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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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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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Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will read more

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.

by Frederick Douglass 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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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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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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Oppression can only survive through silence.

Oppression can only survive through silence.

by John Locke Found in: Oppression Quotes,
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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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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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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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