If you swear by the quote that slavery is a necessary evil, then the following slavery quotes would leave with more insight on this. Read these famous captivity quotations and sayings for more on this.

Slavery Quotes

Edmund Burke once said, “Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil”. Slavery is perhaps one of the biggest impediments of civilization and sadly has a long story to share. The tradition of keeping slaves is as old as history itself. Prehistoric records reveals that slavery had been in vogue even before it reached its peak during colonization and although it has been declared as illegal and even banned by several countries, it continues to exist in most cultures and state. All said and done, exploitation of slaves is the worst forms of human degradation, where the slaves are deprived of the right to live a free life. For more on famous captivity quotations and sayings, explore this write-up.

Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.

- Karl Marx

Yes, it's a man's world, but that's all right because they're making a total mess of it. We're chipping away at their control, taking the parts we want. Some women think it's a difficult task, but it's not.

- Cher

I just think that all of us in this room should have a voice in how the USA is represented. And he don't allow us our voice, that's all I'm saying.

- Eddie Vedder

Taxation: how the sheep are shorn.

- Edward Abbey

Now that we are poor, we are free. No white man controls our footsteps.

- Sitting Bull

Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female - whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.

- Simone de Beauvoir

I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.

- Thomas Jefferson

It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit.

- Anatole France

He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.

- Andrew Carnegie

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

In our natural state, we are glorious beings. In the world of illusion, we are lost and imprisoned, slaves to our appetites and our will to false power.

- Marianne Williamson

I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed.

- Ralph Ellison

I think the person who takes a job in order to live - that is to say, for the money - has turned himself into a slave.

- Joseph Campbell

When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.

- Abbie Hoffman

If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.

- Song of Solomon , Toni Morrison

Virtue can only flourish among equals.

- Mary Wollstonecraft

Fear is the passion of slaves.

- Patrick Henry

Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo - obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other.

- Angela Davis

Idle youth, enslaved to everything; by being too sensitive I have wasted my life.

- Selected Poems and Letters , Arthur Rimbaud

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.

- Abraham Lincoln

A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.

- Rita Mae Brown

Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.

- Charles Darwin

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.

- George Washington

Slavery has never been abolished from America's way of thinking.

- Nina Simone

Any unarmed people are slaves, or are subject to slavery at any given moment.

- Huey Newton

Where annual elections end where slavery begins.

- John Quincy Adams

No slavery can be abolished without a double emancipation, and the master will benefit by freedom more than the freed-man.

- Thomas Huxley

Slavery exists. It is black in the South, and white in the North.

- Andrew Johnson

The problems with First Ladies is that you have to set the standard. My role is to be both star and slave.

- Imelda Marcos

Thought takes man out of servitude, into freedom.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For that again, is what all manner of religion essentially is: childish dependency.

- Albert Ellis

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

I could, as a free man, look across the bay toward the Eastern Shore where I was born a slave.

- Frederick Douglass

Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work.

- Frederick Douglass

Bondage is - subjection to external influences and internal negative thoughts and attitudes.

- W. Clement Stone

The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.

- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other's slave.

- Baltasar Gracian

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!

- Bob Marley

Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.

- Wayne Dyer

I don't care if you're gay, black, Chinese, straight. That means nothing to me. It's all an illusion.

- Joe Rogan

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