C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


It is fit and necessary that some persons in the world should be in love with a splendid servitude.


Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves.


Servitude seizes on few, but many seize on her.


Slavery is as ancient as war, and war as human nature.


Servitude is inherent; we are all slaves to duty or to force.

Marguerite de Valois.

All are born to observe laws; few are born to establish them.


We become willing servants to the good by the bonds their virtues lay upon us.

Sir P. Sidney.

To use the hands in making quicklime into mortar is better than to cross them on the breast in attendance on a prince.


I have been formerly so silly as to hope that every servant I had might be made a friend; I am now convinced that the nature of servitude generally bears a contrary tendency. People’s characters are to be chiefly collected from their education and place in life; birth itself does but little.


Men in great places are thrice servants,—servants of the sovereign or state, servants of fame, and servants of business; so that they have no freedom, neither in their persons, nor in their actions, nor in their times.