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There is no slavery but ignorance.

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Flora Tristan

What a revolting contrast exists in England between the slavery of women and the intellectual superiority of women writers.

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Simone de Beauvoir

When we abolish the slavery of half of humanity, together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies, then the "division" of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form.

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"Man's inhumanity to man" is not the last word. The truth lies deeper. It is economic slavery, the savage struggle for a crumb, that has converted mankind into wolves and sheep.

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Publilius Syrus

Debt is the slavery of the free.

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It is slavery to live in the mind unless it has become part of the body.

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Bob Marley

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds.

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Oscar Wilde

The fact is, that civilization requires slaves. The Greeks were quite right there. Unless there are slaves to do the ugly, horrible, uninteresting work, culture, and contemplation become almost impossible. Human slavery is wrong, insecure, and demoralizing. On mechanical slavery, on the slavery of the machine, the future of the world depends.

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Seneca

The most onerous slavery is to be a slave to oneself.

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Thomas Carlyle

Enjoy things which are pleasant; that is not the evil: it is the reducing of our moral self to slavery by them that is.

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