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Quote Left If the use of animal food be, in consequence, subversive to the peace of human society, how unwarrantable is the injustice and the barbarity which is exercised toward these miserable victims. They are called into existence by human artifice that they may drag out a short and miserable existence of slavery and disease, that their bodies may be mutilated, their social feelings outraged. It were much better that a sentient being should never have existed, than that it should have existed only to endure unmitigated misery. Quote Right
Quote Left Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Quote Right
Quote Left Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds. Quote Right
Quote Left Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery Quote Right
Quote Left We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution. Quote Right
Quote Left ''Violence' vs. Passivism: Last Century's 'Underground Railroad' illegally helped human slaves escape from bondage. They recognized the laws that legalized slavery were morally wrong and should not be legitimized with compliance. They risked their own freedom by violating the property rights of slave owners and leading slaves to freedom. Today, the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) risk their freedom to liberate innocent animals that are immorally abused/injured/murdered by actions that violate the property rights of animal abusers. Animals are covertly removed from danger and placed in foster care facilities. Torturing equipment like stereotaxic devices/decapitators/restraining devices, etc. are damaged or destroyed to prevent their further use. No human or non-human animal is ever harmed in any way.' Quote Right
Quote Left Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. Quote Right
Quote Left The German is like the slave who, without chains, obeys his masters merest word, his very glance. The condition of servitude is inherent in him, in his very soul and worse than the physical is the spiritual slavery. The Germans must be set free from wit Quote Right
Quote Left The blacks of this region are a cheerful, careless, dirty, race, not hard worked, and in many respects indulgently treated. It is of course the desire of the master that his slaves shall be laborious; on the other hand it is the determination of the slave to lead as easy a life as he can. The master has the power of punishment on his side; the slave, on his, has invincible inclination, and a thousand expedients learned by long practice... Good natured though imperfect and slovenly obedience on one side, is purchased by good treatment on the other. Quote Right
Quote Left Emancipate yourself from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds. Quote Right
Quote Left When I think of this life I have led; the desolation of solitude it has been; the masoned, walled-town of a Captain's exclusiveness, which admits but small entrance to any sympathy from the green country without -- oh, weariness! heaviness! Guinea-coast slavery of solitary command! Quote Right
Quote Left The way animals are carted around reminds me of the slavery of my people... The slavery of animals has to be ended too." Quote Right
Quote Left In an earlier stage of our development most human groups held to a tribal ethic. Members of the tribe were protected, but people of other tribes could be robbed or killed as one pleased.  Gradually the circle of protection expanded, but as recently as 150 years ago we did not include blacks. So African human beings could be captured, shipped to America and sold. In Australia white settlers regarded Aborigines as a pest and hunted them down, much as kangaroos are hunted down today. Just as we have progressed beyond the blatantly racist ethic of the era of slavery and colonialism, so we must now progress beyond the speciesist ethic of the era of factory farming, of the use of animals as mere research tools, of whaling, seal hunting, kangaroo slaughter and the destruction of wilderness. We must take the final step in expanding the circle of ethics. Quote Right
Quote Left Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death! Quote Right
Quote Left Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery,
None but ourselves can free our minds.
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Quote Left If my body is enslaved, still my mind is free. Quote Right
Quote Left Forced from home, and all its pleasures, afric coast I left forlorn; to increase a stranger's treasures, o the raging billows borne. Men from England bought and sold me, paid my price in paltry gold; but, though theirs they have enroll'd me, minds are never to be sold. Quote Right
Quote Left Thy treasures of gold Are dim with the blood of the hearts thou hast sold; Thy home may be lovely, but round it I hear The crack of the whip, and the footsteps of fear. Quote Right
Quote Left To some extent I liken slavery to death. Quote Right
Quote Left Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty. Quote Right
Quote Left I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern. Quote Right
Quote Left Enjoy things which are pleasant that is not the evil it is the reducing of our moral self to slavery by them that is. Quote Right
Quote Left To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father. Quote Right
Quote Left Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil. Quote Right
Quote Left A strict belief, fate is the worst kind of slavery; on the other hand there is comfort in the thought that God will be moved by our prayers. Quote Right
Quote Left The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price, and to be bought for it. Quote Right
Quote Left The plight of the children on board this ship serves as a timely reminder that slavery and bondage are still realities in the world. Quote Right
Quote Left Freedom is slavery some poets tell us. Enslave yourself to the right leader's truth,... Quote Right
Quote Left We shall one day learn to supersede politics by education. What we call our root-and-branch reforms of slavery, war, gambling, intemperance, i... Quote Right
Quote Left I am obliged to confess that I do not regard the abolition of slavery as a means of warding off the struggle of the two races in the Southern states. The Negroes may long remain slaves without complaining; but if they are once raised to the level of freemen, they will soon revolt at being deprived of almost all their civil rights; and as they cannot become the equals of the whites, they will speedily show themselves as enemies. Quote Right

Member Quotes About Slavery

Quote Left The chains of religion is worse than the fetters of Prison and the shackles of slavery Quote Right
Quote Left The worst form of slavery is through the mind; making people believe in something untrue and pushing them to lie, steal, injure and kill for it. Quote Right
Quote Left Not to speak one’s mind is slavery.—Euripides, translation by Michael R. Burch Quote Right
Quote Left Those who think it was abolished with slavery are in denial, we experience it in the Bus, school, at work, in preference and choice, in continued ridicule, by suspicion and distrust, by avoidance, Just that we who are deprived have developed a tough skin and a better knowledge to avoid the sentiment and publicity. Quote Right
Quote Left To unite Africa, you must erase the history of slavery and the slave masters among them Quote Right
Quote Left War; famine; disease; poverty; slavery; extremism; hate...who said life isn't fear! Quote Right
Quote Left A forced Command is Slavery, whether they owe you or not. -LEEL- Quote Right
Quote Left Telling the truth will lead you to freedom telling the lies will lead you to slavery. Quote Right
Quote Left Prison is a type of slavery. And isolating and confining the prisoner is arguably a form of torture. Quote Right

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