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1. "Telling people they don't have a sin nature doesn't promote sin anymore than telling a slave they are free promotes slavery."
Author: D.R. Silva
2. "She was particularly curious about the Viginians, wondering if, as slaveholders, they had the necessary commitment to the cause of freedom. "I have," she wrote, "sometimes been ready to think that the passions for liberty cannot be equally strong in the breasts of those who have been accustomed to deprive their fellow creature of theirs." What she felt about those in Massachusetts who owned slaves, including her own father, she did not say, but she need not have--John knew her mind on the subject. Writing to him during the First Congress, she had been unmistakably clear: "I wish most sincerely there was not a slave in the province. It always seemed a most iniquitous scheme to me--[to] fight ourselves for what we are daily robbing and plundering from those who have as good a right to freedom as we have."
Author: David McCullough
3. "Holy water cannot help you nowA thousand armies couldn't keep me outSee, I've come to burn your kingdom downI've come to smoke you outSeven devils all around youSeven devils in my houseSee, I was dead when I woke up this morning,And I'll be dead before the day is doneAnd now all your love will be exorcisedAnd we will find your sayings to be paradoxAnd it's an even sumIt's a symphonyIt's a battle cryThey can keep me alive‘Til I tear the walls‘Til I slave you heartAnd they take your soulAnd what have we done?"
Author: Florence Welch
4. "And I particularly like the whole thing of being boss. Boss and employee... It's the slave quality that I find very alluring."
Author: Hugh Grant
5. "My father was a slave to capitalist ideology. He didn't know what he was doing.""You mean you went to an expensive school?"
Author: Ian Rankin
6. "A slave government is an oligarchy; and one, too, of the most arbitrary and criminal character."
Author: Lysander Spooner
7. "A religious woman is a slave that advocates the slavery."
Author: M.F. Moonzajer
8. "There is between sleep and us something like a pact, a treaty with no secret clauses, and according to this convention it is agreed that, far from being a dangerous, bewitching force, sleep will become domesticated and serve as an instrument of our power to act. We surrender to sleep, but in the way that the master entrusts himself to the slave who serves him."
Author: Maurice Blanchot
9. "Having enough money has to go hand in hand with living in a way that you're not being a slave to your possessions."
Author: Patton Oswalt
10. "Propelled by freedom of faith, gender equality and economic justice for all, India will become a modern nation. Minor blemishes cannot cloak the fact that India is becoming such a modern nation: no faith is in danger in our country, and the continuing commitment to gender equality is one of the great narratives of our times."
Author: Pranab Mukherjee
11. "They lived in a great city, a metropolis of many narratives that converged briefly and then separated for ever, discovering their different dooms in that crowd of stories through which all of us, following our own destinies, had to push and shove to find our way through, or out."
Author: Salman Rushdie
12. "Noise was on her list of slave sins, which we knew by heart. Number one: stealing. Number two: disobedience. Number three: laziness. Number four: noise. A slave was supposed to be like the Holy Ghost—don't see it, don't hear it, but it's always hovering round on ready."
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
13. "She said it again, "I'm tired." She wanted me to tell her it was all right, to get her spirit and go on, but I couldn't say it. I told her, "Course you're tired. You worked hard your whole life. That's all you did was work." "Don't you remember me for that. Don't you remember I'm a slave and work hard. When you think of me, you say, she never belong to those people. She never belong to nobody but herself." She closed her eyes. "You remember that." "I will, mauma."
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
14. "No wonder prostitution is so rampant in China, I mused as I watched the four girls watch us: why stand on your feet all day for slave wages when you can get rich on your back?"
Author: Tom Carter
15. "I wanted to be a great white hunter, a prospector for gold, or a slave trader. But then, when I was eight, my parents sent me to a boarding school in South Africa. It was the equivalent of a British public school with cold showers, beatings and rotten food. But what it also had was a library full of books."
Author: Wilbur Smith

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It's never quite right, all the things we are taught, all the loves we chase, all the deaths we die, all the lives we live."
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