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The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant. ⏤ Maximilien Robespierre

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A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny. ⏤ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.

James Madison, president

The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.

Soren Kierkegaard, philosopher

The tyranny of majorities may be as bad as the tyranny of kings.

Arthur Balfour, statesman

When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.

Thomas Jefferson, president

The mob has many heads but no brains.

English Proverbs,

The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.

Lord Acton, historian

If tyranny and oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.

James Madison, president

Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.

Thomas Jefferson, president

The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.

Edgar Allan Poe, writer

I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

Thomas Jefferson, president

Despotism is unjust to everybody, including the despot, who was probably made for better things.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.

Susan B. Anthony, activist

The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don't turn against him, they crush those beneath them.

Emily Bronte, novelist

Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.

Adlai E. Stevenson, politician

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.

Thomas Jefferson, president

The Los Angeles riots were not caused by the Rodney King verdict. The Los Angeles riots were caused by rioters.

Rush Limbaugh, entertainer

The most insupportable of tyrannies is that of inferiors.

Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor

Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart.

Jeremy Bentham, philosopher

Tyranny is always better organized than freedom.

Charles Peguy, philosopher

And so tyranny naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme form of liberty.

Plato, philosopher

The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.

James Madison, president

One leader, one people, signifies one master and millions of slaves.

Albert Camus, philosopher

Death is softer by far than tyranny.

Aeschylus, poet

There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance.

Walt Whitman, poet

Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.

Edmund Burke, statesman

I believe that the power of literature is stronger than the power of tyranny.

Ma Jian, writer

The arbitrary rule of a just and enlightened prince is always bad. His virtues are the most dangerous and the surest form of seduction: they lull a people imperceptibly into the habit of loving, respecting, and serving his successor, whoever that successor may be, no matter how wicked or stupid.

Denis Diderot, editor

The 5th Amendment is an old friend and a good friend. one of the great landmarks in men's struggle to be free of tyranny, to be decent and civilized.

William O. Douglas, judge

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.

Plato, philosopher

In the laws of the land, she has no rights; in government she has no voice. And in spite of another principle recognized in this Republic, namely, that 'taxation without representation is tyranny,' she is taxed without being represented.

Ernestine Rose, activist

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

Edmund Burke, statesman

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.

Samuel Adams, revolutionary

Dictators never invent their own opportunities.

Richard Buckminster Fuller,

In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend.

Aeschylus, poet

A dictatorship is a country where they have taken the politics out of the politics.

Samuel Himmel,

There is a totalitarian regime inside every one of us. We are ruled by a ruthless politburo which sets our norms and drives us from one five-year plan to another. The autonomous individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself.

Eric Hoffer, writer

The savior who wants to turn men into angels is as much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian despot who wants to turn them into puppets.

Eric Hoffer, writer

Man is more disposed to domination than freedom; and a structure of dominion not only gladdens the eye of the master who rears and protects it, but even its servants are uplifted by the thought that they are members of a whole, which rises high above the life and strength of single generations.

Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt,

A rioter with a Molotov cocktail in his hands is not fighting for civil rights any more than a Klansman with a sheet on his back and a mask on his face.

Lyndon B. Johnson, president

No government power can be abused long. Mankind will not bear it. There is a remedy in human nature against tyranny, that will keep us safe under every form of government.

Samuel Johnson, author

A police state finds that it cannot command the grain to grow.

John F. Kennedy, president

The only successful revolution of this century is totalitarianism.

BernardHenri Levy,

The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.

James Madison, president

Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and, always discontented with what he has, loves only what he has not. People complain of the despotism of princes; they ought to complain of the despotism of man.

Joseph De Maistre, diplomat

Dictators always look good until the last minutes.

Tomas G. Masaryk,

If we resort to lawlessness, the only thing we can hope for is civil war, untold bloodshed, and the end of our dreams.

Archie Lee Moore,

Tyranny is yielding to the lust of the governing.

Lord Moulton,

One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.

George Orwell, author

The people always have some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness. This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.

Plato, philosopher

Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause.

Alexander Pope, poet

Rulers, who neither see, nor feel, nor know, but leech-like to their fainting country cling, till they drop, blind in blood, without a blow, -- a people starved and stabbed in the untilled field...

Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet

In inner-party politics, these methods lead, as we shall yet see, to this: the party organization substitutes itself for the party, the central committee substitutes itself for the organization, and, finally, a dictator substitutes himself for the central committee.

Leon Trotsky, revolutionary

The tumultuous populace of large cities are ever to be dreaded. Their indiscriminate violence prostrates for the time all public authority, and its consequences are sometimes extensive and terrible.

George Washington, president

The real stumbling-block of totalitarian r?gimes is not the spiritual need of men for freedom of thought; it is men's inability to stand the physical and nervous strain of a permanent state of excitement, except during a few years of their youth.

Simone Weil, philosopher

There are three kinds of despots. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the body. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the soul. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the soul and body alike. The first is called the Prince. The second is called the Pope. The third is called the People.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Better the rule of One, whom all obey, than to let clamorous demagogues betray our freedom with the kiss of anarchy.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

The worst form of tyranny the world has ever known the tyranny of the weak over the strong. It is the only tyranny that lasts.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.

Harry S Truman, president

He that rebels against reason is a real rebel, but he that in defence of reason rebels against tyranny has a better title to Defender of the Faith, than George the Third.

Thomas Paine, writer

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.

Edmund Burke, statesman

In the first 50 years of the filibuster, it was used only 35 times. But the last Congress alone had 112 cloture motions filed, plus threats of more. This is the tyranny of the minority.

Peter Fenn, journalist

The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.

Edmund Burke, statesman

From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny is in trouble and reminders that its structure is as brittle as its surface is hard.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, president

I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.

George C. Wallace, politician

The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.

Hugo Black, judge

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

Bertrand Russell, philosopher

Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; and this I know, my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.

William Pitt, leader

Every man may reign secure in his petty tyranny, and spread terror and desolation around him, until the trump of the Archangel shall excite different emotions in his soul.

James Otis, lawyer

We might not object to the statement that Lear deserved to suffer for his folly, selfishness and tyranny; but to assert that he deserved to suffer what he did suffer is to do violence not merely to language but to any healthy moral sense.

Andrew Coyle Bradley, judge

If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates,' then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny.

Dee Hock, businessman

The desire for liberty has also made itself felt as struggle against domestic tyranny or arbitrary rule.

Emily Greene Balch, educator

The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.

John Hay, writer

No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets.

Edward Abbey, author

The poor suffer twice at the rioter's hands. First, his destructive fury scars their neighborhood; second, the atmosphere of accommodation and consent is changed to one of hostility and resentment.

Lyndon B. Johnson, president

Freedom is never easily won, but once established, freedom lasts, spreads and chokes out tyranny.

Trent Lott, politician

A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, author

For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny, never to trust one's friends.

Aeschylus, poet

It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.

Alexander Hamilton, politician

A dogmatic belief in objective value is necessary to the very idea of a rule which is not tyranny or an obedience which is not slavery.

C. S. Lewis, writer

I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.

George Washington, president

I happen to be a big fan of Western civilization; I think it beats the hell out of tyranny and starvation.

Jordan Peterson, psychologist

There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.

Montesquieu, philosopher

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.

Montesquieu, philosopher

There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.

Montesquieu, philosopher

Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.

Plato, philosopher

The tyranny of Communism is as old as the Pharaohs and the Pyramids - that the State stands above all men and their individual aspirations.

Robert Kennedy, politician

Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.

Thomas Paine, writer

I am a strong believer in the tyranny, the dictatorship, the absolute authority of the writer.

Philip Pullman, writer

I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny.

Zell Miller, politician

Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.

William Ellery Channing, writer

The terrorist attacks of September 11th and the courageous actions of our armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq remind us that friends of tyranny and enemies of freedom still exist.

Carl Levin, politician

With society and its public, there is no longer any other language than that of bombs, barricades, and all that follows.

Antonin Artaud, dramatist

Half a world away nations that once lived under oppression and tyranny are now budding democracies due in large part to America 's leadership and the sacrifices of our military.

Bob Riley, politician

The act of voting by ordinary Iraqis in the face of extreme danger confirms President Bush's belief that people around the globe, when given a chance, will choose liberty and democracy over enslavement and tyranny.

John Ensign, politician

Our heroes are fighting to bring stability to the Middle East, and they have put pressure on all of the tyrannies of the Middle East. They have taken a stand against tyranny, against terrorists, and for the prospect of decent societies throughout that region.

Orrin Hatch, politician

The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.

David Hume, philosopher

We all want peace. Unfortunately, there are times when peace must be defended by fighting terror and tyranny.

James H. Douglas, politician

No totalitarians, no wars, no fears, famines or perils of any kind can really break a man's spirit until he breaks it himself by surrendering. Tyranny has many dread powers, but not the power to rule the spirit.

Edgar Sheffield Brightman,

I often wish... that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.

Bliss Carman, poet

As freedom-loving people across the globe hope for an end to tyranny, we will never forget the enormous suffering of the Holocaust.

Bob Beauprez, politician

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