If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.
O imitators, you slavish herd!
All deep, earnest thinking is but the intrepid effort of the soul to keep the open independence of her sea, while the wildest winds of heaven and earth conspire to cast her on the treacherous, slavish shore
The butterfly the ancient Grecians made
The soul's fair emblem, and its only name--
But of the soul, escaped the slavish trade
Of mortal life!
A slavish bondage to parents cramps every faculty of the mind.
I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
There are slavish souls who carry their appreciation for favors done them so far that they strangle themselves with the rope of gratitude.
Fame, like a wayward girl, will still be coy To those who woo her with too slavish knees.
Alas and am I born for this To wear this slavish chain.
The mass of mankind are evidently slavish in their tastes, preferring a life suitable to beasts
She claimed she loved the camera, its warmth, its familiarity. She responded to its naked glare, its slavish attention to every expression of her face and body, with the kind of immediacy a trusted lover could expect.
Before complaining that you are a slave to another, be sure that you are not a slave to self. Look within...You will find there, perchance, slavish thoughts, slavish desires, and in your daily life and conduct slavish habits. Conquer these cease to be a slave to self, and no man will have the power to enslave you.
There's the obvious musical programming - the slavish conformity of programmers and the overwhelming triumph of play lists and 'emphasis cuts' seen all around the country. It should be obvious to anyone listening to the radio that, like fast food, there is a lack of distinction everywhere you look.
The newspaper has debauched the American until he is a slavish, simpering, and angerless citizen it has taught him to be a lump mass-man toward fraud, simony, murder, and lunacies more vile than those of Commodus or Caracalla.
Peace secured by slavish submission is not peace.
We are so vain as to set the highest value upon those things to which nature has assigned the lowest place. What can be more coarse and rude in the mind than the precious metals, or more slavish and dirty than the people that dig and work them And yet they defile our minds more than our bodies, and make the possessor fouler than the artificer of them. Rich men, in fine, are only the greater slaves.