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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1705
AUTHOR: Herbert Spencer (1820–1903)
QUOTATION: All socialism involves slavery…. That which fundamentally distinguishes the slave is that he labours under coercion to satisfy another’s desires.
ATTRIBUTION: HERBERT SPENCER, “The Coming Slavery,” The Contemporary Review, April 1884, p. 474. This essay was reprinted in chapter 2 of his book, Man vs. the State (1884).