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A Quote by Robert Browning on slavery

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A man in armour is his armour's slave.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Herakles

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A Quote by Richard Mitchell on choice, language, and slavery

If you cannot be the master of your language, you must be its slave. If you cannot examine your thoughts, you have no choice but to think them, however silly they may be.

Richard Mitchell

Source: Less than Words Can Say

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on america, destruction, liberty, peace, principles, slavery, trade, and world

We rail at trade, but the historian of the world will see that it was the principle of liberty; that it settled America, and destroyed feudalism, and made peace and keeps peace; that it will abolish slavery.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on slavery

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Curses always recoil on the head of him who imprecates them. If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on action, men, and slavery

Act, if you like, but you do it at your peril. Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on slavery

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If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on freedom, genius, men, obedience, power, slavery, truth, and virtue

Power, like a desolating pestilence, Pollutes whate'er it touches; and obedience, Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth, Makes slaves of men, and of the human frame A mechanized automaton.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Queen Mab. iii.

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A Quote by Paul Robeson on clarity, country, driving, fascism, fatherhood, justice, people, and slavery

My father was a slave and my people died to build this country, and I'm going to stay right here and have a part of it, just like you. And no fascist-minded people like you will drive me from it. Is that clear?

Paul Robeson (1898 - 1976)

Source: testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee, June 12, 1956

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A Quote by Patrick Henry on death, god, liberty, life, peace, and slavery

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.

Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799)

Source: Speech in the Virginia Convention, 1774. W. Wirt’s Patrick Henry.

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A Quote by Patrick Henry on beginning, death, god, idleness, liberty, life, peace, slavery, war, and wishes

The gentlemen may cry, Peace, peace! But there is no peace. The war has actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that the gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799)

Source: 1775, Speech in Virginia Convention

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