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Top 100 Quotes About Abolition

#1. The abolition and suffrage movements progressed when united and were damaged by division; we should remember that. - Author: Gloria Steinem
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#2. There is no justification for the common claim that Christianity was responsible for the abolition of slavery. The Negro slave trade - a far more infamous practice than slavery in the ancient world - was initiated, carried on and defended by Christian men in Christian countries. - Author: Margaret E. Knight
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#3. The workers of Europe ought to henceforth declare themselves as a class a human impossibility ... they ought to inaugurate within the European beehive an age of a great swarming-out such as has never been seen before - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#4. We cannot justify treating any sentient nonhuman as our property, as a resource, as a thing that we an use and kill for our purposes. - Author: Gary L. Francione
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#5. I do not want to convince Christians to work for the abolition of war, but rather I want us to live recognizing that in the cross of Christ, war has been abolished. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#6. It seems like cloud cuckoo land. If anyone is suggesting that I would go to Parliament and suggest the abolition of the Pound Sterling - no! We have made it quite clear that we will not have a single currency imposed upon us. - Author: Margaret Thatcher
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#7. And here a most heinous charge is made, that the nation has been burdened with unnecessary expenses for the sole purpose of preventing the discharge of our debts and the abolition of taxes. - Author: Robert Walpole
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#8. One of the essential characteristics of the state of exception-the provisional abolition of the distinction among legislative, executive, and judicial powers-here shows its tendency to become a lasting practice of government. - Author: Giorgio Agamben
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#9. Women have always struggled with their men-folk for the abolition of slavery, the liberation of countries from colonialism, the dismantling of apartheid and the attainment of peace. It is now the turn of men to join women in their struggle for equality. - Author: Gertrude Mongella
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#10. But beyond all that, the question that is continually begged is why isn't America leading the way toward total abolition of nuclear weapons. - Author: Dennis Kucinich
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#11. Be faithful, be vigilant, be untiring in your efforts to break every yoke, and let the oppressed go free. Come what may - cost what it may - inscribe on the banner which you unfurl to the breeze, as your religious and political motto - NO COMPROMISE WITH SLAVERY! NO UNION WITH SLAVEHOLDERS - Author: William Lloyd Garrison
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#12. If we as Christians were to take Jesus's command seriously and apply it to everyone without partiality, then it would necessarily require that we demand the abolition of all governments wherever they may exist, as they can only exist by a continuous violation of the Golden Rule - Author: Anonymous
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#13. Insofar as we may at all claim that slavery has been abolished today, we owe its abolition to the practical consequences of science - Author: Albert Einstein
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#14. He also gives a good picture of the profound chaos unleashed in Muslim countries in 1924 by Ataturk's sudden abolition of the caliphate, an institution they had superficially not taken much notice of but which was central to a Muslim's whole identity. - Author: Tom Reiss
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#15. You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know. - Author: William Wilberforce
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#16. I should not regret a fair and full trial of the entire abolition of capital punishment. - Author: James Madison
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#17. The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion. - Author: Karl Marx
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#18. The abolition of bourgeois individuality, bourgeois independence, and bourgeois freedom is undoubtedly aimed at. - Author: Karl Marx
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#19. I don't want a moratorium on the death penalty. I want the abolition of it. I can't understand why a country [USA] that's so committed to human rights doesn't find the death penalty an obscenity. - Author: Desmond Tutu
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#20. Complete self-government for the province [gubernia and region], district and community through bureaucrats elected by universal suffrage; the abolition of all local and provincial authorities appointed by the state. - Author: Vladimir Lenin
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#21. I think then, 1st, that the only safety of the South from abolition universal is to be found in an early dissolution of the Union. - Author: Henry L. Benning
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#22. The entire trend of development is towards abolition of coercive domination of one part of society over another. - Author: Vladimir Lenin
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#23. When I want to find the vanguard of the people I look to the uneasy dreams of an aristocracy and find what they dread most. - Author: Wendell Phillips
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#24. The Curse of poverty has no justification in our age ... The time has come for us to civilize ourselves by the total, direct and immediate abolition of poverty. - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#25. Of course, some will say the goal [of abolition] is a utopian dream of human perfection. We needn't worry. There will be more than enough sins left for everyone to commit after we have taken nuclear bombs away from ourselves. - Author: Jonathan Schell
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#26. It is only by the abolition of the State, by the conquest of perfect liberty by the individual, by free agreement, association, and absolute free federation that we can reach Communism - the possession in common of our social inheritance, and the production in common of all riches. - Author: Peter Kropotkin
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#27. When we fall into the trap of ethnicization and collective responsibility, we collude with Nazi and Soviet propagandists in the abolition of political thought and the lifting of individual agency. What - Author: Timothy Snyder
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#28. With the historic abolition of long-distance charges on 31 December 2000, every telephone call became a local one, and the human race greeted the new millennium by transforming itself into one huge, gossiping family. Like - Author: Arthur C. Clarke
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#29. We Americans pride ourselves on our freedom to speak, to say what we believe. But of what use is it to speak if only those who already agree with us listen? A first step toward the abolition of war is learning to listen with respect and sympathy. - Author: Nel Noddings
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#30. The brutalities of a fight with bare hands, the crushed nasal bones, maimed lips, and other disfigurements, which call for the utter abolition of boxing in the interests of humanity, at once disappear when the contestants cover their hands with large, soft-leather gloves. - Author: John Boyle O'Reilly
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#31. The military prison at Guantanamo was the equivalent of any concentration camp in Nazi Germany, the most shameful example of the cruel and complete abolition of all human rights by the Government, all in the name of the war on terrorism. - Author: Kenneth Eade
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#32. We often forget that the women's rights movement actually grew out of the abolition movement. It is really within abolitionism that many of the leading women's rights advocates gained experience as organizers and lecturers. - Author: Manisha Sinha
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#33. With the abolition of private property, then, we shall have true, beautiful, healthy Individualism. Nobody will waste his life in accumulating things, and the symbols of things. One will live. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#34. We Abolition Women are turning the world upside down. - Author: Angelina Grimke
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#35. Some men say that they should be satisfied with the abolition of untouchability only, leaving the caste system alone. The aim of abolition of untouchability alone without trying to abolish the inequalities inherent in the caste system is a rather low aim. - Author: B.R. Ambedkar
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#36. My life is too short to focus on legislation when I could be making art. So I'm not a copyright reformer, I'm a copyright abolitionist. - Author: Nina Paley
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#37. The day is not distant when we must bear and adopt [the abolition of slavery], or worse will follow. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#38. For us the issue cannot be the alteration of private property but only its annihilation, not the smoothing over of class antagonisms but the abolition of classes not the improvement of the existing society but the foundation of a new one. - Author: Karl Marx
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#39. Hillary Clinton began a New York thank-you tour Friday by calling for the abolition of the Electoral College. No wonder Arkansas never liked her. She hasn't been in office three days and already she's an abolitionist. - Author: Argus Hamilton
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#40. I advocate revolutionary changes ... an end to capitalist exploitation, the abolition of racist policies, the eradication of sexism and the elimination of political repression. If that is a crime, then I am totally guilty - Author: Assata Shakur
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#41. We are advocates of the abolition of war, we do not want war; but war can only be abolished through war. - Author: Mao Zedong
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#42. Those who advocate either slavery or income taxation should be ashamed of themselves. Genuine freedom entails the abolition, not the reform, of income taxation and the IRS, just as genuine freedom entailed the abolition, not the reform, of slavery. - Author: Jacob G. Hornberger
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#43. The atomic bomb survivors ... cannot wait another 50 years. Their highest hope is to see the abolition of nuclear weapons within their own lifetime. It is a steep climb to this goal, but one from which we must never relent. - Author: Iccho Itoh
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#44. The war against the Canadian seal hunt is more than a protest. It is a crusade to bring harmony between the natural world and humanity. All of us who oppose it are dedicated to the protection of life and the abolition of cruelty. - Author: Paul Watson
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#45. The leaders of the world face no greater task than that of avoiding nuclear war. While preserving the cause of freedom, we must seek abolition of war through programs of general and complete disarmament. The Test-Ban Treaty of 1963 represents a significant beginning in this immense undertaking. - Author: Robert Kennedy
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#46. The only solution to the contradictions of capitalism entails the abolition of wage labour. - Author: David Harvey
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#47. Justice needs money; it always has ... whether for abolition of slavery and early women's rights movements or the civil rights and environmental drives of our generation. - Author: Ralph Nader
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#48. I bore silent witness, thinking, There is no army of abolition. This is what the world has for heroes. Ordinary men, squabbling and prideful. Hassling each other, doing their best, busting the world free. And men like me, behind fake papers and clear-glass spectacles, keeping it chained. - Author: Ben H. Winters
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#49. On this International Day for the Abolition of Slavery let us reaffirm the inherent dignity of all men, women and children. And let us redouble our efforts to build societies in which slavery truly is a term for the history books. - Author: Ban Ki-moon
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#50. Because of its exceptional capacity for self-criticism, the West took the initiative in abolishing slavery; the calls for abolition did not resonate even in black Africa, where rival African tribes took black prisoners to be sold as slaves in the West. - Author: Ibn Warraq
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#51. When is the Democratic Party going to apologize for being the biggest slave-holding-supporting institution on the planet and sticking with racism for the century after the abolition of slavery? - Author: Mark Steyn
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#52. So enormous, so dreadful, so irremediable did the [slave] trade's wickedness appear that my own mind was completely made up for abolition. Let the consequences be what they would: I from this time determined that I would never rest until I had effected its abolition. - Author: William Wilberforce
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#53. Even granting that we [humans] face greater harm than laboratory animals presently endure if ... research on these animals is stopped, the animal rights view will not be satisfied with anything less than total abolition. - Author: Tom Regan
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#54. In 1891 the Brazilian Minister of Finance decreed the abolition of history; he ordered the destruction of every document which dealt in any way with slavery or the slave trade; a nation-wide burning of the books. - Author: Manu Herbstein
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#55. I think the best results are obtained by people who work quietly away at limited objectives, such as the abolition of the slave trade, or prison reform, or factory acts, or tuberculosis, not by those who think they can achieve universal justice, or health, or peace. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#56. The law says you have the right to hold a nigger, but begging the law's pardon, it lies ... Is everything right because the law allows it? Suppose they'd pass a law taking away your liberty and making you a slave? - Author: Solomon Northup
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#57. I have reached the conviction that the abolition of the death penalty is desirable. Reasons: 1) Irreparability in the event of an error of justice, 2) Detrimental moral influence of the execution procedure on those who, whether directly or indirectly, have to do with the procedure. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#58. When we ask for the abolition of the State and its organs we are always told that we dream of a society composed of men better than they are in reality. But no; a thousand times, no. All we ask is that men should not be made worse than they are, by such institutions! - Author: Peter Kropotkin
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#59. I believe serious progress (in the abolition of war) can be achieved only when men become organized on an international scale and refuse, as a body, to enter military or war service. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#60. I believe that the abolition of private ownership of land and capital is a necessary step toward any world in which the nations are to live at peace with one another. - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#61. Viewed from the genuine abolition ground, Mr. Lincoln seemed tardy, cold, dull, and indifferent; but measuring him by the sentiment of his country, a sentiment he was bound as a statesman to consult, he was swift, zealous, radical, and determined. - Author: Frederick Douglass
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#62. I have for some time urged that a nuclear abolition summit to mark the effective end of the nuclear era be convened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 70th anniversary of the bombings of those cities, with the participation of national leaders and representatives of global civil society. - Author: Daisaku Ikeda
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#63. For centuries the Bible's emphasis on compassion and love for our neighbor has inspired institutional and governmental expressions of benevolent outreach such as private charity, the establishment of schools and hospitals, and the abolition of slavery. - Author: Ronald Reagan
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#64. Private property is a means, and neither its abolition nor its unrestricted right should be an end in itself - Author: Kenneth E. Boulding
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#65. Anarchism as a political philosophy seeks to dissolve all forms of authority and power, and if possible, wishes their complete abolition. - Author: Peter Marshall
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#66. ZEN is MEDITATION. ARCHY is Social Order. ZENARCHY is the Social Order which springs from Meditation. As a doctrine, it holds Universal Enlightenment a prerequisite to abolition of the State, after which a State will inevitably vanish. Or - that failing - nobody will give a damn. - Author: Kerry Thornley
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#67. How prudently most men creep into nameless graves, while now and then one or two forget themselves into immortality. - Author: Wendell Phillips
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#68. It is time for the rest of the world to join ... in demanding that ALL the nuclear weapons states -including Israel, India and Pakistan, but above all the US and Russia - negotiate concrete steps on a definite time-table toward the global, inspected abolition of nuclear weapons. - Author: Daniel Ellsberg
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#69. The plane of consistency is the abolition of all metaphor; all that consists is Real. - Author: Gilles Deleuze
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#70. All sentient beings should have at least one right - the right not to be treated as property - Author: Gary L. Francione
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#71. Older forms of indentured servanthood and the bond-service of biblical times had often been harsh, but Christian abolitionists concluded that race-based, life-long chattel slavery, established through kidnapping, could not be squared with biblical teaching either in the Old Testament or the New. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#72. The hyperreal is the abolition of the real not by violent destruction, but by its assumption, elevation to the strength of the model. Anticipation, deterrence, preventive transfiguration, etc.: the model acts as a sphere of absorption of the real. - Author: Jean Baudrillard
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#73. George Soros finances liberal immigration policy throughout the Western world and also funds Noel Ignatiev and his "Race Traitor" website dedicated to the abolition of the white race. So - Author: Kevin Macdonald
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#74. It was a marvel, an enigma in abolition latitudes, that the slaves did not rise en-masse, at the beginning of hostilities. - Author: Rebecca Latimer Felton
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#75. Of all parties I now see only one party- The Anarchist- which respects human life, and loudly insists upon the abolition of capital punishment, prison torture and punishment of man by man altogether. - Author: Peter Kropotkin
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#76. An intellectual inferiority of the masses would manifest itself most evidently in their aiming at the abolition of the system in which they themselves are supreme and are served by the elite of the most talented men. - Author: Ludwig Von Mises
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#77. Elimination of illiteracy is as serious an issue to our history as the abolition of slavery. - Author: Maya Angelou
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#78. In the socialist commonwealth every economic change becomes an undertaking whose success can be neither appraised in advance nor later retrospectively determined. There is only groping in the dark. Socialism is the abolition of rational economy. - Author: Ludwig Von Mises
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#79. Recognition of the modes of existence of technical objects must be the result of philosophic consideration; what philosophy has to achieve in this respect is analogous to what the abolition of slavery achieved in affirming the worth of the individual human being. - Author: Gilbert Simondon
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#80. We invite people working for peace to span generations and national boundaries, and gather together to communicate. Let us firmly join hands and foster an even stronger network for nuclear abolition and peace. - Author: Iccho Itoh
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#81. The notion that religion can actually be something ... attached to progressivism seems so bizarre. But all you have to say is that Abolition wouldn't have happened without it. The way in which African Americans managed to achieve a degree of self-determination was through the church. - Author: Simon Schama
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#82. The head of this emancipation is philosophy; its heart is the proletariat. Philosophy cannot be realized without the abolition of the proletariat, the proletariat cannot abolish itself without realizing philosophy. - Author: Karl Marx
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#83. During practically all of my public life, I have been a sincere advocate of an agreement between the leading nations of the world to set up all the necessary international machinery that would bring about a practical abolition of war between civilized nations. - Author: George William Norris
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#84. She didn't tell him white folks couldn't love the same as coloreds. She couldn't love the same neither though, cuz more than half of her was white. - Author: Shannon Celebi
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#85. Among the expected glories of the Constitution, next to the abolition of Slavery was that of Rum. - Author: George Clymer
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#86. Every day one reads meretricious babble about 'globalization' and the abolition of frontiers, most of it amounting to little more than celebration of the worldwide availability of Wheel of Fortune. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#87. If I could see the abolition of slavery... I would sing my nunc dimittis with joy. - Author: Hannah More
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#88. As to a thorough eradication of prostitution, nothing can accomplish that save a complete transvaluation of all accepted values
especially the moral ones
coupled with the abolition of industrial slavery. - Author: Emma Goldman
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#89. I advocate the abolition of all religions, without setting up anything new of the kind. - Author: Richard Carlile
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#90. Woman
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#91. There is one thing we are sure: For the honor of humanity, all the kings and all the queens, all the kingdoms and all the monarchies must be abolished! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#92. Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. - Author: Rodney Stark
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#93. The abolition of domestic slavery is the great object of desire in those colonies, where it was unhappily introduced in their infant state. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#94. The abolition of the class struggle does not mean the abolition of the need to struggle as a principle of development. - Author: Antonio Gramsci
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#95. Should slavery be abolished there, (and it is an event, which, from these circumstances, we may reasonably expect to be produced in time) let it be remembered, that the Quakers will have had the merit of its abolition. - Author: Thomas Clarkson
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#96. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men. When the majority shall at length vote for the abolition of slavery, it will be because they are indifferent to slavery, or because there is but little slavery left to be abolished by their vote. They will then be the only slaves. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#97. My short-term vision is the abolition of nuclear weapons. My long-term vision is the abolition of war. - Author: Joseph Rotblat
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#98. I wish from my soul that the legislature of this State could see the policy of a gradual Abolition of Slavery. - Author: George Washington
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#99. The only result of a truly dedicated campaign to get rid of evil will be the abolition of literally everybody. - Author: Robert Farrar Capon
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#100. I believe that in the end the abolition of war, the maintenance of world peace, the adjustment of international questions by pacific means will come through the force of public opinion, which controls nations and peoples. - Author: Frank B. Kellogg
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