Quotes have always played an important role in the fight against human trafficking. Throughout our time of research, we've collected a good amount of slavery-related quotes from respectable sources and placed them here for you to view. If you would like to suggest that we add a quote, simply click the "Submit a quote" button.


Abraham Lincoln

President, 1809-1865

"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."

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William Wilberforce

Abolitionist, 1759-1833

"You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know."

Martin Luther King Jr.

Rights Activist, 1929-1968

"As long as the mind is enslaved, the body can never be free. Psychological freedom, a firm sense of self-esteem, is the most powerful weapon against the long night of physical slavery."

Maria W. Chapman

Abolitionist, 1806-1885

"Slavery can only be abolished by raising the character of the people who compose the nation; and that can be done only by showing them a higher one."

Kevin Bales

Free The Slaves, 1952-Pres.

"Slavery is theft - theft of a life, theft of work, theft of any property or produce, theft even of the children a slave might have borne."

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