C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Tyranny and anarchy are never far asunder.


Oppression is more easily borne than insult.


Resistance to oppression is second nature.


An extreme rigor is sure to arm everything against it.


The smallest worm will turn, being trodden on.


A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.


Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.


Oppression is but another name for irresponsible power, if history is to be trusted.

William Pinkney.

  • Press not a falling man too far; ’tis virtue:
  • His faults lie open to the laws; let them,
  • Not you, correct him.
  • Shakespeare.

    Hateful is the power and pitiable is the life of those who wish to be feared rather than to be loved.


    I never could believe that Providence had sent a few men into this world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden.

    Richard Rumbold.

    There is no happiness for him who oppresses and persecutes; no, there can be no repose for him. For the sighs of the unfortunate cry for vengeance to heaven.


    He who, when he hath the power, doeth not good, when he loses the means will suffer distress. There is not a more unfortunate wretch than the oppressor; for in the day of adversity nobody is his friend.


    The poorest being that crawls on earth, contending to save itself from injustice and oppression, is an object respectable in the eyes of God and man.