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  • Paul Goodman
    Paul Goodman
    American writer, poet, criticus 1911-1972
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    When a village ceases to be a community, it becomes oppressive in its narrow conformity. So one becomes an individual and migrates to the city. There, finding others like-minded, one re-establishes a village community. Nowadays only New Yorkers are yokels.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Enjoy what thou has inherited from thy sires if thou wouldn't really possess it. What we employ and use is never an oppressive burden; what the moment brings forth, that only can it profit by.
  • Auberon Herbert
    Auberon Herbert
    British writer, theorist, philosopher
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    Every tax or rate, forcibly taken from an unwilling person, is immoral and oppressive.
  • Roland Barthes
    Roland Barthes
    French semiologist 1915-1980
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    Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
    Source: A Mind Awake: An Anthology of C. S. Lewis
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
  • Antonio Tabucchi
    Antonio Tabucchi
    Italian writer and academic 1943-
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    People with lots of doubts sometimes find life more oppressive and exhausting than others, but they're more energetic - they aren't robots.
  • John C. Calhoun
    John C. Calhoun
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    The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised.
  • David Mamet
    David Mamet
    American Playwright 1947-
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    We live in oppressive times. We have, as a nation, become our own thought police; but instead of calling the process by which we limit our expression of dissent and wonder ''censorship,'' we call it ''concern for commercial viability.''
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