Oppression Quotes


The oppression of a few or of many runs contrary not only to the ideals of a free, democratic society, but also our own liberty. In one of his most famous oppression quotes, Thomas Paine put forth this very idea, when he suggested, “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.” As you can see, through oppression quotes such as this, though it may be easy to turn the other cheek when another is oppressed, it may be too late to do anything at all once the oppressors they turn their attention on you. Reference.com Definition of Oppression
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Andrea Dworkin

"The will to domination is a ravenous beast. There are never enough warm bodies to satiate its monstrous hunger. Once alive, this beast grows and grows, feeding on all the life around it, scouring the earth to find new sources of nourishment. This beast lives in each man who battens on female servitude." Andrea Dworkin
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Napoleon Bonaparte

"Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress." Napoleon Bonaparte
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"Oppression is more easily endured than insult." Junius Junius
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Nathanael Greene

"We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again." Nathanael Greene
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"It's a response to religious oppression, ... folks who have gone through conversion therapy (in) Christian schools where they were being converted from homosexuality back to heterosexual. Of course it didn't work for any of them, and now they're trying to balance their homosexuality and Christianity, trying to be happy with both." Joseph Cook
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Joseph Stalin

"Stalinist oppression on the march." Joseph Stalin
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"Saddam Hussein from our perspective is responsible for the brutal oppression of his own people and the deaths of tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people during his two decade reign." Sean McCormack
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"True enough, the country is calm. Calm as a morgue or a grave, would you not say?" Vaclav Havel
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William Blake

"Nature in darkness groans and men are bound to sullen contemplation in the night: restless they turn on beds of sorrow; in their inmost brain feeling the crushing wheels, they rise, they write the bitter words of stern philosophy and knead the bread of knowledge with tears and groans." William Blake
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Rose Kennedy

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

"All oppression creates a state of war." Simone Beauvoir
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James A. Baldwin

"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 A. Baldwin
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"Tyranny destroys or strengthens the individual; freedom enervates him, until he becomes no more than a puppet. Man has more chances of saving himself by hell than by paradise." E. M. Cioran
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"A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments." Georg C. Lichtenberg
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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

"Even today a crude sort of persecution is all that is required to create an honorable name for any sect, no matter how indifferent in itself." Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Emily Dickinson

"People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles." Emily Dickinson
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"But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression" John Locke
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"Oppression is allowed to survive because people don't like to talk about it or about acts like what happened. We're hoping to counter some of that with the help of this banner." Tim Gordon
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Simone Beauvoir

"Patience is one of those "feminine" qualities which have their origin in our oppression but should be preserved after our liberation." Simone Beauvoir
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"Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to revolt but to submission." Simone Weil
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"Obvious and inexorable oppression that cannot be overcome does not give rise to revolt but to submission." Simone Weil
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