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So long as there are earnest believers in the world, they will always wish to punish opinions, even if their judgment tells them it is unwise and their conscience tells them it is wrong. (Quote by - Walter Bagehot)

And in times and places where there was not much persecution, people could become and continue Christians who neither were nor professed to be very devoted persons. (Quote by - Robert Rainy)

A religion which requires persecution to sustain it is of the devil's propagation. (Quote by - Hosea Ballou)

Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution, and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction. (Quote by - Bertrand Russell)

We all know that books will burn -- yet we have the greater knowledge that books cannot be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can abolish memory... (Quote by - Franklin D. Roosevelt)

Continuous persecution of widows and orphans is a crime. Even the Bible says there is a specific place in hell for those who oppress widows. (Quote by - Imelda Marcos)

Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains and always was. (Quote by - D. H. Lawrence)

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him. (Quote by - John Morley)

Our forefathers found the evils of free thinking more to be endured than the evils of inquest or suppression. This is because thoughtful, bold and independent minds are essential to the wise and considered self-government. (Quote by - Justice Robert H. Jackson)

Kinsey would identify himself with Galileo in moments of feelings of persecution. (Quote by - Bill Condon)

Those who are convinced they have a monopoly on The Truth always feel that they are only saving the world when they slaughter the heretics. (Quote by - Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)

Religious tolerance is something we should all practice; however, there have been more persecution and atrocities committed in the name of religion and religious freedom than anything else. (Quote by - Walter Koenig)

That which corrodes the souls of the persecuted is the monstrous inner agreement with the prevailing prejudice against them. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Even today a crude sort of persecution is all that is required to create an honorable name for any sect, no matter how indifferent in itself. (Quote by - Friedrich Nietzsche)

We can have justice whenever those who have not been injured by injustice are as outraged by it as those who have been. (Quote by - Solon)

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