The ideas dictate everything, you have to be true to that or you're dead.
— David Lynch dictator quote
Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.
— Albert Camus
No action will be considered blameless, unless the will was so, for by the will the act was dictated.
— Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder
The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
— dictator quotation by Charlie Chaplin
Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.
I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount.
And the tigers are getting hungry.
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
It is from weakness that people reach for dictators and concentrated government power. Only the strong can be free. And only the productive can be strong.
I can never consent to being dictated to.
It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
I really feel like life will dictate itself.
You should allow it to unfold as naturally as possible. Just go with the flow. When you're really desperate, you say a few prayers and hope for the best. That's the way I've always lived my life.
We have a president for whom English is a second language.
He's like 'We have to get rid of dictators,' but he's pretty much one himself.
Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
It's hard to go with a trend. As soon as it's out, everyone picks it up. It's important to stay true to yourself. Have fun with fashion instead of letting it dictate.
If this were a dictatorship it would be a heck of a lot easier.
.. as long as I'm the dictator. Hehehe.
The sincere teachers of their youth should be met, not with an intention to dictate to them, but to give additional force to their well-meant endeavours, and raise them to public esteem.
We've carried that over into the visual development as well.
We've designed quite an exotic cast of characters, but the last thing we want is to dictate to the players how their PCs should look. What we want to do is inspire.
If I have an idea, I write it down, although I usually carry a little dictation machine with me because I'm too lazy to write.
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.
The chief duty of governments, in so far as they are coercive, is to restrain those who would interfere with the inalienable rights of the individual, among which are the right to life, the right to liberty, the right to the pursuit of happiness and the right to worship God according to the dictates of ones conscience.
I am now here in Congress I am at liberty to vote as my conscience and judgment dictates to be right, without the yoke of any party on me, or the driver at my heels, with his whip in hand, commanding me to ge-wo-haw, just at his pleasure.
The desire to preserve our country from the calamities and ravages of war, by cultivating a disposition, and pursuing a conduct, conciliatory and friendly to all nations, has been sincerely entertained and faithfully followed. It was dictated by the principles of humanity, the precepts of the gospel, and the general wish of our country, and it was not to be doubted that the Society of Friends, with whom it is a religious principle, would sanction it by their support.
Among the calamities of war, may be justly numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates, and credulity encourages.