Slavery Quotes

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Henry David Thoreau

"Talk about slavery! It is not the peculiar institution of the South. It exists wherever men are bought and sold, wherever a man allows himself to be made a mere thing or a tool, and surrenders his inalienable rights of reason and conscience. Indeed, this slavery is more complete than that which enslaves the body alone... I never yet met with, or heard of, a judge who was not a slave of this kind, and so the finest and most unfailing weapon of injustice. He fetches a slightly higher price than the black men only because he is a more valuable slave." Henry David Thoreau
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"I can kind of put any piece of red meat out on the table -- census, proportional response, slavery reparations -- and get them fighting about it." Aaron Sorkin
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"Every emancipation has in it the seeds of a new slavery, and every truth easily becomes a lie." F. Stone
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Billie Holiday

"You can be up to your boobies in white satin, with gardenias in your hair and no sugar cane for miles, but you can still be working on a plantation." Billie Holiday
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"To this point, the few films that have focused on the issue of slavery have not performed well at the box office," Martin Grove
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Pearl Buck

"Men would rather be starving and free than fed in bonds." Pearl Buck
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Slavery is an institution for converting men into monkeys." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery." Leon Litwack
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"St. Patrick escaped from slavery, studied in a monastery, and was appointed a bishop to Ireland. He traveled throughout the country, establishing monasteries, schools and churches, and he is known for converting the Irish people to Christianity." Marc Lewis
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"New Jersey was the last (northern) state to abolish slavery, and even if we are the last state to abolish abortion, it will happen eventually." Marie Tasy
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"Lean liberty is better than fat slavery" John Ray
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Frederick Douglass

"I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted" Frederick Douglass
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Ralph Nader

"Today the large organization is lord and master, and most of its employees have been desensitized much as were the medieval peasants who never knew they were serfs." Ralph Nader
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Condoleezza Rice

"Human trafficking is nothing less than a modern form of slavery," Condoleezza Rice
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Alexis de Tocqueville

"I am obliged to confess that I do not regard the abolition of slavery as a means of warding off the struggle of the two races in the Southern states. The Negroes may long remain slaves without complaining; but if they are once raised to the level of freemen, they will soon revolt at being deprived of almost all their civil rights; and as they cannot become the equals of the whites, they will speedily show themselves as enemies." Alexis de Tocqueville
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Vincent van Gogh

"Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model." Vincent van Gogh
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Slaves lose everything in their chains, even the desire of escaping from them." Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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William Cowper

"Forced from home, and all its pleasures, afric coast I left forlorn; to increase a stranger's treasures, o the raging billows borne. Men from England bought and sold me, paid my price in paltry gold; but, though theirs they have enroll'd me, minds are never to be sold." William Cowper
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Slavery takes hold of few, but many take hold of slavery." Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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"I cannot be fired. Slaves have to be sold." Author Unknown
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"The flag that was the symbol of slavery on the high seas for a long time was not the Confederate battle flag, it was sadly the Stars and Stripes" Alan Keyes
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