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Abolishing Slavery Quotes


"Abolishing slavery leads to slaves without masters" - George Fitzhugh

"As I said in one of my songs, we're still abolishing slavery, but nobody says it's a good thing. Nobody justifies it." - Dar Williams

"Mental slavery is worst than physical slavery" - Dave Hockaday

"It's modern-day slavery." - Adrian Peterson

"Socialism means slavery." - John Acton

"Slavery is malignantly aristocratic." - Antoinette Brown Blackwell

"Greed is permanent slavery" - Ali Ibn Abi Talib

"Death to Wage Slavery!" - Eugene V Debs

"Socialism means slavery." - Lord Acton

"Slavery is malignantly aristocratic." - Antoinette Brown Blackwel

"All socialism involves slavery." - Herbert Spencer

"The only sane policy for the world is that of abolishing war." - Linus Pauling

"The slave frees himself when, of all the relations of private property, he abolishes only the relation of slavery and thereby becomes a proletarian; the proletarian can free himself only by abolishing private property in general." - Friedrich Engels

"In reality, there are no biblical literalists, only selective literalists. By abolishing slavery and ordaining women, millions of Protestants have gone far beyond biblical literalism. It's time we did the same for homophobia." - William Sloane Coffin

"The country is too often assumed to be a backward place: The First World has trouble remembering that Haitians were two centuries ahead of us in abolishing slavery and in extending full rights of citizenship to everyone, regardless of race." - Madison Smartt Bell

"Slavery is not African history. Slavery interrupted African history." - Mutabaruka

"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery" - Bob Marley

"Slavery can never be abolished." - James Henry Hammond

"Security without freedom means slavery." - Zygmunt Bauman

"Death is better than slavery." - Harriet Ann Jacobs

"Work without love is slavery." - Mother Teresa

"Slavery discourages arts and manufactures." - George Mason

"No pope ever condemned slavery." - Joseph Mccabe

"My crime is that I will not go with the multitude to do evil. My singularity is that when I say that freedom is of God and slavery is of the devil, I mean just what I say. My fanaticism is that I insist on the American people abolishing slavery, or ceasing to prate on the rights of man." - William Lloyd Garrison

"A great fortune is a great slavery." - Seneca the Younger

"Liberty is life; slavery is death." - Alexandre Vinet

"When annual elections end, there slavery begins." - John Adams

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

"Socialism is a new form of slavery." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"He who learns death unlearns slavery." - Cornel West

"War is horrible, but slavery is worse." - Winston Churchill

"Slavery is the offspring of darkness." - Simon Bolivar

"Love brings freedom. Loyalty brings slavery." - Rajneesh

"Slavery is more mental than anything" - Kanye West

"Lean liberty is better than fat slavery" - John Ray

"What would New York be without slavery?" - Philip S. Foner

"Debt is the slavery of the free." - Publilius Syrus

"Freedom and slavery are mental states." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Knowledge is freedom and ignorance is slavery" - Miles Davis

"Freedom without structure is its own slavery." - David Brooks

"Lean liberty is better than fat slavery." - Thomas Fuller

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

"Stardom can be a gilded slavery." - Helen Hayes

"A great fortune is a great slavery." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Slavery is the next thing to hell." - Harriet Tubman

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

"For centuries, faith has helped us overcome problems and helped us work to achieve a more perfect union. It has inspired the many leaders who played a key role in abolishing slavery, protecting civil rights and, hopefully one day, becoming a nation where all life from conception to natural death is protected." - Marco Rubio

"Because of its exceptional capacity for self-criticism, the West took the initiative in abolishing slavery; the calls for abolition did not resonate even in black Africa, where rival African tribes took black prisoners to be sold as slaves in the West." - Ibn Warraq

"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." - Elizabeth May

"The idea of abolishing Income Tax is to me highly attractive, both on other grounds & because it tends to public economy." - William Ewart Gladstone

"Through pro-growth policies, by abolishing Obamacare and eliminating other Obama-imposed impediments to economic growth, we will get our economy back on track." - Mitt Romney

"The notion that one will not survive a particular catastrophe is, in general terms, a comfort since it is equivalent to abolishing the catastrophe." - Iris Murdoch

"Where Slavery is, there Liberty cannot be; and where Liberty is, there Slavery cannot be." - Sukarno

"Slavery takes hold of few, but many take hold of slavery." - Seneca the Younger

"Without slavery the rebellion could never have existed; without slavery it could not continue." - Abraham Lincoln

"Where Slavery is there Liberty cannot be; and where Liberty is there Slavery can be." - Charles Sumner

"Where slavery is, there liberty cannot be; and where liberty is, there slavery cannot be." - Abraham Lincoln

"Slavery holds few men fast; the greater number hold fast their slavery." - Seneca the Younger

"As my ancestors are free from slavery, I am free from the slavery of religion." - Butterfly McQueen

"What was distinctively Western was not slavery but the moral crusade to end slavery." - Dinesh D'Souza

"Slavery holds few men fast; the greater number hold fast their slavery." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Slavery was not born of racism; rather, racism was the consequence of slavery." - Eric Williams

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

"Slavery is an institution for converting men into monkeys." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Slavery is atrocious debasement of human nature." - Benjamin Franklin

"To some extent I liken slavery to death." - Cicero

"And who is responsible for this appalling child slavery? Everyone." - Mother Jones

"Slavery is a long slow process of dulling." - Octavia Butler

"We prefer poverty in liberty than riches in slavery." - Ahmed Sekou Toure

"I am against slavery simply because I dislike slaves." - H L Mencken

"The slavery of fear had made men afraid to think." - Thomas Paine

"Adhesion to one idea is monomania; to few, slavery." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"Life without the courage for death is slavery." - Seneca the Younger

"Marriage is but slavery made to appear civilized." - Albert Einstein

"Coercion created slavery, the cowardice of the slaves perpetuated it." - Jean-Baptiste Rousseau

"The state of slavery is in its own nature bad." - Baron de Montesquieu

"Willingly no one chooses the yoke of slavery." - Aeschylus

"The fear of death is the beginning of slavery." - Robert Anton Wilson

"Too much liberty leads both men and nations to slavery." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"The difference between freedom and slavery is one thin line" - Banksy

"Ignorance is the worst form of slavery. (Paraphrased)" - Robert Green Ingersoll

"We should transmit to posterity our abhorrence of slavery." - Patrick Henry

"Every country ended slavery without civil war; US could have." - Ron Paul

"Adolescence is a kind of slavery cleverly disguised as freedom." - Mardy Grothe

"Life without the courage to die is slavery." - Seneca the Younger

"Slaveholders deployed so-called scientific racism to justify racial slavery." - Manisha Sinha

"If our kids were hungry, we'd step into slavery." - Kevin Bales

"Life without the courage for death is slavery." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery." - Anonymous

"Coercion created slavery, the cowardice of the slaves perpetuated it." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

"The fear of death is the beginning of Slavery." - Arthur Desmond

"The state of slavery is in its own nature bad." - Charles De Montesquieu

"Negro slavery is an evil of colossal magnitude." - John Adams

"Slavery is a foul contagion in the human character." - John Adams

"Showing Respect Is not Slavery...and Must Be Taught" - Jim Stovall

"I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong." - Abraham Lincoln

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

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

"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." - George Orwell

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

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

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

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

"The state of slavery is in its own nature bad." - Charles De Secondat

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

"And who is responsible for this appalling child slavery? Everyone." - Mary Harris Jones

"Men fearing their innate power, pushed woman back into slavery." - Frederick Lenz

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

"Serving one's own passions is the greatest slavery." - Thomas Fuller

"To take a person out of slavery takes an instant. To take slavery out of a person takes a process." - Timothy Keller

"All official and liberal science defends wage-slavery, whereas Marxism has declared relentless war on that slavery." - Vladimir Lenin

"So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery,I am rejoiced that slavery is abolished." - Robert E Lee

"Inner slavery is even worse than outward slavery; and inner freedom is even better than outward freedom." - Kathryn Lindskoog

"I'm so sick and tired of hearing about slavery. You think slavery didn't exist in Africa? Even Indian tribes." - David Duke

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

"Short of coming to their senses and abolishing the whole thing, we might expect that the rules for daylight saving time will remain the same for some time to come, but there is no guarantee." - Erik Naggum

"We should abolish 'work.' By that I mean abolishing the distinction between work and leisure, one of the greatest mistakes of the last century, one that enables employers to keep workers in lousy jobs by granting them some leisure time." - Theodore Zeldin

"As a first step there must be an offer to achieve equality of rights in disarmament by abolishing the weapons forbidden to the Central Powers by the Peace Treaties." - Arthur Henderson

"A far greater factor than abolishing poverty is the deterrent effect of swift and certain consequences: swift arrest, prompt trial, certain penalty and - at some point - finality of judgment." - Warren E Burger

"Abolishing the book is like abolishing the symphony, or sonata form, or the sonnet, or the wall painting." - David Gelernter

"I don't think that Donald Trump represents the traditional Republican values and heritage of my party. That's one reason that I don't support him. The Republican Party has always revered the individual. We led the way in abolishing slavery, for example, and we recognize the dignity and worth of every human being. it is clear that Donald Trump, by his derogatory comments, by his mocking of the most vulnerable people in our society, by his marginalization of ethnic and religious minorities, doesn't reflect the traditional Republican values." - Gwen Ifill

"The fact is, that civilization requires slaves. Human slavery is wrong, insecure, and demoralizing. On mechanical slavery, on the slavery of the machine, the future of the world depends." - Oscar Wilde

"The anti-slavery party contends that slavery is wrong in itself, and the Government is a consolidated national democracy. We of the South contend that slavery is right, and that this is a confederate Republic of sovereign States." - Laurence M. Keitt

"The greatest evil of American slavery was not involuntary servitude but rather the narrative of racial differences we created to legitimate slavery. Because we never dealt with that evil, I don't think slavery ended in 1865, it just evolved." - Bryan Stevenson

"he task of abolishing the essence of Jewry is in truth the task of abolishing Jewry in civil society, abolishing the inhumanity of today's practice of life, the summit of which is the money system." - Karl Marx

"[T]he task of abolishing the essence of Jewry is in truth the task of abolishing Jewry in civil society, abolishing the inhumanity of today's practice of life, the summit of which is the money system." - Karl Marx

"Slavery is wrong. If Slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and Constitutions against it, are themselves wrong, and should be silenced, and swept away." - Abraham Lincoln

"As for slavery, there is no need for me to speak of its bad aspects. The only thing requiring explanation is the good side of slavery. I do not mean indirect slavery, the slavery of proletariat; I mean direct slavery, the slavery of the Blacks in Surinam, in Brazil, in the southern regions of North America. Direct slavery is as much the pivot upon which our present-day industrialism turns as are machinery, credit, etc. ... Slavery is therefore an economic category of paramount importance." - Karl Marx

"The choice people have to make is never between slavery and freedom. We will always have to choose between slavery and the unknown." - Rachel Naomi Remen

"Slavery is slavery. The chain of gold is quite as bad as the chain of iron. Is there a way out?" - Swami Vivekananda

"Slavery is nothing to joke about! And the history of this nation's [the USA's] involvement with slavery is nothing to pass off in a joke." - Douglas Wilder

"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." - Jane Porter

"The way animals are carted around reminds me of the slavery of my people... The slavery of animals has to be ended too." - Benjamin Zephaniah

"Whoever says State necessarily says domination, and, consequently, slavery; a State without slavery, open or concealed, is inconceivable: that is why we are enemies of the State." - Mikhail Bakunin

"One seed becomes An everlasting song, a singing tree, Caroling softly souls of slavery, What they were, and what they are to me, Caroling softly souls of slavery." - Jean Toomer

"I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong. I can not remember when I did not so think, and feel." - Abraham Lincoln

"Negro Slavery is an evil of Colossal magnitude and I am utterly averse to the admission of Slavery into the Missouri Territories." - John Adams

"Racism is an effect of slavery, not the other way around. Once slavery was abolished, not only did racism not disappear, neither did the economic system it upheld." - Sarah Churchwell

"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

"Had it not been for slavery, the death penalty would have likely been abolished in America. Slavery became a haven for the death penalty." - Angela Davis

"Monsanto doesn't care about feeding the world. We have to think about the wage slavery of migrant workers and salary slavery of those who are desperately unhappy." - Wendell Berry

"Slavery is nothing to joke about. The history of this nation's involvement with slavery is nothing to pass off in a joke." - Douglas Wilder

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

"All religion is slavery." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"You know I dislike slavery; and you fully admit the abstract wrong of it." - Abraham Lincoln

"I have always hated slavery, I think as much as any Abolitionist." - Abraham Lincoln

"I think we must get rid of slavery or we must get rid of freedom." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is but a step from companionship to slavery when one associates with vice." - Hosea Ballou



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