Abolition Of Slavery Quotes by George Washington, G. Edward Griffin, Frederick Douglass, William Wilberforce, Gilbert Simondon, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and many others.
I wish from my soul that the legislature of this State could see the policy of a gradual Abolition of Slavery.
If Lincoln’s primary goal in the War was not the abolition of slavery but simply to preserve the Union, the question arises: Why did the Union need preserving? Or, more pointedly, why did the Southern states want to secede?
Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.
You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.
Recognition of the modes of existence of technical objects must be the result of philosophic consideration; what philosophy has to achieve in this respect is analogous to what the abolition of slavery achieved in affirming the worth of the individual human being.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
I build no system. I ask an end to privilege, the abolition of slavery, equality of rights, and the reign of law. Justice, nothing else; that is the alpha and omega of my argument: to others I leave the business of governing the world.
The day is not distant when we must bear and adopt [the abolition of slavery], or worse will follow.
All good men wish the entire abolition of slavery, as soon as it can take place with safety to the public, and for the lasting good of the present wretched race of slaves. The only possible step that could be taken towards it by the convention was to fix a period after which they should not be imported.
When is the Democratic Party going to apologize for being the biggest slave-holding-supporting institution on the planet and sticking with racism for the century after the abolition of slavery?
For centuries the Bible’s emphasis on compassion and love for our neighbor has inspired institutional and governmental expressions of benevolent outreach such as private charity, the establishment of schools and hospitals, and the abolition of slavery.
No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.
Animal Rights is now the greatest Social Justice issue since the abolition of slavery.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Human beings are not property. On the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, let us reaffirm the inherent dignity of all men, women and children. And let us redouble our efforts so that the words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – ‘no one shall be held in slavery or servitude’ – ring true.