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55 Greatest Quotes About Slavery


Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty. Plato
Well for one, the 13th amendment to the constitution of the US which abolished slavery - did not abolish slavery for those convicted of a crime. Angela Davis
Im Krieg machen die Starken die Schwachen zu Sklaven, im Frieden machen die Reichen die Armen zu Sklaven. Oscar Wilde
To be given dominion over another is a hard thing; to wrest dominion over another is a wrong thing; to give dominion of yourself to another is a wicked thing. Toni Morrison
Negro Slavery is an evil of Colossal magnitude and I am utterly averse to the admission of Slavery into the Missouri Territories. John Adams
A man who will enslave his own blood, may not be safely relied on for magnamity. Frederick Douglass
The art of being a slave is to rule one's master. Diogenes
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work. Frederick Douglass
Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery. Andy Warhol
I hope some compromise will be entered into between the two parties, slavery & antislavery, which will have the effect of allaying violent passions on both sides. Zachary Taylor
Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery. William Shakespeare
It is impossible to enslave, mentally or socially, a bible-reading people. The principles of the bible are the groundwork of human freedom. Horace Greeley
In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, Make us your slaves, but feed us. Fyodor Dostoevsky
I must get my soul back from you; I am killing my flesh without it. Sylvia Plath
Life lived in the absence of the psychedelic experience that primordial shamanism is based on is life trivialized, life denied, life enslaved to the ego. Terence McKenna
Where annual elections end where slavery begins. John Quincy Adams
You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know. William Wilberforce
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. Abraham Lincoln
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. Abraham Lincoln
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Abraham Lincoln
Slavery is the offspring of darkness. Simon Bolivar
Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery. Plato
Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil. Edmund Burke
The existence of the state is inseparable from the existence of slavery. Karl Marx
Any unarmed people are slaves, or are subject to slavery at any given moment. Huey Newton
For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery. Jonathan Swift
How perilous it is to free a people who prefer slavery. Niccolo Machiavelli
Funk, gospel, blues is all out of slavery times, out of depression, out of sorrow. Nina Simone
Knowledge is freedom and ignorance is slavery. Miles Davis
I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. Harriet Tubman
Better to starve free than be a fat slave. Aesop
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds! Marcus Garvey
Slavery discourages arts and manufactures. George Mason
...it is impossible to make anything beautiful or desirable in the best regulated administration of slavery. Harriet Beecher Stowe
The compact which exists between the North and the South is a covenant with death and an agreement with hell. William Lloyd Garrison
I refuse to accept that the shackles of slavery can ever be stronger than the quest for freedom. Kailash Satyarthi
The augmentation of slaves weakens the states; and such a trade is diabolical in itself, and disgraceful to mankind. George Mason
Slavery is the great and foul stain upon the North American Union. John Quincy Adams
The private control of credit is the modern form of slavery. Upton Sinclair
If not now, then when? If not you, then who? If we are able to answer these fundamental questions, then perhaps we can wipe away the blot of human slavery. Kailash Satyarthi
It is better to sacrifice everything than to live in slavery! Ho Chi Minh
I know that there are no limits to which the powers of privilege will not go to keep the workers in slavery. Mother Jones
And who is responsible for this appalling child slavery? Everyone. Mother Jones
All socialism involves slavery. That which fundamentally distinguishes the slave is that he labours under coercion to satisfy anothers desires. Herbert Spencer
The Conservative knows that to regard man as part of an undifferentiated mass is to consign him to ultimate slavery. Barry Goldwater
Slavery will not be overthrown without excitement, a most tremendous excitement. William Lloyd Garrison
In order to spend out our time (life) we sell some of this time. We work for someone, we labour. In freedom we do slavery. Wasif Ali Wasif