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Slavery Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Slavery are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No pope ever condemned slavery.
- Joseph McCabe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

All socialism involves slavery.
- Herbert Spencer

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

Socialism means slavery.
- Lord Acton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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