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A Quote by Amelia Jenks Bloomer on beginning, good, power, slavery, time, and women

The same Power that brought the slave out of bondage will, in His own good time and way, bring about the emancipation of women, and make her the equal in power and dominion that she was in the beginning.

Amelia Bloomer (1818 - 1894)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on community, marriage, and slavery

MARRIAGE, n. The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on debt and slavery

DEBT, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slave driver.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on cowardice and slavery

What can ennoble sots or slaves or cowards? Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 215.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on god, nature, privacy, and slavery

Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through Nature up to Nature's God.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man, epistle iv. line 331.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on acting, bravery, death, lies, pride, and slavery

Who combats bravely is not therefore brave, He dreads a death-bed like the meanest slave: Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise,- His pride in reasoning, not in acting lies.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays. Epistle i. Line 115.

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A Quote by Alan Valentine on achievement, control, discipline, freedom, individuality, liberty, nations, self-control, slavery, and women

Freedom is born of self-discipline. No individual, no nation, can achieve or maintain liberty without self-control. The undisciplined man (or woman) is a slave to his own weaknesses.

Alan Valentine

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on belief, destruction, slavery, and struggle

Letter to Horace Greeley. August 22, 1862 My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume V, p. 388.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on impulses and slavery

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried upon him personally.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Speech to One Hundred Fortieth Indiana Regiment, March 17, 1865

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on belief, existence, history, presidency, promises, purpose, and slavery

Broken campaign promises are as old as the Presidency itself. Here the "Great Emancipator" makes an inaugural pledge that history would sooner forget. "I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so."

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: First Inaugural Address, 1861

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