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If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. (Quote by - Bishop Desmond Tutu)

The restriction of knowledge to an elite group destroys the spirit of the society and leads to its intellectual impoverishment. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

The main vice of capitalism is the uneven distribution of prosperity. The main vice of socialism is the even distribution of misery. (Quote by - Sir Winston Churchill)

When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives. (Quote by - Robert A. Heinlein)

Freedom does not always win. This is one of the bitterest lessons of history. (Quote by - A. J. P. Taylor)

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. (Quote by - George Orwell)

We find it intolerable that one constitutional right should have to be surrendered in order to assert another. (Quote by - Simmons v. U.S.)

When the state intervenes to insure the indoctrination of some doctrine, it does so because there is no conclusive evidence in favor of that doctrine. (Quote by - Bertrand Russell)

Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to revolt but to submission. (Quote by - Simone Weil)

Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them. (Quote by - Bible)

Racial discrimination, South Africa's economic power, its oppression and exploitation of all the black peoples, are part and parcel of the same thing. (Quote by - Oliver Tambo)

War, famine, poverty and oppression of the workers will continue while woman makes life cheap. They will cease only when she limits her reproductivity and human life is no longer a thing to be wasted. (Quote by - Margaret Sanger)

Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. (Quote by - A. Whitney Griswold)

It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

My ancestors were Puritans from England. They arrived here in 1648 in the hope of finding greater restrictions than were permissible under English law at that time. (Quote by - Garrison Keillor)

The wise learn many things from their enemies. (Quote by - Aristophanes)

In our struggle against racial segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, I came to see at a very early stage that a synthesis of Gandhi's method of nonviolence and the Christian ethic of love is the best weapon available to Negroes for this struggle for freedom and human dignity. It may well be that the Gandhian approach will bring about a solution to the race problem in America. His spirit is a continual reminder to oppressed people that it is possible to resist evil and yet not resort to violence. (Quote by - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Freedom is not worth living if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that previous right. (Quote by - Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi)

The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it. (Quote by - Dr. Joseph Mengele)

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. (Quote by - Simone Weil)

Whenever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings. (Quote by - Heinrich Heine)

Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul. (Quote by - Michel De Montaigne)

Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

It is thus necessary that the individual should finally come to realize that his own ego is of no importance in comparison with the existence of the nation, that the position of the individual is conditioned solely by the interests of the nation as a whole. (Quote by - Adolf Hitler)

To the press alone, chequered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression. (Quote by - James Madison)


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