Oppressive Related Quotes



Oppressive bastards, think they own the place. I told them that karma's going to kick their asses....

Laurie Halse Anderson


I think the only choice that will enable us to hold to our vision... is one that abandons the concept of naming enemies and adopts a concept familiar to the nonviolent tradition: naming behavior that is oppressive.

Barbara Deming


“The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at”

Henry Louis Mencken


I look for the humanity in people, however big the politics or oppressive the situation may be, whether it's subsumed within a human being or between two human beings. I want to help us hold a mirror to ourselves.

Mira Nair


Keeping people neurotic and depressed and ignorant and self-doubting is oppressive.

Susie Bright


In an oppressive society if a group stands up to take care of the lambs, it automatically stands up against the wolves.

Vishal Mangalwadi


...in my dreams the world would come alive, becoming so captivatingly majestic, free and ethereal, that afterwards it would be oppressive to breathe the dust of this painted life.

Vladimir Nabokov


Misgovernment...will often be reflected in oppressive or aggressive policies towards groups within the state or towards the state's neighbours.

Margaret Thatcher


Is the Church fulfilling a purely religious role when by its silence or friendly relationships it lends legitimacy to dictatorial and oppressive government?

Gustavo Gutiã©rrez


Enforcing equality to compensate for the monstrous unfairness of nature destroys liberty. But total liberty leads to various forms of aristocracy and decay. Yet total equality leads to oppressive statism and decay. However, equality of opportunity leads to a vibrantly chaotic and creative meritocracy.

Peter J. Carroll