Emancipation Quotes

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Virginia Woolf
“The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

Saddam Hussein
“Women make up one half of society. Our society will remain backward and in chains unless its women are liberated, enlightened and educated.”
Saddam Hussein, The Revolution and Woman in Iraq

Susan B. Anthony
“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.”
Susan B. Anthony

Bruce Lee
“Bring the mind into sharp focus and make it alert so that it can immediately intuit truth, which is everywhere. The mind must be emancipated from old habits, prejudices, restrictive thought processes and even ordinary thought itself.”
Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do

Marcus Garvey
“We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery, for though others may free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is our only ruler; sovereign.”
Marcus Garvey

Angela Y. Davis
“Pregressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensity social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation”
Angela Davis

Ralph Ellison
“Words of Emancipation didn't arrive until the middle of June so they called it Juneteenth. So that was it, the night of Juneteenth celebration, his mind went on. The celebration of a gaudy illusion.
Ralph Ellison, Juneteenth

“Do the little things. In the future when you look back, they'd have made the greatest change.”
Nike Thaddeus

Guy de Maupassant
“By nature independent, gay, even exuberant, seductively responsive and given to those spontaneous sallies that sparkle in the conversation of certain daughters of Paris who seem to have inhaled since childhood the pungent breath of the boulevards laden with the nightly laughter of audiences leaving theaters, Madame de Burne's five years of bondage had nonetheless endowed her with a singular timidity which mingled oddly with her youthful mettle, a great fear of saying too much, of going to far, along with a fierce yearning for emancipation and a firm resolve never again to compromise her freedom.”
Guy de Maupassant, Alien Hearts

Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
“Even today, regardless of the quarrels women may pick in the cause of emancipation, the reality is that, in the present world order, it's the men who eventually grant emancipation, not we women. ... it's the masters who freed the slave of the world, people belonging to the masterclass who fought for the cause. The slaves didn't earn their freedom by wrangling or arguing. That's the way things are. It's the law of the world: the strong emancipate the weak from the bondage of the strong. So also, men alone can liberate women. The responsibility lies with them.”
Saratchandra Chattopadhyay

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some things are not worth dying for, but without them life is not worth living.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Decoration Day--
created to honor
the enslaved African-Americans
in the Civil War
who fought for their own emancipation
and liberation
and for the health and integrity of
this country.
American History stole that one, too.
Made it Memorial Day.
All Soldiers Matter?”
Shellen Lubin

Isaiah Senones
“Why would you want to join a club that does not want you as a member? If a club does not want you as a member, start your own club.”
Isaiah Senones

Abraham Lincoln
“I am approached with the most opposite opinions and advice, and that by religious men, who are equally certain that they represent the Divine will. I am sure that either the one or the other is mistaken in that belief, and perhaps in some respects both. I hope it will not be irreverent for me to say that if it is probable that God would reveal his will to others, on a point so connected with my duty, it might be supposed he would reveal it directly to me; for, unless I am more deceived in myself than I often am, it is my earnest desire to know the will of Providence in this matter. And if I can learn what it is, I will do it! These are not, however, the days of miracles, and I suppose it will be granted that I am not to expect a direct revelation. I must study the plain, physical facts of the case, ascertain what is possible and learn what appears to be wise and right.”
Abraham Lincoln

Amit Ray
“Meditation is interacting with truth inside and scientific research is interacting with truth outside. Both are required for human evolution, emancipation and empowerment.”
Amit Ray, Compassionate Artificial Intelligence

Maya Angelou
“Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave.”
Maya Angelou

“Sersem ürer, genişler ama kendini geliştirmez.”
Fabio De Propris

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“What some people regard as freedom is slavery wearing makeup … a push-up bra … and a corset.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Martin Luther King Jr.
“For a hundred years since emancipation, Negroes had searched for the elusive path to freedom. They knew that they had to fashion a body of tactics suitable for their unique and special conditions. The words of the Constitution had declared them free, but life had told them that they were a twice-burdened people—they lived in the lowest stratum of society, and within it they were additionally imprisoned by a caste of color.”
Martin Luther King Jr., Why We Can't Wait

Slavoj Žižek
“you are given the freedom of choice on one condition. that you make the right choice”
Slavoj Žižek

“Their [Lacadaemonian] women, it is said, were bold and masculine, overbearing to their husbands in the first place, absolute mistresses in their houses, giving their opinions about public matters freely, and speaking openly even on the most important subjects.”
Plutarch, Plutarch's Lives: Volume I

Abhijit Naskar
“Whitewashed World (The Sonnet)

In 2022 I sent my record of most sonnets to Guinness,
They rejected me saying, I lack skill and significance.
It's a white people's world after all, like it or not,
We wouldn't want the little white poets to take offence!
My skin doesn't radiate the glory of talcum powder,
So I'm supposed to be thankful for the white hand-me-downs.
Mine is not to seek recognition in a whitewashed world,
Mine is to keep on struggling with my vigor's last ounce.
In a world where top white export is but oppression,
Everything is ten times less difficult if you are white.
A mermaid of color tickles the conquerors the wrong way,
White people's Nobel disproportionately goes to the whites.
Whether you recognize me or not, I neither care nor mind.
The reason I write this, so humankind becomes human and kind.”
Abhijit Naskar, Corazon Calamidad: Obedient to None, Oppressive to None

Leszek Kołakowski
“it was Marx who declared that the whole idea of Communism could be summed up in a single formula—the abolition of private property; that the state of the future must take over the centralized management of the means of production, and that the abolition of capital meant the abolition of wage-labour. There was nothing flagrantly illogical in deducing from this that the expropriation of the bourgeoisie and the nationalization of industry and agriculture would bring about the general emancipation of mankind.”
Leszek Kołakowski, Main Currents Of Marxism: The Founders, The Golden Age, The Breakdown

Martin Luther King Jr.
“All the talk and publicity accompanying the centennial [of the Emancipation Proclamation] only served to remind the Negro that he still wasn't free, that he still lived a form of slavery disguised by certain niceties of complexity. As the then Vice-President, Lyndon B. Johnson, phrased it: "Emancipation was a Proclamation but not a fact." The pen of the Great Emancipator had moved the Negro into the sunlight of physical freedom, but actual conditions had left him behind in the shadow of political, psychological, social, economic and intellectual bondage. In the South, discrimination faced the Negro in its obvious and glaring forms. In the North, it confronted him in hidden and subtle disguise.

The Negro also had to recognize that one hundred years after emancipation he lived on a lonely island of economic insecurity in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. Negroes are still at the bottom of the economic ladder. They live within two concentric circles of segregation. One imprisons them on the basis of color, while the other confines them within a separate culture of poverty. The average Negro is born into want and deprivation. His struggle to escape his circumstances is hindered by color discrimination. He is deprived of normal education and normal social and economic opportunities. When he seeks opportunity, he is told, in effect, to lift himself by his own bootstraps, advice which does not take into account the fact that he is barefoot.”
Martin Luther King Jr., Why We Can't Wait

Neelam Saxena Chandra
“My experience has taught me that education is the sole tool which has the power to emancipate one from this struggle”
Neelam Saxena Chandra, Skylines

Maggie Nelson
“I’ve long had reservations about the emancipatory rhetoric of past eras, especially the kind that treats liberation as a one-time event or event horizon. Nostalgia for prior notions of liberation—many of which depend heavily upon mythologies of revelation, violent upheaval, revolutionary machismo, and teleological progress—often strikes me as not useful or worse in the face of certain present challenges, such as global warming.”
Maggie Nelson, On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint

Neil Mach
“A genuine kiss is the most authentic proof of emancipation”
Neil Mach, Ask Phyliss Fannock

“Many of my proposals are aimed at freeing humans so they can discover and pursue their personal interests and purpose, while existing education and job loop systems stand in opposition to this freedom.”
Albert Wenger

Seth King
“Being okay with being gay, or different, means nothing until you love all of your gayness and different-ness. Really, the “manliest” move of all is just looking in the mirror, shutting out the noise of the world, and deciding to be nothing but yourself.”
Seth King, Fem

“Modern Slavery is the lack of emancipation from Mental Slavery.”
Dr Ikoghene S Aashikpelokhai

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