Quotations on Persecution

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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
(Keywords: Age, Censure, Folly, Man, Persecution, Weakness, World)

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
(Keywords: Nature, Crime, Doctrine, Man, Persecution, Will)

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
(Keywords: Legislation, Persecution, Property, Years)

Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: May, Persecution, Piety, Religious)

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
(Keywords: Love, Apathy, Interest, Persecution, Tolerance)

Knowledge of God's Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution.
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Keywords: God, Knowledge, Deception, Persecution, Temptation, Word)

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
(Keywords: People, Fear, Day, Memory, Now, Persecution, Present)

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
(Keywords: Day, Identity, Now, Persecution, Present)

The first persecution of the Church took place in the year 67, under Nero, the sixth emperor of Rome.
- John Foxe
(Keywords: Church, First, Persecution, Rome)

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
(Keywords: Men, War, Persecution, Violence, Will)

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy
(Keywords: Beliefs, Commitment, Oppression, Persecution, Tolerance)

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
(Keywords: Religion, Freedom, Name, Persecution, Practice, Religious, Tolerance)

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
(Keywords: People, First, May, Nation, Persecution, Years)

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
(Keywords: Bible, Crime, Hell, Persecution, Widows)

The advancement of all sciences, especially where there has been such a radical change, have been attended with persecution.
- Daniel D. Palmer
(Keywords: Change, Persecution, Radical)

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
(Keywords: Business, Government, Persecution, Prosperity, Service)

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
(Keywords: Home, First, Leaders, Party, Persecution, states, United)

I believe that pluralistic secularism, in the long run, is a more deadly poison than straightforward persecution.
- Francis Schaeffer
(Keywords: Persecution, Poison)

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
(Keywords: Argument, Bigotry, Fire, Intolerance, Old, Persecution, Silence, Tongue)

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
(Keywords: Education, Power, Children, Laws, Persecution, Public, Schools)

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
(Keywords: Home, Fear, Country, Persecution, Will)

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
(Keywords: Religion, Christianity, Country, Nation, Nothing, Persecution, Popular)

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
(Keywords: People, Consideration, Minority, Nation, Persecution, Propaganda, Understanding)

Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution.
- William Butler Yeats
(Keywords: Intolerance, Legislation, Open, Persecution, Religious)









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