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English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719+1
It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of ;antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.
American editor and novelist 1924-20170
Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue.
Even in November 1938, after five years of anti-Semitic legislation and persecution, they still owned, according to the Times correspondent in Berlin, something like a third of the real property in the Reich.
German poet and philosopher 1844-19000
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.
Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-19820
Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
English writer 1667-17450
I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution.
American statesman 1757-18040
In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.
Kinsey would identify himself with Galileo in moments of feelings of persecution.
English writer and poet 1819-18800
Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution.
Irish writer and poet 1728-17740
Persecution is a tribute the great must always pay for preeminence.
Frank Moore Colby
American Editor, Essayist 1865-19250
Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-19700
Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution, and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction.Source: Last Philosophical Testament: 1943-68
American historian 1912-19890
The emphasis on sorcery reflected accusations by the authorities more than it did actual practice. Being threatened, the Church responded by virulent persecution.Source: A Distant Mirror
John Stuart Mill
English economist 1806-18730
The idea that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of those pleasant falsehoods, which most experience refutes. History is teeming with instances of truth put down by persecution. If not put down forever, it may be set back for centuries.
Thomas B. Macaulay
American essayist and historian 1800-18590
The whole history of Christianity proves that she has indeed little to fear from persecution as a foe, but much to fear from persecution as an ally.