Slave

Famous quotes containing the word slave:

    Do not discourage your children from hoarding, if they have a taste to it; whoever lays up his penny rather than part with it for a cake, at least is not the slave of gross appetite; and shows besides a preference always to be esteemed, of the future to the present moment.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    In some withdrawn, unpublic mead
    Let me sigh upon a reed,
    Or in the woods, with leafy din,
    Whisper the still evening in:
    Some still work give me to do,—
    Only—be it near to you!
    For I’d rather be thy child
    And pupil, in the forest wild,
    Than be the king of men elsewhere,
    And most sovereign slave of care:
    To have one moment of thy dawn,
    Than share the city’s year forlorn.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    To give liberty to a slave before he understands its value is, perhaps, rather to impose a penalty than to bestow a blessing ...
    Frances Wright (1795–1852)