Oppression Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old oppression quotes, oppression sayings, and oppression proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Oppression makes a wise man mad. Frederick Douglass
Oppression is the essence of power. Ernst Kaltenbrunner
All oppression creates a state of war. And this is no exception. Simone De Beauvoir
Standing in line is a form of oppression. John Green
Oppression breeds the power to oppose it. Andrew Solomon
He who allows oppression shares the crime. Desiderius Erasmus
Resistance to oppression is second nature. Seneca The Younger
The root of oppression is the loss of memory. Paula Gunn Allen
Oppression is more easily endured than insult. Junius
Where there is power, there is resistance. Michel Foucault
Only oppression should fear the full exercise of freedom. Jose Marti
To forgive an oppressor is oppression upon the oppressed. Umar
Freeing people from oppression and despair is eternally right. George W. Bush
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man. Tacitus
Oppression cannot prosper where none will submit to be enslaved. Charles Caleb Colton
To oppression, plundering and abandonment, we respond with life. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The most odious of all oppressions are those which mask as justice. Robert H. Jackson
Death may beget life, but oppression can beget nothing other than itself. Charles Dickens
Oppression is often the consequence, but seldom or never the means of riches. Thomas Paine
Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression. James Madison
An educator in a system of oppression is either a revolutionary or an oppressor. Lerone Bennett, Jr.
The danger of oppression is not just being oppressed, it's becoming an oppressor. Jon Stewart
There is unity in the oppression. There must be absolute unity and determination, in the response Julian Assange
Oppression has no logic--just a self-fulfilling prophecy, justified by a self-perpetuating system. Gloria Steinem
Too often, systems of oppression turn those who are the targets of the oppression against one another. Tim Wise
Never forget that turning a blind eye to oppression and watching from the sidelines is itself oppression. Harun Yahya
People will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think. Aldous Huxley
One writes fables in periods of oppression. Italo Calvino
Idleness is the heaviest of all oppressions. Victor Hugo
Any kind of civil rights oppression is wrong. Bryan Cranston