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I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. (Quote by - Abraham Lincoln)

The man who gives me employment, which I must have or suffer, that man is my master, let me call him what I will. (Quote by - Henry George)

The air of England has long been too pure for a slave, and every man is free who breathes it. (Quote by - Sir James Mansfield)

In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free,--honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. (Quote by - Abraham Lincoln)

Lord Mansfield first established the grand doctrine that the air of England is too pure to be breathed by a slave. (Quote by - Lord John Campbell, first Baron Campbell)

Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free; They touch our country, and their shackles fall. (Quote by - William Cowper)

Englishmen never will be slaves; they are free to do whatever the Government and public opinion allow them to do. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

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. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Execrable son! so to aspire Above his brethren, to himself assuming Authority usurp'd, from God not given. He gave us only over beast, fish, fowl, Dominion absolute; that right we hold By his donation; but man over men He made not lord; such title to himself Reserving, human left from human free. (Quote by - John Milton)

No more slave States and no more slave territory. (Quote by - Salmon Portland Chase)

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 immediately annulled. (Quote by - William Lloyd Garrison)

Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves. (Quote by - David Garrick)

Excessive liberty leads both nations and individuals into excessive slavery. (Quote by - Cicero)

Base is the slave that pays. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Foreign slaves, as soon as they come within the limits of Gaul, that moment they are free. (Quote by - Jean Bodinus)

He is sometimes slave who should be master; and sometimes master who should be slave. (Quote by - Cicero)

Whatever day Makes man a slave, takes half his worth away. (Quote by - Homer)

It [Chinese Labour in South Africa] could not, in the opinion of His Majesty's Government, be classified as slavery in the extreme acceptance of the word without some risk of terminological inexactitude. (Quote by - Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill)

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. (Quote by - William Cowper)

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 immediately annulled. (Quote by - William Lloyd Garrison)

The very mudsills of society. We call them slaves. But I will not characterize that class at the North with that term; but you have it. It is there, it is everywhere, it is eternal. (Quote by - James H. Hammond)

Cotton is king; or slavery in the Light of Political Economy. (Quote by - David Christy)

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. (Quote by - James Russell Lowell)

And ne'er shall the sons of Columbia be slaves, While the earth bears a plant, or the sea rolls its waves. (Quote by - Robert Treat Paine)


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