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Antoinette Brown Blackwell Quotes

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Slavery is malignantly aristocratic.
- Antoinette Brown Blackwell

Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend
and accept her suggestions.
- Antoinette Brown Blackwell

We fully believed, so soon as we saw that woman's suffrage was right,
every one would soon see the same thing,
and that in a year or two, at farthest,
it would be granted.
- Antoinette Brown Blackwell

The sexes in each species of being...
are always true equivalents - equals but not identical.
- Antoinette Brown Blackwell

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Had it not been for slavery, the death penalty would
have likely been abolished in America.
Slavery became a haven for the death penalty.
- Angela Davis

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

The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

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

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

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

When work is a pleasure, life is a joy!
When work is a duty, life is slavery.
- Maxim Gorky

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

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

Congress would exclude slavery from any territory that
in the future might be acquired from Mexico.
- David Wilmot

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

I think the Irish woman was freed from slavery by bingo.
They can go out now, dressed up, with their handbags
and have a drink and play bingo.
And they deserve it.
- John B. Keane

Tyranny or slavery, born of selfishness,
are the two educational methods of parents;
all gradations of tyranny or slavery.
- Franz Kafka

True, permanent peace can never be restored,
until slavery, the occasion of the war,
has ceased.
- Gerrit Smith

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

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

When every one of your arguments is characterized an
attempt to bring back slavery or resegregate lunch counters,
it's a little hard to have any sort of productive debate.
- Ann Coulter

There is no slavery but ignorance.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Slavery can only be abolished by raising the character
of the people who compose the nation;
and that can be done only by showing them a higher one.
- Maria W. Chapman

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

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

In the nineteenth century, slavery was the greatest wrong,
and government never stood so tall as when it was redressing that wrong.
- William Weld

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

Well for one, the 13th amendment to the constitution
of the US which abolished slavery -
did not abolish slavery for those convicted of a crime.
- Angela Davis

Can you look forward to the future of our country and
imagine any state of things in which,
with slavery still existing, we should be assured of
permanent peace? I cannot.
- Robert Dale Owen

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

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

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

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

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

Socialism means slavery.
- Lord Acton

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

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

Every where the years bring to all enough of sin and sorrow;
but in slavery the very dawn of life is darkened by these shadows.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

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

Since the days of slavery, if you were a good singer or dancer,
it was your job to perform for the master after dinner.
- Spike Lee

This is slavery, not to speak one's thought.
- Euripides

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

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

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

Where annual elections end where slavery begins.
- John Quincy Adams

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

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

Marriage is an institution fits in perfect harmony with the laws of nature;
whereas systems of slavery and segregation were designed
to brutally oppress people and thereby violated the laws of nature.
- Jack Kingston

The poor North has much to do with slavery.
It staggers under its load and smarts under its lash.
- Gerrit Smith

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

I think a commission set up to examine slavery and the consequences of it,
would probably be a very fruitful, important dialogue
for the United States to be involved in.
- Bob Matsui

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

Slavery is but half abolished, emancipation is but half completed,
while millions of freeman with votes in their hands
are left without education.
- Robert Charles Winthrop

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

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

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

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

Slavery takes hold of few, but many take hold of slavery.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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


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