Abolished quotes:

  • Slavery can never be abolished. -- James Henry Hammond
  • poverty is obsolete and hunger is abolished -- W.S. Gilbert
  • The state is not abolished, it withers away. -- Friedrich Engels
  • Standing armies shall in time be totally abolished. -- Immanuel Kant
  • War cannot be abolished unless classes are abolished. -- Vladimir Lenin
  • The laws of circumstance are abolished by new circumstances. -- Napoleon Bonaparte
  • The immoral profession of musical criticism must be abolished. -- Richard Wagner
  • Charity should be abolished; and be replaced by justice. -- Norman Bethune
  • War cannot be humanized. It can only be abolished. -- Albert Einstein
  • Slavery has never been abolished from America's way of thinking. -- Nina Simone
  • Current illusion is that science has abolished all natural laws. -- Marshall McLuhan
  • Modern marriage has lost its meaning--consequently it is being abolished. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
  • The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us. -- John F. Kennedy
  • I have come to think that capital punishment should be abolished. -- Jack Kemp
  • Child psychology and child psychiatry cannot be reformed. They must be abolished. -- Thomas Szasz
  • War can only be abolished by the establishment of a world government. -- Bertrand Russell
  • Chinese civilisation is so systematic that wild animals have been abolished on principle. -- Aleister Crowley
  • Relegating women to second-class citizenship was abolished when Jesus died on the cross. -- Tony Campolo
  • Comfort becomes a goal when distinctions of rank are abolished and privileges destroyed. -- Alexis de Tocqueville
  • Slavery was never abolished, it was only extended to include all the colors. -- Charles Bukowski
  • City governments ought to be abolished, if only as a public health measure. -- L. Neil Smith
  • It's not that hard to say slavery is wrong after we've abolished it. -- Shane Claiborne
  • Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life. -- Aristophanes
  • A corrupt practice may be abolished, but a soiled imagination is not easily cleansed. -- Hannah More
  • Titles are abolished; and the American Republic swarms with men claiming and bearing them. -- William Makepeace Thackeray
  • We have abolished the death penalty for humans, so why should it continue for animals? -- Brigitte Bardot
  • Political parties in Italy are so stupid and expensive that they deserve to be abolished. -- William C. Brown
  • By the year 1982 the graduated income tax will have practically abolished major differences in wealth. -- Irwin Edman
  • Italian politicians are stupid and expensive, that's why they should be fired, abolished, or better eliminated. -- William C. Brown
  • I do not know the word 'quit.' Either I never did, or I have abolished it. -- Susan Butcher
  • So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery,I am rejoiced that slavery is abolished. -- Robert E. Lee
  • May the death penalty, an unworthy punishment still used in some countries, be abolished throughout the world. -- Pope John Paul II
  • Darwin abolished special creations, contributed the Origin of Species and hitched all life together in one unbroken procession. -- Mark Twain
  • It is my ambition to be, as a private individual, abolished and voided from history, leaving it markless. -- William Faulkner
  • I believe that cronyism is nothing more than welfare for the rich and powerful, and should be abolished. -- Charles Koch
  • Darwin abolished special creations, contributed the Origin of Species and hitched all life together in one unbroken procession." -- Mark Twain
  • Were cricket and football abolished, it would bring upon the masses nothing but misery, depression, sloth, indiscipline and disorder. -- F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead
  • Is it capitalism or states that must be destroyed in order to get peace, or must both be abolished? -- Kenneth Waltz
  • Beggars should be entirely abolished! Truly, it is annoying to give to them and annoying not to give to them. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
  • What shall we do with...the Jews?...I advise that safe-conduct on the highways be abolished completely for the Jews. -- Martin Luther
  • No slavery can be abolished without a double emancipation, and the master will benefit by freedom more than the freed-man. -- Thomas Huxley
  • It is the earnest hope of our people that the world may see the day when all nuclear weapons are abolished. -- Eisaku Sato
  • We are advocates of the abolition of war, we do not want war; but war can only be abolished through war. -- Mao Zedong
  • The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security. -- Thomas Paine
  • A God who did not abolish suffering-worse , a God who abolished sin precisely by suffering-is a scandal to the modern mind. -- Peter Kreeft
  • Women are all the bloody sameyou can't love for five minutes without wanting it abolished in brats and house bloody wifery. -- Samuel Beckett
  • We've consistently seen, since the late 1990s, that more than half of women believe that abortion should be severely restricted or abolished altogether. -- Faye Wattleton
  • Slavery is but half abolished, emancipation is but half completed, while millions of freeman with votes in their hands are left without education. -- Robert Charles Winthrop
  • Insofar as we may at all claim that slavery has been abolished today, we owe its abolition to the practical consequences of science -- Albert Einstein
  • Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished forever. -- George Orwell
  • A Boss in Heaven is the best excuse for a boss on earth, therefore If God did exist, he would have to be abolished. -- Mikhail Bakunin
  • Whenever the true message of the cross is abolished, the anger of hypocrites and heretics eases and all things seem to be at peace. -- Martin Luther
  • The idea that the GLC should be abolished at a stroke is ill though out, undemocratic and will cost the people of London dear. -- Ken Livingstone
  • Had it not been for slavery, the death penalty would have likely been abolished in America. Slavery became a haven for the death penalty. -- Angela Davis
  • I should like the whole race of nurses to be abolished: children should be with their mother as much as possible, in my opinion. -- Lewis Carroll
  • Whereas the melancholic exhibits a state of general inhibition, in the manic patient even normal inhibitions of the instincts are partly or wholly abolished. -- Karl Abraham
  • War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun. -- Mao Zedong
  • The Slave Trade, though nominally abolished, is actively pursued here, eighty-three slaves having been landed just before my arrival, and another cargo during my stay. -- George Grey
  • Based on a string of bad breakups, I was forced to examine my choice of partners. Surely, that must have abolished me from any wrongdoing. -- Leo Buscaglia
  • The use of torture is contrary to sound judgment and common sense. Humanity itself cries out against it, and demands it to be utterly abolished. -- Catherine the Great
  • Well for one, the 13th amendment to the constitution of the US which abolished slavery - did not abolish slavery for those convicted of a crime. -- Angela Davis
  • Positively, the effect of speeding up temporal sequence is to abolish time, much as the telegraph and cable abolished space. Of course, the photograph does both. -- Marshall McLuhan
  • Women have the same privileges and opportunities as men, given the New Testament. Relegating women to second-class citizenship was abolished when Jesus died on the cross. -- Tony Campolo
  • Money is the measure of morality, and the success or failure of slavery as a money-making system, determines with many whether...it should be maintained or abolished. -- Frederick Douglass
  • We were once told that the aeroplane had "abolished frontiers"; actually it is only since the aeroplane became a serious weapon that frontiers have become definitely impassable. -- George Orwell
  • The House of Lords must go - not be reformed, not be replaced, not be reborn in some nominated life-after-death patronage paradise, just closed down, abolished, finished. -- Neil Kinnock
  • Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it. -- Georg C. Lichtenberg
  • We, Norton I, do hereby decree that the offices of President, Vice President, and Speaker of the House of Representatives are, from and after this date, abolished. -- Emperor Norton
  • We, Norton I, do hereby decree that the offices of President, Vice President, and Speaker of the House of Representatives are, from and after this date, abolished. -- Emperor Norton
  • Our Soviet society is socialist because private ownership of factories, plants, land, banks and means of transportation has been abolished in our country, and replaced by public ownership. -- Joseph Stalin
  • 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. -- Maria Weston Chapman
  • Every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable .. The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us. -- John F. Kennedy
  • Racism is an effect of slavery, not the other way around. Once slavery was abolished, not only did racism not disappear, neither did the economic system it upheld. -- Sarah Churchwell
  • A king who feared wasps once decreed that they were abolished. As it happened, they did him no harm. But he was eventually stung to death by scorpions. -- Idries Shah
  • I speak on due consideration because Britain, France, and Mexico, have abolished slavery, and all other European states are preparing to abolish it as speedily as they can. -- William H. Seward
  • The exhibition has now become no more than a bazaar where mediocrity spreads itself out with impudence. The exhibitions are useless and dangerous... they ought to be abolished. -- Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
  • Slavery to monarchs and ministers, which the world will be long freeing itself from, and whose deadly grasp stops the progress of the human mind, is not yet abolished. -- Mary Wollstonecraft
  • I'm afraid you gave up the right to pontificate on social mobility when you abolished educational maintenance allowance [EMA], trebled tuition fees and betrayed a generation of young people. -- Harriet Harman
  • There are self-styled "anarcho-capitalists" (not to be confused with anarchists of any persuasion), who want the state abolished as a regulator of capitalism, and government handed over to capitalists. -- Donald Rooum
  • Pretension may sit still, but cannot act. Pretension never feigned an act of real greatness. Pretension never wrote an Iliad, nordrove back Xerxes, nor christianized the world, nor abolished slavery. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The only agency of the federal government with a more demoralized workforce than Homeland Security is the Small Business Administration, a notorious turkey farm that should have been abolished years ago. -- Timothy Noah
  • Most historians agree that Abraham Lincoln was the most important man to ever occupy the White House because he abolished slavery and kept the states united through a bloody civil war. -- Kitty Kelley
  • Death either destroys or unhusks us. If it means liberation, better things await us when our burden s gone: if destruction, nothing at all awaits us; blessings and curses are abolished. -- Seneca the Younger
  • On Dec. 1, 1948, after the triumph of the revolution, which insured the final victory of the will of the people expressed through elections, President Jose Figueres abolished the army in my country. -- Oscar Arias
  • Racist, sexist, and homophobic thoughts cannot, alas, be abolished by fiat but only by the time-honored methods of persuasion, education and exposure to the other guy's-or excuse me, woman's-point of view. -- Barbara Ehrenreich
  • With their own record of killing 12 million American Indians and supporting slavery for four decades after the British abolished it, Americans wish to project their historical guilt on to someone else. -- Andrew Roberts
  • Must all of them and their families be physically abolished? Of course not? They must be 'liquidated' or melted in the hot fire of exile and labor into the proletarian masses. -- Walter Duranty
  • The world has already been saved from war. The question is how Christians can and should live in a world of war as a people who believe that war has been abolished. -- Stanley Hauerwas
  • All distinctions of birth or of rank have been abolished. All citizens, whether native or adopted, are placed upon terms of precise equality. All are entitled to equal rights and equal protection. -- James K. Polk
  • 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. -- Stanley Hauerwas
  • What has always puzzled me is the flexibility of God's word. For instance, Catholics can now eat meat on Fridays. And limbo has been abolished. How does this work? Who tells them? -- Simon Hoggart
  • If slavery, as a national evil, is to be abolished, and it be just that it be done at the national expense, the amount of the expense is not a paramount consideration. -- James Madison
  • This brings us to Anarchism, which may be described as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by individuals or voluntary associations, and that the State should be abolished. -- Benjamin Tucker
  • We slow the progress of science today for all sorts of ethical reasons. Biomedicine could advance much faster if we abolished our rules on human experimentation in clinical trials, as Nazi researchers did. -- Paul Nitze
  • It is only the ending of capitalism, colonialism, imperialism and neocolonialism and the attainment of world communism that can provide the conditions under which the RACE question can finally be abolished and eliminated. -- Kwame Nkrumah
  • The hated system of land tenure, so contributory to general unrest in Asia, has been abolished. Every farmer is now accorded the right and dignity of ownership of the land he long has tilled. -- Douglas MacArthur
  • Darwin abolished special creations, contributed the Origin of Species and hitched all life together in one unbroken procession of Siamese Twins, the whole evolved by natural and orderly processes from one microscopic parent germ. -- Mark Twain
  • Imbued with the desire to secure for the German people the great religious, moral, and cultural values rooted in the two Christian Confessions, we have abolished the political organizations but strengthened the religious institutions. -- Adolf Hitler
  • The Civil Rights Commission should never have been brought into existence. It has been most prejudiced in its viewpoint, and has fomented trouble and racial disturbance since its inception. It should be abolished, not extended. -- John Sparkman
  • Christianity, by introducing into Europe the truest principles of humanity, universal benevolence, and brotherly love, had happily abolished civil slavery. Let us who profess the same religion practice its precepts... by agreeing to this duty. -- Richard Henry Lee