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Tyranny destroys or strengthens the individual; freedom enervates him, until he becomes no more than a puppet. Man has more chances of saving himself by hell than by paradise. (Quote by - E. M. Cioran)

In this workshop we hope to open discussion on the parallels between disability, oppression and racism. (Quote by - John Morman)

Silence increases the power of an oppressor. My job as a parent is to recognize oppression. I want my children to know whenever something is not right. (Quote by - Susan Geise)

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others. (Quote by - John F. Kennedy)

There will be no prison which can hold our movement down... The walls, the bars, the guns and the guards can never encircle or hold down the idea of the people. (Quote by - Huey P. Newton)

When the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia. (Quote by - George Mason)

Whenever justice is uncertain and police spying and terror are at work, human beings fall into isolation, which, of course, is the aim and purpose of the dictator state, since it is based on the greatest possible accumulation of depotentiated social units. (Quote by - Carl Gustav Jung)

Persecution for opinion is the master vice of society. (Quote by - Francis Wright)

Communism and fascism or nazism, although poles apart in their intellectual content, are similar in this, that both have emotional appeal to the type of personality that takes pleasure in being submerged in a mass movement and submitting to superior authority. (Quote by - James A. C. Brown)

American strategic [nuclear] forces do not exist solely for the purpose of deterring a Soviet nuclear threat or attack against the U.S. itself. Instead, they are intended to support U.S. foreign policy. (Quote by - Colin Gray)

If you admit that to silence your opponent by force is to win an intellectual argument, then you admit the right to silence people by force. (Quote by - Hans Eysenck)

Never give in. Never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. (Quote by - Sir Winston Churchill)

If you see a man approaching you with the obvious intent of doing you good, you should run for your life. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

Religions are illogical primitive ignorance. There is nothing as ridiculous and tragic as a religious government. (Quote by - Leon Trotsky)

Eight decades of amendments... to (the) code have produced a virtually impenetrable maze... The rules are unintelligible to most citizens... The rules are equally mysterious to many government employees who are charged with administering and enforcing the law. (Quote by - Shirley Peterson)

Governments need armies to protect them against their enslaved and oppressed subjects. (Quote by - Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi)

But to manipulate men, to propel them toward goals which you the social reformers see, but they may not, is to deny their human essence, to treat them as objects without wills of their own, and therefore to degrade them. (Quote by - Isaiah Berlin)

America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within. (Quote by - Josef Stalin)

It is thus that the few rare lucid well-disposed people who have had to struggle on the earth find themselves at certain hours of the day or night in the depth of certain authentic and waking nightmare states, surrounded by the formidable suction, the formidable oppression of a kind of civic magic which will soon be seen appearing openly in social behavior. (Quote by - Antonin Artaud)

Reasonable argument is impossible when authority becomes the arbiter. (Quote by - Orson Scott Card)

Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. (Quote by - Jesus of Nazareth)

When through a process of law the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and more easily governed. (Quote by - Civil Servants' Year Book)

O for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more (Quote by - William Cowper)

Justice, like liberty and coercion, is a concept which, for the sake of clarity, ought to be confined to the deliberate treatment of men by other men. (Quote by - Fredrich August von Hayek)

People who will not turn a shovel full of dirt on the project (Muscle Shoals Dam) nor contribute a pound of material, will collect more money from the United States than will the People who supply all the material and do all the work. This is the terrible thing about interest. (Quote by - Thomas A. Edison)

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