An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





It is a very rare man who does not victimize the helpless.


James Baldwin (1924-1987, American author)


Persecution is a tribute the great must always pay for pre-eminence.


Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774, Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright)


The history of persecution is a history of endeavors to cheat nature, to make water run up hill, to twist a rope of sand.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


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


Eric Hoffer (1902-1983, American author, philosopher)


To punish a man because he has committed a crime, or because he is believed, though unjustly, to have committed a crime, is not persecution. To punish a man, because we infer from the nature of some doctrine which he holds, or from the conduct of other persons who hold the same doctrines with him, that he will commit a crime, is persecution, and is, in every case, foolish and wicked.


Thomas B. Macaulay (1800-1859, American essayist and historian)


Miserable creatures, thrown for a moment on the surface of this little pile of mud, is it decreed that one half of the flock should be the persecutor of the other? Is it for you, mankind, to pronounce on what is good and what is evil?


Marquis De Sade (1740-1814, French author)


Yes great people are always subject to persecution and always getting into straits.


Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805, German dramatist, poet, historian)


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