Quotes: oppression

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  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
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    Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.
  • Simone de Beauvoir
    Simone de Beauvoir
    French authoress and philosopher 1908-1986
    Simone de Beauvoir
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    All oppression creates a state of war.
  • Already the writers are complaining that there is too much freedom. They need some pressure. The worse your daily life, the better your art. If you have to be careful because of oppression and censorship, this pressure produces diamonds.
  • Luis Bunuel
    Luis Bunuel
    Spanish Film Director 1900-1983
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    God and Country are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed.
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    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.
  • Richard Dawkins
    Richard Dawkins
    English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941-
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    I do feel visceral revulsion at the burka because for me it is a symbol of the oppression of women.
  • Alva Myrdal
    Alva Myrdal
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    Many countries persecute their own citizens and intern them in prisons or concentration camps. Oppression is becoming more and more a part of the systems.
  • William Penn
    William Penn
    English religious leader, founder of Pennsylvania 1644-1718
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    Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world.
  • Junius
    Junius
    pseudonym of a writer of letters to the Public Advertiser
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    Oppression is more easily endured than insult.
  • Robert Browning
    Robert Browning
    English poet 1812-1889
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    Oppression makes the wise man mad.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to revolt but to submission.
  • Hosea Ballou
    Hosea Ballou
    American Theologian, Founder of ''Universalism'' 1771-1852
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    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.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    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.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.
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