Oppression Quotes

To the right wing ‘law and order’ is often just a code phrase, meaning ‘get the niggers’. To the left wing it often means political oppression.

You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.

In the memory of oppression, oppression peretuates itself. The scar does the work of the wound. That is the real tragedy: that injustice retains the power to distort long after it has ceased to be real. It is a posthumous victory for the oppressors, when pain becomes a tradition. This is the unfairly difficult dilemma […]

As long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, the Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable.

The oppression of any people for opinion’s sake has rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper and render them more important.

The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.

Every revolution ends by becoming either an oppressor or a heretic.

The revolt against any oppression usually goes to an opposite extreme for a time, and that is right and necessary.

No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed.

Hear him, ye Senates, hear this truth sublime; He who allows oppression shares the crime.