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Slaves Quotes

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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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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To limit the press is to insult a nation;
to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare
the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.
- Claud-Adrian Helvetius

Washington, not Jefferson, freed his slaves upon his death.
- Stephen Ambrose

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

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

Soul music is pain - you can hear the slaves,
the beatin' and the hurtin'.
- Link Wray

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you love your children, if you love your country,
if you love the God of love, clear your hands from slaves,
burden not your children or your country with them.
- Richard V. Allen

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

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

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

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

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

In Gaul were two orders, the nobility and the priesthood,
while the people, says Caesar, were all slaves.
- John Lothrop Motley

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

Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work.
- Frederick Douglass

Fear is the passion of slaves.
- Patrick Henry

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

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

Many attempts had been made by colonial legislatures
to cut off or to tax the importation of slaves.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

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

Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need.
- Ben Jonson

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

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

I do not consider divorce an evil by any means.
It is just as much a refuge for women married to brutal
men as Canada was to the slaves of brutal masters.
- Susan B. Anthony

The mere holding of slaves, therefore,
is a condition having per se nothing of moral character in it,
any more than the being a parent, or employer,
or ruler.
- Samuel Morse

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

Wisely used history can give pleasure and provide us with a useful tool;
but we should not become its slaves.
- Douglas Hurd

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

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

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

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

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

Bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.
- Thomas Moore

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

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

Nor was it only from the millions of slaves that chains had been removed;
the whole nation had been in bondage;
free speech had been suppressed.
- Matthew Simpson

Either be wholly slaves or wholly free.
- John Dryden

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

If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?
- Mary Astell

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

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

With regard to the moral and religious condition of the slaves,
I cannot, either from what I observe,
or from what is told me, consider it in any way gratifying.
- Frederick Law Olmsted

Besides paid white laborers, there was everywhere a
class of white servants bound without wages for a term of years,
and a more miserable class of Negro slaves.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

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

Gifts make slaves.
- Levi Strauss

We are slaves to whatever we don't understand.
- Vernon Howard

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

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

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.

Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves.
- David Garrick

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

When I'm rhyming it's all in my head...
Like the slaves, when they were picking cotton,
they would block out their minds.
They would sing.
- Wyclef Jean

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

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

Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, Robert Lincoln bought a nice ski lodge.
- Sarah Vowell

I always read all these books about the slaves.
My mother is very educated.
My father would talk to us like we were grown men.
We never knew what he was talking about half the time.
- Wynton Marsalis

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

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


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