Quotation Explorer - 'Oppression'

The same state of the passions which fits the multitude, who have not sufficient stock of reason and knowledge to guide them, for opposition to tyranny and oppression, very naturally leads them to a contempt and disregard of all authority. - Alexander Hamilton
...people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think. - Neil Postman
The wise determine from the gravity of the case; the irritable, from sensibility to oppression; the high minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands. - Edmund Burke
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power on behalf of tyranny and oppression. - Malcolm X
You can get to oppression through regulation, especially in an "Idea Economy" which necessitates liberty of the mind to explore. - A.E. Samaan
Striking a balance in life is tough, but trying to strike balance and remain fair in the face of imbalance and oppression is even tougher. - Aisha Mirza
We preach revolution but whine about the oppression in the name of change. - Goitsemang Mvula
Privilege is when you contribute to the oppression of others and then claim that you are the one being discriminated against. - DaShanne Stokes
Laws decide wich forms of oppression are allowed, Lord. And because of that, those laws are servants to those in power, for whom oppression is given as a right over those who have little or no power. - Steven Erikson
Political scientists and professors are the new clergy; the clergy of oppression. - A.E. Samaan
We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
All struggles against oppression in the modern woeld begin by redefining what had previously been consideered private, non-public and non-political issues as matters of public concern, as issues of justice, as sites of power. - Şeyla Benhabib
The essence of oppression is that one is defined from the outside by those who define themselves as superior by criteria of their own choice. - Andrea Dworkin
In the heart of appeasement there's the fear of rejection, and in acts of fear there are mirrors of oppression. - Criss Jami
Most of the oppression of Muslims in the world right now is carried out by other Muslims. - Salman Rushdie
All religions, in their pure form, will tell you God is Love. And power, fear, division, judgment, oppression, hatred and self-righteousness are the opposite of Love. So going to war, for example, in the name of religion, is a complete contradiction. No pure religious leader would ever support this. - The Truth
To live your life without oppression, making love the way you wish, loving those you wish to be with - is to live on the right of the spectrum. - Auliq Ice
Oppression can only survive through silence. - Carmen de Monteflores
If thou desire to purchase honor with thy wealth, consider first how that wealth became thine; if thy labor got it, let thy wisdom keep it; if oppression found it, let repentance restore it; if thy parent left it, let thy virtues deserve it; so shall thy honor be safer, better and cheaper. - Francis Quarles
If you see oppression, violence, injustice and evil deeds, unzip your silence and uncaring indifference, do something and act against all these unethical instances." ~ , an excerpt from my novel, If I Could Tell You - Angelica Hopes
Liberty is no less a blessing because oppression has so long darkened the mind that it can not appreciate it. - Lucretia Mott
Literacy is inseparable from opportunity, and opportunity is inseperable from freedom. The freedom promised by literacy is both freedom from - from ignorance, oppression, poverty - and freedom to - to do new things, to make choices, to learn. - Koichiro Matsuura
[Stieg] was describing Sweden the way it was and the way he saw the country: the scandals, the oppression of women, the friends he cherished and wished to honor. - Eva Gabrielsson
Lets reflect the hopes of the nations under oppression, injustice and brutality. All they see is Unknown suffering Of an empty heart and soul and thus their suffering is unknown. We cannot do everything; but still we can do something. Lend a hand to support the suffering ones. - Auliq Ice
...oppression is as American as apple pie... - Audre Lorde
The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all. - H. L. Mencken
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.
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Vladimir Nabokov
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
A centre of racism is a point of pain, a point of no justice and a house of oppression. - Auliq Ice
Tolerance of intolerance enables oppression. - DaShanne Stokes
To minimize hatred and oppression, our love roots must be deep and solid. - Auliq Ice
Prostitution is not a profession, it is the result of sexism and gender oppression. - Nocturnus Libertus
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
They have exiled me now from their society and I am pleased, because humanity does not exile except the one whose noble spirit rebels against despotism and oppression. He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty.
Government itself does no harm, because it is a fictional entity. But the belief in government the notion that some people actually have the moral right to rule over others has caused immeasurable pain and suffering, injustice and oppression, enslavement and death. - - Larken Rose
My loathings are simple. stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Vladimir Nabokov
Anger - justifiable anger in the face of oppression and prejudice - should not be mistaken for hatred. - Christina Engela
We shall all respect the principle of each other and do nothing that would be regarded as an act oppression to any portion of the people - Alexander Mackenzie
Mental Slavery remains the biggest form of oppression till this day. New insights or ideas is what shines freedom from such an oppression. - Unarine Ramaru
The Gelaming regarded themselves as a force for good, and in many ways they were, but they were also inexorable and their compassion could often feel like oppression. - Storm Constantine
There's a time bomb for every oppression. - Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
Irony: Taking a 170-year-old envy-based "philosophy," which has led to the murder of several hundred million human beings and the oppression of billions more, and calling it "progressive". - Larken Rose
Righteous indignation calls sin what it is. Bigotry is sin. Racism is sin. Oppression is sin. Control by fear is sin. Violence is sin. The quicker we can all admit that, the quicker the healing will begin. - Andrena Sawyer
While boasting of our noble deeds we're careful to concealthe ugly fact that by an iniquitous money system we havenationalized a system of oppression which, though more refined,is not less cruel than the old system of chattel slavery. - Horace Greeley
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
The state is nothing but an instrument of oppression of one class by another--no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy. - Friedrich Engels
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