- "You live in a narrow world as a slave. You understand all the harms that could befall you, and you make your peace with them. You accept that state of fear because there is no other choice, and because there is a certain security to so intimately knowing the threats facing you."— Elijah, ScionFry: You know what the worst thing about being a slave is? They make you work all day but they don't pay you or let you go.Leela: That's the ONLY thing about being a slave."Slavery is also as ancient as war, and war as human nature. "—Voltaire, Dictionnaire philosophique portatif"But is there any one thus intended by nature to be a slave, and for whom such a condition is expedient and right, or rather is not all slavery a violation of nature?There is no difficulty in answering this question, on grounds both of reason and of fact. For that some should rule and others be ruled is a thing not only necessary, but expedient; from the hour of their birth, some are marked out for subjection, others for rule."
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