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The Government of Iraq also owes a debt to the American and coalition forces who are fighting the insurgency and helping put that country back together after decades of repression. (Quote by - Ike Skelton)

And the young people in the 1960's identified with it immediately, because, I guess the young people had been having years of repression really. They felt that the, you know, after the war everything was very austere, particularly in Europe. (Quote by - George Martin)

The more there are riots, the more repressive action will take place, and the more we face the danger of a right-wing takeover and eventually a fascist society. (Quote by - Martin Luther King Jr.)

When you have a foreign invasion - in this case by the Indonesian army - writers, intellectuals, newspapers and magazines are the first targets of repression. (Quote by - Antonio Tabucchi)

The fundamental problem is that there's no credibility in the judicial system, which is a system that's been completely politicized. This is retaliation and selective repression. (Quote by - Leopoldo Lopez)

We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and even if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still. (Quote by - John Stuart Mill)

It just seemed to me to be a great story, set back in its time but something that seemed to have relevance for our time. Now that the film is coming out, it looks like we're back in another time where repression of expression is all the rage. (Quote by - Philip Kaufman)

If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost. (Quote by - Michel Foucault)

The savage repression of blacks, which can be estimated by reading the obituary columns of the nation's dailies, Fred Hampton, etc., has not failed to register on the black inmates. (Quote by - George Jackson)

Early on I saw the repression and idolatry of Stalinism, and when it cracked, I was open to religion again. (Quote by - Lionel Blue)

So when I read this story, it unlocked a volcano of unanswered questions, because the questions had never been asked. It was an opportunity to come to terms with the lot of repressed history - and history of repression. (Quote by - Phillip Noyce)

Palestinian terrorism has to be rejected and condemned, yes. But it should not be translated defacto into a policy of support for a really increasingly brutal repression, colonial settlements and a new wall. (Quote by - Zbigniew Brzezinski)

There are men - now in power in this country - who do not respect dissent, who cannot cope with turmoil, and who believe that the people of America are ready to support repression as long as it is done with a quiet voice and a business suit. (Quote by - John Lindsay)

Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good. (Quote by - Calvin Coolidge)

Now they have come to the place where their faith can no longer feed on the bread of repression and violence. They ask for the bread of liberty, of public equality, and public responsibility. It must not be denied them. (Quote by - Mordecai Wyatt Johnson)

If you're going to hold someone down you're going to have to hold on by the other end of the chain. You are confined by your own repression. (Quote by - Toni Morrison)

And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed (Quote by - John Steinbeck)

It was this society and culture that among other things - including economic opportunities here and repression in Europe - attracted subsequent generations of immigrants to this country. (Quote by - Samuel P. Huntington)

The seed of revolution is repression. (Quote by - Woodrow T. Wilson)

When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out. (Quote by - Abbie Hoffman)

My parents must have had tough decisions to make, but I was never called on to bear witness to their anxiety. To some people that might sound like repression, but I think repression can be a positive value. (Quote by - Tom Wolfe)

At 21, I discovered repression and injustice. The army would shoot students with real bullets. (Quote by - Tahar Ben Jelloun)

The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression. (Quote by - W. E. B. Du Bois)

As soon as my trial was over, we tried to use the energy that had developed around my case to create another organization, which we called the National Alliance against Racist and Political Repression. (Quote by - Angela Davis)

Reason has never failed men. Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world. (Quote by - William Allen White)

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