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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive... those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. (Quote by - C. S. Lewis)

When the Jewish people, after nearly 2,000 years of exile, under relentless persecution, became a nation again on 14 May 1948 the 'fig tree' put forth its first leaves. Jesus said that this would indicate that He was 'at the door,' ready to return. (Quote by - Hal Lindsey)

Every great historic change has been based on nonconformity, has been bought either with the blood or with the reputation of nonconformists. (Quote by - Ben Shahn)

Loss of liberty is inimical to all forms of literature... The fact is that certain themes cannot be celebrated in words, and tyranny is one of them. No one ever wrote a good book in praise of the Inquisition. (Quote by - George Orwell)

Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue. (Quote by - Charles Simmons)

To show a "well-founded fear of persecution," an alien need not prove that it is more likely than not that he or she will be persecuted in his or her home country. (Quote by - John Paul Stevens)

And at home in the United States we found continued and increased persecution, first of leaders of the Communist Party, and then of all honest anti-fascists. (Quote by - Paul Robeson)

My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning. I wanted my death to be something the people could relate to, a basis for further mobilization of the community. (Quote by - Huey P. Newton)

If you suppose that good intentions justify intruding on the lives and properties of your fellow citizens: Do you appreciate being the target of somebody else's good intentions, or haven't you had that particular dubious pleasure yet? (Quote by - Cat Farmer)

Yes great people are always subject to persecution and always getting into straits. (Quote by - Johann Friedrich Von Schiller)

This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. (Quote by - Abraham Lincoln)

I think the thing that I most appreciate now is that stereotypes involving Jewish identity activate fears of persecution that exist in the present day. (Quote by - Gregg Easterbrook)

It is a very rare man who does not victimize the helpless. (Quote by - James Baldwin)

The advancement of all sciences, especially where there has been such a radical change, have been attended with persecution. (Quote by - Daniel D. Palmer)

According to Gestapo record they had little need to engage in direct spying on the citizens since the citizens themselves were more than willing to do their spying for them. (Quote by - Kort E. Patterson)

Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off. (Quote by - Ayn Rand)

Do not expect justice where might is right. (Quote by - Plato)

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. (Quote by - Jesus of Nazareth)

I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution. (Quote by - Jonathan Swift)

Persecution is a tribute the great must always pay for preeminence. (Quote by - Oliver Goldsmith)

Wherever you see persecution, there is more than a probability that truth lies on the persecuted side. (Quote by - Hugh Latimer)

All I ask is equal freedom. When it is denied, as it always is, I take it anyhow. (Quote by - H. L. Mencken)

Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety. (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. (Quote by - Jesus of Nazareth)

The liberty of the press would be an empty sound, and no man would venture to write on any subject, however, pure his purpose, without an attorney at one elbow and a counsel at the other. From minds thus subdued by the fear of punishment, there could issue no works of genius to expand the empire of human reason. (Quote by - Thomas Erskine)

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