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QUOTES ON OPPRESSION


And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about. I can understand why a system built on a pattern must try to destroy the free mind, for it is the one thing which can by inspection destroy such a system.

JOHN STEINBECK, East of Eden

It was easier to live under a regime than fight it.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY, For Whom the Bell Tolls

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