| Servi peregrini, ut primum Galliæ fines penetraverint eodem momento liberi sunt.|
Foreign slaves, as soon as they come within the limits of Gaul, that moment they are free.
Bodinus. Bk. I. Ch. V.
| Lord Mansfield first established the grand doctrine that the air of England is too pure to be breathed by a slave.|
Lord CampbellLives of the Chief Justices. Vol. II. P. 418.
|No more slave States and no more slave territory.|
Salmon P. ChaseResolutions Adopted at the Free-Soil National Convention. Aug. 9, 1848.
| Cotton is king; or slavery in the Light of Political Economy.|
David ChristyTitle of Book, pub. 1855.
| It [Chinese Labour in South Africa] could not, in the opinion of His Majestys Government, be classified as slavery in the extreme acceptance of the word without some risk of terminological inexactitude.|
Winston Churchill in the British House of Commons. Feb. 22, 1906.
| Nimia libertas et populis et privatis in nimiam servitutem cadit.|
Excessive liberty leads both nations and individuals into excessive slavery.
CiceroDe Republica. I. 44.
|Fit in dominatu servitus, in servitute dominatus.|
He is sometimes slave who should be master; and sometimes master who should be slave.
CiceroOratio Pro Rege Deiotaro. XI.
|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 earnd.
CowperTask. Bk. II. L. 29.
|Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs|
Receive our air, that moment they are free;
They touch our country, and their shackles fall.
CowperTask. Bk. II. L. 40.
| 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.|
EmersonThe Assault upon Mr. Sumners Speech. May 26, 1856.
|Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves.|
David GarrickPrologue to Ed. Moores Gamesters.
| 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.|
Wm. Lloyd GarrisonAdopted by the Mass. Anti-Slavery Society. Fanueil Hall. Jan. 27, 1843.
| 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 GeorgeSocial Problems. Ch. V.
| 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.|
James H. HammondSpeech in the U. S. Senate. March, 1858.
|Cotton is King.|
James H. Hammond. Phrase used in the Senate, March, 1858. Gov. Manning of South Carolina, Speech at Columbia, S. C. (1858).
| Whatever day|
Makes man a slave, takes half his worth away.
HomerOdyssey. Bk. XVII. L. 392. Popes trans.
| I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.|
Abraham LincolnSpeech. June 17, 1858.
| In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free,honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve.|
Abraham LincolnAnnual Message to Congress. Dec. 1, 1862.
| [England] a soil whose air is deemed too pure for slaves to breathe in.|
LofftReports. P. 2. Margraves Argument. May 14, 1772.
|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.
LowellStanzas on Freedom.
| The air of England has long been too pure for a slave, and every man is free who breathes it.|
Lord Mansfield. Said in the case of a negro, James Somersett, carried from Africa to Jamaica and sold.
|Execrable son! so to aspire|
Above his brethren, to himself assuming
Authority usurpd, 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.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. XII. L. 64.
| Where bastard Freedom waves|
Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.
MooreTo the Lord Viscount Forbes. Written from the City of Washington.
|And neer shall the sons of Columbia be slaves,|
While the earth bears a plant, or the sea rolls its waves.
Robert PaineOde. Adams and Liberty. (1798).
|Base is the slave that pays.|
Henry V. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 100.
|You have among you many a purchasd slave,|
Which, like your asses and your dogs and mules,
You use in abject and in slavish parts,
Because you bought them.
Merchant of Venice. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 90.
| Englishmen never will be slaves; they are free to do whatever the Government and public opinion allow them to do.|
Bernard ShawMan and Superman.
|Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still,|
Slavery! said Istill thou art a bitter draught.
SterneSentimental Journey. The Passport. The Hotel at Paris.
| By the Law of Slavery, man, created in the image of God, is divested of the human character, and declared to be a mere chattel.|
Chas. SumnerThe Anti-Slavery Enterprise. Address at New York. May 9, 1859.
| Where Slavery is there Liberty cannot be; and where Liberty is there Slavery cannot be.|
Chas. SumnerSlavery and the Rebellion. Speech before the New York Young Mens Republican Union. Nov. 5, 1864.
| They [the blacks] had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.|
Roger B. TaneyThe Dred Scot Case. See Howards Rep. Vol. XIX. P. 407.
| Slavery is also as ancient as war, and war as human nature.|
VoltairePhilosophical Dictionary. Slaves.
| I never mean, unless some particular circumstances should compel me to do it, to possess another slave by purchase, it being among my first wishes to see some plan adopted by which slavery in this country may be abolished by law.|
George WashingtonFarewell Address.
| That execrable sum of all villanies commonly called the Slave-trade.|
John WesleyJournal. Feb. 12, 1792.
| A Christian! going, gone!|
Who bids for Gods own image?for his grace,
Which that poor victim of the market-place
Hath in her suffering won?
WhittierVoices of Freedom. The Christian Slave.
|Our fellow-countrymen in chains!|
Slavesin a land of light and law!
Slavescrouching on the very plains
Where rolled the storm of Freedoms war!
WhittierVoices of Freedom. Stanzas.
|What! mothers from their children riven!|
What! Gods own image bought and sold!
AMERICANS to market driven,
And bartered as the brute for gold!
WhittierVoices of Freedom. Stanzas.