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For your own good is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction. (Quote by - Janet Frame)

If a man wishes to rid himself of a feeling of unbearable oppression, he may have to take hashish. (Quote by - Friedrich Nietzsche)

Find out just what the people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. (Quote by - Frederick Douglass)

But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. (Quote by - Declaration of Independence)

A people who extend civil liberties only to preferred groups start down the path either to dictatorship of the right or the left. (Quote by - Justice William O. Douglas)

Formerly we suffered from crimes; now we suffer from laws. (Quote by - Cornelius Tacitus)

The objection to Puritans is not that they try to make us think as they do, but that they try to make us do as they think. (Quote by - H. L. Mencken)

From the days of Spartacus, Weishophf, Karl Marx, Trotski, Belacoon, Rosa Luxenburg, and Ema Goldman, this world conspiracy has been steadily growing. This conspiracy played a definite recognizable role in the tragedy of the French revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th Century. And now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their head and have become the undisputed masters of that enormous empire. (Quote by - Sir Winston Churchill)

There is nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitor. (Quote by - Frank Clark)

The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same. (Quote by - Stendhal)

No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

If it doesn't happen, the continuing oppression will be met by more resistance from a less tolerant populace which wants a democratic restoration. And that resistance will only invite further oppression. (Quote by - Florencio Abad)

Toward no crimes have men shown themselves so cold-bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of opinion. (Quote by - James Russell Lowell)

There is an almost universal tendency, perhaps an inborn tendency, to suspect the good faith of a man who holds opinions that differ from our own opinion It obviously endangers the freedom and the objectivity of our discussion if we attack a person instead of attacking an opinion or, more precisely, a theory. (Quote by - Sir Karl Popper)

Love of justice in the generality of men is only the fear of suffering from injustice. (Quote by - Fran ois Duc de La Rochefoucauld)

We seek to educate and nurture peace, equality, and dignity in a world hopeful and free of oppression. One of the evening's highlights is the discussion that follows each film. It offers an opportunity to speak about and listen respectfully to how others see important sensitive issues. (Quote by - Mary Nelson)

We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. (Quote by - Sir Winston Churchill)

The ultimate decision about what is accepted as right and wrong will be made not by individual human wisdom but by the disappearance of the groups that have adhered to the "wrong" beliefs. (Quote by - Fredrich August von Hayek)

In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee, or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic. (Quote by - Gerry Adams)

Solidarity should also mean insistence on the rule of law. To close one's eyes to trampled freedoms, to get used to violence, become inured to political murders, is to approve them and accept that there are people deserving of justice and others deserving of oppression. (Quote by - Reporters Without Borders)

The two principles on which our conduct towards the Indians should be founded, are justice and fear. After the injuries we have done them, they cannot love us ... (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

This, then, is freedom in the external life of man -- that he is independent of the arbitrary power of his fellows. (Quote by - Ludwig von Mises)

The struggle is always between the individual and his sacred right to express himself an the power structure that seeks conformity, suppression and obedience. (Quote by - Justice William O. Douglas)

We don't hate nobody because of their color. We hate oppression! (Quote by - Bobby Seale)

The efficiency of the truly national leader consists primarily in preventing the division of the attention of a people, and always in concentrating it on a single enemy. (Quote by - Adolf Hitler)

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