To be one's own master is to be the slave of self.
The person who is master of their passions is reason's slave.
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.
A slave has but one master. An ambition man, has as many as there are people who helped him get his fortune.
If all men are born free, why is it that all women are born slaves?
What we determine we often break. Purpose is but the slave to memory.
Your secret is your prisoner; once you reveal it, you become its slave.
We are slaves to whatever we don't understand
To limit the press is to insult a nation;
to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.
A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.
You are a slave to what you do say, a master of what you don't say.
I cannot be fired. Slaves have to be sold.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions.
Out of the huts of history's shame
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted.
This is the artist, then, life's hungry man, the glutton of eternity, beauty's miser, glory's slave.
Liberty is being free from the things we don't like in order to be slaves of the things we do like.
He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals;
love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.