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Suppression Quotes

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It was the biggest suppression of voting rights in
our country's history since Jim Crow.
And the thread of race runs from the beginning to the end of my book.
- Sidney Blumenthal

Christ in this country would quite likely have been
arrested under the Suppression of Communism act.
- Joost de Blank

Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression;
if you hold down one thing,
you hold down the adjoining.
- Saul Bellow

The absence and suppression of justice can only open
the way for extremists to exploit such a condition
to perpetrate acts of violence against innocents.
- King Hussein I

 

It has been surprising to me that so few conservatives
have voiced concern over the precedence that are being
set in favor of suppression by this so-called conservative administration.
- James Bovard

Truth and mercy require the exertion -
never the suppression,
of man's noble rights and powers.
- Gerrit Smith

We believe firmly that Communism internally and externally
can and must be fought without resort to the Communist
tactics of the suppression of all individual freedom.
- Emanuel Celler

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Whatever the immediate gains and losses,
the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression
are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom.
Suppression is always foolish.
Freedom is always wise.
- Alexander Meiklejohn

The alleged menace of universal suffrage having been
avoided by the absolute suppression of the negro vote,
the spirit of mob murder should have been satisfied
and the butchery of negroes should have ceased.
- Ida B. Wells

There is a rule of Sharia: If the enemy wants to suppress you,
you are supposed to put up a strong resistance.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.
- Moliere

You can't suppress creativity, you can't suppress innovation.
- James Daly

I suppress the vast majority of what I write.
- George Murray

I never heard of anyone who was really literate or
who ever really loved books who wanted to suppress any of them.
- Robertson Davies

I'm still very aware of the violence in our culture,
more so than other people.
I know where it comes from when someone is trying to suppress someone else,
sometimes they fight back.
- Jack Bowman

AIDS does not inevitably lead to death,
especially if you suppress the co-factors that support the disease.
It is very important to tell this to people who are infected.
- Luc Montagnier

As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery,
fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural,
there would no longer be the means for writing one note.
- Georges Bizet

A celibate clergy is an especially good idea,
because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
- Carl Sagan

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

Do not suppress it - that would hurt you inside.
Do not express it - this would not only hurt you inside,
it would cause ripples in your surroundings.
What you do is transform it.
- Peace Pilgrim

Contention is inseparable from creating knowledge.
It is not contention we should try to avoid,
but discourses that attempt to suppress contention.
- Joyce Appleby

In the end it is worse to suppress dissent than to run the risk of heresy.
- Learned Hand

News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress;
all the rest is advertising.
- Lord Northcliffe

I believe that movements to suppress wrongs can be
carried out under the protection of our flag.
- Mary Harris Jones

Indiscriminate firing by police on people is absolute barbarism.
Instead of solving their problems, the government is
trying to suppress the people by force.
- Sheikh Hasina

Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts,
keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make
them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
- Aleister Crowley

Books and all forms of writing are terror to those
who wish to suppress the truth.
- Wole Soyinka

To suppress free speech is a double wrong.
It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.
- Frederick Douglass

Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in
order to be who you need to be.
- Bob Dylan

The Japanese have a strong tendency to suppress their own feelings.
That's the Japanese character.
They kill their own emotions.
- Ichiro Suzuki

Walking is the natural recreation for a man who desires
not absolutely to suppress his intellect but to turn
it out to play for a season.
All great men of letters have therefore been enthusiastic walkers.
- Leslie Stephen

Ideas are only lethal if you suppress and don't discuss them.
Ignorance is not bliss, it's stupid.
Banning books shows you don't trust your kids to think
and you don't trust yourself to be able to talk to them.
- Anna Quindlen

It would be futile to attempt to fit women into a masculine pattern of attitudes,
skills and abilities and disastrous to force them to
suppress their specifically female characteristics
and abilities by keeping up the pretense that there
are no differences between the sexes.
- Arianna Huffington

I don't really know of the Jewish tradition of comedy,
only the Jewish tradition of not keeping your mouth shut.
Complaining about all that is hard, unfair or ridiculous
in life-having strong feelings,
and not being able to suppress them.
That, to me, is Jewish.
- Fred Melamed

We have convinced over one billlion members of the
Islamic faith that we are prejudiced against their religion,
that we would deny them freedom of religion,
that we want suppress their culture and invade their governments.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

Once you permit those who are convinced of their own
superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress
those who hold contrary opinions,
just at that moment the citadel has been surrendered.
- Archibald MacLeish

Moreover, the practical recommendations deduced from
ecological principles threaten the vested interests of commerce;
it is hardly surprising that the financial and political
power created by these investments should be used sometimes
to suppress environmental impact studies.
- Garrett Hardin

These men were religious when the spirit of religion
was buried in forms and ceremonies,
and when the priesthood had armed itself with the civil
powers to put down all opposition,
and suppress all freedom, intellectual,
civil, and religious.
- Ethan A. Hitchcock

Existence of an excited state is not a prerequisite
for the production of inhibition;
inhibition can exist apart from excitation no less than,
when called forth against an excitation already in progress,
it can suppress or moderate it.
- Charles Scott Sherrington

Playing a robot is possibly the most difficult role
you can have as an actor,
because you have to take all your innate emotional
responses and completely suppress them.
Even the way you walk is affected.
- Kristanna Loken

Psychological factors are critical in supporting immune function.
If you suppress this psychological support by telling
someone he's condemned to die,
your words alone will have condemned him.
- Luc Montagnier

In some units it may suppress the motor discharge altogether,
in some it may merely slow the motor discharge thus
lessening the wave frequency of the contraction and so the tension.
- Charles Scott Sherrington

Truth is the greatest of all national possessions.
A state, a people, a system which suppresses the truth or fears to publish it,
deserves to collapse.
- Kurt Eisner

Now, in music, it seems more like the popular crowd
suppresses anyone who is different.
- Liz Phair

I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of
the night without thinking that the night pleases us
because it suppresses idle details,
just as our memory does.
- Jorge Luis Borges

I start with actors that I know personally or I know their work,
and there are things about their work or their presence
or their own personality that make a character,
that exaggerates some qualities and suppresses other qualities.
It's always a real collaboration for me.
- Jim Jarmusch

A state that suppresses all freedom of speech,
and which by imposing the most terrible punishments,
treats each and every attempt at criticism,
however morally justified, and every suggestion for
improvement as plotting to high treason,
is a state that breaks an unwritten law.
- Kurt Huber

I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed.
If you truly eradicated it in a child,
he would grow up to be an eggplant.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

The myth that the founding of American Republic was
based on the philosophy of John Locke could only have been maintained,
because the history of Leibniz's influence was suppressed.
- Robert Trout

For me, my role is about unleashing what people already
have inside them that is maybe suppressed in most work environments.
- Tony Hsieh

Ignorant free speech often works against the speaker.
That is one of several reasons why it must be given
rein instead of suppressed.
- Anna Quindlen

Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
- Thomas Carlyle

Black people don't have an accurate idea of their history,
which has been either suppressed or distorted.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

In Germany I have been acknowledged again since the fall of Hitler,
but my works, partly suppressed by the Nazis and partly destroyed by the war;
have not yet been republished there.
- Herman Hesse

Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies
created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as
exercise conditions the body.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Truth, they say, is but too often in difficulties,
but is never finally suppressed.
- Titus Livius

I believe that I understand gangs better than others.
Because they're formed out of necessity.
They're formed by people to keep from being suppressed.
- Jack Bowman

And that is my definition of democracy,
the right to be in a minority and not be suppressed.
- Lee Harvey Oswald

A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history,
when we step out from the old to the new;
when an age ends; and when the soul of a nation long
suppressed finds utterance.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

For my own part I think no innocent species of wit
or pleasantry should be suppressed:
and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller
excellencies of lively conversation.
- James Boswell

I want to make a summing up, brief and to the point,
but thorough.
I have never suppressed a word in my books out of regard
for other people and their prejudices.
- John Henry Mackay

The end is the beginning of all things,
Suppressed and hidden, Awaiting to be released through
the rhythm Of pain and pleasure.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

I would point out that the cultural advance of these
people has been suppressed in the past and continues
to be suppressed in the present by policies designed
to keep them in ignorance.
- Hideki Tojo

I've been through some dark times but I've experienced joy too.
Now that joy can't be suppressed.
- Michelle Shocked

I would like to see capital punishment suppressed in all democracies.
- Lionel Jospin

It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to
power on the ladder of free speech.
Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed
all free speech except his own.
- Herbert Hoover

Some facts should be suppressed, or,
at least,
a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

The Massachusetts Land Bank, during Colonial times,
prospered, and brought prosperity to the community,
until it was forcibly suppressed by special act of Parliament.
- John Buchanan Robinson

Beethoven suppressed everything, his personal life
disappeared until he was locked inside.
That is a figure quite extreme.
- Michael Tippett

A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war.
- Henry Van Dyke

Literature should not be suppressed merely because
it offends the moral code of the censor.
- William O. Douglas


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