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All forms of tampering with human beings, getting at them, shaping them against their will to your own pattern, all thought control and conditioning is, therefore, a denial of that in men which makes them men and their values ultimate. (Quote by - Isaiah Berlin)

To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them. (Quote by - George Mason)

Competition is easier to accept if you realize it is not an act of oppression or abrasion - I've worked with my best friends in direct competition. (Quote by - Diane Sawyer)

Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful. (Quote by - Friedrich Nietzsche)

He who allows oppression shares the crime. (Quote by - Desiderius Erasmus)

Non-violent resistance implies the very opposite of weakness. Defiance combined with non-retaliatory acceptance of repression from one's opponents is active, not passive. It requires strength, and there is nothing automatic or intuitive about the resoluteness required for using non-violent methods in political struggle and the quest for Truth. (Quote by - Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi)

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself. (Quote by - Thomas Paine)

Complete and accurate surveillance as a means of control is probably a practical impossibility. What is much more likely is a loss of privacy and constant inconvenience as the wrong people gain access to information, as one wastes time convincing the inquisitors that one is in fact innocent, or as one struggles to untangle the errors of the errant machine. (Quote by - Victor Ferkiss)

I have always striven to raise the voice of hope for a world where hate gives way to respect and oppression to liberation. (Quote by - Theodore Bikel)

To the frustrated, freedom from responsibility is more attractive than freedom from restraint. They are eager to barter their independence for relief from the burdens of willing, deciding and being responsible for inevitable failure. They willingly abdicate the directing of their lives to those who want to plan, command and shoulder all responsibility. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Censorship is a dangerous tool that is primarily used to suppress from those who would challenge oppression by the society and that state, and particularly victimizes minorities. [It] can never eliminate evil ideas, and so the best answer to bad speech is more speech. (Quote by - Feminists Against Censorship)

An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates his duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself. (Quote by - Thomas Paine)

At the Carter Center we work with victims of oppression, and we give support to human rights heroes. (Quote by - Jimmy Carter)

To argue against any breach of liberty from the ill use that may be made of it, is to argue against liberty itself, since all is capable of being abused. (Quote by - Lord George Lyttleton)

The only kind of freedom that the mob can imagine is freedom to annoy and oppress its betters, and that is precisely the kind that we mainly have. (Quote by - H. L. Mencken)

It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home. (Quote by - Carl T. Rowan)

The Republic was not established by cowards; and cowards will not preserve it ... This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. (Quote by - Elmer Davis)

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 Ruskin)

The situation in the region is flammable and may explode at any moment, because of the crucial events and because of the absence of justice in executing the international legitimacy resolutions, regarding the Israeli Arab cause and the oppression on Palestinians by Israelis. (Quote by - Ali A. Saleh)

The privilege of giving or withholding moneys is an important barrier against the undue exertion of prerogative which if left altogether without control may be exercised to our great oppression; and all history shows how efficacious its intercession for redress of grievances and reestablishment of rights, and how improvident would be the surrender of so powerful a mediator. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

Those who are convinced they have a monopoly on The Truth always feel that they are only saving the world when they slaughter the heretics. (Quote by - Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)

Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest. (Quote by - Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi)

The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself. (Quote by - Virginia Woolf)

If the previous paragraphs [of 'A Religion For A New Age'] prove anything, it is that the Bible is not merely another book, an outmoded and archaic book, or even an extremely influential book; it has been and remains an incredibly dangerous book. It and the various Christian churches which are parasitic upon it have been directly responsible for most of the wars, persecutions and outrages which humankind has perpetrated upon itself over the past two thousand years. (Quote by - John J. Dunphy)

Compelling a man by law to pay his money to elect candidates or advocate law or doctrines he is against differs only in degree, if at all, from compelling him by law to speak for a candidate, a party, or a cause he is against. The very reason for the First Amendment is to make the people of this country free to think, speak, write and worship as they wish, not as the Government commands. (Quote by - Justice Hugo L. Black)


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