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Oppression does not make for hearts as big as all outdoors. Oppression makes us big and small. Expressive and silenced. Deep and dead. (Quote by - Cherrie Moraga)

Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered. (Quote by - Marcus Tullius Cicero)

God and Country are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed. (Quote by - Luis Bunuel)

The purpose of government is to rein in the rights of the people. (Quote by - Bill Clinton)

He (Thomas Paine) saw oppression on every hand; injustice everywhere; hypocrisy at the altar; venality on the bench, tyranny on the throne; and with a splendid courage he espoused the cause of the weak against the strong (Quote by - Robert Green Ingersoll)

The emerging picture is one where slavery, oppression and exploitation of society's most vulnerable members have by no means been consigned to the past. (Quote by - Juan Somavia)

And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppressions, and there prevail justice and Faith in Allah; but if they cease, let there be no hostility except to those who practice oppression (Quote by - Quran)

Most of the major ills of the world have been caused by well-meaning people who ignored the principle of individual freedom, except as applied to themselves, and who were obsessed with fanatical zeal to improve the lot of mankind. (Quote by - Henry Grady Weaver)

Oppression in the name of religion is a time-honored tradition. I'm sorry that people are fearful. Those fears are usually based on ignorance. (Quote by - Katy Sorenson)

A hand from Washington will be stretched out and placed upon every man's business; the eye of the federal inspector will be in every man's counting house.... The law will of necessity have inquisical features, it will provide penalties, it will create complicated machinery. Under it, men will be hauled into courts distant from their homes. Heavy fines imposed by distant and unfamiliar tribunals will constantly menace the taxpayer. An army of federal inspectors, spies, and detectives will descend upon the state. (Quote by - Richard E. Byrd)

Do not hold the delusion that your advancement is accomplished by crushing others. (Quote by - Marcus Tullius Cicero)

Bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grand-children are once more slaves. (Quote by - D. H. Lawrence)

We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans. (Quote by - Bill Clinton)

If I had a large amount of money I should found a hospital for those whose grip upon the world is so tenuous that they can be severely offended by words and phrases yet remain all unoffended by the injustice, violence and oppression that howls daily (Quote by - Stephen Fry)

Idiot, n. A member of a large and powerful tribe whose influence in human affairs has always been dominant and controlling. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

The system of private property is the most important guaranty of freedom, not only for those who own property, but scarcely less for those who do not. (Quote by - Fredrich August von Hayek)

Habit is the denial of creativity and the negation of freedom; a self-imposed straitjacket of which the wearer is unaware. (Quote by - Arthur Koestler)

From the utopian viewpoint, the United States constitution is a singularly hard-bitten and cautious document, for it breathes the spirit of skepticism about human altruism and incorporates a complex system of checks, balances and restrictions, so that everybody is holding the reins on everybody else. (Quote by - Chad Walsh)

A people armed and free forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition and is a bulwark for the nation against foreign invasion and domestic oppression. (Quote by - James Madison)

It was a time of oppression and you spoke up -- and we won. Without you, I wouldn't be standing up here either. (Quote by - Terrence McNally)

The great ideals of liberty and equality are preserved against the assaults of opportunism, the expediency of the passing hour, the erosion of small encroachments, the scorn and derision of those who have no patience with general principles. (Quote by - Justice Benjamin Cardozo)

Those who regarded the revolution, during Imam Khomeini's time, as a deviation, are now [wielding] the tools of terror and oppression, (Quote by - Mohammad Khatami)

The great inlet by which a colour for oppression has entered into the world is by one man's pretending to determine concerning the happiness of another. (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

We must not enable anyone to impose his personal view regarding religion on others by force, oppression, or pressure. (Quote by - Shirin Ebadi)

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