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The sad truth is that without complex business partnerships between African elites and European traders and commercial agents, the slave trade to the New World would have been impossible, at least on the scale it occurred.
Henry Louis Gates
The American Dream, coupled with government subsidies of utilities and cheap consumer goods courtesy of slave labour somewhere else, has kept the poor huddled masses from rising up.
I'm nothing more than a sports slave.
Such a faith would be fatal to my reason, to my liberty, and even to the success of my undertakings; it would immediately transform me into a stupid slave, an instrument of the will and interests of others.
Having enough money has to go hand in hand with living in a way that you're not being a slave to your possessions.
I defied the machinery to make me its slave. Its incessant discords could not drown the music of my thoughts if I would let them fly high enough.
I'll dabble here and there in different forms of the art, but the label has me locked down like a slave so, of course, I'll be doing albums during this time.
The Free State men, myself among them, took it for granted that Missouri was a slave state.
They say if you drink Zambezi water with your mother's milk, you are always a slave of Africa, and I am.
Who covets more is evermore a slave.
The Bible is a radically pro-slavery document. Slave owners waved Bibles over their heads in the Civil War and justified it.
Kind of the exhausting thing about doing pure comedy, or something that's broader, is you're kind of a slave to the laugh. If it's not funny, then there's not much point in doing it. The kind of ueber-objective is to make people laugh. You always have to have that in the back of your mind, 'Eh, I've got to figure out a way to make this funny.'
John C. Reilly
No one is more enslaved than a slave who doesn't think they're enslaved.
I'm a slave to my dogs and go out with them almost every day. They are poorly behaved if they don't run. They really act up.
I've always been a slave to my heart.
The art of being a slave is to rule one's master.
Diogenes of Sinope
I wanted to be a great white hunter, a prospector for gold, or a slave trader. But then, when I was eight, my parents sent me to a boarding school in South Africa. It was the equivalent of a British public school with cold showers, beatings and rotten food. But what it also had was a library full of books.
And I particularly like the whole thing of being boss. Boss and employee... It's the slave quality that I find very alluring.
This is the artist, then, life's hungry man, the glutton of eternity, beauty's miser, glory's slave.
He who goes against the fashion is himself its slave.
Logan Pearsall Smith
If a slave is unwilling to go with his new master, he is whipped, or locked up in jail, until he consents to go, and promises not to run away during the year.
Harriet Ann Jacobs
My grandmother lived to be 100 years old. Her grandmother was a slave, yet she was a college graduate in the Spellman class of 1917. She taught art for 50 years and she saved her Social Security checks for her children's education.
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.
It's sort of what the Johnny and Devi stories are about, the idea of always being a slave to something.
A woman who does not become the slave of just one man becomes the slave of all men.
To this wonderful page in our country's history another more glorious still will be added, and the slave shall show at last to his free brothers a sharpened sword forged from the links of his fetters.
I'm not a slave to objectivity. I'm never quite sure what it means. And it means different things to different people.
I'm not gonna be a slave. I'm a rock n' roller.
I am simply not such a slave to my vanity, and I don't want to be, because as you get older you really have to start accepting the inevitable.
No more turning a blind eye to Chinese spies in our nuclear labs. No more keeping silent about Chinese slave labor camps.
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