Quote by Blaise Pascal
Art thou less a slave by being loved and favoured by thy master? Thou art indeed well off, slave. Thy master favours thee; he will soon beat thee.
This quote suggests that even if a slave is loved and favored by their master, they are still ultimately bound by their status as a slave. While it may temporarily provide a sense of wellbeing and happiness, the favor and appeasement can quickly be disregarded, and the slave can still be subject to mistreatment or abuse. The quote conveys the notion that being favored by the master does not diminish the fundamental inequality and vulnerability of the slave, reinforcing the precarious nature of their circumstances.
Jesus didn't speak of hell so that we could study, debate and write books about it. He gave us these passages so that we would live holy lives. Jesus evidently hates it when we tear into our brothers or sisters with demeaning words, words that fail to honor the people around us as the beautiful image-bearing creatures that they are.
I said there was nothing so convincing to an Indian as a general massacre. If he could not approve of the massacre, I said the next surest thing for an Indian was soap and education. Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run; because a half-massacred Indian may recover, but if you educate him and wash him, it is bound to finish him some time or other.