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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.
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.
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.
There is a reason it used to be a crime in the Confederate states to teach a slave to read: Literacy is power.
I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted.
If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend but never your slave.
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 that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.
It was one of the compromises of the Constitution that the slave property in the Southern States should be recognized as property throughout the United States.
As long as a word remains unspoken, you are its master; once you utter it, you are its slave.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
My father didn't know his real name. My father got his name from his grandfather and he got his name from his grandfather and he got it from the slave master.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
A man in debt is so far a slave.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am not saying that factory farming is the same as the Holocaust or the slave trade, but it's clear that there is an immense amount of suffering in it, and just as we think that the Nazis were wrong to ignore the suffering of their victims, so we are wrong to ignore the sufferings of our victims.
Cassius Clay is a name that white people gave to my slave master. Now that I am free, that I don't belong anymore to anyone, that I'm not a slave anymore, I gave back their white name, and I chose a beautiful African one.
Man is free; yet we must not suppose that he is at liberty to do everything he pleases, for he becomes a slave the moment he allows his actions to be ruled by passion.
The worker is the slave of capitalist society, the female worker is the slave of that slave.
And I particularly like the whole thing of being boss. Boss and employee... It's the slave quality that I find very alluring.
Create like a god, command like a king, work like a 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
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
The scariest thought in the world is that someday I'll wake up and realize I've been sleepwalking through my life: underappreciating the people I love, making the same hurtful mistakes over and over, a slave to neuroses, fear, and the habitual.
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.
Some people try to get you out of slavery for you to be their slave.
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.
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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