All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
I am in love with this world. I have nestled lovingly in it. I have climbed its mountains, roamed its forests, sailed its waters, crossed its deserts, felt the sting of its frosts, the oppression of its heats, the drench of its rains, the fury of its winds, and always have beauty and joy waited upon my goings and comings
It is an unfortunate personal tragedy. However, when compared to the vast ocean of the collective tragedy faced by my people, my illness is merely a pebble. I am deeply sad that I am crippled by this illness, unable to contribute anything substantial towards the alleviation of the immense suffering and oppression of my people.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.
There can be no really pervasive system of oppression, such as that in the United States, without the consent of the oppressed
He (Thomas Paine) saw oppression on every hand; injustice everywhere; hypocrisy at the altar; venality on the bench, tyranny on the throne; and with a splendid courage he espoused the cause of the weak against the strong
Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it.
The oppression of any people for opinion's sake has rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper and render them more important.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
Oppression can only survive through silence.
Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.
God and Country are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed.
Christian soldiers armed with virtue- hearts afire with blind obsession, cannot see the difference 'twixt compassion and oppression
He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself
An enthusiast broods over the oppression of a people till he fancies himself commissioned by Heaven to liberate them. He ventures the attempt, which ends in little else than his own execution.
Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.
America is just the country that how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society.
We, God willing, will continue to fight you and will continue martyrdom operations inside and outside the United States until you abandon your oppression and foolish acts.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.
He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.
If a man wishes to rid himself of a feeling of unbearable oppression, he may have to take hashish.
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression.