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Slavery Quotes


These are some of the best 'Slavery' quotations and sayings.

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Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves.

Corrupted freemen are the worst slaves.

Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still, slavery, thou art a bitter draught.

Englishmen never will be slaves; they are free to do whatever the Government and public opinion allow them to do.

Every man has a property in his own person; this nobody has a right to but himself.

Familiarize yourself with the chains of bondage and you prepare your own limbs to wear them.

From my earliest youth I have regarded slavery as a great moral and political evil. - I think it unjust, repugnant to the natural, equality of mankind, founded only in superior power; a standing and permanent conquest by the stronger over the weaker. - All pretence of defending it on the ground of different races, I have ever condemned, and have even said that if the black race is weaker, that is a reason against and not for its subjection and oppression. - In a religious point of view, I have ever regarded and spoken of it, not as subject to any express denunciation, either in the Old Testament or the New, but as opposed to the whole spirit of the gospel, and to the teachings of Jesus Christ. - The religion of Christ is a religion of kindness, justice, and brotherly love: - but slavery is not kindly affectionate; it does not seek another's and not its own; it does not let the oppressed go free; it is but a continual act of oppression.

Here lies the evil of slavery: Its whips, imprisonments, and even the horrors of the middle passage, are not to be named, in comparison with the extinction of the proper consciousness of a human being - with the degradation of a man into a brute.

I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.

I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.

I envy neither the heart nor the head of that man from the North, who rises here in Congress to defend slavery from principle.

If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own.

It is injustice to permit slavery to remain for a single hour.

It is observed by Homer that a man loses half his virtue the day he becomes a slave; he might have added, with truth, that he is likely to lose more than half when he becomes a slave-master.

Natural liberty is the gift of the beneficent Creator of the whole human race.

No one is a slave whose will is free.

Nothing could be more jolting and discordant with the vision of today's intellectuals than the fact that it was businessmen, devout religious leaders and Western imperialists who together destroyed slavery around the world. And if it doesn't fit their vision, it is the same to them as if it never happened. See quote detail

Nothing in the world is lawless except a slave.

Slavery is a state so improper, so degrading, so ruinous to the feelings and capacities of human nature, that it ought not to be suffered to exist.

Slavery is a system of outrage and robbery.


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