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A Quote by William Cowper on kindness and slavery

Is base in kind, and born to be a slave.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Table Talk. Line 28.

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on change, gold, life, slavery, and sorrow

I see my life go drifting like a river From change to change; I have been many things -  A green drop in the surge, a gleam of light Upon a sword, a fir tree on a hill,  An old slave grinding at a heavy quern, A king sitting upon a chair of gold -  And all these things were wonderful and great; But now I have grown nothing, knowing all. Ah! Druid, Druid, how great webs of sorrow Lay hidden in that small slate-coloured thing!

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: "Fergus and the Druid"

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A Quote by Wendell Phillips on community, slavery, and universe

No matter whose the lips that would speak, they must be free and ungagged. The community which dares not protect its humblest and most hated member in the free utterance of his opinions, no matter how false or hateful, is only a gang of slaves. If there is anything in the universe that can't stand discussion, let it crack.

Wendell Phillips (1811 - 1884)

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A Quote by Wendell Phillips on community, slavery, and universe

The community which does not protect its humblest and most hated member in the free utterance of his opinions, no matter how false or hateful, is only a gang of slaves. If there is anything in the universe that can't stand discussion, let it crack.

Wendell Phillips (1811 - 1884)

Source: speech, 1863

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A Quote by W. Walter Williams on destruction, ethics, family, history, impossibility, kindness, liberals, racism, slavery, and work

History is not going to be kind to liberals. With their mindless programs, they've managed to do to Black Americans what slavery, Reconstruction, and rank racism found impossible: destroy their family and work ethic.

W. Walter Williams

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A Quote by Vincent van Gogh on inspiration and slavery

Do not quench your inspiration and your inmagination; do not become the slave of your model.

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)

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A Quote by Vernon Howard on slavery and understanding

We are slaves to whatever we don't understand.

Vernon Howard

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A Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin on art, boredom, children, despair, evil, facts, habits, happiness, intelligence, joy, laws, life, losing, maturity, nobility, pain, passion, people, police, praise, rules, secrets, simplicity, slavery, society, stupidity, tr

They did not use swords, or keep slaves. They were not barbarians. I do not know the rules and laws of their society, but I suspect that they were singularly few. As they did without monarchy and slavery, so they also got on without the stock exchange, the advertisement, the secret police, and the bomb. Yet I repeat that these were not simple folk, not dulcet shepherds, noble savages, bland utopians. They were not less complex than us. The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain. If you can't lick 'em, join 'em. If it hurts, repeat it. But to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else. We have almost lost hold, we can no longer describe a happy man, nor make any celebration of joy. How can I tell you about the people of Omelas? They were not naive and happy children - though their children were, in fact happy. They were mature, intelligent, passionate adults whose lives were not wretched

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929 -)

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A Quote by unknown on beauty, friendship, garden, ideas, memory, and slavery

Graveyards and landscape gardens, coffins and flowers - fitting friends. All beautiful things disappear, and Beauty is the memory of ideas. Beauty is the Mistress, the gardener Her slave.

unknown

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A Quote by Ulysses S. Grant on belief, fighting, indifference, sharing, slavery, time, value, world, and worth

The issue of slavery provoked little moral indignation in General Grant, and in the first days following the attack on Fort Sumter, he seems to have believed that the North shared his indifference to abolition: "In all this I can but see the doom of Slavery. The North do not want, nor will they want, to interfere with the institution. But they will refuse for all time to give it protection unless the South shall return soon to their allegiance, and then too this disturbance will give such an impetus to the production of their staple, cotton, in other parts of the world that they can never recover the controll of the market again for that comodity. This will reduce the value of negroes so much that they will never be worth fighting over again."

Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885)

Source: Letter to Frederick Dent, April 19, 1861

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