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)
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.
Quotes , Source: Task (bk. II, l. 29)
I do not see how a barbarous community and a civilized community
can constitute a state. I think we must get rid of slavery or we
must get rid of freedom.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quotes , Source: The Assault upon Mr. Sumner's Speech
Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves.
Quotes , Source: Prologue to Edward Moore's Gamesters
Resolved, That the compact which exists between the North and the
South is a covenant with death and an agreement with hell;
involving both parties in atrocious criminality, and should be
- William Lloyd Garrison,
William Lloyd Garrison
Quotes , Source: adopted by the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society at Fanueil Hall
The man who gives me employment, which I must have or suffer,
that man is my master, let me call him what I will.
Quotes , Source: Social Problems (ch. V)
[England] a soil whose air is deemed too pure for slaves to
Quotes , Source: Reports (p. 2, Margrave's Argument)
They are slaves who fear to speak
For the fallen and the weak;
. . . .
They are slaves who dare not be
In the right with two or three.
James Russell Lowell
Quotes , Source: Stanzas on Freedom (last stanza)
Where bastard Freedom waves
Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.
Quotes , Source: To the Lord Viscount Forbes, written from the City of Washington