Persecution Quotes

Most popular persecution quotes

There is no truth sure enough to justify persecution.
Persecution is a bad and indirect way to plant religion.


Opposition may become sweet to a man when he christened it persecution.


Persecution is not an original feature of any religion; but it is always the strongly marked feature of any law-religions, or religions established by law.

religion and politics

All persecution is a sign of fear; for if we did not fear the power of an opinion different from our own, we should not mind others holding it.  Truth is its own defense.
To punish a man because we infer from the nature of some doctrine which he holds, or from the conduct of other persons who hold the same doctrines with him, that he will commit a crime, is persecution; and is, in every case, foolish and wicked.