually.
One must fight for a life of action,
not reaction.
- Rita Mae Brown

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery,
none but ourselves can free our minds!
- Bob Marley

War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.
- George Orwell

Some people try to get you out of slavery for you to be their slave.
- Mike Tyson

Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery.
- Frank Herbert

Our concern, however, is with slavery as it is,
and not with any theory of it.
- Gerrit Smith

When they told me my new-born babe was a girl,
my heart was heavier than it had ever been before.
Slavery is terrible for men; but it is far more terrible for women.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

I do not weep: I loathe tears, for they are a sign of slavery.
- Max Beckmann

Look back, to slavery, to suffrage, to integration and one thing is clear.
Fashions in bigotry come and go.
The right thing lasts.
- Anna Quindlen

I am amazed at the facility with which some men follow in the wake of slavery.
- Benjamin F. Wade

Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose.
Anything less is a form of slavery.
- Wayne Dyer

Long live the liberation of the workers off all countries
from the infernal chasm of war,
exploitation and slavery!
- Karl Liebknecht

No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man.
No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory.
- Plato

Slavery, properly so called, is the establishment of
a right which gives to one man such a power over another
as renders him absolute master of his life and fortune.
- Charles de Secondat

There is no slavery but ignorance.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

There is not only no free state which would now establish it,
but there is no slave state, which, if it had had the
free alternative as we now have,
would have founded slavery.
- William H. Seward

The success of those doctrines would also subvert the Federal Constitution,
change the character of the Federal Government,
and destroy our rights in respect to slavery.
- John H. Reagan

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery,
I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
- Abraham Lincoln

Farming with live animals is a 7 day a week,
legal form of slavery.
- George Segal

We must continue to judge of slavery by what it is,
and not by what you tell us it will,
or may be.
- Gerrit Smith

I need say no more, to prove that slavery is entirely
unlike the servitude in the patriarchal families.
- Gerrit Smith

In those days, slavery was not looked upon,
even in Quaker Philadelphia, with the shudder and abhorrence
one feels towards it now.
- John Sergeant Wise

Stardom can be a gilded slavery.
- Helen Hayes

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy,
and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery
out of the most extreme liberty.
- Plato

No slavery can be abolished without a double emancipation,
and the master will benefit by freedom more than the freed-man.
- Thomas Huxley

I speak on due consideration because Britain,
France, and Mexico, have abolished slavery,
and all other European states are preparing to abolish
it as speedily as they can.
- William H. Seward

It is manifestly vital to the success of the anti-slavery cause,
that the authority and influence of proslavery,
especially of slaveholding, ministers should be destroyed.
- Gerrit Smith

To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of
slavery than to depend upon a father.
- Virginia Woolf

A great fortune is a great slavery.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

What a revolting contrast exists in England between
the slavery of women and the intellectual superiority of women writers.
- Flora Tristan

Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful
and valued because they confer power;
they are hated because they are hideous and loathed
because they impose slavery.
- Bertrand Russell

Slavery is malignantly aristocratic.
- Antoinette Brown Blackwell

The slavery of fear had made men afraid to think.
But such is the irresistible nature of truth,
that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
- Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791

I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes
more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for
the abolition of slavery.
- George Washington

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

It, sometimes, suits the slaveholders to claim,
that their slavery is an exclusively State concern;
and that the North has,
therefore, nothing to do with it.
- Gerrit Smith

The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense,
else what shall save us from a second slavery?
- W. E. B. Du Bois

Slavery exists.
It is black in the South, and white in the North.
- Andrew Johnson

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would
rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Sir, there is no Christian nation, thus free to choose as we are,
which would establish slavery.
- William H. Seward

Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
- Edmund Burke

Slavery discourages arts and manufactures.
- George Mason

It is the maintenance of slavery by law in a state,
not parallels of latitude, that makes its a southern state;
and the absence of this,
that makes it a northern state.
- William H. Seward

If Liberia has failed, then, it is no evidence of the
failure of the Negro in government.
It is merely evidence of the failure of slavery.
- Carter G. Woodson

Slavery to monarchs and ministers, which the world
will be long freeing itself from,
and whose deadly grasp stops the progress of the human mind,
is not yet abolished.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Is America truly a democracy? Has America ever been
a democracy with the institution of slavery?
- Tatyana Ali

The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price,
and to be bought for it.
- John Ruskin

However, I am willing to hear what you can produce
from Scripture in favor of any kind of slavery.
- Samuel Hopkins

The state of slavery is in its own nature bad.
- Charles de Secondat

The secrets of slavery are concealed like those of the Inquisition.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

To some extent I liken slavery to death.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Death is better than slavery.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

The sin of slavery is one of which it may be said that
without the shedding of blood there is no remission.
- James A. Garfield

I declare and protest in advance, that I do not intend,
at this time at least; to be drawn or driven into the question of slavery,
in either of its subdivisions or forms.
- Caleb Cushing

Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Among the expected glories of the Constitution,
next to the abolition of Slavery was that of Rum.
- George Clymer

Slavery has never been abolished from America's way of thinking.
- Nina Simone

Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals,
seems only to pass into excess of slavery.
- Plato

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

It appears that the present-day form of African American
English is not the inheritance of the period of slavery,
but the creation of the second half of the 20th century.
- William Labov


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