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The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings.
Henri Frederic Amiel
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
H. L. Mencken
Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave.
The real names of our people were destroyed during slavery. The last name of my forefathers was taken from them when they were brought to America and made slaves, and then the name of the slave master was given, which we refuse, we reject that name today and refuse it. I never acknowledge it whatsoever.
He who gives away shall have real gain. He who subdues himself shall be free; he shall cease to be a slave of passions. The righteous man casts off evil, and by rooting out lust, bitterness, and illusion do we reach Nirvana.
No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them from acting according to their will.
He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
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.
If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend but never your slave.
Trust me that as I ignore all law to help the slave, so will I ignore it all to protect an enslaved woman.
Susan B. Anthony
Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.
As long as a word remains unspoken, you are its master; once you utter it, you are its slave.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.
He who will not reason, is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave.
The last four or five hundred years of European contact with Africa produced a body of literature that presented Africa in a very bad light and Africans in very lurid terms. The reason for this had to do with the need to justify the slave trade and slavery.
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization.
Africa and its people are the most written about and the least understood of all of the world's people. This condition started in the 15th and the 16th centuries with the beginning of the slave trade system. The Europeans not only colonialized most of the world, they began to colonialize information about the world and its people.
John Henrik Clarke
A man who is without capital, and who, by prohibitions upon banking, is practically forbidden to hire any, is in a condition elevated but one degree above that of a chattel slave. He may live; but he can live only as the servant of others; compelled to perform such labor, and to perform it at such prices, as they may see fit to dictate.
There is a reason it used to be a crime in the Confederate states to teach a slave to read: Literacy is power.
If you don't have many possessions, then you don't need to work all your life like a slave to sustain them, and therefore you have more time for yourself.
Every one must understand that, whatever be the evil of slavery, it is not increased by its diffusion. Every one familiar with it knows that it is in proportion to its sparseness that it becomes less objectionable. Wherever there is an immediate connexion between the master and slave, whatever there is of harshness in the system is diminished.
A man in debt is so far a slave.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
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