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Quotes of the Day for 20 March 2002 – Slavery

On this day in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe published "Uncle Tom's Cabin," the first American novel with a black here and the book Abraham Lincoln considered the catalyst of the War Between the States. The book was the second-highest selling title in the US during the nineteenth century, following the Bible. Here are some thoughts on slavery.

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The quotes:

It stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there is service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be master.
     - Ayn Rand

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
     - William Pitt

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
     - Henry Peter Brougham

There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.
     - Helen Keller

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


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