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Positive Quotes about Slavery

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

Related topics: Love Romantic

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

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

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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

Death is better than slavery.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why is Slavery so much condemn'd and strove against in one Case,
and so highly applauded and held so necessary and so sacred in another?
- Mary Astell

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

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

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

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

No pope ever condemned slavery.
- Joseph McCabe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

A great fortune is a great 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

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

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

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

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

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

No pen can give an adequate description of the all-pervading
corruption produced by slavery.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Socialism means slavery.
- Lord Acton

Stardom can be a gilded slavery.
- Helen Hayes

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

All socialism involves slavery.
- Herbert Spencer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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