How excellent it is to have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous to use like a giant.
— William Shakespeare

That to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.
Thomas Jefferson tyrannical quote

Lust's passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannizes.
— Marquis De Sade

Fear is implanted in us as a preservative from evil; but its duty, like that of other passions, is not to overbear reason, but to assist it. It should not be suffered to tyrannize
— Samuel Johnson

Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
— tyrannical quotation by Blaise Pascal