Downtrodden Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 70 Quotes About Downtrodden

#1. Good governance is treating development as a mass movement in order to see that fruits of development reach the poor and the downtrodden. - Author: Narendra Modi
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#2. Following Christ, the Church seeks the truth, which is not always the same as the majority opinion. She listens to conscience and not to power, and in this way she defends the poor and the downtrodden. - Author: Pope John Paul II
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#3. The most important thing about marriage is that the man must not let the woman feel downtrodden simply because she is a woman and he is a man. - Author: Saddam Hussein
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#4. But, you know, I feel more fellowship with the defeated than with saints. Heroism and sanctity don't really appeal to me, I imagine. What interests me is being a man. - Author: Albert Camus
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#5. No, I was not going to work. I was an artist, a lover, a lover of women, of the oppressed and downtrodden, a warrior really. I should have been somewhere leading an armed revolution in the name of love and no, I was not going to work. - Author: Michelle Tea
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#6. People really need somebody they feel superior to. So stay downtrodden. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#7. We don't need to actually solve the problems of the poor, the dalits, the downtrodden. Give them education and they will become self-confident. They will solve their own problems. So 'education' is actually the solution to all problems! - Author: Rashmi Bansal
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#8. One of life's gifts is that each of us, no matter how tired and downtrodden, finds reasons for thankfulness: for the crops carried in from the fields and the grapes from the vineyard. - Author: J. Robert Moskin
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#9. I realized after reading the fourth chapter of St. John's Gospel, that Christ was truly the Divine Saviour he claimed to be, and no one but He could transform and uplift the downtrodden women of India ... Thus my heart was drawn to the religion of Christ. - Author: Pandita Ramabai
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#10. Those who are failures from the start, downtrodden, crushed
it is they, the weakest, who must undermine life among men, who call into question and poison most dangerously our trust in life, in man, and in ourselves. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#11. Happy are the downtrodden. - Author: Boris Pasternak
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#12. No nation's flag is great or glorious if it flies over the weak and downtrodden, even if they raise and protect it out of misguided allegiance. - Author: Bryant McGill
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#13. Hundreds of thousands and millions of wage slaves of capital and peasants downtrodden by the serf-owners are going to the slaughter for the dynastic interests of a handful of crowned brigands, for the profits of the bourgeoisie in its drive to plunder foreign lands. - Author: Vladimir Lenin
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#14. The essence of trade unionism is social uplift. The labor movement has been the haven for the dispossessed, the despised, the neglected, the downtrodden, the poor. - Author: A. Philip Randolph
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#15. I'm not a downtrodden woman. I just won't be. - Author: Paloma Faith
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#16. For centuries, the world has heard the oppressed, the downtrodden and the vulnerable cry out for their freedoms, for their rights and for a chance to emerge from the shadows of the tyranny and bloodshed that they had lived with. - Author: Ginny Brown-Waite
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#17. I suppose there must be some way in which I'm compelled to show some side of myself - or of people - that's paranoid and fraught and beleaguered and downtrodden, just as Tom Cruise wants to show that he's terrifyingly upbeat and terrifyingly heroic all the time. - Author: Paul Giamatti
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#18. As Christians we have a responsibility toward the poor, the oppressed, the downtrodden, and the many innocent people around the world who are caught in wars, natural disasters, and situations beyond their control. - Author: Billy Graham
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#19. If you look to the downtrodden and wonder why they can't pull themselves out of poverty and get a nice job like you, you are committing the just-world fallacy. You are ignoring the unearned blessings of your station. - Author: David McRaney
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#20. I believe in an India of pluralism and diversity, not of religious bigotry and caste politics. I believe in an India that is secure in itself and confident of its place in the world, an India that is a proud example of tolerance, freedom and hope for the downtrodden. - Author: Shashi Tharoor
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#21. Often, this has only meant a change in tyranny. In other words, one ruling class is replaced by another - sometimes by one that is more efficient and therefore still more capable of maintaining itself - while the poor and downtrodden remain poor and downtrodden or become even worse off. - Author: Isaac Asimov
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#22. The prophet Micah preached to his downtrodden people: Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen [true, not to be minimized], I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. (7:8 NIV) - Author: Louie Giglio
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#23. Her impulse, her need, to be the corrector of injustices, warden of the downtrodden flock. And - Author: Khaled Hosseini
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#24. They try to paint the picture that I was this downtrodden, ugly girl who was unpopular in school and in life, and then I got this role and now I'm awesome. But the truth is that I've been awesome, and then I got this role. - Author: Gabourey Sidibe
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#25. He felt ugly, loathsome, unfit to live, existing from moment to moment like an addict. He gravitated to the crippled, the diseased, the bohemian, and the downtrodden when he wanted an evening of conversation, just a little cerebral companionship. - Author: Anne Rice
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#26. We really can't tell the difference between people who might seek power for some greater good and people who seek power just to aggrandize themselves. For example, all revolutionaries say that they want to uplift the downtrodden. - Author: Bruce Bueno De Mesquita
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#27. I've always liked the downtrodden character on different shows. Before 'Parks,' I loved the Toby character on 'The Office.' I do like playing that type of thing. - Author: Jim O'Heir
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#28. It is quite exhilarating to speak about a God who has an incredible bias, a notorious bias in favor of the downtrodden. You look at Exodus and the Israelites' escape from a bottomless pit. God is not evenhanded. God is biased up to his eyebrows. - Author: Desmond Tutu
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#29. Greeks have always been very confident, very strong people. That is - that is our real, I guess, benefit, is that we are independent thinkers. We will always get up on our feet. We - we sometimes act the best when we are downtrodden. - Author: Pavlos, Crown Prince Of Greece
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#30. If even outcasts and downtrodden folk like yourselves can't muster a bit of compassion for others, then there's no hope for this world. - Author: Ransom Riggs
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#31. Rahul Gandhi is very idealistic and a very decent human being. He has real concerns for the downtrodden. - Author: N. R. Narayana Murthy
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#32. It's hard to get the downtrodden working-class wifey sometimes because 'You don't look like it'. Well, that's weird because I grew up on a scheme in Paisley. But everyone's got a viewpoint about what you should look like, and it's tainted by prejudices and assumptions. - Author: Neve McIntosh
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#33. Obama and the Democrats are not focused on the moderates. They're focused on getting their base out, and they're trying to expand that base by forming sympathetic, empathetic alliances with the downtrodden, and there are a lot of downtrodden because Obama has made them that way via his policies. - Author: Rush Limbaugh
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#34. A downtrodden class ... will never be able to make an effective protest until it achieves solidarity. - Author: H.G.Wells
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#35. All that the downtrodden can do is go on hoping. After every disappointment they must find fresh reason for hope. - Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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#36. The claim that American women are downtrodden and unfairly treated is the fraud of the century. - Author: Phyllis Schlafly
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#37. It was strange how it was always the poor who picked us up [hitchhiking] ... They dwelled beneath poverty lines and were undereducated, but they were ... more civilized than the finely bred..for there is no demographic that has a sharper instinct for empathy than the downtrodden. - Author: Ken Ilgunas
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#38. Anyone who had ever read a novel knew that governesses were supposed to be meek and downtrodden. - Author: Lisa Kleypas
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#39. Did you see any of those who are downtrodden, would that justice help them? Anyone oppressed and suppressed around you take a decision, make plans, strategise, to begin to proclaim and establish justice in your world - Author: Sunday Adelaja
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#40. When you break it all down, my punk rock is my dad's blues. It's music from the underground, and it's real, and it's written for the downtrodden in uncertain times. - Author: Frank Iero
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#41. The only service to be done for our downtrodden sisters and brother, is to give them education to develop their individuality. We must give them ideas, alongside cultivating their living conditions. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#42. To those who feel defeated and downtrodden, look to the early hours of the day for your rescue ... Shadows of yesterday's grief melt in the rays of early morn's opportunity. - Author: Russell M. Nelson
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#43. Do the rhetorical quarrels of bourgeois political parties have anything to do with the interests of the humble and downtrodden? - Author: Mario Vargas-Llosa
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#44. This budget is a Sanjeevani (new life) and an Arunoday (sunrise) for the last man in the line. This budget converts hopes and aspirations of the people into trust. It adds a new ray of hope for the poor and downtrodden sections of the society. - Author: Narendra Modi
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#45. The downtrodden are the great creators of slang. - Author: Anthony Burgess
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#46. If Atheists are lonely and downtrodden, we have only ourselves to blame. Numerically, we are strong. Let's start punching our weight. - Author: Tom Flynn
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#47. Grace Murphy, defender of the downtrodden! Snarking one villain at a time with her acerbic wit and pointy boobs! If there was going to be super-natural mojo involved in my life, the least I could ask for was non-sagging boobs. - Author: Nicole Hamlett
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#48. The downtrodden are more religious than the satisfied. - Author: Isaac Asimov
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#49. The Jewish background is not that far from the black groove. Blacks are downtrodden, Jews are downtrodden, therefore they have something in common in that affliction. Being downtrodden often makes one more empathetic and sympathetic. - Author: Jerry Leiber
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#50. The US government is usually on the wrong side against the poor and downtrodden, because the wrong side is the right side, given the class interests upon which the [US] policy is fixed. - Author: Michael Parenti
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#51. It is about being born downtrodden and staying that way. Hard work makes no difference, he is saying. My lot, the lots of those around me, were cast the moment we were born into the gutter to parents who never managed to step outside the gutter themselves. - Author: Cathy Marie Buchanan
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#52. Jesus showed patience and love to all who came to Him seeking relief for their physical, emotional, or spiritual illnesses and who felt discouraged and downtrodden. - Author: Ulisses Soares
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#53. Although America loved its tough guys, they weren't ready to vote for leaders who exhibited no compassion for the downtrodden and miserable, for on any given day they might constitute a majority. - Author: David Baldacci
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#54. Crime, particularly among the poor and downtrodden, is often a last gesture of liberty. - Author: Isabelle Eberhardt
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#55. I have been given a lot of roles that are downtrodden, mammy-ish, - Author: Viola Davis
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#56. Let each one of us pray day and night for the downtrodden millions who are held fast by poverty, priestcraft, and tyranny. Pray day and night for them. I care more to preach religion to them than to the high and the rich. - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#57. Throughout all the pain of enslavement and despotism, of inquisition, forced conversion, and massacre, the Jewish people has carried in its heart the yearning for freedom and has given this craving a folk expression which includes every soul in Israel, every single downtrodden pauperized soul! - Author: Berl Katznelson
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#58. Number one comes freedom first for my people and equality. And this is what I plan to do after I'm through fighting - working with nothing but the people, the little people in the alleys: the downtrodden people, going out and helping them with my image. - Author: Muhammad Ali
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#59. This dreadful matter brought from these downtrodden people no outburst of rage against these oppressors. They had been heritors and subjects of cruelty and outrage so long that nothing could have startled them but a kindness. - Author: Mark Twain
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#60. It's a new world, brother. And we, the downtrodden, are taking it back. (Madoc) - Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
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#61. Johnny Cash was the champion of the voiceless, the underdogs and the
downtrodden. He was also something of a holy terror, like Abraham Lincoln
with a wild side. He represented the best of America. - Author: Kris Kristofferson
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#62. When I was growing up there, North Gulfport was referred to as 'Little Vietnam' because of the perception of crime and depravity within its borders - as if its denizens were simply a congregation of the downtrodden. - Author: Natasha Trethewey
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#63. History is replete with ideologies of freedom, justice, liberation of the downtrodden and the exploited, that have been turned against the very people they had mobilised, or that have reproduced the same logic of exclusion and terror toward those whom they claimed to set free. - Author: Tariq Ramadan
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#64. And the downtrodden found refuge in dilapidation; and were happy there because it was theirs and no one else's; bare of pretences and expectations, this place became a haven of solace and a sanctum for peace. - Author: C.M. Stunich
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#65. Feel, my children, feel; feel for the poor, the ignorant, the downtrodden; feel till the heart stops and the brain reels and you think you will go mad; then pour the soul out at the feet of the Lord, and then will come power, help and indomitable energy. - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#66. I've been kinda fascinated by misfits, outcasts, and downtrodden people. I've identified with them. 'Blade Runner' probably got me more work than any. It convinced some producers that I could play something other than a rural crazy, I guess. - Author: William Sanderson
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#67. Peking welcomed me with tremendous parades and gun salutes. The people with me are proud of me, proud that our downtrodden country has taken its place among the great nations. And now, people of America, I ask you, why didn't Eisenhower accord me the same respect? - Author: Sukarno
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#68. I will be satisfied if my epitaph shall be written thus: 'Here lies one who never rose to any eminence, who only courted the low ambition to have it said that he striven to ameliorate the condition of the poor, the lowly, the
downtrodden of every race and language and color.' - Author: Thaddeus Stevens
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#69. God's Heart is especially tender toward the downtrodden and the defeated. He knows your name and He has seen every tear you have shed. - Author: James Dobson
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#70. The Hulk is not basically violent, but only reacts violently when a threat is perceived. He has a certain passion for life. He is drawn towards kids and animals and the downtrodden. - Author: Herb Trimpe
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