30 Slavery Quotes

Slavery-Quotes

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is Observed on 25th of March and International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is observed on August 23 of each year.

Emancipation Day is celebrated in many former British colonies in the Caribbean and areas of the United States on various dates in observance of the emancipation of slaves of African descent.

Slavery Quotes and Sayings


“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” » Abraham Lincoln


“So long as the law considers all these human beings, with beating hearts and living affections, only as so many things belonging to the master — so long as the failure, or misfortune, or imprudence, or death of the kindest owner, may cause them any day to exchange a life of kind protection and indulgence for one of hopeless misery and toil — so long it is impossible to make anything beautiful or desirable in the best-regulated administration of slavery.” » Harriet Beecher Stowe


“Free labor has the inspiration of hope; pure slavery has no hope.” » Abraham Lincoln


“Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.” » Edmund Burke


“A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved – I do not expect the house to fall – but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other” » Abraham Lincoln


“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!” »Patrick Henry


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“Men would rather be starving and free than fed in bonds.” » Pearl S. Buck


“The Emancipation Proclamation…can remind us in 2013 of all the mistakes we never want to commit again but it can also motivate us to fulfill to an ever greater degree the definitive freedom-sustaining and life-enhancing principles of democracy in living action.” » Aberjhani


“Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man’s nature – opposition to it, is his love of justice. These principles are an eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely, as slavery extension brings them, shocks, and throes, and convulsions must ceaselessly follow.” » Abraham Lincoln


“The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death, because they are greater than anything he finds in himself, and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour.” » Bertrand Russell


“I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong. I can not remember when I did not so think, and feel » Abraham Lincoln


“As I often say, we have come a long way from the days of slavery, but in 2014, discrimination and inequality still saturate our society in modern ways. Though racism may be less blatant now in many cases, its existence is undeniable.” » Al Sharpton


“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.” » Victor Hugo


“The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price, and to be bought for it.” » John Ruskin


“This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave.” » Abraham Lincoln


“Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.” » Wayne Dyer


“You think slavery is right and ought to be extended; we think it is wrong and ought to be restricted. For this, neither has any just occasion to be angry with the other. ” » Abraham Lincoln


“Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” » Abraham Lincoln


“Slaves lose everything in their chains, even the desire of escaping from them.” » Jean Jacques Rousseau


“So plain that no one, high or low, ever does mistake it, except in a plainly selfish way; for although volume upon volume is written to prove slavery a very good thing, we never hear of the man who wishes to take the good of it, by being a slave himself.” » Abraham Lincoln


“As I often say, we have come a long way from the days of slavery, but in 2014, discrimination and inequality still saturate our society in modern ways. Though racism may be less blatant now in many cases, its existence is undeniable.” » Al Sharpton


“Slavery can only be abolished by raising the character of the people who compose the nation; and that can be done only by showing them a higher one.” » Maria Weston Chapman


“Captivity is the greatest of all evils that can befall one.” » Miguel de Cervantes


“If we cannot give freedom to every creature, let us do nothing that will impose slavery upon any other creature.” » Abraham Lincoln


“Child slavery is a crime against humanity. Humanity itself is at stake here. A lot of work still remains, but I will see the end of child labor in my lifetime.” » Kailash Satyarthi


“When we acknowledge the kingdom of the self, we will no longer accept slavery either for ourselves or for others, no matter how it is disguised.” » Gerry L. Spence


“Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.” » John Ruskin


“In the first place, I insist that our fathers did not make this nation half slave and half free, or part slave and part free. I insist that they found the institution of slavery existing here. They did not make it so, but they left it so because they knew of no way to get rid of it at that time » Abraham Lincoln


“Slavery takes hold of few, but many take hold of slavery.” » Seneca the Younger


“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.” » Abraham Lincoln


“To relive the relationship between owner and slave we can consider how we treat our cars and dogs – a dog exercising a somewhat similar leverage on our mercies and an automobile being comparable in value to a slave in those days.” » Edward Hoagland


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