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I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice. (Quote by - Fredrich August von Hayek)

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. (Quote by - Bayard Rustin)

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes. (Quote by - Andrew Jackson)

If you want a Big Brother, you get all that comes with it. (Quote by - Erich Fromm)

We continue to believe that what has happened to our teammates is the result of the actions of the U.S. and U.K. governments in their illegal attack on Iraq and the continuing occupation and oppression of its people. (Quote by - Rebecca Johnson)

We are in a country that has experienced 25 years of presidential oppression, ... What kind of a future can we look forward to if the president of the party, on losing a free and fair poll, nullifies it? (Quote by - Paul Themba Nyathi)

Oh to have a lodge in some vast wilderness. Where rumors of oppression and deceit, of unsuccessful and successful wars may never reach me anymore. (Quote by - William Cowper)

An enthusiast broods over the oppression of a people till he fancies himself commissioned by Heaven to liberate them. He ventures the attempt, which ends in little else than his own execution. (Quote by - George Haven Putnam)

This award is a victory for poor women; it's a victory for all women, ... End oppression with education. (Quote by - Mukhtar Mai)

Liberty is the soul's right to breathe and, when it cannot take a long breath, laws are girdled too tight. (Quote by - Rev. Henry Ward Beecher)

What we call soul has been around a long time. It comes out of a particular culture that is African in origin, but influenced by 250 years of slavery, as well as other forms of racial oppression. (Quote by - Roy Ayers)

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. (Quote by - Jean-Jacques Rousseau)

There can be no really pervasive system of oppression, such as that in the United States, without the consent of the oppressed (Quote by - Rose F. Kennedy)

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger. (Quote by - Confucius)

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. (Quote by - Martin Luther King, Jr.)

A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments. (Quote by - Georg C. Lichtenberg)

One Law for the Lion and Ox is Oppression. (Quote by - William Blake)

Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual). (Quote by - Ayn Rand)

In the final analysis, the incident is seen as originating from an emotional expression of the frustration and anger of the proud people of China who had been subject to ever increasing oppression from without and decadent corruption from within. (Quote by - Chen Ning Yang)

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. (Quote by - William Penn)

Minorities have a right to appeal to the Constitution as a shield against such oppression. (Quote by - James K. Polk)

Anger and humor are like the left and right arm. They complement each other. Anger empowers the poor to declare their uncompromising opposition to oppression, and humor prevents them from being consumed by their fury. (Quote by - James Cone)

An oppressed people are authorized, whenever they can, to rise and break their fetters. (Quote by - Henry Clay)

This is the gravest danger that today threatens civilization: State intervention, the absorption of all spontaneous social effort by the State; that is to say, of spontaneous historical action, which in the long-run sustains, nourishes and impels human destinies." (Quote by - Jose Ortega y Gasset)

The will to domination is a ravenous beast. There are never enough warm bodies to satiate its monstrous hunger. Once alive, this beast grows and grows, feeding on all the life around it, scouring the earth to find new sources of nourishment. This beast lives in each man who battens on female servitude. (Quote by - Andrea Dworkin)

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