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Oppression Quotes: "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."

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.




Oppression Quotes: "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"

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



Oppression Quotes: "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 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.



Oppression Quotes: "...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."

...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.




Oppression Quotes: "You can't hold a man down without staying down with him."

You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.



Oppression Quotes: "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."

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.



Oppression Quotes: "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."

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.




Oppression Quotes: "We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression."

We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.



Oppression Quotes: "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."

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.



Oppression Quotes: "It is impossible to enslave, mentally or socially, a bible-reading people. The principles of the bible are the groundwork of human freedom."

It is impossible to enslave, mentally or socially, a bible-reading people. The principles of the bible are the groundwork of human freedom.



Oppression Quotes: "The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them."

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.



Oppression Quotes: "When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw."

When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.




Oppression Quotes: "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."

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.



Oppression Quotes: "If you are neutral in times of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."

If you are neutral in times of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.



Oppression Quotes: "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."

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.



Oppression Quotes: "There comes a time when people get tired of being trampled over by the iron feet of oppression."

There comes a time when people get tired of being trampled over by the iron feet of oppression.



Oppression Quotes: "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."

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.



Oppression Quotes: "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"

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



Oppression Quotes: "Racist legacy laws and modern racist practices are all part of the same system, and it needs to be changed now."

Racist legacy laws and modern racist practices are all part of the same system, and it needs to be changed now.



Oppression Quotes: "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."

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.



Oppression Quotes: "When the rich and the powerful rise they leave the powerless and the poor without possibility."

When the rich and the powerful rise they leave the powerless and the poor without possibility.



Oppression Quotes: "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"

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



Oppression Quotes: "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."

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.



Oppression Quotes: "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."

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.



Oppression Quotes: "Competition works best in sports, but humans get addicted to stuff."

Competition works best in sports, but humans get addicted to stuff.



Oppression Quotes: "ABYSSOur country livesAmong the deadAnd dies among the livingSometimes."

ABYSSOur country livesAmong the deadAnd dies among the livingSometimes.



Oppression Quotes: "...if charity begins at home, empire begins in other men's homes."

...if charity begins at home, empire begins in other men's homes.



Oppression Quotes: "So long as tyranny exists, in whatever form, man's deepest aspiration must resist it as inevitably as man must breathe."

So long as tyranny exists, in whatever form, man's deepest aspiration must resist it as inevitably as man must breathe.



Oppression Quotes: "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."

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.



Oppression Quotes: "Do not allow the opinions of others to oppress you."

Do not allow the opinions of others to oppress you.



Oppression Quotes: "Power without compassion is like a giant that blocks the sunlight."

Power without compassion is like a giant that blocks the sunlight.



Oppression Quotes: "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."

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.



Oppression Quotes: "Immediate necessity makes many things convenient, which if continued would grow into oppressions. Expedience and right are different things."

Immediate necessity makes many things convenient, which if continued would grow into oppressions. Expedience and right are different things.



Oppression Quotes: "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?"

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?




Oppression Quotes: "...people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think."

...people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.



Oppression Quotes: "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 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.



Oppression Quotes: "All oppression creates a state of war."

All oppression creates a state of war.



Oppression Quotes: "The worst kind of oppression is when the victims think and talk in the language of their oppressors."

The worst kind of oppression is when the victims think and talk in the language of their oppressors.



Oppression Quotes: "Everyone who is not happy must be shot."

Everyone who is not happy must be shot.



Oppression Quotes: "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."

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.



Oppression Quotes: "We cannot shake off three hundred years of fear in three hours."

We cannot shake off three hundred years of fear in three hours.



Oppression Quotes: "Do you want to make it impossible for anyone to oppress his fellow-man? Then make sure that no one shall possess power."

Do you want to make it impossible for anyone to oppress his fellow-man? Then make sure that no one shall possess power.



Oppression Quotes: "As artists, it is our job to question the rules and ask if they are relevant or outdated, necessary or arbitrary, helpful or oppressive."

As artists, it is our job to question the rules and ask if they are relevant or outdated, necessary or arbitrary, helpful or oppressive.



Oppression Quotes: "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."

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.



Oppression Quotes: "The ignorance of the oppressed is strength for the oppressor."

The ignorance of the oppressed is strength for the oppressor.



Oppression Quotes: "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."

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.



Oppression Quotes: "One way to be sure you are not making the wrong decision, is to lookvertically upwards"

One way to be sure you are not making the wrong decision, is to lookvertically upwards



Oppression Quotes: "We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces on the edges of print."

We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces on the edges of print.