slavery

A Quote by William Shakespeare on good, slavery, soul, and women

Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls; Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Othello

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A Quote by William Pitt, "the Elder Pitt on argument, freedom, necessity, and slavery

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.

William Pitt (1708 - 1778)

Source: speech on the India Bill 18 November 1783

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A Quote by William Pitt, "the Elder Pitt on argument, freedom, necessity, slavery, and tyranny

Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of the tyrant and the creed of the slave.

William Pitt (1708 - 1778)

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A Quote by William Pitt, "the Elder Pitt on america, death, feeling, liberty, people, rest, and slavery

I rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people, so dead to all the feelings of liberty, as voluntary to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest.

William Pitt (1708 - 1778)

Source: Speech, House of Commons, January 1766

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A Quote by Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. on books, sexes, slavery, society, war, and women

Our statute books gradually became laden with gross, stereotyped distinctions between the sexes and, indeed, throughout much of the 19th century the position of women in our society was, in many respects, comparable to that of blacks under the pre-Civil War slave codes.

William J. Brennan (1906 - 1997)

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A Quote by William Henry on secrets and slavery

Keep a secret, it's your slave. Tell it, and it's your master.

William Henry (1729 - 1786)

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A Quote by William Henry Drummond on bigotry, reason, and slavery

He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; and he that dares not reason is a slave.

William Henry Drummond (1854 - 1907)

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A Quote by William Ellery Channing on mind, slavery, and society

I call that mind free which protects itself against the usurpations of society, which does not cower to human opinion, which feels itself accountable to a higher tribunal than man's, which respects itself too much to be the slave of the many or the few.

William Ellery Channing (1780 - 1842)

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A Quote by William Cullen Bryant on death, dreams, lies, silence, slavery, and trust

So live, that when thy summons comes to join The innumerable caravan which moves To that mysterious realm where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death, Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon, but sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave Like one that wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.

William Cullen Bryant (1794 - 1878)

Source: Thanatopsis

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A Quote by William Cowper on charm, freedom, and slavery

Freedom hath a thousand charms to show, That slaves, howe'er contented, never know.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Table Talk. Line 260.

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