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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.

Alexis de Tocqueville

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

That was the moment I wanted to use bitcoin: when I saw Harriet Tubman on a $20 bill. It's like, when you see all the slave movies, it's like, why you gotta keep reminding us about slavery? Why don't you put Michael Jordan on a $20 bill?

We've got to stand up at some point and say, 'We are not gonna pay slavery reparations in the United States Congress.' That war's been fought. That was over a century ago. That debt was paid for in blood, and it was paid for in the blood of a lot of Yankees, especially. And there's no reparations for the blood that paid for the sin of slavery.

Rita Mae Brown

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

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Thomas Jefferson

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

Chadwick Boseman

Colonialism is the cousin of slavery.

Steve King

Christian abolitionists gave their lives by the hundreds of thousands to end slavery.

Frederick Douglass

There is not a man beneath the canopy of Heaven who does not know that slavery is wrong for him.

Frederick Douglass

Experience demonstrates that there may be a wages of slavery only a little less galling and crushing in its effects than chattel slavery, and that this slavery of wages must go down with the other.

Desmond Tutu

Racism, xenophobia and unfair discrimination have spawned slavery, when human beings have bought and sold and owned and branded fellow human beings as if they were so many beasts of burden.

Mike Tyson

Some people try to get you out of slavery for you to be their slave.

Andy Warhol

Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.

Anais Nin

I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.

C. S. Lewis

A dogmatic belief in objective value is necessary to the very idea of a rule which is not tyranny or an obedience which is not slavery.

Abraham Lincoln

I think that slavery is wrong, morally, socially and politically. I desire that it should be no further spread in these United States, and I should not object if it should gradually terminate in the whole Union.

Abraham Lincoln

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

I think, in many people's minds, the Confederate battle flag is not only a memorial to our ancestors, which is perfectly OK, but also a symbol of white superiority and an inclination for people to believe that even slavery would've been OK.

Virginia Woolf

To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father.