Oppression Quotes

Most popular oppression quotes

Big Brother is watching you.
Oppression makes a wise man mad.
The tyrant is only the slave turned inside out.
— African proverb

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Disobedience: The silver lining to the cloud of servitude.
But I am pigeon-liver'd, and lack gall. To make oppression bitter.
One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.

society freedom

When the oppressed becomes oppressor (almost) inevitably happens, do not expect too much charity, understanding, and compassion.
As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.

society freedom

Oppressed people are frequently very oppressive when first liberated. And why wouldn't they be? They know best two positions. Somebody's foot on their neck or their foot on somebody's neck.