Oppression Quotes

But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression

John Locke

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.

Frederick Douglass

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.

Thomas Paine

You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.

Booker T. Washington

Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.

Napoleon Bonaparte

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.

James Madison

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

Anna Sewell

The history of an oppressed people is hidden in the lies and the agreed myth of its conquerors.

Meridel Le Sueur

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

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

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

Oppression can only survive through silence.


But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression

John Locke

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

You know, it's not the world that was my oppressor, because what the world does to you, if the world does it to you long enough and effectively enough, you begin to do to yourself.

James Baldwin

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Updated On : November 26, 2013
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