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OPPRESSION
[ Also see Abuse Cruelty Despotism Encouragement Force Hardship Injury Injustice Masters Misery Persecution Slavery Suffering Tyranny Wrong ]

No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger that its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise.
      - Marian Anderson

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.
      - Hosea Ballou

Tyranny and anarchy are never far asunder.
      - Jeremy Bentham

An extreme rigor is sure to arm everything against it.
      - Edmund Burke

The poorest being that crawls on earth, contending to save itself from injustice and oppression, is an object respectable in the eyes of God and man.
      - Edmund Burke

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
      - Confucius

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

Oppression is more easily borne than insult.
      - Junius (pseudonym, possibly of Sir Philip Francis)

Singular indeed the people should be writhing under oppression and injury, and yet not one among them to be found, to raise the voice of complaint.
      - Abraham Lincoln

There is no happiness for him who oppresses and persecutes; no, there can be no repose for him. For the sighs of the unfortunate cry for vengeance to heaven.
      - Johann Pestalozzi

Oppression is but another name for irresponsible power, if history is to be trusted.
      - William Pinkney

I never could believe that Providence had sent a few men into this world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden.
      - Col. Richard Rumbold

He who, when he hath the power, doeth not good, when he loses the means will suffer distress. There is not a more unfortunate wretch than the oppressor; for in the day of adversity nobody is his friend.
      - Moslih Eddin (Muslih-un-Din) Saadi (Sadi)

Opposition embitters the enthusiast but never converts him.
  [Ger., Zang erbittert die Schwarmer immer, aber bekehrt sie nie.]
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller,
        Cabale und Liebe (III, 1)

Resistance to oppression is second nature.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land;
  the great ones eat up the little ones.
      - William Shakespeare

Press not a falling man too far; 'tis virtue:
  His faults lie open to the laws; let them,
    Not you, correct him.
      - William Shakespeare

A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
      - Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)

A desire to resist persecution is implanted in the nature of man.
      - Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)


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