Quotation Explorer - 'Oppress'

We’re afraid the others will think we’re agringadas because we don’t speak Chicano Spanish. We oppress each other trying to out-Chicano each other, vying to be real Chicanas, to speak like Chicanos. There is no one Chicano language just as there is no one Chicano experience. - Gloria E. Anzaldúa
When indeed does the temporal suffering oppress a man most terribly? Is it not when it seems to him that it has no significance, that it neither secures nor gains anything for him? Is it not when the suffering, as the impatient man expresses it, is without meaning or purpose? - Søren Kierkegaard
…majority rule gives the ruthless strong man plenty of elbow room to oppress his fellows. - Heinlein, Robert A.
True leaders are willing to die for their dreams. They don't oppress with ignorance; they impress with visions". They live like Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela... - Israelmore Ayivor
Even the most powerful enemies who threaten or oppress God’s children will one day fall. - Jim George
I don't want to oppress men or demand to be given rights beyond what's held by them, but neither do I want men to oppress women. As God's creations, we should be held in equal esteem. - Kim Vogel Sawyer
Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture, or kill any creature or living being. - Mahavira
Do not allow the opinions of others to oppress you. - Lailah Gifty Akita
God condemns those who oppress and take advantage of others. - Jim George
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. - Frederick Douglass
Don't oppress, don't accept to be oppressed and you will live free. - Auliq Ice
I have often wondered if the irrational fear some men have of women that incites them to subjugate and oppress the female species begins in the adage: "I brought you into this world, I can take you out! - Annastacia Dickerson
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. - Frederick Douglass
The ultimate decision [of wearing hijab] must be that of the individual. Western opinions on the hijab or burkas are rather irrelevant. We don't get to decide for Muslim women what does or does not oppress them, no matter how highly we think of ourselves. - Roxane Gay
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