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Before complaining that you are a slave to another, be sure that you are not a slave to self. Look within;...You will find there, perchance, slavish thoughts, slavish desires, and in your daily life and conduct slavish habits. Conquer these; cease to be a slave to self, and no man will have the power to enslave you.

James Allen Quotes

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Lord Mansfield first established the grand doctrine that the air of England is too pure to be breathed by a slave.

Lord John Campbell, first Baron Campbell Quotes , Source: Lives of Chief Justices (vol. II, p. 418)

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No more slave States and no more slave territory. - Salmon Portland Chase,

Salmon Portland Chase Quotes , Source: Resolutions Adopted at the Free-Soil National Convention

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Cotton is king; or slavery in the Light of Political Economy.

David Christy Quotes , Source: Title of Book, pub. 1855

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He is sometimes slave who should be master; and sometimes master who should be slave. [Lat., Fit in dominatu servitus, in servitute dominatus.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Oratio Pro Rege Deiotaro (XI)

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I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. II, l. 29)

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The man who gives me employment, which I must have or suffer, that man is my master, let me call him what I will.

Henry George Quotes , Source: Social Problems (ch. V)

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Whatever day Makes man a slave, takes half his worth away.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Odyssey (bk. XVII, l. 392), (Pope's translation)

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[England] a soil whose air is deemed too pure for slaves to breathe in.

Capel Lofft Quotes , Source: Reports (p. 2, Margrave's Argument)

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Where bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: To the Lord Viscount Forbes, written from the City of Washington

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