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And slay them (the infidels) wherever you catch them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out, for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter (Quote by - Quran)

If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein. (Quote by - Justice Robert H. Jackson)

As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air - however slight - lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness. (Quote by - Justice William O. Douglas)

The Party is not interested in the overt act. The thought is all we care about. (Quote by - George Orwell)

No matter how noble the original intentions, the seductions of power can turn any movement from one seeking equal rights to one that would deny them to others. (Quote by - Tammy Bruce)

The use of religio as an excuse to repress the freedom of expression and to deny human rights is not confined to any country or time. (Quote by - Margaret Atwood)

We can have justice whenever those who have not been injured by injustice are as outraged by it as those who have been. (Quote by - Solon)

We must realize that companies such as Caterpillar are profiting from oppression. (Quote by - Chris Towne)

You know, it's not the world that was my oppressor, because what the world does to you, if the world does it to you long enough and effectively enough, you begin to do to yourself. (Quote by - James Baldwin)

If you see oppression of the poor, and justice and righteousness trampled in a country, do not be astounded. (Quote by - King Solomon)

There is never any fair and thorough discussion of heretical opinions... The greatest harm done is to those who are not heretics, and whose whole mental development is cramped and their reason cowed, by the fear of heresy. (Quote by - John Stuart Mill)

Remember, there's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over. (Quote by - Frank Zappa)

The dearest ambition of a slave is not liberty, but to have a slave of his own. (Quote by - Sir Richard Burton)

Standing up to a tyrant has always been illegal and dangerous. There is no guarantee but one -- to not live like a slave, nor to die like one. (Quote by - Eric Schaub)

The last stage but one of every civilisation, is characterised by the forced political unification of its constituent parts, into a single greater whole. (Quote by - Arnold J. Toynbee)

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles. (Quote by - Emily Dickinson)

I doubt if the oppressed ever fight for freedom. They fight for pride and for power -- power to oppress others. The oppressed want above all to imitate their oppressors; they want to retaliate. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him. (Quote by - John Morley)

We will definitely provide financial aid to this government so they can stand up against the oppression of America. (Quote by - Ali Larijani)

We stand today at a crossroads: One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other leads to total extinction. Let us hope we have the wisdom to make the right choice. (Quote by - Woody Allen)

We have a right, also, in various ways, to act upon our unfavorable opinion of anyone, not to the oppression of his individuality, but in the exercise of ours. (Quote by - John Stuart Mill)

No truly sophisticated proponent of repression would be stupid enough to shatter the facade of democratic institutions. (Quote by - Murray B. Levin)

Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive. (Quote by - Henry Steele Commager)

Many people never grow up. They stay all their lives with a passionate need for external authority and guidance, pretending not to trust their own judgment. (Quote by - Alan Watts)

Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it. (Quote by - Anna Sewell)

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