Quotation Explorer - 'Slavery'

If you want to know where you would have stood on slavery before the Civil War, don’t look at where you stand on slavery today. Look at where you stand on animal rights. - Paul Watson
Telling people they don't have a sin nature doesn't promote sin anymore than telling a slave they are free promotes slavery. - D.R. Silva
At this moment, I saw more clearly than ever the brutalizing effects of slavery upon the slave and slaveholder. - Frederick Douglass
Proverbs 22:7 "The rich rule over the poor and the borrower is slave to the lender."Galatians 5:1 "do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. - The Holy Bible
Anarchy and Liberty are synonymous. Anything less is merely gradient levels of slavery. - Dane Whalen
Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and 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
Freedom without structure is its own slavery. - David Brooks
While boasting of our noble deeds we're careful to concealthe ugly fact that by an iniquitous money system we havenationalized a system of oppression which, though more refined,is not less cruel than the old system of chattel slavery. - Horace Greeley
taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom, but reading is still the path. Carl Sagan - Frederick Douglass
Slavery is a memory of something we cannot remember, and yet we cannot forget. - Bill T. Jones
Very few tyrants argued for the slavery of the masses. Instead, they argued for their right to protect the people from themselves. - A.E. Samaan
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death! - Patrick Henry
Mental slavery is a cheap & easy to find addiction. Knowledge stimulates mental faculties immune system. - Freedom Goodbird
What art seeks to disturb is monotony of type, slavery of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to the level of a machine. - Oscar Wilde
Work without love is slavery. - Mother Teresa
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! - Patrick Henry
Success slavery slowly so do not give up you will succeed - blasio kajuna
They support freedom for themselves and slavery for everyone else, and they use the freedom of the market to disguise this fact. Economic coercion is just a different form of force, which they couple with the fraud of calling it freedom. I was like them, but I will never be like them again. - Robert Peate
My creed on the subject of slavery is short. Slavery per se is not sin. It is a social condition ordained from the beginning of the world for the wisest purposes, benevolent and disciplinary, by Divine Wisdom. - Samuel Morse
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, None but ourselves can free our minds. - Bob Marley
Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds. - Bob Marley
Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery. - Andy Warhol
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. - David G. McAfee
When we abolish the slavery of half of humanity, together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies, then the "division" of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form. - Simone de Beauvoir
A strict belief, fate is the worst kind of slavery; on the other hand there is comfort in the thought that God will be moved by our prayers. - Epicurus
You look back in time to when there was slavery and you think 'how did people even remotely believe that this was a good idea?'.It's incomprehensible for us to think of what the mindset was 100 or 200 years ago. I hope to make the present as incomprehensible to the future as the past is to us. - Stefan Molyneux
Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. - Rodney Stark
Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery. - Lawana Blackwell
War is Peace Freedom is Slavery Ignorance is Strength - George Orwell
The slaves didn’t get out of slavery by first figuring out how to get out. They got out by first knowing they needed to get out. - Rev. Dr. William Barber I
Nearly all people stand in great horror of annihilation, and yet to give up your individuality is to annihilate yourself. Mental slavery is mental death, and every man who has given up his intellectual freedom is the living coffin of his dead soul. - Robert G. Ingersoll
What you shun enduring yourself, attempt not to impose on others. You shun slavery- beware enslaving others! If you can endure to do that, one would think you had been once upon a time a slave yourself. For vice has nothing in common with virtue, nor Freedom with slavery. - Epictetus
I don't regret my painful times, i bare my scars as if they were medals. I know that freedom has a high price, as high as that of slavery; the only difference is that you pay with pleasure and a smile, even when that that smile dimmed by tears - Paulo Coelho
They have exiled me now from their society and I am pleased, because humanity does not exile except the one whose noble spirit rebels against despotism and oppression. He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty.
Dignity is the only one thing I have chosen over rules and benefits of slavery. I am not perfect because I chose to be myself; a human and this is the simplest form of dignity. - Rola Mahmoud
Liberty will never yield equality. Freewill produces a mess that you either accept or reject in favor of slavery. - A.E. Samaan
Slavery remains rife, the shackles are just different. Labels and desires have replaced the cuffs and chains. - Aisha Mirza
There are people who think they can dance out of slavery. I’m going to do escapist drugs and hop from one party or festival to another. I will dance my out of the harsh realities of Planet Earth - Mark Passio
There is no slavery but ignorance. - Robert Ingersoll
Earned money brings you security, borrowed money gets you slavery. - Amit Kalantri
I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. - Abraham Lincoln
A conclusion I’ve come to at the Idler is that it starts with retreating from work but it’s really about making work into something that isn’t drudgery and slavery, and then work and life can become one thing. - Tom Hodgkinson
The most onerous slavery is to be a slave to oneself. - Seneca
The difference between a free human and a human is not the word "free" it's the word "human" , because humanity can never be caged with the chains of slavery. - M. Osman Baalbaki
The absence of knowledge of the truths about money leads to poverty and financial slavery. - Sunday Adelaja
As ages passed we the people, were all blinded and misled in their ventures, by the heralds of the past. In the art of suppression apartheid and slavery were born and raised. In the final stage we established our earth as a drain of fuel and the religion of money made his appearance. - Nynke Visser
Mental Slavery remains the biggest form of oppression till this day. New insights or ideas is what shines freedom from such an oppression. - Unarine Ramaru
He got off on Lincoln and slavery and dared any man there to deny that Lincoln and the negro and Moses and the children of Israel were the same, and that the Red Sea was just the blood that had to be spilled in order that the black race might cross into the Promised Land. - William Faulkner
We as a black culture have been through so much from slavery, lynching, dogs sicced on us,water hosed down, shot and killed in America. But we shall still overcome everything! - Alcurtis Turner
Wide-sounding Zeus takes away half a man's worth on the day when slavery comes upon him. - Homer
An institution rooted in slavery can never set us free. - DaShanne Stokes
We are determined to answer evil with GOOD, slavery with FREEDOM, rape with hope!We are against slavery, rape, beheading, torture, violations of human rights, corruption and misuse of religion! - Widad Akreyi
Hunting, works for conservation like slavery works for economic growth. A guaranteed but morally awful way to achieve a goal. - Peter Allison
To do the work of others is slavery. To do the work of God is true liberation. - Anonymous
Enjoy things which are pleasant; that is not the evil: it is the reducing of our moral self to slavery by them that is. - Thomas Carlyle
But this is slavery, not to speak one's thought. - Euripides
Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares and the slavery of Civilization, man feels once more happy. - Richard Francis Burton
It is mental slavery to cling to things that have stopped serving it’s purpose in your life. - Chinonye J. Chidolue
You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the slavery of that half of the human race who hate what you call Moral Virtue. - William Blake
Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. - Nelson Mandela
An institution rooted in slavery cannot be the voice of our people. - DaShanne Stokes
Conscious faith is freedom. Emotional faith is slavery. Mechanical faith is foolishness. - G.I. Gurdjieff
A bad job is drudgery; a good job is slavery. - Marty Rubin
To what purpose should I trouble myself in searching out the secrets of the stars, having death or slavery continually before my eyes? - Anaximenes
If you see many paths before you, don't be afraid; if you see only one path before you, then be afraid because choice means freedom and no choice means slavery! - Mehmet Murat ildan
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. - G.K. Chesterton
When you live your life seeking the opinion and approval of others, you become a slave in your mind and soul to others. This is the worst form of slavery. - Dr. Bien Sufficient
It is slavery to live in the mind unless it has become part of the body. - Kahlil Gibran
A religious woman is a slave that advocates the slavery. - M.F. Moonzajer
People talk about history and things like slavery, genocide, and religious persecution as horrors that happened in the past because we were ignorant. But nothing's changed. We still hate what we don't understand. - J. Matthew Nespoli
It's not an endlessly expanding list of rights the 'right' to education, the 'right' to health care, the 'right' to food and housing. That's not freedom, that's dependency. Those aren't rights, those are the rations of slavery hay and a barn for human cattle. - Alexis de Tocqueville
The United States has never done away with slavery; we just stopped calling it such. These days, we call it free-market capitalism. - Michel Templet
Slavery is impossible without the consent of the slave. Fear imprisons the mind, Faith. You either accept this prison by following the rules made by others. Or you break free, by making your own. - Christofer Emgard
Liberate your Mind Black Child ,free your self from Mental slavery. - Nkosinathi Mehlomakulu
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. - James Otis
For the only slavery is desire, and he who learns to let go, to climb the wind-swept hills of self-becoming, naked of all possessions and desire, will drink the mountain air of freedom, and find the peace that lies not in the satisfaction but in the controlling of desire. - Christmas Humphreys
If you can convince people that freedom is injustice, they will then believe that slavery is freedom. - Stefan Molyneux
Women in India experience much worse suffering, humiliation and slavery in all spheres than even the untouchables. - Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
Life without the courage for death is slavery. - Seneca
I had given up the church, more because of its complicity with slavery than from a full understanding of the foolishness of its creeds. - Lucy N. Colman
Education is for freedom - freedom from mental slavery. - Ogwo David Emenike
Our mental blocks are more formidable than the physical ones. Bob Marley said it when he asked us to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery. You first think what you become. The physical starts from the mental and the spiritual. - Nana Awere Damoah
[S]ex trafficking and mass rape should no more be seen as women's issues than slavery was a black issue or the Holocaust was a Jewish issue. These are all humanitarian concerns, transcending any one race, gender, or creed. - Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
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