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30 Persecution Quotes

Persecution is a wide part of human history. In religions, in countries persecution is widely present in various way. This is a collection of quotes on persecution and persecution sayings.


Persecution is a very easy form of virtue. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Persecution is the first law of society because it is always easier to suppress criticism than to meet it. - Howard Mumford Jones
Persecution is a bad and indirect way to plan religion. - Thomas Browne
Persecution is a tribute the great must always pay for preeminence. - Oliver Goldsmith
Persecution matures young rebels. - Han Suyin
The persecution of the innovator and protestant has always been inspired by fear on the part of constituted authority of having its infallibility questioned and its power undermined. - Emma Goldman
Persecution is the compliment paid by a threatened lie to a conquering truth. - Chapman Cohen
Cruel persecutions and intolerance are not accidents, but grow out of the very essence of religion, namely, its absolute claims. - Morris Raphael Cohen
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
Persecution for opinion is the master vice of society. - Frances Wright
Persecution is not wrong because it is cruel; but it is cruel because it is wrong. - Richard Whately
Persecution, religious pride, the love of contradiction, are the food of what the world commonly calls religion. - Michel-Guillaume-Saint-Jean de Crèvecoeur
The spirit of religious persecution is not the special failing of any particular faith, but springs eternal in the human breast. - Dion Fortune
Persecution shows who is a hireling, and who a true pastor. - Bernard of Clairvaux
Persecution, whenever it occurs, establishes only the power and cunning of the persecutor, not the truth and worth of his belief. - H. M. Kallen
Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced. - Harper Lee
Wherever you see persecution, there is more than a probability that truth lies on the persecuted side. - Hugh Latimer
Persecution often does in this life what the last day will do completely--separate the wheat from the tares. - Lord Milner
Persecution on racial and religious grounds has absolutely no place in a nation given over to liberty. - Nicholas Murray Butler
Suspicion and persecution are weeds of the same dunghill, and flourish best together. - Thomas Paine
Persecution is simply the clash between two irreconcilable value-systems. - John Stott
Persecution to persons in a high rank stands them in the stead of eminent virtue. - Cardinal de Retz
Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others. - John F. Kennedy
Persecution is precious because it reveal whether a person lives with real faith. - Leo Tolstoy
Persecution is as necessary to religion as pruning to an orchard. - Austin O'Malley
Persecution readily knits friendship between its victims. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution. - William Butler Yeats
Persecution produced its natural effect on them. It found them a sect; it made them a faction. - Thomas Babington Macaulay
Every state in this nation has been made better by those who have chosen to move here to escape persecution or extreme poverty. - Jay Inslee
Religion which requires persecution to sustain, it is of the devil's propagation. - Hosea Ballou
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