Oppression Quotes

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

The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all. H. L. Mencken

Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress. Napoleon Bonaparte

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. Thomas Paine

God and Country are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed. Luis Bunuel

An oppressed people are authorised whenever they can to rise and break their fetters. Henry Clay

Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to revolt but to submission. Simone Weil

All oppression creates a state of war. Simone de Beauvoir

Oppression has no logic – just a self-fulfilling prophecy, justified by a self-perpetuating system. Gloria Steinem

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger. Confucius