The following article on quotes on oppression will open your eyes and make you ponder upon pressing issues. Read this article on famous quotations and sayings about oppression and domination to know more.

Oppression Quotes

Oppression begets resistance almost always. True power is attained when respect commands obedience and not by resorting to domination or oppression. Over the years, we might have come across several victims of oppression, especially the downtrodden. In many societies the fairer sex is still suppressed and patriarchy continues to exist. Domination or inequality has been plaguing the society like cancer today. Many activists and crusaders of equality have been relentlessly fighting to eradicate oppression. It’s very disheartening to see that our society still practices patriarchy and racism. In our opinion, two of the many important factors that are causing oppression are money and caste. Don’t you agree? Money in particular, has been creating hierarchy in the society and has been giving the rich opportunities to exploit the poor. Education, enlightenment and open mindedness can put an end to oppression and only after treading on these paths can peace truly prevail.  Educating the masses about moral values is quite important and parents need to nurture such thoughts in their kids at a tender age. This seems to be the only way to eliminate the roots of domination and oppression. Read the following famous quotes and sayings on oppression to find out more.

Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.

- Germaine Greer

When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing.

- Tom Robbins

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.

- Aesop

I just think that all of us in this room should have a voice in how the USA is represented. And he don't allow us our voice, that's all I'm saying.

- Eddie Vedder

Truth is on the side of the oppressed.

- Malcolm X

The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.

- Umberto Eco

Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.

- Erica Jong

Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.

- William Penn

Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution.

- Jay Leno

A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.

- Tacitus

An oppressed people are authorized whenever they can to rise and break their fetters.

- Henry Clay

How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!.

- Samuel Adams

Old forms of government finally grow so oppressive that they must be thrown off even at the risk of reigns of terror.

- Herbert Spencer

A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal as opposed to the conservative, who has both feet firmly planted in his mouth.

- Jacques Barzun

The minority of a country is never known to agree, except in its efforts to reduce and oppress the majority.

- James Fenimore Cooper

Without Liberty, Law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without Law, Liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.

- James Q. Wilson

Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.

- James Russell Lowell

The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was not 'Am I really that oppressed?' but 'Am I really that boring?'

- Margaret Atwood

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We deny your internationalism, because it is a luxury which only the upper classes can afford; the working people are hopelessly bound to their native shores.

- Benito Mussolini

Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive.

- Roland Barthes

Usually, when people talk about the "strength" of black women . . . . they ignore the reality that to be strong in the face of oppression is not the same as overcoming oppression, that endurance is not to be confused with transformation.

- Bell Hooks

I want to have children, but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours. I don't even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours

- Rita Rudner

The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.

- Ambrose Bierce

Fascism is fascism. Terrorism is terrorism. Oppression is oppression.

- Harry Belafonte

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.

- James Madison

“Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears. 

- Louis D. Brandeis

He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.

- Anonymous

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