It is a very rare man who does not victimize the helpless.
Author: James Baldwin (1924-1987)
Profession: American Author
The history of persecution is a history of endeavors to cheat nature, to make water run up hill, to twist a rope of sand.
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Profession: American Poet, Essayist
Persecution is a tribute the great must always pay for preeminence.
Author: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)
Profession: Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright
That which corrodes the souls of the persecuted is the monstrous inner agreement with the prevailing prejudice against them.
Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)
Profession: 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.
Author: Thomas B. Macaulay (1800-1859)
Profession: 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?
Author: Marquis De Sade (1740-1814)
Profession: French Author
Yes great people are always subject to persecution and always getting into straits.
Author: Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805)
Profession: German Dramatist, Poet, Historian