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Slavery quotes by Max Beckmann
#1. I do not weep: I loathe tears, for they are a sign of slavery. #Quote by Max Beckmann
Slavery quotes by Terence McKenna
#2. History is ending because the dominator culture has led the human species into a blind alley, and as the inevitable chaostrophie approaches, people look for metaphors and answers. Every time a culture gets into trouble it casts itself back into the past looking for the last sane moment it ever knew. And the last sane moment we ever knew was on the plains of Africa 15,000 years ago rocked in the cradle of the Great Horned Mushroom Goddess before history, before standing armies, before slavery and property, before warfare and phonetic alphabets and monotheism, before, before, before. And this is where the future is taking us because the secret faith of the twentieth century is not modernism, the secret faith of the twentieth century is nostalgia for the archaic, nostalgia for the paleolithic, and that gives us body piercing, abstract expressionism, surrealism, jazz, rock-n-roll and catastrophe theory. The 20th century mind is nostalgic for the paradise that once existed on the mushroom dotted plains of Africa where the plant-human symbiosis occurred that pulled us out of the animal body and into the tool-using, culture-making, imagination-exploring creature that we are. And why does this matter? It matters because it shows that the way out is back and that the future is a forward escape into the past. This is what the psychedelic experience means. Its a doorway out of history and into the wiring under the board in eternity. And I tell you this because if the community understan #Quote by Terence McKenna
Slavery quotes by John F. MacArthur Jr.
#3. Such slavery is the only freedom. #Quote by John F. MacArthur Jr.
Slavery quotes by W.E.B. Du Bois
#4. Not even ten additional years of slavery could have done so much to throttle the thrift of the freedmen as the mismanagement and bankruptcy of the series of savings banks chartered by the Nation for their especial aid. #Quote by W.E.B. Du Bois
Slavery quotes by Jonathan Odell
#5. The old woman crossed over to her. "When I speak of the people," she said barely above a whisper, her voice all weariness and grief, "I ain't just talking about the flesh, the blood. It's their voices. Their yes's and no's. That's what holds muscle to bone. The biggest thing the white man takes from us ain't our bodies. He takes our voices, too. He swallows up our yes's and no's like biscuits. But one day our yes's and no's will be so loud and strong they will lodge in his throat. He will have to spit them out to keep from choking. He will starve. There won't be nothing left of him except the shadows he casts on the deadest night. #Quote by Jonathan Odell
Slavery quotes by Edwin H. Friedman
#6. But no one has ever gone from slavery to freedom with the slaveholders cheering them on, nor contributed significantly to the evolution of our species by working a forty-hour week, nor achieved any significant accomplishment by taking refuge in cynicism. #Quote by Edwin H. Friedman
Slavery quotes by David G. McAfee
#7. When you etch your moral code in stone, you have no room for editing. You leave open the possibility that, as our ethical views evolve, your code becomes less relevant. You could find yourself with four of ten divine moral laws describing how to treat God and zero that prohibit rape or slavery. #Quote by David G. McAfee
Slavery quotes by Fredrika Bremer
#8. Ah! the curse of slavery, as the common phrase goes, has fallen not merely on the black but perhaps at this moment still more upon the white, because it has warped his sense of truth and has degraded his moral nature. The position and the treatment of the blacks, however, really improve from year to year; while the whites do not seem to advance in enlightenment. #Quote by Fredrika Bremer
Slavery quotes by Geoffrey Vickers
#9. The men and women of England who abolished slavery, created the educational system, or gave women the vote were not acting on the hypotheses of what the voters wanted. They were afire with faith in what people ought to want and in the end they persuaded their lethargic compatriots to give them enough support to warrant a change. #Quote by Geoffrey Vickers
Slavery quotes by Jane Porter
#10. However you disguise slavery, it is slavery still. Its chains, though wreathed with roses, not only fasten on the body but rivet on the mind. #Quote by Jane Porter
Slavery quotes by C.S. Lewis
#11. But one of the worst results of being a slave and being forced to do things is that when there is no one to force you any more you find you have almost lost the power of forcing yourself. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Slavery quotes by Patrick Ness
#12. But it's a tradition, as if that alone is reason enough. Slavery and buying your wife were traditions, too. #Quote by Patrick Ness
Slavery quotes by Peter Frankopan
#13. So widespread was slavery in the Mediterranean and the Arabic world that even today regular greetings reference human trafficking. All over Italy, when they meet, people say to each other, "schiavo," from a Venetian dialect. "Ciao," as it is more commonly spelt, does not mean "hello"; it means "I am your slave. #Quote by Peter Frankopan
Slavery quotes by Maya Angelou
#14. There is a much-loved region in the American fantasy where pale white women float eternally under black magnolia trees, and white men with soft hands brush wisps of wisteria from the creamy shoulders of their lady loves. Harmonious black music drifts like perfume through this precious air, and nothing of a threatening nature intrudes.

The South I returned to, however, was flesh-real and swollen-belly poor. #Quote by Maya Angelou
Slavery quotes by Henry Wiencek
#15. Many writers on slavery today have emphasized the "agency" of the enslaved people, insisting that we pay heed to the efforts of the slaves to resist their condition and assert their humanity under a dehumanizing system. But as slaves gain "agency" in historical analyses, the masters seem to lose it. As the slaves become heroic figures, triumphing over their condition, slave owners recede as historical actors and are replaced by a faceless system of "context" and "forces." So we end up with slavery somehow afloat in a world in which nobody is responsible. #Quote by Henry Wiencek
Slavery quotes by Peter Voogd
#16. Normal is modern-day slavery. Don't be normal. #Quote by Peter Voogd
Slavery quotes by April Brookshire
#17. Jeez, that's the most romantic thing anyone has ever said to me," I replied sarcastically. "No wonder you don't have a girlfriend."

"You shouldn't say bad words."
"I didn't just say a bad word." His serious demeanor was confusing me.

"Yes you did. You said the G-word," he whispered. "Girlfriend." His fake shudder was over the top.

"You're horrible, do you know that? A complete player."
"I know, but if I did want to enter the form of slavery called being in a relationship, it'd be with someone as hot as you."

I glared up at him. "Wow, that was the second most romantic thing anyone has ever said to me. You're on a roll, Caleb. #Quote by April Brookshire
Slavery quotes by Huey Newton
#18. Any unarmed people are slaves, or are subject to slavery at any given moment. #Quote by Huey Newton
Slavery quotes by Laila Ibrahim
#19. This country was founded with the understanding that we shall be allowed to hold slaves. It was a condition of the formation. That shall not change regardless of the rhetoric coming from the North. #Quote by Laila Ibrahim
Slavery quotes by Abraham Lincoln
#20. In the first place, I insist that our fathers did not make this nation half slave and half free, or part slave and part free. I insist that they found the institution of slavery existing here. They did not make it so, but they left it so because they knew of no way to get rid of it at that time. #Quote by Abraham Lincoln
Slavery quotes by Marcus Garvey
#21. They subjugate first, if the weaker peoples will stand for it; then exploit, and if they will not stand for SUBJUGATION nor EXPLOITATION, the other recourse is EXTERMINATION. #Quote by Marcus Garvey
Slavery quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero
#22. The fruit of too much liberty is slavery. #Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Slavery quotes by Ben Carson
#23. made more than a century ago? Certain individuals feel that the United States cannot be forgiven for slavery until reparations are made to the descendants of slaves. This belief goes back to Mosaic laws requiring anyone who caused harm to someone else to make reparations to that individual or to the family if the #Quote by Ben Carson
Slavery quotes by James Otis
#24. And I take this opportunity to declare, that ... I will to my dying day oppose, with all the powers and faculties God has given me, all such instruments of slavery on the one hand, and villainy on the other, as this writ of assistance is. It appears to me ... the worst instrument of arbitrary power, the most destructive of English liberty, and the fundamental principles of the constitution, that ever was found in an English law-book. #Quote by James Otis
Slavery quotes by Herman Cain
#25. Most of the ancestors that I can trace were born here in the United States of America. And then it goes back to slavery. And I'm sure my ancestors go all the way back to Africa, but I feel more of an affinity for America than I do for Africa. I'm a black man in America. #Quote by Herman Cain
Slavery quotes by Anonymous
#26. Memoirs of An Unfortunate Young Nobleman, Returned from a Thirteen Years' Slavery in America, Where He was Sent by the Wicked Contrivances of His Cruel Uncle, etc. Part II Concludes with a Summary View of the Trial. 2 volumes. London: 1743. #Quote by Anonymous
Slavery quotes by George R R Martin
#27. Who would attack Astapor?" Ser Jorah asked. "Meereen and Yunkai are rivals but not enemies, the Doom destroyed Valyria, the folk of the eastern hinterlands are all Ghiscari, and beyond the hills lies Lhazar. The Lamb Men, as your Dothraki call them, a notably unwarlike people." "Yes," she agreed, "but north of the slave cities is the Dothraki sea, and two dozen mighty khals who like nothing more than sacking cities and carrying off their people into slavery." "Carrying them off where? What good are slaves once you've killed the slavers? Valyria is no more, Qarth lies beyond the red waste, and the Nine Free Cities are thousands of leagues to the west. And you may be sure the sons of the harpy give lavishly #Quote by George R R Martin
Slavery quotes by Born In Slavery: Slave Narratives From The Federal Writers Project
#28. I was owned by Johnson Bell and born in New Orleans, in Loisiana. Cordin to the bill of sale, I'm eighty-six years old, and my master was a Frenchman and was real mean to me. He ran saloon and kept bad women. I don't know nothing 'bout my folks, if I had any, 'crept my mama. They done tell me she was a bad woman and a French Creole.
I worked 'round master's saloon, kep everything cleaned up after they'd have all night drinkin' parties, men and women. #Quote by Born In Slavery: Slave Narratives From The Federal Writers Project
Slavery quotes by Howard Zinn
#29. When he arrived on Hispaniola in 1508, Las Casas says, "there were 60,000 people living on this island, including the Indians; so that from 1494 to 1508, over three million people had perished from war, slavery, and the mines. #Quote by Howard Zinn
Slavery quotes by Saidiya V. Hartman
#30. If slavery persists as an issue in the political life of black America, it is not because of an antiquarian obsession with bygone days or the burden of a too-long memory, but because black lives are still imperiled and devalued by a racial calculus and a political arithmetic that were entrenched centuries ago. This is the afterlife of slavery--skewed life chances, limited access to health and education, premature death, incarceration, and impoverishment. #Quote by Saidiya V. Hartman
Slavery quotes by Abraham Lincoln
#31. Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man's nature, opposition to it in his love of justice. These principles are an eternal antagonism, and when brought into collision so fiercely as slavery extension brings them, shocks and throes and convulsions must ceaselessly follow. #Quote by Abraham Lincoln
Slavery quotes by Umoja
#32. FACT: The black family (and the black male/black female relationship) was systematically DESTROYED by over 500 years of institutionalized slavery, racism, and racist media stereotypes. The white family was not. #Quote by Umoja
Slavery quotes by Dean King
#33. In Lincoln's day, Riley's account also spoke to a burning issue: the troubling institution of slavery. Inverting the American paradigm, it provided a useful perspective and helped expose the brutality of that abysmal practice. In our time, when one of the great challenges we face is to find common ground for Muslims, Christians, and Jews, the plight of the crew of the Commerce achieves a new relevance. It #Quote by Dean King
Slavery quotes by Manisha Sinha
#34. Slave rebellions, especially the [1791] Haitian Revolution, had an ongoing effect on the ways in which abolitionists talked about ending slavery. #Quote by Manisha Sinha
Slavery quotes by Solomon Northup
#35. Strange as it may seem, within plain sight of this same house, looking down from its commanding height upon it, was the Capitol. The voices of patriotic representatives boasting of freedom and equality, and the rattling of the poor slave's chains, almost commingled. A slave pen within the very shadow of the Capitol! #Quote by Solomon Northup
Slavery quotes by Alex Pareene
#36. The song 'Take This Job and Shove It' spent 18 weeks on the country charts in 1977. 1970s country music fans had a clearer understanding of the ennui of wage-slavery than modern elites. #Quote by Alex Pareene
Slavery quotes by Ben H. Winters
#37. They'd been improving the machinery of slavery for two centuries, inventing new tortures to make people work harder and longer. Stripping slaves of their names, their families, their spirits. This is where it went next: people with no bloodline, people with no past and no future, people with no claim to freedom. #Quote by Ben H. Winters
Slavery quotes by John Quincy Adams
#38. Slavery is the great and foul stain upon the North American Union. #Quote by John Quincy Adams
Slavery quotes by Ed Rollins
#39. The Republican Party, which John McCain led as our nominee in 2008, is going to become irrelevant if we become the party of intolerance and hate. The party founded by Abraham Lincoln was a party that fought slavery and intolerance at every level. #Quote by Ed Rollins
Slavery quotes by Wendell Berry
#40. From other stories that have been handed down to me I know that my people, like many others in the slave states, went to church with their slaves, were baptized with them, and presumably expected to associate with them in heaven. Again, I have been years realizing what this means, and what it has cost.

First, consider the moral predicament of the master who sat in church with his slaves, thus attesting his belief in the immortality of the souls of people whose bodies he owned and used. He thus placed his body, if not his mind, at the very crux of the deepest contradiction of his life. How could he presume to own the body of a man whose soul he considered as worthy of salvation as his own? To keep this question from articulating itself in his thoughts and demanding an answer, he had to perfect an empty space in his mind, a silence, between heavenly concerns and earthly concerns, between body and spirit. If there had ever opened a conscious connection between the two claims, if the two sides of his mind had ever touched, it would have been like building a fire in a house full of gunpowder: somewhere down deep in his mind he always knew of the danger, and his nerves were always alert to it. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Slavery quotes by Ignatius Of The Side Of Jesus Passionist
#41. Jesus allows Himself to be bound, because His bonds are to break the chains of our sins. Jesus becomes a slave for our sakes, through the excess of His charity alone, to free our souls from the slavery of the devil. Offer yourself to Him now, to be entirely His, beseeching Him to bind you fast with the sweet chains of His love. #Quote by Ignatius Of The Side Of Jesus Passionist
Slavery quotes by Topsy Gift
#42. We have allowed religion and culture to trample on us and leave us with little or no self-esteem. #Quote by Topsy Gift
Slavery quotes by G.I. Gurdjieff
#43. The crowd neither wants nor seeks knowledge, and the leaders of the crowd, in their own interests, try to strengthen its fear and dislike of everything new and unknown. The slavery in which mankind lives is based upon this fear. #Quote by G.I. Gurdjieff
Slavery quotes by W.E.B. Du Bois
#44. The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense,
else what shall save us from a second slavery? #Quote by W.E.B. Du Bois
Slavery quotes by Patrick Henry
#45. I believe a time will come when an opportunity will be offered to abolish this lamentable evil. #Quote by Patrick Henry
Slavery quotes by Thomas Paine
#46. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods. It would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as Freedom should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to tax) but "to bind us in all cases whatsoever," and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious, for so unlimited a power can belong only to God. #Quote by Thomas Paine
Slavery quotes by Lalita Tademy
#47. This was the face of slavery. To have nothing, and still have something more to lose. #Quote by Lalita Tademy
Slavery quotes by Georges Bataille
#48. Laughing at the universe liberated my life. I escape its weight by laughing. I refuse any intellectual translations of this laughter, since my slavery would commrnce from that point on. #Quote by Georges Bataille
Slavery quotes by Joshua Ferris
#49. For all our penny-wisdom,'" he said, "'for all our soul-destroying slavery to habit, it is not to be doubted that all men have sublime thoughts. #Quote by Joshua Ferris
Slavery quotes by Isabelle Eberhardt
#50. To have a home, a family, a property or a public function, to have a definite means of livelihood and to be a useful cog in the social machine, all these things seem necessary, even indispensable, to the vast majority of men, including intellectuals, and including even those who think of themselves as wholly liberated. And yet such things are only a different form of slavery that comes of contact with others, especially regulated and continued contact. #Quote by Isabelle Eberhardt
Slavery quotes by Patricia McCormick
#51. Each year, nearly 12,000 Nepali girls are sold by their families, intentionally o r unwittingly, into a life of sexual slavery in the brothels of India. W orldwide , the U.S. State D epartmen t estimates that nearly half a millio n children are trafficked into the sex trade annually. #Quote by Patricia McCormick
Slavery quotes by Abraham Lincoln
#52. Let there be no compromise on the question of extending slavery. If there be, all our labor is lost, and, ere long, must be done again. #Quote by Abraham Lincoln
Slavery quotes by Umar Ibn Al-Khattab
#53. متى استعبدتم الناس وقد ولدتهم أمهاتهم أحرارا When did you start enslaving people, when their mothers gave birth to them free? #Quote by Umar Ibn Al-Khattab
Slavery quotes by Margaret Atwood
#54. Symbolic thinking of any kind would signal downfall, in Crake's view. Next they'd be inventing idols, and funerals, and grave goods, and the afterlife, and sin, and Linear B, and kings, and then slavery and war. #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Slavery quotes by Susie Larson
#55. Imagine yourself in Harriet Tubman's shoes. Fighting to be freed from deplorable conditions. Placing one foot in front of the other, putting slavery behind you. If a petite, abused slave can rise up, fight for freedom, secure the freedom of others, and change her world, so can I. And so can you. #Quote by Susie Larson
Slavery quotes by Dennis Vickers
#56. For most of human history people owned other people. Then, only a hundred and fifty years ago, our ancestors figured out that was a bad idea. One day we'll figure out, or our descendants will figure out, that people owning land they don't live on or work is a bad idea too. #Quote by Dennis Vickers
Slavery quotes by Granville Sharp
#57. A toleration of slavery is, in effect, a toleration of inhumanity. #Quote by Granville Sharp
Slavery quotes by Ibn Warraq
#58. The greatest number of drug addicts are to be found in Teheran and in Karachi, not in the West. Not in New York believe it or not. It's the same with the roles of slavery, racism and imperialism in the world. These institutions were present in other cultures. However, it was Western civilization which did something about slavery, about racism and voluntarily dissolved its empires leaving behind a very positive legacy of institutions not to mention buildings and roadways. #Quote by Ibn Warraq
Slavery quotes by Hannah Arendt
#59. There are no parallels to the life of the concentration camps. All seeming parallels create confusion and distract attention from what is essential. Forced labor in prisons and penal colonies, banishment, slavery, all seem for a moment to offer helpful comparisons, but on closer examination lead nowhere. #Quote by Hannah Arendt
Slavery quotes by George Washington
#60. Not only do I pray for it, on the score of human dignity, but I can clearly forsee that nothing but the rooting out of slavery can perpetuate the existence of our union, by consolidating it in a common bond of principle. #Quote by George Washington
Slavery quotes by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
#61. It is only your self-identification with your mind that makes you happy or unhappy. Rebel against your slavery to your mind, see your bonds as self-created and break the chains of attachment and revulsion. Keep in mind your goal of freedom, until it dawns on you that you are already free, that freedom is not something in the distant future to be earned with painful efforts, but perennially one's own, to be used! Liberation is not an acquisition but a matter of courage, the courage to believe that you are free already and to act on it. #Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Slavery quotes by Carson McCullers
#62. Today we are not put up on the platforms and sold at the courthouse square. But we are forced to sell our strength, our time, our souls during almost every hour that we live. We have been freed from one kind of slavery only to be delivered into another. Is this freedom? #Quote by Carson McCullers
Slavery quotes by Noel Ignatiev
#63. If you are a white male, you don't deserve to live. You are a cancer, you're a disease, white males have never contributed anything positive to the world! They only murder, exploit and oppress non-whites! At least a white woman can have sex with a black man and make a brown baby but what can a white male do? He's good for nothing. Slavery, genocides against aboriginal peoples and massive land confiscation, the inquisition, the holocaust, white males are all to blame! You maintain your white male privilege only by oppressing, discriminating against and enslaving others! #Quote by Noel Ignatiev
Slavery quotes by Nicholas Vincent
#64. English law in the 15th and 16th centuries, despite being manipulated in favour of the king, did to some extent offer protection against arbitrary arrest and imprisonment. Death sentences could in theory only be imposed after lawful judgment. Slavery had no recognition in English law. Torture remained an extra-legal resort, at odds with legal principle. #Quote by Nicholas Vincent
Slavery quotes by Abraham Lincoln
#65. Free labor has the inspiration of hope; pure slavery has no hope. #Quote by Abraham Lincoln
Slavery quotes by David Zelder
#66. Rescuing Elena plunged him into the nightmare world of people trafficking and sex slavery.... but as an ex-Royal Marine, he could handle it #Quote by David Zelder
Slavery quotes by William R. Ferris
#67. I think the ties to slavery and the terrible tragedy that followed the Civil War with Jim Crow and racial violence is closely linked to the Confederate flag. #Quote by William R. Ferris
Slavery quotes by Trevor Noah
#68. In American, the history of racism is taught like this: 'There was slavery and then there was Jim Crow and then there was Martin Luther King Jr. and now it's done. #Quote by Trevor Noah
Slavery quotes by J.G. Holland
#69. A man who feels that his religion is a slavery has not begun to comprehend the real nature of religion. #Quote by J.G. Holland
Slavery quotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
#70. Sovereignty, for the same reason as makes it in alienable, cannot be represented; it lies essentially in the general will, and will does not admit of representation: it is either the same, or other; there is no intermediate possibility. The deputies of the people, therefore, are not and cannot be its representatives: they are merely its stewards, and can carry through no definitive acts. Every law the people has not ratified in person is null and void
is in fact, not a law. The people of England regards itself as free; but it is grossly mistaken; it is free only during the election of members of parliament. As soon as they are elected, slavery overtakes it, and it is nothing. The use it makes of the short moments of liberty enjoys shows indeed that it deserves to lose them. #Quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Slavery quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#71. A man's moral sense must be unusually strong if slavery does not make him a thief. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Slavery quotes by Frederick Douglass
#72. These dear souls came not to Sabbath school because it was popular to do so, nor did I teach them because it was reputable to be thus engaged. Every moment they spent in that school, they were liable to be taken up, and given thirty-nine lashes. They came because they wished to learn. Their minds had been starved by their cruel masters. They had been shut up in mental darkness. I taught them, because it was the delight of my soul to be doing something that looked like the bettering the condition of my race #Quote by Frederick Douglass
Slavery quotes by Ayn Rand
#73. What is the basic, the essential, the crucial principle that differentiates freedom from slavery? It is the principle of voluntary action versus physical coercion or compulsion. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Slavery quotes by Gregg Harris
#74. In the year 1212, sincere Christian parents of the medieval church decided to send their children to conquer Jerusalem and drive out the Moors, This Children's Crusade, as it was called, was a disaster. The children died in severe storm or were slaughtered by bandits and wild beasts. Those who survived were sold into slavery to the Moors and raised as Moslems. You cannot serve God by disobeying God. A similar slaughter is taking place today. Some Christian parents send their children to public schools to take them for Christ. Others are just sent to get an education. Some are sent just to get them out of the house. The result is the same. Casualties lie all around us. The few children who survive with their faith intact are more influenced than they are influential. #Quote by Gregg Harris
Slavery quotes by Sherley Anne Williams
#75. A startling and engrossing commentary on the complex actuality and continuing heritage of American slavery. #Quote by Sherley Anne Williams
Slavery quotes by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
#76. In your madness you said you loved me," she murmured shyly.

His humor fled, and the smile left her lips as she continued, "You said it before, too. When the storm struck, I asked you to love me, and you said you did." Her voice was the barest of whispers.

Ruark's gaze turned away from her, and he rubbed the bandage on his leg before he spoke. "Strange that madness should speak the truth, but truth it is." He met her questioning eyes directly. "Aye, I love you." The pain of longing marked his face with a momentary sadness. "And that is madness, in all truth."

Shanna raised herself form his side and sat on her heels, staring down at him. "Why do you love me?" Her tone was wondrous. "I beset you at every turn. I deny you as a fit mate. I have betrayed you into slavery and worse. There is no sanity in your plea at all. How can you love me?"

"Shanna! Shanna! Shanna!" he sighed, placing his fingers on her hand and gently tracing the lines of her finely boned fingers. "What man would boast the wisdom of his love? How many time has this world heard, 'I don't care, I love.' Do I count your faults and sins to tote them in a book?"


"I dream of unbelievable softness. I remember warmth at my side the likes of which can set my heart afire. I see in the dark before me softly glowing eyes of aqua, once tender in a moment of love, then flashing with defiance and anger, now dark and blue with some stirring I know I have cau #Quote by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Slavery quotes by Leith Mullings
#77. Images of African Americans as bad mothers, ineffective mothers, and matriarchs...conceal and justify the difficult conditions in which they work and raise children. But oddly enough, these same women, who are said to run amok in their own communities, are thought to be entirely competent at parenting the children of the elite-as mammies during slavery, as domestic workers during segregation, or as child care workers today. #Quote by Leith Mullings
Slavery quotes by Taylor Caldwell
#78. Republics never survive, for their people do not like freedom but prefer to be led and guided and flattered and seduced into slavery by a benevolent, or not so, benevolent despot. They want to worship Caesar. So, American republicanism will inevitably die and become a democracy, and then decline, as Aristotle said into a despotism. #Quote by Taylor Caldwell
Slavery quotes by Howard Zinn
#79. In spite of such preconceptions about blackness, in spite of special subordination of blacks in the Americas in the seventeenth century, there is evidence that where whites and blacks found themselves with common problems, common work, common enemy in their master, they behaved toward one another as equals. As one scholar of slavery, Kenneth Stampp, has put it, Negro and white servants of the seventeenth century were remarkably unconcerned about the visible physical differences. #Quote by Howard Zinn
Slavery quotes by Matt Haig
#80. As well as religion, human history is full of depressing things like colonisation, disease, racism, sexism, homophobia, class snobbery, environmental destruction, slavery, totalitarianism, military dictatorships, inventions of things which they have no idea how to handle (the atomic bomb, the Internet, the semi-colon), the victimisation of clever people, the worshipping of idiotic people, boredom, despair, periodic collapses, and catastrophes within the psychic landscape. #Quote by Matt Haig
Slavery quotes by Manly Hall
#81. To repress rebellion is to maintain the status quo, a condition which binds the mortal creature in a state of intellectual or physical slavery. But it is impossible to chain man merely by slaving his body; the mind also must be held, and to accomplish this, fear is the accepted weapon. The common man must fear life, fear death, fear God, fear the Devil, and fear most the overlords, the keepers of his destiny. #Quote by Manly Hall
Slavery quotes by Rob Stewart
#82. No anti-slavery crusader aimed for a partial solution or settled on a regimen of interim targets. The fight to end slavery was a fight to end 100 percent of slavery for all time. In just that way, we can't settle for partial measures if we are going to win the war for our world. We need to fight for 100 percent sustainability, now. #Quote by Rob Stewart
Slavery quotes by D.R. Silva
#83. Telling people they don't have a sin nature doesn't promote sin anymore than telling a slave they are free promotes slavery. #Quote by D.R. Silva
Slavery quotes by August Bebel
#84. When socialism comes into power, the Roman Church will advocate socialism with the same vigor [with which] it is now favoring feudalism and slavery. #Quote by August Bebel
Slavery quotes by John Dolan
#85. Time. So much of our human experience is bound up in time, I muse. It reflects in our everyday colloquialisms, and drives so much of our activities. Yet this obsession with the passing of the hours is a relatively modern phenomenon; an inevitable product of the Industrial Revolution, and its fixation on efficiency. A new master exported by England across the globe, so that in the developed world at least everyone has one wrist on which is clamped the new and unforgiving shackle we call a watch. In less pressurised days, men observed the ageing of the universe through the more sedate changing of the seasons. But no more. Now the hour is king, or the minute and sometimes even the second. We are all people in a rush, where speed is of the essence, and slow is often deployed as a term of abuse. #Quote by John Dolan
Slavery quotes by Alasdair Gray
#86. At last she interrupted with a harsh rattle of laughter. "Oh, yes, I like this book! Crazy hopes of a glamorous, rich, colorful life and then abduction, rape, slavery. That book, at least, is true."
"It is not true. It is a male sex fantasy."
"And life for most women is just that, a performance in a male sex fantasy. The stupid ones don't notice, they've been trained for it since they were babies, so they're happy. And of course the writer of that book made things obvious by speeding them up. What happens to the Blandish girl in a few weeks takes a lifetime for the rest of us. #Quote by Alasdair Gray
Slavery quotes by Andreas Kalvos
#87. Let those who feel
the heavy brazen hand of fear
bear slavery:
freedom needs virtue,
needs daring.
She (for myth may veil
the spirit of truth) lent wings
to Icarus – and though he fell,
and his wings drowned
beneath the waves,
he fell from great heights
and still died free. Should you
die like a sheep, dishonored,
at the hands of a tyrant,
your grave will be an abomination. #Quote by Andreas Kalvos
Slavery quotes by John B. Keane
#88. 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. #Quote by John B. Keane
Slavery quotes by Nikki Rowe
#89. It's ok to do your own thing for a while sometimes the call of the soul is a much more enticing path then one of a drunken phone call from your pals, call it the 21st century or whatever you wish but most live for the weekend untying the knots & ropes of slavery from during the week with no drive nor purpose to become something more than a pay check & a good time every 5 days. #Quote by Nikki Rowe
Slavery quotes by Derrick Jensen
#90. Slavery was a central concern of governance form the time of the first nation-state. The Code of Hammurabi, the earliest know set of laws for governing an empire, prescribed death for anyone who harbored a fugitive or otherwise helped a slave to escape. The relationship between the law and bondage goes back even farther: Indeed, the oldest extant legal documents don't concern the sale of land, houses, or even animals, but slaves. #Quote by Derrick Jensen
Slavery quotes by Walter Scott
#91. No word of commiseration can make a burden feel one feather's weight lighter to the slave who must carry it. #Quote by Walter Scott
Slavery quotes by Carla Power
#92. This freedom people talk about, to buy whatever they like, wear whatever they like, drink and so on, this is not good for the people," he later told me. "True freedom means freedom from desire. True freedom means freedom of thinking. If your mind just follows your desires - how to make more money, how to eat more, drink more, have more things - it's really worse than slavery. #Quote by Carla Power
Slavery quotes by Brene Brown
#93. In order for slavery to work, in order for us to buy, sell, beat, and trade people like animals, Americans had to completely dehumanize slaves. And whether we directly participated in that or were simply a member of a culture that at one time normalized that behavior, it shaped us. We can't undo that level of dehumanizing in one or two generations. I believe Black Lives Matter is a movement to rehumanize black citizens. All lives matter, but not all lives need to be pulled back into moral inclusion. Not all people were subjected to the psychological process of demonizing and being made less than human so we could justify the inhumane practice of slavery. #Quote by Brene Brown
Slavery quotes by Henry George
#94. As it becomes more and more difficult to get land, so will the virtual enslavement of the laboring-classe s go on. As the value of land rises, more and more of the earnings of labor will be demanded for the use of land, until finally nothing is left to laborers but the wages of slavery
a bare living. #Quote by Henry George
Slavery quotes by St. George Tucker
#95. Whilst America hath been the land of promise to Europeans, and their descendants, it hath been the vale of death to millions of the wretched sons of Africa ... Whilst we were offering up vows at the shrine of Liberty ... whilst we swore irreconcilable hostility to her enemies ... whilst we adjured the God of Hosts to witness our resolution to live free or die ... we were imposing on our fellow men, who differ in complexion from us, a slavery, ten thousand times more cruel than the utmost extremity of those grievances and oppressions, of which we complained. #Quote by St. George Tucker
Slavery quotes by Phyllis Chesler
#96. Encountering gender apartheid and waged slavery shook me to my roots more than half a century ago in Afghanistan. Oh, the women of Afghanistan, the women of the Muslim world. I was no feminist
but now, thinking back, I see how much I learned there, how clearly their condition taught me to see gender discrimination anywhere and, above all, taught me to see how cruel oppressed women could be to each other. They taught me about women everywhere. #Quote by Phyllis Chesler
Slavery quotes by Alexis De Tocqueville
#97. Men are much more forcibly struck by those inequalities which exist within the circle of the same class, than with those which may be remarked between different classes. It is more easy for them to admit slavery, than to allow several millions of citizens to exist under a load of eternal infamy and hereditary wretchedness. #Quote by Alexis De Tocqueville
Slavery quotes by Sojourner Truth
#98. And what is that religion that sanctions, even by its silence, all that is embraced in the 'Peculiar Institution'? If there can be any thing more diametrically opposed to the religion of Jesus, than the working of this soul-killing system - which is as truly sanctioned by the religion of America as are her minsters and churches - we wish to be shown where it can be found. #Quote by Sojourner Truth
Slavery quotes by Padraig Pearse
#99. Blood is a cleansing and sanctifying thing, and the nation that regards it as the final horror has lost its manhood ... there are many things more horrible than bloodshed, and slavery is one of them! #Quote by Padraig Pearse
Slavery quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#100. Employment is slavery. Workers merely have a choice over where to serve their daily eight-hour sentence. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Slavery quotes by Nikki Giovanni
#101. If you're creating a slave situation, you would almost never bring women. And if we look at Slavery for example, we look at the Greeks and the Romans, right? It was always men. They never brought any women. Because women carry the seeds of the revolution, right? And if you have the men by themselves, then you can do what the French did with the Blackfeet, which is breed them out. #Quote by Nikki Giovanni
Slavery quotes by Carolyn Spring
#102. society has an embarrassing history of denial #Quote by Carolyn Spring
Slavery quotes by Mark Mirabello
#103. In modern states, the citizen is politically impotent. A citizen, it is true, may complain, make suggestions, or cause disruptions, but in the ancient world these were privileges that belonged to any slave. #Quote by Mark Mirabello
Slavery quotes by Teresa Lo
#104. Unpaid internships are worse than slavery," Gabby said. I looked at her, unsure of what she meant. "They make us work ridiculous hours, for free, and they make us do things an employee would do. It's a scam, and worse, they make you feel like they're doing YOU a favor. It's such mindfuckery. #Quote by Teresa Lo
Slavery quotes by George Orwell
#105. Looking at the world as a whole, the drift for many decades has been not towards anarchy but towards the reimposition of slavery. We may be heading not for general breakdown but for an epoch as horribly stable as the slave empires of antiquity. #Quote by George Orwell
Slavery quotes by Pope Francis
#106. All of us are called to fight # humantraffickin g and # slavery . #Quote by Pope Francis
Slavery quotes by Stewart Lee Allen
#107. We all know how it went when Europe changed from a culture addicted to depressants to one high on stimulants [...] Within two hundred years of Europe's first cup, famine and the plague were historical footnotes. Governments became more democratic, slavery vanished, and the standards of living and literacy went through the roof. War became less frequent and more horrible. #Quote by Stewart Lee Allen
Slavery quotes by Ramez Naam
#108. Breathe.
Break the link between sensation and reaction.
Breathe into the gap between them.
Blind reaction is attachment.
Blind reaction is slavery.
Freedom exists in the gap.
Choice exists in the gap.
I exist in the gap. #Quote by Ramez Naam
Slavery quotes by Sue Monk Kidd
#109. In the early 1800s, religion was often used as a way to keep slavery in place. Slaves were forced to attend the church of their owners, listen to selective dogma that kept them obedient and subservient. #Quote by Sue Monk Kidd
Slavery quotes by Jesse Jackson
#110. If the states had to vote on slavery, we would have lost the vote. #Quote by Jesse Jackson
Slavery quotes by Shenita Etwaroo
#111. Here's an assignment for my fellow Christians: Go to YouTube, search for any video of 'slaughterhouse animal cruelty', watch it, the whole thing, and ask yourself if that's what God meant when He gave us dominion over animals."
-Shenita Etwaroo #Quote by Shenita Etwaroo
Slavery quotes by Jimmy Carter 2014
#112. 800,000 slaves are sold across international borders every year and 80% of those slaves are young girls who are sold into the sex slavery. About a 100,000 of them are in the United States. #Quote by Jimmy Carter 2014
Slavery quotes by Harriet Ann Jacobs
#113. Are doctors of divinity blind or are they hypocrites? #Quote by Harriet Ann Jacobs
Slavery quotes by Anne Bronte
#114. You might as well sell yourself to slavery at once, as marry man you dislike. #Quote by Anne Bronte
Slavery quotes by Robert M. T. Hunter
#115. There is not a respectable system of civilization known to history whose foundations were not laid in the institution of domestic slavery. #Quote by Robert M. T. Hunter
Slavery quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#116. Pretension may sit still, but cannot act. Pretension never feigned an act of real greatness. Pretension never wrote an Iliad, nordrove back Xerxes, nor christianized the world, nor abolished slavery. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Slavery quotes by Barack Obama
#117. I am confident that we will one day end the scourge of modern slavery, because I believe in those committed to this issue. #Quote by Barack Obama
Slavery quotes by John Keegan
#118. Slavery in the modern world implies the absolute deprivation of the individual's liberty, while possession of weapons and mastery of their use are means to the individual's liberation. We do not perceive how a man may be armed and at the same time bereft of his freedom. #Quote by John Keegan
Slavery quotes by W.E.B. Du Bois
#119. We may say, for instance, that nearly two-thirds of them cannot read or write. This but partially expresses the fact. They are ignorant of the world about them, of modern economic organization, of the function of government, of individual worth and possibilities, - of nearly all those things which slavery in self-defence had to keep them from learning. #Quote by W.E.B. Du Bois
Slavery quotes by Howard Zinn
#120. it was Abraham Lincoln who freed the slaves, not John Brown. In 1859, John Brown was hanged, with federal complicity, for attempting to do by small-scale violence what Lincoln would do by large-scale violence several years later - end slavery. #Quote by Howard Zinn
Slavery quotes by Sue Monk Kidd
#121. I saw then what I hadn't seen before, that I was very good at despising slavery in the abstract, in the removed and anonymous masses, but in the concrete, intimate flesh of the girl beside me, I'd lost the ability to be repulsed by it. I'd grown comfortable with the particulars of evil. There's a frightful muteness that dwells at the center of all unspeakable things, and I had found my way into it. #Quote by Sue Monk Kidd
Slavery quotes by Karen Salmansohn
#122. Don't let your loyalty become your slavery. #Quote by Karen Salmansohn
Slavery quotes by Abigail Bray
#123. It is ironic, in the manner of a dystopian nightmare, that an advanced capitalist empire which is founded on genocide and slavery, which still functions as the global police, which has an armed population, which routinely violates international human rights, which has the largest known military industrial complex in the world, which is the world's largest producer of pornography, has also produced a saccharine ideology in which 'positive thinking' functions as a form of psychological gentrification. And it is not insignificant that the neoliberal lie that one is 110% responsible for one's life - first powerfully encapsulated by the 'alternative' conservative thinker Louise Hay, and more recently echoed by Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now (1997/2005) - is directed at women. Today, gendered victim-blaming has become a form of upwardly mobile common sense 'wisdom'. Now victimblaming is expressed by voices that sound soothing, wise, calm, above all, loving. #Quote by Abigail Bray
Slavery quotes by Desmond Tutu
#124. As much as the world has an instinct for evil and is a breeding ground for genocide, holocaust, slavery, racism, war, oppression, and injustice, the world has an even greateer instinct for goodness, rebirth, mercy, beauty, truth, freedom and love. #Quote by Desmond Tutu
Slavery quotes by Camille Paglia
#125. Imperialism and slavery are no white male monopoly, but are everywhere from Egypt, Assyria, and Persia to India, China and Japan. #Quote by Camille Paglia
Slavery quotes by Douglas Wilder
#126. Slavery is nothing to joke about. The history of this nation's involvement with slavery is nothing to pass off in a joke. #Quote by Douglas Wilder
Slavery quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#127. It is just this rage for consideration that has betrayed the dog into his satellite position as the friend of man. The cat, an animal of franker appetites, preserves his independence. But the dog, with one eye ever on the audience, has been wheedled into slavery, and praised and patted into the renunciation of his nature. Once he ceased hunting and became man's plate-licker, the Rubicon was crossed. Thenceforth he was a gentleman of leisure; and except the few whom we keep working, the whole race grew more and more self-conscious, mannered and affected. #Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Slavery quotes by Juliette Cross
#128. My spirit balanced on the razor's edge of light and dark, freedom and slavery, life and death. #Quote by Juliette Cross
Slavery quotes by Thomas R. Martin
#129. In this way, the Spartans erected a moral barrier between themselves and the helots to justify their harsh treatment of fellow Greeks. For all these reasons, the helots hated the Spartans bitterly. #Quote by Thomas R. Martin
Slavery quotes by Patrick Henry
#130. Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! #Quote by Patrick Henry
Slavery quotes by James McBride
#131. Slavery was a web of relationships, and if people knew how thick the whole business was, they would not make fun of people like Harriet Tubman. They would understand how intelligent she was and how sharp. #Quote by James McBride
Slavery quotes by David Brion Davis
#132. It was the mission of the Confederacy, ordinary whites were told, to carry out God's design for an inferior and dependent race. Slaveholders claimed that owning slaves always entailed a duty and a burden - a duty and burden that defined the moral superiority of the South. And this duty and burden was respected by millions of nonslaveholding whites, who were prepared to defend it with their lives. That, perhaps, was the ultimate meaning of a slave society. #Quote by David Brion Davis
Slavery quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#133. The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading subjugation on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it: for man is an imitative animal. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Slavery quotes by Bernard Lewis
#134. Western technology made slavery unnecessary; Western ideas made it intolerable. #Quote by Bernard Lewis
Slavery quotes by Connilyn Cossette
#135. Sex slavery in all forms is an assault on human life. #Quote by Connilyn Cossette
Slavery quotes by George Sorbane
#136. Hey Americans," he screamed furiously at the drones.
"Brothers of the wolf, sisters of the wind, children of the Sun! Send the Choctaw warrior a quick and merciful death, instead of abandoning us into slavery or shameful capture. #Quote by George Sorbane
Slavery quotes by Dennis Prager
#137. Kidnapping people and selling them into slavery, as was done to Africans and others throughout history, is forbidden by the Eighth Commandment. Critics of the Bible who argue the Bible allowed such slavery, and defenders of such slavery who used the Bible, were both wrong. And lest there be any confusion about this issue, the very next chapter of the Torah specifies a person who kidnaps another - particularly when done with the intention of selling the victim into slavery - 'shall be put to death' (Exodus 21:16). #Quote by Dennis Prager
Slavery quotes by Charles Stross
#138. Private ownerships of a ... slave chip is illegal in many polities. It tends to be a government monopoly, much like other forms of violence. But I had fallen among pirates and life insurance underwriters. #Quote by Charles Stross
Slavery quotes by Abigail Adams
#139. Let your observations and comparisons produce in your mind an abhorrence of domination and power, the parent of slavery, ignorance, and barbarism, which places man upon a level with his fellow tenants of the woods. #Quote by Abigail Adams
Slavery quotes by Ron Chernow
#140. Washington departed the planet as admirably as he had inhabited it. He had long hated slavery, even though he had profited from it. Now, in his will, he stipulated that his slaves should be emancipated after Martha's death, and he set aside funds for slaves who would be either too young or too old to care for themselves. Of the nine American presidents who owned slaves - a list that includes his fellow Virginians Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe - only Washington set free all of his slaves. Washington #Quote by Ron Chernow
Slavery quotes by Pamela Newkirk
#141. One researcher, J.P. Gump found that the most profound shame results from the destruction of your subjectivity when "what you need, what you desire, and what you feel are of complete and utter insignificance. #Quote by Pamela Newkirk
Slavery quotes by Alexander Herzen
#142. Slavery is the first step towards civilization. In order to develop it is necessary that things should be much better for some and much worse for others, then those who are better off can develop at the expense of others. #Quote by Alexander Herzen
Slavery quotes by Thomas Fuller
#143. Serving one's own passions is the greatest slavery. #Quote by Thomas Fuller
Slavery quotes by Angela Flournoy
#144. Slavery. Did there ever exist a more annoying way to try to make a modern-day black man feel like his troubles were insignificant, that he should be satisfied with the sorry hand society dealt him? Cha-Cha thought not. The line of reasoning was faulty; it was precisely because his grandfather's father was born a slave that he should expect more from life, and more from this country, to make up for lost time at the very least. "I'm #Quote by Angela Flournoy
Slavery quotes by Esi Edugyan
#145. I was nothing to you. You never saw me as equal. You were more concerned that slavery should be a moral stain upon white men than by the actual damage it wreaks on black men." Even as I spoke these words, I could hear what a false picture they painted, and also how they were painfully true. #Quote by Esi Edugyan
Slavery quotes by Antoine De Saint Exupery
#146. And that heart which was a wild garden was given to him who only loved trim lawns. And the imbecile carried the princess into slavery. #Quote by Antoine De Saint Exupery
Slavery quotes by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
#147. Slavery in New Hampshire was never legally abolished, unless Abraham Lincoln did it. The State itself has not ever pronounced any emancipation edict. #Quote by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Slavery quotes by Octavia Butler
#148. Slavery is a long slow process of dulling. #Quote by Octavia Butler
Slavery quotes by James H. Cone
#149. The Gospel of liberation is bad news to all oppressors because they have defined their "freedom" in terms of slavery of others. #Quote by James H. Cone
Slavery quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#150. It is better to go near the truth and be imprisoned than to stay with the wrong and roam about freely, master Galilei. In fact, getting attached to falsity is terrible slavery, and real freedom is only next to the right. #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Slavery quotes by Gerrit Smith
#151. When a good man lends himself to the advocacy of slavery, he must, at least for a time, feel himself to be any where but at home, amongst his new thoughts, doctrines, and modes of reasoning. #Quote by Gerrit Smith
Slavery quotes by Osho
#152. I am not against rules, but the rules should arise out of your understanding. They should not be imposed from the outside. I am not against discipline! but discipline should not be slavery. All true discipline is self-discipline. And self-discipline is never against freedom - in fact, it is the ladder to freedom. Only disciplined people become free, but their discipline is not obedience to others: their discipline is obedience to their own inner voice. And they are ready to risk anything for it. Let your own awareness decide your lifestyle, life pattern. Don't allow anybody else to decide it. That is a sin, to allow anybody else to decide it. Why is it a sin? Because you will never be in your life. It will remain superficial, it will be hypocrisy. #Quote by Osho
Slavery quotes by Kenneth Roberts
#153. People who make war in order to escape slavery may possibly win ... This will doubtless bring death and suffering to thousands ... But people who tamely allow slavery to be imposed on them without resorting to a defensive war are inevitably doomed to years of death and suffering-and far more of each than any war would bring to them ... The army doesn't exist that can annihilate men in their own land-not if they love it sufficiently. #Quote by Kenneth Roberts
Slavery quotes by Alexis De Tocqueville
#154. Thus the negro transmits the eternal mark of his ignominy to all his descendants; and although the law may abolish slavery, God alone can obliterate the traces of its existence. #Quote by Alexis De Tocqueville
Slavery quotes by Aberjhani
#155. The people of the city of Savannah within their collective conscience could follow previous examples in history and forgive the atrocities of actual slavery committed against slaves themselves. But what was it [the city] to do with the knowledge that children completely unaware of the greater ramifications of slavery were led to the Civil War slaughter in its name? How does one acknowledge with forgiveness such an unforgiving mutilation of one's own mind, body, soul, and legacy? #Quote by Aberjhani
Slavery quotes by Mango Wodzak
#156. Animal welfarism is a blatant lie. Anyone who truly cares for the welfare of another, would never dream of exploiting them. For just as when slavery is deeply set into the psyche of a nation, those crying for slave welfare and not abolitionism, argue in favour of slavery and exploitation, and thus push eventual abolitionism further into the future. #Quote by Mango Wodzak
Slavery quotes by Stefan Molyneux
#157. Vengeance against predators is meals on wheels. #Quote by Stefan Molyneux
Slavery quotes by Mikhail Bakunin
#158. Thus, as I have already observed, materialism starts from animality to establish humanity; idealism starts from divinity to establish slavery and condemn the masses to an endless animality. Materialism denies free will and ends in the establishment of liberty; idealism, in the name of human dignity, proclaims free will, and on the ruins of every liberty founds authority. Materialism rejects the principle of authority, because it rightly considers it as the corollary of animality, and because, on the contrary, the triumph of humanity, the object and chief significance of history, can be realised only through liberty. In a word, you will always find the idealists in the very act of practical materialism, while you will see the materialists pursuing and realising the most grandly ideal aspirations and thoughts. #Quote by Mikhail Bakunin
Slavery quotes by Harriet Ann Jacobs
#159. The degradation, the wrongs, the vices, that grow out of slavery, are more than I can describe. They are greater than you would willingly believe. #Quote by Harriet Ann Jacobs
Slavery quotes by Nate Parker
#160. It's therapy. [people] say true healing requires honest confrontation, and that can be seen on a macro scale with America and the things that have been swept under the rug, whether it be with the native Americans or slavery, or whatever holocaust that's happened on this soil. #Quote by Nate Parker
Slavery quotes by Emma Goldman
#161. Emancipation should make it possible for woman to be human in the truest sense. Everything within her that craves assertion and activity should reach its fullest expression; all artificial barriers should be broken, and the road towards greater freedom cleared of every trace of centuries of submission and slavery. #Quote by Emma Goldman
Slavery quotes by Théun Mares
#162. If you are not strong enough to fight you have no choice but to accept the life of a slave. The hunter is a free being who cannot submit himself to slavery. For him there is no choice but to fight. If he dies in that fight, at least he will die as a free being, and not as a slave. #Quote by Théun Mares
Slavery quotes by Roger Scruton
#163. So let us replace the word with a true description. People in our societies own things, their labour included, and can trade those things freely with others. They can buy, sell, accumulate, save, share and give. They can enjoy all that their freely exercised labour can secure for them and even, if they choose, do nothing and still survive. You can take away the freedom to buy and sell; you can compel people to work on terms that they would not freely accept; you can confiscate property or forbid this or that form of it. But if those are the alternatives to 'capitalism' there is, now, no real alternative save slavery. #Quote by Roger Scruton
Slavery quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#164. It doesn't take much intelligence to understand that obedience to greed can make us a slave to stupidity. Yet, I think that the power of greed is amply illustrated by simply taking note of how many intelligent people have chosen slavery. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Slavery quotes by George Washington
#165. The hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of this army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember officers and Soldiers, that you are free men, fighting for the blessings of Liberty
that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men. #Quote by George Washington
Slavery quotes by Fannie Barrier Williams
#166. In nothing was slavery so savage and relentless as in its attempted destruction of the family instincts of the Negro race in America. Individuals, not families; shelters, not homes; herding, not marriages, were the cardinal sins in that system of horrors. #Quote by Fannie Barrier Williams
Slavery quotes by Irvin S. Cobb
#167. Down our way we're always had a theory that the Civil War was not brought on by Secession of Slavery or the State's Rights issue. These matters contributed to the quarrel, but there is a deeper reason. It was bought on by some Yankee coming down south and putting nutmeg in a julep. So our folks up and left the Union flat. #Quote by Irvin S. Cobb
Slavery quotes by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
#168. The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history. #Quote by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Slavery quotes by Angelina Grimke
#169. I believe it is now the duty of the slaves of the South to rebuke their masters for their robbery, oppression and crime ... Nostation or character can destroy individual responsibility, in the matter of reproving sin. #Quote by Angelina Grimke
Slavery quotes by Mona Charen
#170. To judge by what my children are learning in school, you'd think American history was 75 percent slavery and 25 percent everything else (and that 25 percent includes a large dollop of imperialism, racism, sexism and homophobia, leaving little time for Lincoln, Edison, Clay, Holmes, Alcott, Dickinson, Adams, Longfellow or Fulton). #Quote by Mona Charen
Slavery quotes by Homer
#171. Whatever day Makes man a slave, takes half his worth away. #Quote by Homer
Slavery quotes by Aldis Hodge
#172. They don't really focus on that history here in America. I remember growing up as a kid, history class was very washed-over. They didn't really get into the gritty bits of slavery. It's a very, very small section in the history books. It's not something they really touch on directly with American curriculums. #Quote by Aldis Hodge
Slavery quotes by Norman F. Cantor
#173. National historical myths are a way of giving identity and more authenticity to a people. Exodus flattered the Jews half a millennium after it allegedly took place by making them feel like heroic refugees from slavery, and righteous conquerors of a land corrupted by paganism, wealth, and sex. The Illiad made the politicians, merchants, sailors, farmers, and schoolteachers of Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. into the heirs of austere, remorseless, honorable, courageous warriors, a race of demigods. Contrast this with the real Athenians of ca. 375 B.C. -- their bellies full of fishcakes, their throats bloated with cheap resined wine, their far-flung sharp commercial deals a laughable, reverse mirror-image of the noble warriors of the Trojan War era. #Quote by Norman F. Cantor
Slavery quotes by H. Wayne House
#174. Critics often point to historical issues such as slavery, upon which many Christians did act inconsistently, in an effort to invalidate Christian participation in contemporary social issues. #Quote by H. Wayne House
Slavery quotes by Leopoldo Gout
#175. To Learn is to create. Learning- whether it is programming, mathematics, art, music, poetry, biology, or chemistry- is all about breaking down walls and freeing the one thing that kept us alive: knowledge.

Knowledge expands freedom in all its forms. Knowledge breaks down walls. It liberates the oppressed. We are committed to knowledge. Knowledge as a hammer against classism, against sexism, against racism, against gender discrimination, against slavery, against bigotry, against war, against hatred. If there is darkness in the world, we will light it up. #Quote by Leopoldo Gout
Slavery quotes by Norbert Wiener
#176. Let us remember that the automatic machine is the precise economic equivalent of slave labor. Any labor which competes with slave labor must accept the economic consequences of slave labor. #Quote by Norbert Wiener
Slavery quotes by William Loughton Smith
#177. Slavery has become so engrafted into the policy of the Southern States, that it cannot be eradicated without tearing up by the roots their happiness, tranquillity, and prosperity. #Quote by William Loughton Smith
Slavery quotes by Frederick Douglass
#178. Slavery proved as injurious to her as it did to me. When I went there, she was a pious, warm, and tender-hearted woman. There was no sorrow or suffering for which she had not a tear. She had bread for the hungry, clothes for the naked, and comfort for every mourner that came within her reach. Slavery soon proved its ability to divest her of these heavenly qualities. Under its influence, the tender heart became stone, and the lamblike disposition gave way to one of tiger-like fierceness. #Quote by Frederick Douglass
Slavery quotes by James A. Michener
#179. The way we react to the Indian will always remain this nation's unique moral headache. It may seem a smaller problem than our Negro one, and less important, but many other sections of the world have had to grapple with slavery and its consequences. There's no parallel for our treatment of the Indian. In Tasmania the English settlers solved the matter neatly by killing off every single Tasmanian, bagging the last one as late as 1910. Australia had tried to keep its aborigines permanently debased - much crueler than anything we did with our Indians. Brazil, about the same. Only in America did we show total confusion. One day we treated Indians as sovereign nations. Did you know that my relative Lost Eagle and Lincoln were photographed together as two heads of state? The next year we treated him as an uncivilized brute to be exterminated. And this dreadful dichotomy continues. #Quote by James A. Michener
Slavery quotes by Vernor Vinge
#180. Technical people don't make good slaves. Without their wholehearted cooperation, things fall apart. #Quote by Vernor Vinge
Slavery quotes by Charlie Jane Anders
#181. Society is the choice between freedom on someone else's terms and slavery on yours. #Quote by Charlie Jane Anders
Slavery quotes by Albert Einstein
#182. Insofar as we may at all claim that slavery has been abolished today, we owe its abolition to the practical consequences of science #Quote by Albert Einstein
Slavery quotes by Ta-Nehisi Coates
#183. The fear had precedent. Toward the end of the Civil War, having witnessed the effectiveness of the Union's 'colored troops,' a flailing Confederacy began considering an attempt to recruit blacks into its army. But in the nineteenth century, the idea of the soldier was heavily entwined with the notion of masculinity and citizenship. How could an army constituted to defend slavery, with all of its assumptions about black inferiority, turn around and declare that blacks were worthy of being invited into Confederate ranks? As it happened, they could not. 'The day you make a soldier of them is the beginning of the end of our revolution,' observed Georgia politician Howell Cobb. 'And if slaves seem good soldiers, then our whole theory of slavery is wrong.' There could be no win for white supremacy here. If blacks proved to be the cowards that 'the whole theory of slavery' painted them as, the battle would be lost. But much worse, should they fight effectively--and prove themselves capable of 'good Negro government'--then the larger war could never be won. #Quote by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Slavery quotes by James Henry Hammond
#184. Slavery can never be abolished. #Quote by James Henry Hammond
Slavery quotes by W.E.B. Du Bois
#185. The espousal of the doctrine of Negro inferiority by the South was primarily because of economic motives and the inter-connected political urge necessary to support slave industry; but to the watching world it sounded like the carefully thought out result of experience and reason; and because of this it was singularly disastrous for modern civilization science and religion, in art and government, as well as in industry. The South could say that the Negro, even when brought into modern civilization, could not be civilized, and that, therefore, he and the other colored peoples of the world were so far inferior to the whites that the white world had a right to rule mankind for their own selfish interests. #Quote by W.E.B. Du Bois
Slavery quotes by John Milton
#186. For stories teach us, that liberty sought out of season, in a corrupt and degenerate age, brought Rome itself to a farther slavery: for liberty hath a sharp and double edge, fit only to be handled by just and virtuous men; to bad and dissolute, it becomes a mischief unwieldy in their own hands: neither is it completely given, but by them who have the happy skill to know what is grievance and unjust to a people, and how to remove it wisely; what good laws are wanting, and how to frame them substantially, that good men may enjoy the freedom which they merit, and the bad the curb which they need. #Quote by John Milton
Slavery quotes by Frederick Douglass
#187. She had been the source of all his wealth; she had peopled his plantation with slaves; she had become a great grandmother in his service. She had rocked him in infancy, attended him in childhood, served him through life, and at his death wiped from his icy brow the cold death-sweat, and closed his eyes forever. She was nevertheless left a slave - a slave for life - a slave in the hands of strangers; and in their hands she saw her children, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren, divided, like so many sheep, without being gratified with the small privilege of a single word, as to their or her own destiny. #Quote by Frederick Douglass
Slavery quotes by Aubrey De Vere
#188. Wrong and injustice to the poor he resented as an injury to God. His vehement love for the poor is illustrated by his "Epistle to Coroticus," reproaching him with his cruelty, as well as by his denunciations of slavery, which piracy had introduced into parts of Ireland. #Quote by Aubrey De Vere
Slavery quotes by Fyodor Dostoevsky
#189. The world has proclaimed the reign of freedom, especially of late, but what do we see in this freedom of theirs? Nothing but slavery and self-destruction! For the world says: "You have desires and so satisfy them, for you have the same rights as the most rich and powerful. Don't be afraid of satisfying them and even multiply your desires." #Quote by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Slavery quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#190. Men of science offer us health, an obvious benefit; it is only afterwards that we discover that by health, they mean bodily slavery and spiritual tedium. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Slavery quotes by Edward Abbey
#191. Of all the featherless beasts, only man, chained by his self-imposed slavery to the clock, denies the elemental fire and proceeds as best he can about his business, suffering quietly, martyr to his madness. Much to learn. #Quote by Edward Abbey
Slavery quotes by Albert Parsons
#192. I have made some enemies. My enemies in the southern states consisted of those who oppressed the black slave. My enemies in the north are among those who would perpetuate the slavery of the wage workers #Quote by Albert Parsons
Slavery quotes by Desmond Tutu
#193. You have to understand that the Bible is really a library of books and it has different categories of material. There are certain parts which you have to say no to. The Bible accepted slavery. St Paul said women should not speak in church at all and there are people who have used that to say women should not be ordained. There are many things that you shouldn't accept. #Quote by Desmond Tutu
Slavery quotes by Immortal Technique
#194. I hate it when they tell us how far we've came to be; as if our people's history started with slavery. #Quote by Immortal Technique
Slavery quotes by Elizabeth Keckley
#195. Poor dusky children of slavery, men and women of my own race-the transition from slavery to freedom was too sudden for you! The bright dreams were too rudely dispelled; you were not prepared for the new life that opened before you, and the great masses of the North learned to look upon your helplessness with indifference-learned to speak of you as an idle, dependent race. Reason should have prompted kinder thoughts. Charity is ever kind. #Quote by Elizabeth Keckley
Slavery quotes by Niccolo Machiavelli
#196. How perilous it is to free a people who prefer slavery. #Quote by Niccolo Machiavelli
Slavery quotes by Toni Morrison
#197. That anybody white could take your whole self for anything that came to mind. Not just work, kill, or maim you, but dirty you so bad you forgot who you were and couldn't think it up. And though she and others lived through and got over it, she could never let it happen to her own. #Quote by Toni Morrison
Slavery quotes by Elizabeth May
#198. I hold a vision of this blue green planet, safe and in balance. At the end of the Fossil Fuel Era, we are emerging to a new reality. We are ready to make the next leap - as momentous as abolishing slavery or giving women the vote. #Quote by Elizabeth May
Slavery quotes by Ta-Nehisi Coates
#199. All of these fanatics were white. They took slavery as a personal insult or affront, a stain upon their name. They had seen women carried off to fancy, or watched as a father was stripped and beaten in front of his child, or seen whole families pinned like hogs into rail-cars, steam-boats, and jails. Slavery humiliated them, because it offended a basic sense of goodness that they believed themselves to possess. And when their cousins perpetrated the base practice, it served to remind them how easily they might do the same. They scorned their barbaric brethren, but they were brethren all the same. So their opposition was a kind of vanity, a hatred of slavery that far outranked any love of the slave. #Quote by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Slavery quotes by Ameen Rihani
#200. Ignorance and fear are twins whose mother is slavery and whose father is oppression, and the mentality of the whole family is that of slaves. #Quote by Ameen Rihani

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