Oppression Quotes

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.


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.


Oppression is more easily borne than insult.


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

William Pinkney

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Updated On : December 26, 2013
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