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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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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

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

 

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

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

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

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If there is a State, then there is domination,
and in turn, there is slavery.
- Mikhail Bakunin

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

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

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

This war is not about slavery.
- Robert E. Lee

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

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

I welcomed the organization of the Anti-slavery Society.
- Gerrit Smith

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

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

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

No pope ever condemned slavery.
- Joseph McCabe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Slavery and freedom cannot exist together.
- Ernestine L. Rose

As legal slavery passed, we entered into a permanent
period of unemployment and underemployment from which we have yet to emerge.
- Julian Bond

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You may try but you can never imagine what it is to
have a man's form of genius in you,
and to suffer the slavery of being a girl.
- George Eliot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stardom can be a gilded slavery.
- Helen Hayes

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

Slavery discourages arts and manufactures.
- George Mason

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

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

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

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

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

There is no slavery but ignorance.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Slavery is malignantly aristocratic.
- Antoinette Brown Blackwell

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Socialism means slavery.
- Lord Acton

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

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

The flag that was the symbol of slavery on the high
seas for a long time was not the Confederate battle flag,
it was sadly the Stars and Stripes.
- Alan Keyes

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


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