Oppression Quotes

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

John Locke

No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.

Joseph Addison

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

No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed.

Clarence Darrow

A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.

Tacitus

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

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

If a man wishes to rid himself of a feeling of unbearable oppression, he may have to take hashish.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression.

Malcolm X

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

James Madison

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

John Locke

Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to revolt but to submission.

Simone Weil

You cannot raise the standard against oppression, or leap into the breach to relieve injustice, and still keep an open mind to every disconcerting fact, or an open ear to the cold voice of doubt.

Learned Hand

Competition is easier to accept if you realize it is not an act of oppression or abrasion - I've worked with my best friends in direct competition

Diane Sawyer

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.

Confucius

Oppression is more easily borne than insult.

Junius

Oppression is but another name for irresponsible power, if history is to be trusted.

William Pinkney

Resistance to oppression is second nature.

Seneca

Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining.

Saul Bellow

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

No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.

Joseph Addison

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

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Updated On : November 26, 2013
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