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Persecution Quotes

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Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy

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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.
- Ayn Rand

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.
- Paul Robeson

The white people of the South are the greatest minority in this nation.
They deserve consideration and understanding instead
of the persecution of twisted propaganda.
- Strom Thurmond

 

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.
- Imelda Marcos

Religion which requires persecution to sustain,
it is of the devil's propagation.
- Hosea Ballou

Knowledge of God's Word is a bulwark against deception,
temptation, accusation, even persecution.
- Edwin Louis Cole

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Persecution produced its natural effect on them.
It found them a sect; it made them a faction.
- Thomas Babington

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.
- John Paul Stevens

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.
- Robert Rainy

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.
- Bertrand Russell

Kinsey would identify himself with Galileo in moments
of feelings of persecution.
- Bill Condon

Stereotypes involving Christian identity,
Christian persecution is so far back in history now
that no one fears it being revived,
unless you live in China, I guess.
- Gregg Easterbrook

In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to
aim at making proselytes by fire and sword.
Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.
- Alexander Hamilton

I believe that pluralistic secularism,
in the long run, is a more deadly poison than straightforward persecution.
- Francis Schaeffer

You should read history and look at ostracism,
persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing.
They always happen to the best men, you know.
- George Eliot

Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution.
- George Eliot

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

Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds,
you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution.
- William Butler Yeats

Persecution is not an original feature in any religion;
but it is always the strongly marked feature of all
religions established by law.
- Thomas Paine

The first persecution of the Church took place in the year 67,
under Nero, the sixth emperor of Rome.
- John Foxe

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

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.
- Gregg Easterbrook

Persecution is the first law of society because it
is always easier to suppress criticism than to meet it.
- Howard Mumford Jones

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

Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest.
Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love.
- Frank Moore Colby

Jewish persecution is a historical memory of the present
generation and people fear it in the present day,
and that's why those references are so much more powerful.
I just understand that better now.
- Gregg Easterbrook

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.
- Jonathan Swift

All religions have periods in their history which are
looked back to with retrospective fear and trembling as eras of persecution,
and each religion has its own book of martyrs.
- Richard Le Gallienne

The causes of the China Incident were the exclusion
and insult of Japan throughout China,
the exclusion of Japanese goods, the persecution of
Japanese residents in China,
and the illegal violation of Japanese rights.
- Hideki Tojo

Even in November 1938, after five years of anti-Semitic
legislation and persecution,
they still owned, according to the Times correspondent in Berlin,
something like a third of the real property in the Reich.
- Arthur Bryant

The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution
is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat
after one another till they pass into commonplaces,
but which all experience refutes.
- John Stuart Mill

War will disappear only when men shall take no part
whatever in violence and shall be ready to suffer every
persecution that their abstention will bring them.
It is the only way to abolish war.
- Anatole France

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.
- Walter Koenig

To punish a man because we infer from the nature of
some doctrine which he holds,
or from the conduct of other persons who hold the same doctrines with him,
that he will commit a crime, is persecution,
and is, in every case, foolish and wicked.
- Thomas Babington

It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure,
and a weakness to be affected with it.
All the illustrious persons of antiquity,
and indeed of every age in the world,
have passed through this fiery persecution.
- Joseph Addison

In 1933, the Nazis came to power and the more systematic
persecution of the Jews followed quickly.
Laws were enacted which excluded Jewish children from
higher education in public schools.
- Jack Steinberger

Jews have suffered persecution from misguided Christians
who tortured the Jews for their part in killing Christ.
These Christians forgot that Christ died because of the sins of all men.
- Sargent Shriver

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.
- Hal Lindsey

There have been times I almost got a persecution complex.
I felt like people wouldn't let me grow up.
They always saw me as a smiling kid or goofy teenager,
no matter how much I'd changed.
- Rick Schroder

Cruel persecutions and intolerance are not accidents,
but grow out of the very essence of religion,
namely, its absolute claims.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

All religion seems to need to prove that it's the only truth.
And that's where it turns demonic.
Because that's when you get religious wars and persecutions
and burning heretics at the stake.
- John Shelby Spong

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

(Jesus on Love)
You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

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.
- Matthew 5:44

Love Your Enemies
Ye have heard that it hath been said,
Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
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.
- Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 5:43-44)

Many countries persecute their own citizens and intern
them in prisons or concentration camps.
Oppression is becoming more and more a part of the systems.
- Alva Myrdal

The Jews are a race and not a religion.
My goal was not to persecute the Jews but to enlighten
Gentiles to put them on guard.
- Julius Streicher

Any body of men who believe in hell will persecute
whenever they have the power.
- Joseph McCabe

What are you? What am I? Those are the questions that
constantly persecute and torment me and perhaps also
play some part in my art.
- Max Beckmann

As long as you persecute people, you will actually throw up terrorism.
- Antonia Fraser

It is funny that men who are supposed to be scientific
cannot get themselves to realise the basic principle of physics,
that action and reaction are equal and opposite,
that when you persecute people you always rouse them
to be strong and stronger.
- Gertrude Stein

Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely,
the frayed, and the rejected.
- Jimmy Cannon

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming
that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked
than it is loved by the good.
- The Buddha

Every religious pioneer, including Jesus Christ,
was persecuted by his contemporaries.
But once people understand me, their turn can be dramatic like Saint Paul's.
- Sun Myung Moon

I mean, I can look back with great pleasure on what has happened in Sudan,
and our commitment to people who are persecuted in that kind of way.
- George Carey

Human dignity is independent of national borders.
We must always defend the interests of the poor and
the persecuted in other countries.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik

Scripture makes it clear to me that there is an obligation
to speak out on behalf of those being persecuted.
- Frank R. Wolf

Manuel Rosales is being unjustly persecuted.
He won't return to Venezuela under these circumstances,
because Peru will never expel him.
- Javier Valle-Riestra

The common people have no history: persecuted by the present,
they cannot think of preserving the memory of the past.
- Jean Henri Fabre

While America has always been and always will be a
safe harbor for those being persecuted by tyrannical
governments we must be vigilant to ensure those individuals
are not taking advantage of America's generosity and good will.
- Bill Shuster

American and Israel share a special bond.
Our relationship is unique among all nations.
Like America, Israel is a strong democracy,
a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty,
a home to the oppressed and persecuted.
- William J. Clinton

The vast majority of human beings dislike and even
actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar...
Hence it comes about that at their first appearance
innovators have generally been persecuted,
and always derided as fools and madmen.
- Aldous Huxley

The Arab representatives and their followers were not
interested in the persecuted millions throughout the world;
they were fixed on a political agenda that distracted
the world from their own serious shortcomings in the human-rights department.
- Jack Schwartz

America and Israel share a special bond.
Our relationship is unique among all nations.
Like America, Israel is a strong democracy,
a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty,
a home to the oppressed and persecuted.
- William J. Clinton

The only thing I oppose is persecuting of Eastern Orthodox priests and temples.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

The persecuting spirit has its origin...
in the assumption that one's own opinions are infallibly correct.
- John Fiske

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche


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