Quotation Explorer - 'Oppressed'

Why should I fear death?If I am, then death is not.If Death is, then I am not.Why should I fear that which can only exist when I do not?Long time men lay oppressed with slavish fear.Religious tyranny did domineer.At length the mighty one of GreeceBegan to assent the liberty of man. - Epicurus
Holocaust survivors and their descendants are supposed to hate those who oppressed and killed them and their people. Black people are not. This is how anti-blackness works. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Time is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. Truth is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. You don't need anything else. - Malcolm X
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people. - Karl Marx
But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove. - José Martí
Men will often admit other women are oppressed but not you. - Sheila Rowbotham
I believe that feminism has become a political movement that seeks to obtain unlimited rights for woman without corresponding responsibilities via the suppression of feminism.Under my definition, helping oppressed women in other countries falls outside the scope of the movement's interests. - Mike Adams
I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed, without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today my own government. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Did you see any of those who are downtrodden, would that justice help them? Anyone oppressed and suppressed around you take a decision, make plans, strategise, to begin to proclaim and establish justice in your world - Sunday Adelaja
There are no worse oppressors than those who have been oppressed themselves for they will justify all means of self-preservation, including persecution and oppression of others, to the extent of, and worse than that which they had endured. This will weigh heavily on the souls of future generations. - H.N.Ellessy
Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it exist within the oppressors? - Edith Wharton
Women are the only oppressed group in our society that lives in intimate association with their opressors. - Evelyn Cunningham
One would see the multitude oppressed inside society as a consequence of the very precautions taken against threats from outside, one would see oppression increase continually without the oppressed ever being able to know where it would end, nor what legitimate means remained for them to halt it.
The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. - Stephen Bantu Biko
Truth is on the side of the oppressed. - Malcolm X
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular. - Maximilien Robespierre
The artist takes in the world, but instead of being oppressed by it, he reworks it in his own personality and recreates it in the work of art. - Ernest Becker
Be courageous. Always be a voice for those who are oppressed. - Debasish Mridha
The greatest joy of the oppressed people, is enjoying his freedom while,the greatest misfortune of the oppressors is to suffer for the joy of his people. - Miguel Ángel Sáez Gutiérrez «Marino»
The ignorance of the oppressed is strength for the oppressor. - A.R. Bernard
Did you see any of those who are downtrodden, would that justice help them? Anyone oppressed and suppressed around you take a decision, make plans, strategize, to begin to proclaim and establish justice in your world. - Sunday Adelaja
May our land be a land of liberty, the seat of virtue, the asylum of the oppressed, a name and a praise in the whole Earth, until the last shock of time shall bury the empires of the whole world in one common undistinguished ruin! - Joseph Warren
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be taken by the oppressed. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Don Bradman will bat no more against England, and two contrary feelings dispute within us: relief, that our bowlers will no longer be oppressed by this phenomenon; regret, that a miracle has been removed from among us. So must ancient Italy have felt when she heard of the death of Hannibal. - R.C. Robertson-Glasgow
P46- As long as the oppressed remain unaware of the causes of their condition, they fatalistically "accept" their exploitation. - Paulo Freire
The stark nakedness and simplicity of the conflict with which humanity is oppressed - that of getting angry with and wishing to hurt the very person who is most loved. - John Bowlby
What should move us to action is human dignity: the inalienable dignity of the oppressed, but also the dignity of each of us. We lose dignity if we tolerate the intolerable.
An oppressed people are authorized whenever they can to rise and break their fetters. - Henry Clay
Non Violence and Religion: Both designed to keep the oppressed from murdering their oppressors. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Ours was the first nation to be founded on the idea that all are created equal and all deserve equal treatment under the law. Despite our missteps and shortcomings, these ideals still inspire hope among the oppressed and give us pride in being Americans. - Jimmy Carter
The only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba -- yes Cuba too. - Malcolm X
When people don't understand the meaning of freedom in their lives, they will continue to live as though they're still oppressed. - Gugu Mona
Don't oppress, don't accept to be oppressed and you will live free. - Auliq Ice
Though the vicious can sometimes pour affliction upon the good, their power is transient and their punishment certain; and that innocence, though oppressed by injustice, shall, supported by patience, finally triumph over misfortune! - Ann Radcliffe
As long as human labor power, and, consequently, life itself, remain articles of sale and purchase, of exploitation and robbery, the principle of the sacredness of human life remains a shameful lie, uttered with the object of keeping the oppressed slaves in their chains. - Leon Trotsky
Collective violence has flowed regularly out of the central political processes of western countries... The oppressed have struck in the name of justice, the privileged in the name of order, the in-between in the name of fear. - Charles Tilly
Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. - Karl Marx
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them. - Karl Marx
I am for the largest liberty for the poor man -- for the oppressed. - Lewis Tappan
Never in history has violence been initiated by the oppressed. How could they be the initiators, if they themselves are the result of violence? - Paolo Freire
There is nothing we can now call our own, for what we call so is the effect of art; crimes are made by decrees of the senate, or by the votes of the people; and as here-to-fore we are burdened by vices, so now we are oppressed by laws. - Blaise Pascal
If our church is not marked by caring for the poor, the oppressed, the hungry, we are guilty of heresy. - Ignatius of Loyola
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