Enslavement Quotes

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Niemand ist mehr Sklave, als der sich für frei hält, ohne es zu sein.

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Elective Affinities

Irvin D. Yalom
“Marriage and its entourage of possession and jealousy enslave the spirit.”
Irvin D. Yalom, When Nietzsche Wept

Evita Ochel
“Until you realize how easily it is for your mind to be manipulated, you remain the puppet of someone else's game.”
Evita Ochel

Alexandra Katehakis
“Intensity-seeking is an enslavement of our own perpetuation. When we step out of the delirium of always seeking someone new, and meet the same old sad and lonely child within, our healing journey begins. Exhausting ourselves with novelty is a defense against our deepest pain, one that we cannot outrun. But once we stop and feel our losses, we can begin our healing journey and be the authentic, joyous person we were born to be.”
Alexandra Katehakis, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.
“It isn't a coincidence that governments everywhere want to educate children. Government education, in turn, is supposed to be evidence of the state's goodness and its concern for our well-being. The real explanation is less flattering. If the government's propaganda can take root as children grow up, those kids will be no threat to the state apparatus. They'll fasten the chains to their own ankles.”
Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.

Chuck Palahniuk
“We have to show these men and women freedom by enslaving them, and show them courage by frightening them.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“Perhaps, there is no such person who can be called truly free, but only those who can be deemed so by comparison.”
Ashim Shanker, Sinew of the Social Species

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Although it would lead me to believe otherwise, fear has little interest in intimidating me. Rather, it much prefers to enslave me.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Many if not most slaves would have each readily jumped, and many if not most slaves would each readily jump, at the opportunity to be a master, if such an opportunity presents or had presented itself.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Evita Ochel
“Fear is what created the monster in the room, and in order to overcome the many problems and enslavements that we have today, it is not about getting rid of the monster, but about getting rid of the fear.”
Evita Ochel

Anthony  Ryan
“Your realm is an insane place. In Volaria, no-one goes hungry, slaves are no use when they starve. Those freeborn too lazy or lacking in intelligence to turn sufficient profit to feed themselves are made slaves so they can generate wealth for those deserving of freedom, and be fed in return. Here, your people are chained by their freedom, free to starve and beg from the rich. It's disgusting.”
Anthony Ryan, Tower Lord

N.K. Jemisin
“Given a choice between death and the barest possibility of acceptance, they were desperate, and we used that. We made them desperate.”
N.K. Jemisin, The Obelisk Gate

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Among other possibilities, money was invented to make it possible for a foolish man to control wise men; a weak man, strong men; a child, old men; an ignorant man, knowledgeable men; and for a dwarf to control giants.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Shannon L. Alder
“Life has always been a series of the same choices: enslavement, apathy or freedom.”
Shannon L. Alder

Thomas Carlyle
“Venerable to me is the hard hand; crooked & coarse; wherein notwithstanding lies a cunning virtue indefeasibly royal as the Scepter of this Planet. Hardly entreated Brother! For us was thy way so bent, for us were thy straight limb & fingers so deformed; thou wert our Conscript on whom the lot fell, & fighting our battles wert so marred. For in thee too lay a God-created Form, but it is not unfolded. Encrusted must it stand with the thick adhesions & defacements of labor, & thy body, thy soul, was no to know Freedom.”
Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus

“Our streets are littered with university graduates holding paper certificates and looking for a way to enslave themselves again under a boss in the name of looking for a job.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

Emilyann Girdner
“My strings are being pulled, this time by a different puppet master.”
Emilyann Girdner, The Labyrinth Wall

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It is not the chains of some tyrant that robs us of freedom. Rather, it is the staleness of our attitude.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“A job is a contract whereby you sell out a bit of your life daily”
Sunday Adelaja

“The desire to get money through jobs enslaves us”
Sunday Adelaja

“Authentic acts of goodness set you free; they don't enslave you.”
Kathy Jo Nicholson

“The world system enslaves through jobs”
Sunday Adelaja

“If you enslave me with fake money, and I realize enslavement is fake. Its in your best interest to set me free!”
Tice Davids aka David T. Parker

Tracey Bond
“To live with unforgiveness is to become a captive cultured citizen whose taxation is that of demonically ticketed torment.”
Tracey Bond, Spirit Fed Entrepreneur: Growing Your Business with a Fearless Mindset

“The caged animal despairs.”
Marty Rubin

Noam Chomsky
“It is clear enough why both major propaganda systems insist upon this fantasy. Since its origins, the Soviet State has attempted to harness the energies of its own population and oppressed people elsewhere in the service of the men who took advantage of the popular ferment in Russia in 1917 to seize State power. One major ideological weapon employed to this end has been the claim that the State managers are leading their own society and the world towards the socialist ideal; an impossibility, as any socialist — surely any serious Marxist — should have understood at once (many did), and a lie of mammoth proportions as history has revealed since the earliest days of the Bolshevik regime. The taskmasters have attempted to gain legitimacy and support by exploiting the aura of socialist ideals and the respect that is rightly accorded them, to conceal their own ritual practice as they destroyed every vestige of socialism.

As for the world’s second major propaganda system, association of socialism with the Soviet Union and its clients serves as a powerful ideological weapon to enforce conformity and obedience to the State capitalist institutions, to ensure that the necessity to rent oneself to the owners and managers of these institutions will be regarded as virtually a natural law, the only alternative to the ‘socialist’ dungeon.”
Noam Chomsky

N.K. Jemisin
“I resist the urge to claim some of the pretty purple flowers for myself, though Gaewha tries the scissors and then clutches some flowers in her hand, tightly, fiercely. We have never been allowed possessions of our own. [...] Gaewha huddles in a corner with the scissors, ready to defend her flowers to the death.”
N.K. Jemisin, The Stone Sky

Arturo Pérez-Reverte
“Love, Don Jaime, love," he went on after a moment of sad reflection. "That is the only thing that can make us happy and, paradoxically, it is also the thing that condemns us to our worst torments. To love is to be enslaved.”
Arturo Pérez-Reverte, The Fencing Master

Margaret Atwood
“But if you happen to be a man some time in the future, and you've made it this far, please remember: you will never be subjected to the temptation of feeling you must forgive a man as a woman. It's difficult to resist, believe me. But remember that forgiveness, too, is a power; to beg for it is a power, and to withhold it or bestow it is a power, perhaps the greatest.

Maybe none of this is about control. Maybe it isn't really about who can own whom, who can do what to whom and get away with it even as far as death. Maybe it isn't about who can sit and who has to kneel or stand or lie down, legs spread open. Maybe it's about who can do what to whom, and be forgiven for it. Never tell me it amounts to the same thing.”
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

“Freedom from enslavement comes from the wisdom in the knowledge that we are all, in essence, free within our souls.”
Anthony T. Hincks

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