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    Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.

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We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.

We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.

by Confucius Found in: Oppression Quotes,
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Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason of so many read more

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.

by William Penn Found in: Oppression Quotes,
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Oppression can only survive through silence.

Oppression can only survive through silence.

by John Locke Found in: Oppression Quotes,
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Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun read more

Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing [a people] to slavery.

by Thomas Jefferson Found in: Oppression Quotes,
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No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.

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

by Joseph Addison Found in: Oppression Quotes,
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No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed.

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

by Clarence Darrow Found in: Oppression Quotes,
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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 read more

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.

by Hosea Ballou Found in: Oppression Quotes,
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First we kill all the subversives; then, their collaborators; later, those who sympathize with them; afterward, those who remain indifferent; read more

First we kill all the subversives; then, their collaborators; later, those who sympathize with them; afterward, those who remain indifferent; and finally, the undecided.

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He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this read more

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.

by Thomas Paine Found in: Oppression Quotes,
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