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Laws do not persuade just because they threaten. (Quote by - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Refrain at all times from such Foods as cannot be procured without violence and oppression. (Quote by - Thomas Tryon)

Fascism is fascism. Terrorism is terrorism. Oppression is oppression. (Quote by - Harry Belafonte)

You can't hold a man down without staying down with him. (Quote by - Booker T. Washington)

We mourn the loss of Tom Fox, who combined a lightness of spirit, a firm opposition to all oppression, and the recognition of God in everyone. (Quote by - Carol Rose)

You can jail a Revolutionary, but you can't jail the Revolution. (Quote by - Huey P. Newton)

All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible. (Quote by - Noah Webster)

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. (Quote by - James Madison)

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. (Quote by - Frederick Douglass)

Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining. (Quote by - Saul Bellow)

Morality is the best of all devices for leading mankind by the nose. (Quote by - Friedrich Nietzsche)

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. (Quote by - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Man is not free unless government is limited.... As government expands, liberty contracts. (Quote by - Ronald Reagan)

For all men being originally equals, no one by birth could have a right to set up his own family in perpetual preference to all others for ever. (Quote by - Thomas Paine)

The history of Christianity has been largely written in blood, the blood of those whom it has sought to proselytize as well as that of those Christians who did not share the theology or ambitions of the male clerical oligarchy that has always wielded power in Christendom. This ignoble distinction is not nor has it ever been the exclusive prerogative of any particular denomination or sect; it is a living legacy of horror that is tragically common to the Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox bodies of Christian churches. (Quote by - John J. Dunphy)

Unlimited Power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it. (Quote by - William Pitt, Sr.)

It is impossible for ideas to compete in the marketplace if no forum for their presentation is provided or available. (Quote by - Thomas Mann)

Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet. I'm always in Africa... And when I go to these places I see American policy written on the walls of oppression everywhere. (Quote by - Harry Belafonte)

A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various powerful interests, combined in one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in banks. (Quote by - John C. Calhoun)

The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea. (Quote by - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

They have given us into the hand of new unhappy lords. Lords without anger and honor, who dare not carry their swords. They fight by shuffling papers; they have bright dead alien eyes; They look at our labor and laughter as a tired man looks at flies. (Quote by - Gilbert K. Chesterton)

My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. (Quote by - Vladimir Nabokov)

When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon. (Quote by - Thomas Paine)

What a stupendous, what an incomprehensible machine is man! Who can endure toil, famine, stripes, imprisonment & death itself in vindication of his own liberty, and the next moment ... inflict on his fellow men a bondage, one hour of which is fraught with more misery than ages of that which he rose in rebellion to oppose. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

Pity the poor, wretched, timid soul, too faint hearted to resist his oppressors. He sings the songs of the damned, 'I cannot resist, I have too much to lose, they might take my property or confiscate my earnings, what would my family do, how would they survive?' He hides behind pretended family responsibility, failing to see that the most glorious legacy that we can bequeath to our posterity is liberty! (Quote by - W. Vaughn Ellsworth)

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