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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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You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.

You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.

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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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Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who read more

Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.

by Simone Weil 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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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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Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it.

Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it.

by Anna Sewell Found in: Oppression Quotes,
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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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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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[Bigotry's] birthplace is the sinister back room of the mind where plots and schemes are hatched for the persecution and read more

[Bigotry's] birthplace is the sinister back room of the mind where plots and schemes are hatched for the persecution and oppression of other human beings.

by Bayard Ruskin Found in: Oppression Quotes,
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