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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years.
~ Lysander Spooner - [Slavery]

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I cannot be fired. Slaves have to be sold.
~ Anonymous - [Slavery]

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In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free -- honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve.
~ Abraham Lincoln - [Slavery]

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No matter what our achievements might be, we think well of ourselves only in rare moments. We need people to bear witness against our inner judge, who keeps book on our shortcomings and transgressions. We need people to convince us that we are not as bad as we think we are.
~ Eric Hoffer - [Self-image]

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Nobody had ever instructed him that a slave-ship, with a procession of expectant sharks in its wake, is a missionary institution, by which closely-packed heathen are brought over to enjoy the light of the Gospel.
~ Harriet Beecher Stowe - [Slavery]

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Self-esteem and self-contempt have specific odors; they can be smelled.
~ Eric Hoffer - [Self-image]

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Slavery is founded on the selfishness of man's nature -- opposition to it on his love of justice. These principles are in eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely as slavery extension brings them, shocks and throes and convulsions must ceaselessly follow.
~ Abraham Lincoln - [Slavery]

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Slavery may, perhaps, be best compared to the infantile disease of measles; a complaint which so commonly attacks the young of humanity in their infancy, and when gone through at that period leaves behind it so few fatal marks; but which when it normally attacks the fully developed adult becomes one of the most virulent and toxic of diseases, often permanently poisoning the constitution where it does not end in death.
~ Olive Schreiner - [Slavery]

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Slavery takes hold of few, but many take hold of slavery.
~ Seneca - [Slavery]

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Slaves lose everything in their chains, even the desire of escaping from them.
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau - [Slavery]

 

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