It is a very rare man who does not victimize the helpless.
James Baldwin (1924-1987) African-American writer.
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) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.
Persecution is a tribute the great must always pay for preeminence.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) Irish writer, poet, and physician.
That which corrodes the souls of the persecuted is the monstrous inner agreement with the prevailing prejudice against them.
Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.
Yes great people are always subject to persecution and always getting into straits.
Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) German dramatist, poet and historian.