Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.
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.
A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years.
Here, before God, in the presence of these witnesses, from this time, I consecrate my life to the destruction of slavery!
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.
Nobody had ever instructed him that a slave-ship, with a procession of expectant sharks in its wake, is a missionary institution, by which closely-packed heathen are brought over to enjoy the light of the Gospel.
The art of being a slave is to rule one's master.
You learn to cook so that you don't have to be a slave to recipes. You get what's in season and you know what to do with it.
Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.
We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution.
Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
I have a dream, that one day on the red hills of Georgia...
Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.
Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back
It cannot in the opinion of His Majesty's Government be classified as slavery in the extreme acceptance of the word without some risk of terminological inexactitude.
Captivity is the greatest of all evils that can befall one.
Slavery takes hold of few, but many take hold of slavery.
Slavery is an institution for converting men into monkeys.
I have always hated slavery, I think as much as any Abolitionist.
I think we must get rid of slavery or we must get rid of freedom.
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