When you begin to realize that your past does not necessarily dictate the outcome of your future, then you can release the hurt. It is impossible to inhale new air until you exhale the old.— T. D. Jakes
Informative Dictator quotations
Conquering the world on horseback is easy; it is dismounting and governing that is hard.
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
Politics is when you say you are going to do one thing while intending to do another. Then you do neither what you said nor what you intended.
Condemn me, it does not matter: history will absolve me.
Nothing worse than Kurds in your milk. General, make sure i never see another Kurd again.
It's not for me. I tried human flesh and it's too salty for my taste.
Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.
I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves.
Ideas do not need weapons.
The first thing dictators do is finish free press, to establish censorship.
There is no doubt that a free press is the first enemy of dictatorship.
Yes, a dictator can be loved. Provided that the masses fear him at the same time. The crowd love strong men. The crowd is like a woman.
My people are going to learn the principles of democracy, the dictates of truth and the teachings of science. Superstition must go.
The whole point of 'Acid Rap' was just to ask people a question: does the music business side of this dictate what type of project this is? If it's all original music and it's got this much emotion around it and it connects this way with this many people, is it a mixtape? What's an 'album' these days, anyways?
A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old.
It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture.
But if the laws are to be so trampled upon with impunity, and a minority is to dictate to the majority, there is an end put at one stroke to republican government, and nothing but anarchy and confusion is to be expected thereafter.
Dictators can always consolidate their tyranny by an appeal to patriotism.
The cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy.
It is the only dictator that free man acknowledges. It is the only security that free man desires.
Refuse to give up, your mistakes don't define you.
They don't dictate where you're headed, they remind you.
"Duty, Honor, Country" - those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.
War is no longer made by simply analyzed economic forces if it ever was.
War is made or planned now by individual men, demagogues and dictators who play on the patriotism of their people to mislead them into a belief in the great fallacy of war when all their vaunted reforms have failed to satisfy the people they misrule.
This country is heaven, in the spiritual sense of the word.
And I say, we prefer to die in heaven than survive in hell.
The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.
More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.
If I were a dictator, religion and state would be separate.
I swear by my religion. I will die for it. But it is my personal affair. The state has nothing to do with it. The state would look after your secular welfare, health, communications, foreign relations, currency and so on, but not your or my religion. That is everybody's personal concern!
Words have a magical power. They can bring either the greatest happiness or deepest despair; they can transfer knowledge from teacher to student; words enable the orator to sway his audience and dictate its decisions. Words are capable of arousing the strongest emotions and prompting all men's actions.
Our life dictates a certain kind of wardrobe.
Better to live a day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep
It's better to be a dictator than gay.
Pursue what you love, what you are passionate about.
Don't let somebody else dictate your life's path.
I don't care if they respect me so long as they fear me.
It is a mournful fact that most men, and indeed all men of worldly character, have so much regard to public opinion that they dare not act according to the dictates of their consciences when acting thus would incur the popular frown.
Every individual soul chooses the significant people in that life.
Destiny will place you in the particular circumstance; it will dictate that you will encounter a particular person, at a certain time, place.
There is no state with a democracy except Libya on the whole planet.
War is an evil thing; but to submit to the dictation of other states is worse.... Freedom, if we hold fast to it, will ultimately restore our losses, but submission will mean permanent loss of all that we value.... To you who call yourselves men of peace, I say: You are not safe unless you have men of action on your side.