A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on accuracy, commitment, conquest, force, persecution, police, principles, silence, and thought

Because the Nazi venom worked its way even into our thoughts, every accurate thought was a conquest; because an all-powerful police sought to force us into silence every word became as precious as a declaration of principle; because we were persecuted, each of our gestures carried the weight of a commitment.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: Les Mouches (The Flies), 1943

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A Quote by Howard Mumford Jones on criticism, laws, persecution, and society

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

Howard Mumford Jones (1892 - 1980)

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A Quote by George Eliot on persecution

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

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Janet's Repentance, 1st printed in Blackwood's Magazine, 1857; repr. in Scenes of Clerical Life, 1858

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A Quote by Frederic William Farrar on anger, christ, faith, life, love, peace, persecution, philosophy, prayer, and secrets

The following sentiments are illustrative of the philosophy of the Talmud: "Love peace and pursue it at any cost." ... "Remember it is better to be persecuted than to persecute." ... "Be not prone to anger." ... "He who giveth alms in secret is greater than Moses himself." ... "It is better to utter a short prayer with devotion than a long one without fervor." ... "He who having but one piece of bread in his basket, and says, What shall I eat tomorrow? is a man of little faith." (Farrar, The Life of Christ, p. 680.)

Frederic William Farrar (1831 - 1903)

Source: Farrar in The Life of Christ, p.680

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A Quote by Frank Moore Colby on interest and persecution

Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest.

Frank Moore Colby (1865 - 1925)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on agreement, persecution, prejudice, and soul

That which corrodes the souls of the persecuted is the monstrous inner agreement with the prevailing prejudice against them.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on anticipation, death, life, and persecution

He who anticipates his century is generally persecuted when living, and always pilfered when dead.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on business, government, justice, persecution, prosperity, and service

[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 (1905 - 1982)

Source: 1962

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