Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.
Men would rather be starving and free than fed in bonds.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Slavery is founded on the selfishness of man's nature - opposition to it on his love of justice. These principles are in eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely as slavery extension brings them, shocks and throes and convulsions must ceaselessly follow.
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.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
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.
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.
It is the eternal struggle between these two principles - right and wrong. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time and will ever continue to struggle. It is the same spirit that says, "You work and toil and earn bread, and I'll eat it."
I hate it because of the monstrous injustice of slavery itself. I hate it because it deprives our republican example of its just influence in the world.
On Monday mornings I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks.
Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other.
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