Oppressors Quotes by Jean Vanier, Jerry Rubin, Cesar Chavez, Elie Wiesel, William Butler Yeats, Florence King and many others.
of the oppressed is strength for the oppressor.
was never for the oppressor; it was for the oppressed.
Tout reВ volutionnaire finit en oppresseur ou en he
В reВ tique. Every revolutionary
ends as an oppressor or a heretic
Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.
the oppressor is to deal
harshly with the oppressed.
Freedom has nothing
to do with having
the right to vote
for your oppressor; freedom
is not having any form of oppression.
Man has the right to deal with his oppressors by devouring
their palpitating hearts
Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve
a standing army
, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace
in a system of oppression is either
a revolutionary or an oppressor.
I go where there are no slaves, hangmen or oppressors; where faith
does not kill; where the one who reigns
To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency
; to forgive them is cruelty.
The most potent weapon
of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.
White women and black
men have it both ways
. They can act as oppressor or … and oppression of others.
We have to stop arresting
prostitutes and not arresting traffickers and pimps. It’s absurd
. We’re arresting the victim or the survivor
and not the oppressor.
It was during those long and lonely
years that my hunger for the freedom of my own
a hunger for the freedom of all people
and black. I knew as well as I knew anything that the oppressor must be liberated just as surely as the oppressed.
It is only the oppressed who, by freeing
themselves, can free their oppressors.
Our parents are our first oppressors.
If given a choice, I would
selected to be what I am: one of the oppressed instead
of one of the oppressors.
To hold a people in oppression you have to convince
them first that they are supposed
to be oppressed.
The oppressed find
in the oppressors their model
The Negro cannot win the respect of his oppressor by acquiescing; he merely increases
the oppressor’s arrogance
If you advise
someone on the condition
that they have to accept it, then you are an oppressor.
When I walked
out of prison
, that was my mission
, to liberate the oppressed and the oppressor both.
The people have now come
to realize that the only way to deal with the oppressor is to deal on our own terms
and this was done
The oppressors do not perceive
on having more as a privilege
which dehumanizes others and themselves. They cannot see that, in the egoistic pursuit
of having as a possessing
class, they suffocate in their own possessions
and no longer are; they merely have.
is not to liberate the oppressed, but to liberate the oppressors
You are either on the side
of the oppressed or on the side of the oppressor. You can’t be neutral
I am not truly
free if I am taking
away someone else
‘s freedom, just as surely as I am not free when my freedom is taken from me. The oppressed and the oppressor alike
of their humanity.
Be persecuted, rather than be a persecutor. Be crucified
, rather than be a crucifier. Be treated
unjustly, rather than treat anyone
unjustly. Be oppressed, rather than be an oppressor. Be gentle
rather than zealous
. Lay hold of goodness
, rather than justice.
for this struggle to have meaning
, the oppressed must not, in seeking
their humanity (which is a way to create
it), become in turn oppressors of the oppressors, but rather restorers of the humanity of both
Matter of internal security – the age-old cry of the oppressor. Picard
But for the use of physical punishment
by, and fear of their oppressors, animals
would never be a part of a circus
Had courage, wisdom
, and reason always prevailed in people, there would not have been oppressions and oppressors.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
The grave unites
; where e’en the great find rest
, And blended lie
th’ oppressor and th’ oppressed!
REVOLUTIONARY: An oppressed person waiting
for the opportunity to become an oppressor.
You know, it’s not the world that was my oppressor, because what the world does to you, if the world does it to you long enough and effectively
enough, you begin
to do to yourself
God wants to set the oppressed free from being oppressed and the oppressors free from oppressing.