|C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.|
| It is fit and necessary that some persons in the world should be in love with a splendid servitude.|
| Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves.|
| Servitude seizes on few, but many seize on her.|
| Slavery is as ancient as war, and war as human nature.|
| Servitude is inherent; we are all slaves to duty or to force.|
Marguerite de Valois.
| All are born to observe laws; few are born to establish them.|
| We become willing servants to the good by the bonds their virtues lay upon us.|
Sir P. Sidney.
| To use the hands in making quicklime into mortar is better than to cross them on the breast in attendance on a prince.|
| I have been formerly so silly as to hope that every servant I had might be made a friend; I am now convinced that the nature of servitude generally bears a contrary tendency. Peoples characters are to be chiefly collected from their education and place in life; birth itself does but little.|
| Men in great places are thrice servants,servants of the sovereign or state, servants of fame, and servants of business; so that they have no freedom, neither in their persons, nor in their actions, nor in their times.|