Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed.
Alexander Pope oppressed quote

Religion is the sign of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
— Karl Marx

Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.
— Erica Jong

The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.
— oppressed quotation by Steve Biko