“To persecute the unfortunate is like throwing stones on one fallen into a well”
“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.”
“Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
“To announce truths is an infallible receipt for being persecuted.”
“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The history of persecution is a history of endeavors to cheat nature, to make water run up hill, to twist a rope of sand.”
“[Bigotry's] birthplace is the sinister back room of the mind where plots and schemes are hatched for the persecution and oppression of other human beings.”
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