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You may try but you can never imagine what it is to have a man's form of genius in you, and to suffer the slavery of being a girl. (Quote by - George Eliot)

Resistance to oppression is second nature. (Quote by - Seneca)

All oppression creates a state of war. (Quote by - Simone De Beauvoir)

These schools need to learn from history and end religion-based oppression. The Bible has been used for centuries to make an outcast. (Quote by - Haven Herrin)

Blues for me is having things not go your way - life, love, job, money, ... It is not about the oppression of my ancestors, who were trying to get back at the overseers. Blues is different for my generation. (Quote by - Robert Cray)

Political repression consists of government action which grossly discriminates against persons or organizations viewed as presenting a fundamental challenge to existing power relationships or key governmental policies, because of their perceived political beliefs. (Quote by - Robert Justin Goldstein)

And this I must fight against: any idea, religion or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about. I can understand why a system built on a pattern must try to destroy the free mind, for this is the one thing which can by inspection destroy such a system. (Quote by - John Steinbeck)

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face -- forever. (Quote by - George Orwell)

If any opinion be compelled to silence, that opinion may, for aught we can certainly know, be true. To deny this is to assume our own infallibility. (Quote by - John Stuart Mill)

Every attempt to gag the free expression of thought is an unsocial act against society. That is why judges and juries who try to enforce such laws make themselves ridiculous. (Quote by - Jay Fox)

Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters. (Quote by - Daniel Webster)

It [freedom] is a thing of the spirit. Men must be free to worship, to think, to hold opinions, to speak without fear. They must be free to challenge wrong and oppression with the surety of justice. (Quote by - Herbert Hoover)

During almost fifteen centuries the legal establishment of Christianity has been upon trial. What has been its fruits? more or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity, in both, superstition, bigotry, and persecution. (Quote by - James Madison)

We have all sufficient strength to endure the misfortunes of others. (Quote by - Fran ois Duc de La Rochefoucauld)

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws. (Quote by - Cornelius Tacitus)

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

Seems to be a deep instinct in human beings for making everything compulsory that isn't forbidden. (Quote by - Manuel Garcia O'Kelly Davis)

The mortalist enemy unto knowledge, and that which hath done the greatest execution unto truth, has been a preemptory adhesion unto authority. (Quote by - Sir Thomas Browne)

The framers of the constitution knew human nature as well as we do. They too had lived in dangerous days; they too knew the suffocating influence of orthodoxy and standardized thought. They weighed the compulsions for restrained speech and thought against the abuses of liberty. They chose liberty. (Quote by - Justice William O. Douglas)

People have got to get together and work together. I'm tired of the kind of oppression that white people have inflicted on us and are still trying to inflict. (Quote by - Fannie Lou Hamer)

All oppressed people seize whatever weapons they can to fight oppression. (Quote by - John Lowe)

Everywhere you go on the continent of Europe at this hour you see the conflict between militarism and industrialism. You see the expansion of industrial power pushed forward by the energy, hope, and thrift of men, and you see the development arrested, diverted, crippled, and defeated by measures which are dictated by military considerations. (Quote by - William Graham Sumner)

Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. (Quote by - Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Every evil, harm and suffering in this life comes from the love of riches. (Quote by - Catherine of Siena)

The Act of Congress which we are impugning before you is communistic in its purposes and tendencies, and is defended here upon principles as communistic, socialistic - what shall I call them - populistic as ever have been addressed to any political assembly in the world. (Quote by - Joseph H. Choate)

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