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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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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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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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A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.

A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.

by Tacitus 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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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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Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever.

Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever.

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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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