Quotes of Bondage

“ A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty is worth a whole eternity in bondage. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ Man has no right to kill his brother, it is no excuse that he does so in uniform. He only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder. ”

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

“ When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery. ”

- Maxim Gorky

“ Bondage is… subjection to external influences and internal negative thoughts and attitudes. ”

- W. Clement Stone

“ 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

“ Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery. ”

- Frank Herbert

“ Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child. ”

- Dan Quayle

“ All fear is bondage. ”

- Unknown

“ Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree. ”

- Rabindranath Tagore

“ It is he who has broken the bond of marriage — not I. I only break its bondage. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Only necessity understood, and bondage to the highest is identical with true freedom. ”

- William James

“ The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married. ”

- Cyril Connolly

“ The individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ There are always risks in freedom. The only risk in bondage is breaking free. ”

- Gita Bellin

“ There is a sort of subjection which is the peculiar heritage of largeness and of love; and strength is often only another name for willing bondage to irremediable weakness. ”

- George Eliot

“ What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage. ”

- Bruce Barton

“ Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. ”

- Abraham Lincoln

“ Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful and valued because they confer power; they are hated because they are hideous and loathed because they impose slavery. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude. ”

- Alexis De Tocqueville

“ Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom. ”

- Alexis De Tocqueville

“ In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. ”

- Abraham Lincoln

“ A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs… ”

- Epicurus

“ Impatience is the mark of independence, not of bondage. ”

- Marianne Moore

“ We are in bondage to the law so that we might be free. ”

- Cicero

“ The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave. His fetters fall… freedom and slavery are mental states. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves. ”

- David Garrick

“ As long as the mind is enslaved, the body can never be free. Psychological freedom, a firm sense of self-esteem, is the most powerful weapon against the long night of physical slavery. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ Education is indoctrination, if you're white - subjugation if you're black. ”

- James Baldwin

“ In durance vile here must I wake and weep, And all my frowsy couch in sorrow steep. ”

- Robert Burns

“ They are slaves who fear to speak,For the fallen and the weak. ”

- James Russell Lowell
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