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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

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

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

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

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


 

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Being born is like being kidnapped.
And then sold into slavery.
- William Shakespeare

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The challenges African-Americans are facing today are
rooted in the system of slavery.
- Charles Rangel

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thus again the Netherlands, for the first time since the fall of Rome,
were united under one crown imperial.
They had already been once united, in their slavery to Rome.
- John Lothrop Motley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No pope ever condemned slavery.
- Joseph McCabe

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

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

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

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

All socialism involves slavery.
- Herbert Spencer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Slavery discourages arts and manufactures.
- George Mason

Slavery is malignantly aristocratic.
- Antoinette Brown Blackwell


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