Oppression Quotes

"All oppression creates a state of war."
~Simone De Beauvoir

"Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to revolt but to submission."

"Oppression can only survive through silence."
~John Locke

"You can't hold a man down without staying down with him."
~Booker T. Washington

"The history of an oppressed people is hidden in the lies and the agreed myth of its conquerors."
~Meridel Le Sueur

"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face -- forever."
~George Orwell

"A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments."
~Georg C. Lichtenberg

"The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed."
~Steven Biko

"Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress."
~Napoleon Bonaparte

"Ours is the century of enforced travel of disappearances. The century of people helplessly seeing others, who were close to them, disappear over the horizon."
~John Berger

"No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed."
~Clarence Darrow

"It was easier to live under a regime than fight it."
~Eernest Hemingway

"The oppression of any people for opinion's sake has rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper and render them more important."
~Hosea Ballou

“Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it.”
~Anna Sewell

"The history of an oppressed people is hidden in the lies and the agreed myth of its conquerors."
~Meridel Le Sueur

"Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining."
~Saul Bellow

"Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining."
~Saul Bellow

"True enough, the country is calm. Calm as a morgue or a grave, would you not say?"
~Vaclav Havel

"No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority."
~Joseph Addison

"Even today a crude sort of persecution is all that is required to create an honorable name for any sect, no matter how indifferent in itself."
~Friedrich Nietzsche
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