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Each time a man stands for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. (Quote by - Robert Francis Kennedy)

Obvious and inexorable oppression that cannot be overcome does not give rise to revolt but to submission. (Quote by - Simone Weil)

This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. (Quote by - Abraham Lincoln)

America and its allies are engaged in a war against a terrorist movement that spans all corners of the globe. It is sparked by radical ideologues that breed hatred, oppression, and violence against all of their declared enemies. (Quote by - Kenny Marchant)

When we have begun to take charge of our lives, to own ourselves, there is no longer any need to ask permission of someone. (Quote by - George O'Neil)

Each person will have a registered number, without which he will not be allowed to buy or sell; and there will be one universal world church. Anyone who refuses to take part in this universal system will have no right to exist. (Quote by - Dr. Kurt E. Koch)

There is no doubt that Iraqis, like Australians and Americans, love and desire freedom. However, if freedom doesn't mean the right to complete self-determination, unfettered by interests other than one's own, then that freedom is less than worthless - it's oppression. (Quote by - Amir Butler)

No one is fit to be trusted with power. ... No one. ... Any man who has lived at all knows the follies and wickedness he's capable of. ... And if he does know it, he knows also that neither he nor any man ought to be allowed to decide a single human fate. (Quote by - C. P. Snow)

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

That the sole object and only legitimate end of government is to protect the citizen in the enjoyment of life, liberty, and property, and when the government assumes other functions it is usurpation and oppression. (Quote by - Alabama, Declaration of Rights Article I Section 35)

Society's needs come before the individual's needs. (Quote by - Adolf Hitler)

I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end. (Quote by - Albert Schweitzer)

Under adversity, under oppression, the words begin to fail, the easy words begin to fail. In order to convey things accurately, the human being is almost forced to find the most precise words possible, which is a precondition for literature. (Quote by - Rita Dove)

Control does not come from strong police forces, does not come from oppression and repression, does not come from violating people's rights or giving the security systems undue powers, (Quote by - Hanan Ashrawi)

The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. (Quote by - Steven Biko)

The prohibition law, written for weaklings and derelicts, has divided the nation, like Gaul, into three parts -- wets, drys, and hypocrites. (Quote by - Florence Sabin)

Persecution is the first law of society because it is always easier to suppress criticism than to meet it. (Quote by - Howard Mumford Jones)

If the opposition (citizen) disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves. (Quote by - Josef Stalin)

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. (Quote by - Frederick Douglass)

To act without clear understanding, to form habits without investigation, to follow a path all one's life without knowing where it really leads -- such is the behavior of the multitude. (Quote by - Mencius)

We simply do not catch a high enough percentage of users to make the law a real threat, although we do catch enough to seriously overburden our legal system. (Quote by - Jackson Eli Reynolds)

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

It is not the business of the law to make anyone good or reverent or moral or clean or upright. (Quote by - Murray N. Rothbard)

The poorest man may in his cottage, bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storm may enter; the rain may enter; but the King of England may not enter; all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement. (Quote by - William Pitt)

We should have learnt by now that laws and court decisions can only point the way. They can establish criteria of right and wrong. And they can provide a basis for rooting out the evils of bigotry and racism. But they cannot wipe away centuries of oppression and injustice / however much we might desire it. (Quote by - Hubert H. Humphrey)


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