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«Couldn't never be nothin' but a nig*er, if I was ever so good, » said Topsy. «If I could be skinned, and come white, I'd try then.»
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression, because power, real power, comes from our conviction which produces action, uncompromising action.
We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface hidden tension that is already alive
The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.
...the majority in a democracy has no more right to tyrannize over a minority than, under a different system, the latter would to oppress the former.
You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.
I think that when in doubt about the truth of an issue, it's safer and in better taste to select the least numerous of the adversaries.
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.
We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.
You know and I know that the country is celebrating one hundred years of freedom one hundred years too early. We cannot be free until they are free.
It is impossible to enslave, mentally or socially, a bible-reading people. The principles of the bible are the groundwork of human freedom.
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.
When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
OppressionNow dreamsAre not availableTo the dreamers, Nor songsTo the singers.In some landsDark nightAnd cold steelPrevail--But the dreamWill come back, And the songBreakIts jail.
If you are neutral in times of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
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.
There comes a time when people get tired of being trampled over by the iron feet of oppression.
Each day of not writing, of comfort, of being that which he despised, dulled his ability and softened his will to work so that, finally, he did no work at all.
In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the Pe
Racist legacy laws and modern racist practices are all part of the same system, and it needs to be changed now.
To be something abnormal meant that you were to serve the normal. And if you refused, they hated you... and often the normal hated you even when you did serve them.
When the rich and the powerful rise they leave the powerless and the poor without possibility.
But in Ward 9 the air had a real quality, it clamped itself over your face like a pad of cotton wool, soaked through with the sweet chloroform of utter sadness. - Ward 9
I want my life to be a battle cry, a war zone, an arrow pointed and loosed into the heart of domination: patriarchy, imperialism, industrialization, every system of power and sadism.
When the clouds over the land rise like a mountain, a long with it's wishes, it can never cover the errors and mistakes made by Kings.
Competition works best in sports, but humans get addicted to stuff.
ABYSSOur country livesAmong the deadAnd dies among the livingSometimes.
...if charity begins at home, empire begins in other men's homes.
So long as tyranny exists, in whatever form, man's deepest aspiration must resist it as inevitably as man must breathe.
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.
Do not allow the opinions of others to oppress you.
Power without compassion is like a giant that blocks the sunlight.
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.
Immediate necessity makes many things convenient, which if continued would grow into oppressions. Expedience and right are different things.
How many women are there ... who because of their husbands' harshness spend their weary lives in the bond of marriage in greater suffering than if they were slaves among the Saracens?
Ignorance is the supreme oppressor.
...people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.
All we have is now, this moment. If you live in the future, you’ll miss things, right here, right now, and you’ll regret it later.
All oppression creates a state of war.
The worst kind of oppression is when the victims think and talk in the language of their oppressors.
Everyone who is not happy must be shot.
It demands great spiritual resilience not to hate the hater whose foot is on your neck, and an even greater miracle of perception and charity not to teach your child to hate.
We cannot shake off three hundred years of fear in three hours.
Do you want to make it impossible for anyone to oppress his fellow-man? Then make sure that no one shall possess power.
As artists, it is our job to question the rules and ask if they are relevant or outdated, necessary or arbitrary, helpful or oppressive.
Often we blame a region's religion when the oppression instead may be rooted in its culture. Yet, that acknowledged, it's also true that . . . it is often cited by the oppressors.
The ignorance of the oppressed is strength for the oppressor.
I want to read so I can read the Koran read the signs in the street know the number of the bus I'm supposed to take when I one day leave this house.
One way to be sure you are not making the wrong decision, is to lookvertically upwards
We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces on the edges of print.