You know, it's not the world that was my oppressor, because what the world does to you, if the world does it to you long enough and effectively enough, you begin to do to yourself.
The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.
Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic.
Who Rebels? Who rises in arms? Rarely the slave, but almost always the oppressor turned slave.
The genius of any slave system is found in the dynamics which isolate slaves from each other, obscure the reality of a common condition, and make united rebellion against the oppressor inconceivable.
Very few men imprisoned for economic crimes or even crimes of passion against the oppressor feel that they are really guilty.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.
Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
Two children of same cruel parent look at one another and see in each other the image of the cruel parent or the image of their past oppressor. This is very much the case between Jew and Arab: It's a conflict between two victims.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.