Oppression Quotes

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.

Robert Green Ingersoll

He who allows oppression, shares the crime.

Erasmus Darwin

There can be no really pervasive system of oppression, such as that in the United States, without the consent of the oppressed

Rose F. Kennedy

Oppression can only survive through silence.

Unknown

It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.

Carl T. Rowan

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.

Martin Luther King Jr

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.

Hosea Ballou

Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it.

Anna Sewell

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.

Anton Balasingham

If you have to be careful because of oppression and censorship, this pressure produces diamonds.

Tatyana Tolstaya

We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Anger and humor are like the left and right arm. They complement each other. Anger empowers the poor to declare their uncompromising opposition to oppression, and humor prevents them from being consumed by their fury.

James H. Cone

Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence.

Martin Luther King Jr

The worst government is the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.

Henry Louis Mencken

Resistance to oppression is second nature.

Seneca
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