Be A Slave Quotes

Be A Slave Quotes by Liang Qichao, Bertrand Russell, Abraham Lincoln, Baltasar Gracian, Thomas Paine, Philip Roth and many others.

Freedom means Freedom for the Group, not Freedom for th

Freedom means Freedom for the Group, not Freedom for the Individual. (…) Men must not be slaves to other men, but they must be slaves to their group. For, if they are not slaves to their own group, they will assuredly become slaves to some other.
Liang Qichao
The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death, because they are greater than anything he finds in himself, and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour.
Bertrand Russell
In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free.
Abraham Lincoln
Do not commit yourself to anybody or anything, for that is to be a slave, a slave to every man Above all, keep yourself free of commitments and obligations – they are the device of another to get you into his power
Baltasar Gracian
A house divided against itself cannot stand.” I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.
Abraham Lincoln
The Grecians and Romans were strongly possessed of the spirit of liberty but not the principle, for at the time they were determined not to be slaves themselves, they employed their power to enslave the rest of mankind.
Thomas Paine
I don’t wish to be a slave any longer to the stringent exigencies of literature.
Philip Roth
Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.
Frederick Douglass
Is base in kind, and born to be a slave.
William Cowper
See, it’s no in between: you’re either free or you’re a slave.
H. Rap Brown
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
If any should be slaves, it should be first those who desire it for themselves, and secondly, those who desire it for others
Abraham Lincoln
Free labor has the inspiration of hope; pure slavery has no hope.
Abraham Lincoln
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
Patrick Henry
So plain that no one, high or low, ever does mistake it, except in a plainly selfish way; for although volume upon volume is written to prove slavery a very good thing, we never hear of the man who wishes to take the good of it, by being a slave himself.
Abraham Lincoln
Slavery is an institution for converting men into monkeys.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Abraham Lincoln recognized that we could not survive as a free land when some men could decide that others were not fit to be free and should therefore be slaves. Likewise, we cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide.
Ronald Reagan