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It's fun, I suppose. It may be that the story of Hanukkah has appeal, that's it's about not assimilating, about fighting oppression. But it's probably because they grew up with it. (Quote by - Ed Case)

Absolutism is a guarantee of objectionable morals in the same way that absolutism in government is a guarantee of objectionable government. (Quote by - Robert Briffault)

What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven. (Quote by - Friedrich Hoelderlin)

In those wretched countries where a man cannot call his tongue his own, he can scarce call anything his own. Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

We shall all respect the principles of each other and do nothing that would be regarded as an act of oppression to any portion of the people. (Quote by - Alexander Mackenzie)

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power, whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism, and ought to have no place among Republicans and Christians. (Quote by - Angelica Grimke)

What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it. (Quote by - Margot Asquith)

Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. (Quote by - Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress. (Quote by - Napoleon Bonaparte)

The idea of creating systems designed to threaten, coerce, and kill, and to imbue such agencies with principled legitimacy, and not expect them to lead to wars, genocides, and other tyrannical practices, expresses an innocence we can no longer afford to indulge. (Quote by - Butler D. Shaffer)

So long as people, being ill governed, suffer from hunger, criminals will never disappear. It is extremely unkind to punish those who, being suffers from hunger, are compelled to violate laws. (Quote by - Kenko Hoshi)

When a system of oppression has become institutionalized it is unnecessary for individuals to be oppressive. (Quote by - Florynce R. Kennedy)

It may be your intent to be our masters; how can it be ours to be your slaves? (Quote by - Melians)

Gold is not neccesary. I have no interest in gold. We will build a solid state, without an ounce of gold behind it. Anyone who sells above the set prices, let him be marched off to a concentration camp. That's the bastion of money. (Quote by - Adolf Hitler)

Oppression is more easily endured than insult. (Quote by - Junius)

Ours is the century of enforced travel of disappearances. The century of people helplessly seeing others, who were close to them, disappear over the horizon. (Quote by - John Berger)

We felt that the police needed a label, a label other than that fear image that they carried in the community. So we used the pig as the rather low-lifed animal in order to identify the police. And it worked. (Quote by - Huey P. Newton)

We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression. (Quote by - Confucius)

But far be it from us to intend their hurt or damage, or to make war upon them, otherwise than to deliver ourselves and them from tyranny and oppression. (Quote by - Perkin Warbeck)

Freedom of men under government is to have a standing rule to live by, common to every one of that society and made by the legislative power vested in it and not to be subject to the inconstant, uncertain, arbitrary will of another man. (Quote by - John Locke)

It is the duty of the officials to prevent or suppress the threatened disorder with a firm hand instead of timidly yielding to threats…. Surely a speaker ought not to be suppressed because his opponents propose to use violence. It is they who should suffer from their lawlessness, not he. (Quote by - American Bar Association)

True enough, the country is calm. Calm as a morgue or a grave, would you not say? (Quote by - Vaclav Havel)

This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilised nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future! (Quote by - Adolf Hitler)

When books are challenged, restricted, removed, or banned, an atmosphere of suppression exists…. The fear of the consequences of censorship is as damaging as, or perhaps more damaging than, the actual censorship attempt. After all, when a published work is banned, it can usually be found elsewhere. Unexpressed ideas, unpublished works, unpurchased books are lost forever. (Quote by - Robert P. Doyle)


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