Oppression quotes

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◆ When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
- Nelson Mandela100
◆ 10 years ago we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash; Now we have no Jobs, no Hope and no Cash.
- Hussein Nishah100
◆ Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing [a people] to slavery.
- Thomas Jefferson99
◆ Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
- Frederick Douglass99
◆ Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.
- Nelson Mandela99
◆ Racial discrimination, South Africa's economic power, its oppression and exploitation of all the black peoples, are part and parcel of the same thing.
- Oliver Tambo99
◆ Together we have travelled a long road to be where we are today. This has been a road of struggle against colonial and apartheid oppression.
- Thabo Mbeki99
◆ Oppression does not make for hearts as big as all outdoors. Oppression makes us big and small. Expressive and silenced. Deep and dead.
- Cherrie Moraga99
◆ Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression.
- Malcolm X99
◆ Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F Kennedy99
◆ Black people must address itself to the causes of poverty. That's oppression in this country.
- H Rap Brown99
◆ We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.
- Confucius99
◆ All oppression creates a state of war.
- Simone De Beauvoir99
◆ Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever.
- Martin Luther King Jr99
◆ When people are intimidated about having their own opinions, oppression is at hand.
- Jimmy Carter99

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