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
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    No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.
  • Bell Hooks
    Bell Hooks
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    ...there is an element of Play that is almost ritualistic in Black folk life. It serves to mediate the tensions, stress, and pain of constant exploitation and oppression.
  • A small-time hoodlum who had spent most of the 1960s at San Quentin State Prison in California, the 30-year-old Bryant claimed that he hijacked Flight 97 under orders from his higher-ups in the Black Panther Party; he said his mission was to arrange for the purchase of bazookas to aid the organization's struggle against oppression.
  • Simone de Beauvoir
    Simone de Beauvoir
    French authoress and philosopher 1908-1986
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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.
  • Bram Fischer
    Bram Fischer
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    As there is oppression of the majority such oppression will be fought with increasing hatred.
  • Assata Shakur
    Assata Shakur
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    Being a warrior and being a struggler has been forced on me by oppression, otherwise I would have been free to be so much more.
  • Huey Newton
    Huey Newton
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    Black men and women who refuse to live under oppression are dangerous to white society because they become symbols of hope to their brothers and sisters, inspiring them to follow their example.
    Source: Revolutionary Suicide (2009)
  • Assata Shakur
    Assata Shakur
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    Black revolutionaries do not drop from the moon. We are created by our conditions. Shaped by our oppression.
    Source: Assata: An Autobiography (1987)
  • 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.
  • Bob Riley
    Bob Riley
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    Half a world away nations that once lived under oppression and tyranny are now budding democracies due in large part to America 's leadership and the sacrifices of our military.
  • 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.
  • He would see civilization in danger of perishing under the oppression of a gigantic paradox: he would see multitudes of people starving in the midst of plenty, and nations preparing for war although pledged to peace.
  • 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.
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