Man was made for more noble ends than to be driven to market, like sheep and oxen. He is a human being and the immutable Laws of God, and indefeasible laws of nature, pronounced him free.

When someone turns the property of God into his own property, what is he doing but overstepping his own nature through pride?

John Calvin, commenting on the women who followed Christ from city to city. What is remarkable about this is that he does not censure them for doing so.