Slave Quotes

The Grecians and Romans were strongly possessed of the spirit of liberty but...

The Grecians and Romans were strongly possessed of the spirit of liberty but not the principle, for at the time they were determined not to be slaves themselves, they employed their power to enslave the rest of mankind. ...Thomas Paine
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 06
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"I didn't know I was a slave unt...

"I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted." - Frederick Douglass
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 06
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β€œThere are more slaves alive today than all the people stolen...

β€œThere are more slaves alive today than all the people stolen from Africa in the time of the transatlantic slave trade,” –Kevin Bales in Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 26
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β€œIn a capitalistic society the losers sl...

β€œIn a capitalistic society the losers slaved for the winners; and you have to have more losers than winners.” - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 13
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Today as always, men fall into two groups: slaves and free men. Whoever do...

Today as always, men fall into two groups: slaves and free men. Whoever does not have two-thirds of his day for himself, is a slave, whatever he may be: a statesman, a businessman, an official, or a scholar. - Friedrich Nietzsche
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 29
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He who will not reason, is a bigot; he...

He who will not reason, is a bigot; he who cannot, is a fool; and he who dares not, is a slave. -- William Drummond, 1805
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 20
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You can either continue to be a slave to your past and let it dictate y...

You can either continue to be a slave to your past and let it dictate your future, or you can learn to own your past and see that you have always been the master of your own destiny. Control is an illusion. ~ u/7h3_W1z4rd
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 29
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"We have deluded ourselves into believing the myth that capitalism grew and prospered out of the ...

"We have deluded ourselves into believing the myth that capitalism grew and prospered out of the ethic of hardwork and sacrifices. Capitalism was built on the exploitation of black slaves and continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor, both black and white both here and abroad." - MLK Jr
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 27
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"A man choos...

"A man chooses, a Slave obeys" - Andrew Ryan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 25
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Anything you can’t ...

Anything you can’t say no to is your master and you it’s slave.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 06
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In its shelter I feared neither the clumsiness of a valet, nor my own, n...

In its shelter I feared neither the clumsiness of a valet, nor my own, neither the explosion of fire nor the spilling of water. I was the absolute master of my old robe. I have become the slave of the new one. ~Denis Diderot
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 17
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"I don't care if the negros are s...

"I don't care if the negros are slaved or freed, as long as the nation stands together." - Abraham Lincoln
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 19
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"Money is slavery. Every time you acquire mo...

"Money is slavery. Every time you acquire more money, you're just acquiring little bits of your freedom back"- The Stoic Sigma (a youtuber)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 27
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This country was founded...

This country was founded by slave owners who wanted to be free. -George Carlin
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"Happy slaves are the bi...

"Happy slaves are the bitterest enemies of freedom" - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 06
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"In fact, this country was founded by ...

"In fact, this country was founded by a group of slave owners who told us that all men are created equal." -George Carlin
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 27
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Quite an experience to live in fe...

Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave. --Roy Batty (Bladerunner)
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"In the twenty-first century, the robot ...

"In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization." - Nikola Tesla
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voters are slaves if ...

voters are slaves if the same politicians are elected every five years
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"What the modern world has striven after with all its strength is really nothing more than...

"What the modern world has striven after with all its strength is really nothing more than the development of industry and machinery; and in thus seeking to dominate matter and bend it to their service, men have only succeeded […] in becoming its slaves.” – Rene Guenon [1920]
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 04
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" You and I, we are strangers by one chromosome. Slave to t...

" You and I, we are strangers by one chromosome. Slave to the hormone, body and soul. In a struggle to be happy and free. Swimming in a primitive sea." ~Neil Peart (Rush - Alien Shore)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 29
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Americans never will be slaves: they ar...

Americans never will be slaves: they are free to do whatever the Government and public opinion allow them to do. -- G.B.Shaw
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 29
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"one who cannot reign his will...

"one who cannot reign his will into submission will forever be a slave to his senses". -Unknown.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 01
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β€œA man chooses, ...

β€œA man chooses, a slave obeys.” - Andrew Ryan, Bioshock
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 01
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Marriage, n. A community consisting...

Marriage, n. A community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all two. - Ambrose Bierce
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"Spirits fly on dangerous missions imaginations on fire. Focused high on soaring ambitio...

"Spirits fly on dangerous missions imaginations on fire. Focused high on soaring ambitions consumed in a single desire. In the grip of a nameless possession. A slave to the drive of obsession. A spirit with a vision is a dream with a mission." ~Neil Peart (Rush - Mission)
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"Robots are the p...

"Robots are the perfect example of modern day slavery" -Me
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β€œA man choose...

β€œA man chooses... A slave obeys.” - Andrew Ryan
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"Capitalism works because the people who have everything are always able to convince...

"Capitalism works because the people who have everything are always able to convince the people who have nothing that working like slaves will let them have something. The problem now is the have-everythings don't want to give anything anymore" - George Carlin
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 21
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"Nobody deserves to be treat as a s...

"Nobody deserves to be treat as a slave of love,neither to receive the anguish of their lashes" (William Ventura)
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"The desire to rule has often appeared to me a sig...

"The desire to rule has often appeared to me a sign of inward weakness: they fear their own slave soul and shroud it in a royal cloak." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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"Slavery was never abolished, ...

"Slavery was never abolished, it was only extended to include all the colors." - Charles Bukowski
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β€œYou are the master of your unspok...

β€œYou are the master of your unspoken words, but a slave to the words you have spoken” -Sir Winston Churchill
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 08
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I freed 1000 slaves. I could hav...

I freed 1000 slaves. I could have freed 1000 more if only they knew they were slaves. -Harriet Tubman-
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 01
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If you want to survive, do...

If you want to survive, do and say as little as possible. β€”Clements, 12 Years A Slave
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 02
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"My master is a great tyra...

"My master is a great tyrant, he treats me like a common Irishman." -Anonymous slave
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 13
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"There is no king who has not had a sla...

"There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his." --Helen Keller
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There is no such thing as slow free...

There is no such thing as slow freedom. Freedom is like a birth. Till we are fully free we are slaves. --Gandhi
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Your mind is your ins...

Your mind is your instrument. Learn to be its master and not its slave.
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β€œHow would you weak humans kill me? My skin is made of steel, my breath is made of f...

β€œHow would you weak humans kill me? My skin is made of steel, my breath is made of fire and my heart is forged by darkness itself! When my deed here on earth is done, I shall return to hell, and make the devil my slave.” - the edgiest dragon in my shortstory
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β€œWe become slaves the moment we hand the keys to the definition of ...

β€œWe become slaves the moment we hand the keys to the definition of reality entirely over to someone else, whether it is a business, an economic theory, a political party, the White House or CNN.” – B.W. Powe
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 09
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"There is no king who has not had a sla...

"There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his."- Helen Keller
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β€œDesire makes slaves out of k...

β€œDesire makes slaves out of kings, while patience makes kings out of slaves.” ― Imam Al-Ghazali
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β€œLove the discipline you know, and let it support you. Entrus...

β€œLove the discipline you know, and let it support you. Entrust everything willingly to the gods, and then make your way through life – no one’s master and no one’s slave.” - Marcus Aurelius
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"The wealthy, on their part, had no sooner begun to taste the pleasure of command, tha...

"The wealthy, on their part, had no sooner begun to taste the pleasure of command, than they disdained all others, and, using their old slaves to acquire new, thought of nothing but subduing and enslaving their neighbors." -Rousseau, Discourse on Inequality (1754)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 09
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β€œProcure for me at once a chariot or a flying carpet or a well-trained dragon, or whatever is ...

β€œProcure for me at once a chariot or a flying carpet or a well-trained dragon, or whatever is usual for royal and noble persons in your land. Then bring me to places where I can get clothes and jewels and slaves fit for my rank. Tomorrow I will begin my conquest of the world.” C.S. Lewis
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 21
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I am a poor orphan and a slave, Now my hand ...

I am a poor orphan and a slave, Now my hand too is broken. But I do not mind these things if Thou be pleased with me. ~ rabia basri 714~801
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 28
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"A man is no less a slave because he...

"A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years." Lysander Spooner
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 07
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"Left wing, Right wing, Chicken wing... ism...

"Left wing, Right wing, Chicken wing... isms are for slaves, be an individual, find power through unity and leave behind a better world."
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Asking, "if there is no god, what is the p...

Asking, "if there is no god, what is the purpose of life" is like asking, "if there is no master, whose slave will I be?" - Dan Barker
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β€œI am searching for the bones of your father but cannot distinguish ...

β€œI am searching for the bones of your father but cannot distinguish them from those of a slave.” β€” Diogenes of Sinope (as he was asked by Alexander the Great what he was doing when staring into a pile of bones)
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"The dearest ambition of a slave...

"The dearest ambition of a slave is not liberty but to have a slave of his own." Richard Francis Burton
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"Assure a man that he has a soul and then frighten him wit...

"Assure a man that he has a soul and then frighten him with old wives' tales as to what is to become of him afterward, and you have hooked a fish, a mental slave." - THEODORE DREISER
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"The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid sufferin...

"The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live. Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom. Only a person who risks is free." - William Arthur Ward
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 28
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All the powers of earth cannot restore to them their slaves, any more than their de...

All the powers of earth cannot restore to them their slaves, any more than their dead grandfathers. Next year their lands will be taken, for in war we can take them, and rightfully, too, and in another year they may beg in vain for their lives. --WT Sherman
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"Alexander the Great found the philosopher looking attentively at ...

"Alexander the Great found the philosopher looking attentively at a pile of human bones. Diogenes explained, "I am searching for the bones of your father but cannot distinguish them from those of a slave.”
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"Owning pets is like hav...

"Owning pets is like having sex slaves you don't want to fuck." ~ Norm Mcdonalds
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The only way to ...

The only way to live like a king is to work like Slave.
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β€œMost software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with mi...

β€œMost software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.” - Alan Kay
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"You are a master of the...

"You are a master of the words you don't say, and a slave for the ones you do."
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Desires make slaves out ...

Desires make slaves out of kings and patience make kings out of slaves ~ Ghazi
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"In the twenty-first century, the robot ...

"In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization." -Nikola Tesla
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"The opinion of others is a phantasm that may alter at any moment. Opinions h...

"The opinion of others is a phantasm that may alter at any moment. Opinions hang by a thread and make us slaves to what others think or, worse, to what they appear to think--for we can never known what they actually think." -Irvin D. Yalom
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"In the twenty-first century, the robot ...

"In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization." - Nikola Tesla
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"I am searching for the bones of your father but cannot distin...

"I am searching for the bones of your father but cannot distinguish them from those of a slave.” (Diogenes, staring at a pile of bones after being asked what he was doing by Alexander the great)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 24
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"Animals, whom we have made o...

"Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal." -Charles Darwin
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"A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerf...

"A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude."
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