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.
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
The mob has many heads but no brains.
When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.
The tyranny of majorities may be as bad as the tyranny of kings.
Beware the tyranny of the minority.
The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.
When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.