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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 oppression of other human beings.

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The history of an oppressed people is hidden in the lies and the agreed myth of its conquerors.

The history of an oppressed people is hidden in the lies and the agreed myth of its conquerors.

by Meridel Le Sueur 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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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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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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Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever.

Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever.

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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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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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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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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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