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Definition of Oppressor

Oppressor

  1. One who oppresses; one who imposes unjust burdens on others; one who harasses others with unjust laws or unreasonable severity.

Oppressor Quotations

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

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
Desmond Tutu

I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Elie Wiesel

The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.
Steven Biko

Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic.
Albert Camus
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Oppressor Translations

oppressor in German is Schinder
oppressor in Italian is vessatore

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