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A Quote by Patricia H. Collins on admiration, slavery, and women

That which commands admiration in the white woman only hastens the degradation of the female slave.

Patricia H. Collins

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on slavery

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Man becomes a slave to his constantly repeated acts. . . . What he at first chooses, at last compels.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on friendship, love, and slavery

Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves."

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

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A Quote by Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin on slavery

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If there is a State, then there is domination, and in turn, there is slavery.

Mikhail Bakunin (1814 - 1876)

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A Quote by Maya Angelou on ancestry, dreams, gifts, hope, and slavery

Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise.

Maya Angelou (1928 -)

Source: And Still I Rise, 1978

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A Quote by Mary McLeod Bethune on courage, day, slavery, and tenacity

If we have the courage and tenacity of our forebears, who stood firmly like a rock against the lash of slavery, we shall find a way to do for our day what they did for theirs.

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875 - 1955)

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A Quote by Mary Astell on men, slavery, and women

If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?

Mary Astell (1666 - 1731)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on brothers, day, dreams, slavery, and sons

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Speech Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on body, christ, conscience, crime, enemies, environment, extremism, god, goodness, injustice, jesus, justice, kindness, love, men, nations, questions, slavery, survival, and truth

Was not Jesus an extremist for love - "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you." Was not Amos an extremist for justice - "Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." Was not Paul an extremist for the gospel of Jesus Christ - "I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus." Was not Martin Luther an extremist - "Here I stand; I can do none other so help me God." Was not John Bunyan an extremist - "I will stay in jail to the end of my days before I make a butchery of my conscience." Was not Abraham Lincoln an extremist - "This nation cannot survive half slave and half free." Was not Thomas Jefferson an extremist - "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." So the question is not whether we will be extremist but what kind of extremist will we be. Will we be extremists for hate or will we be extremists for love? Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice - or will we be extremists for the cause of justice? In that dramatic scene on Calvary's hill, three men were crucified. We must not forget that all three were crucified for the same crime -the crime of extremism. Two were extremists for immorality, and thusly fell below their environment. The other, Jesus Christ, was an extremist for love, truth and goodness, and thereby rose above his environment.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Letter from Birmingham Jail (April 1963)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on abuse, america, destiny, failure, freedom, goals, and slavery

If the cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now surely fail. . . . Because the goal of America is freedom, abused and scorned tho' we may be, our destiny is tied up with America's destiny.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Letter, April 1963, from Birmingham Jail, AL.

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