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  • Huey P. Newton
    Huey P. Newton
    African-American political activist and revolutionary 1942-1989
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    Any unarmed people are slaves, or are subject to slavery at any given moment.
  • Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
  • Hervey Allen
    Hervey Allen
    American author 1889-1949
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    The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
  • John Keats
    John Keats
    English poet 1795-1821
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    Are there not thousands in the world who love their fellows even to the death, who feel the giant agony of the world, and more, like slaves to poor humanity, labor for mortal good?
  • Albert Bushnell Hart
    Albert Bushnell Hart
    American historian, writer, and editor 1854-1943
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    Besides paid white laborers, there was everywhere a class of white servants bound without wages for a term of years, and a more miserable class of Negro slaves.
  • David Garrick
    David Garrick
    English actor and playwright 1717-1779
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    Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves.
    Source: Proloog to The Gamesters
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
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    Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
  • Booker T. Washington
    Booker T. Washington
    American Black Leader and Educator 1856-1915
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    From some things that I have said one may get the idea that some of the slaves did not want freedom. This is not true. I have never seen one who did not want to be free, or one who would return to slavery.
    Source: Up From Slavery (1901) Ch. I: A Slave Among Slaves
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Somali-born Dutch-American activist, feminist and author 1969-
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    I confront the European elite's self-image as tolerant 'while under their noses women are living like slaves.
  • Martin Luther King
    Martin Luther King
    American preacher 1929-1968
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    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.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    I said there was a society of men among us, bred up from their youth in the art of proving by words multiplied for the purpose, that white is black, and black is white, according as they are paid. To this society all the rest of the people are as slaves.
  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand
    Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
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    It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.
  • Albert Bushnell Hart
    Albert Bushnell Hart
    American historian, writer, and editor 1854-1943
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    Many attempts had been made by colonial legislatures to cut off or to tax the importation of slaves.
  • Billy Campbell
    Billy Campbell
    American film and television actor 1959-
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    Most sailing ships take what they call trainees, who pay to be part of the crew. The Picton Castle takes people who are absolutely raw recruits. But you can't just ride along. You're learning to steer the ship, navigation; you're pulling lines, keeping a lookout; in the galley you're cooking.
  • William Pitt
    William Pitt
    British statesman 1759-1806
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    Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
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