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Tyranny quotes by Cheri Bauer
#1. Forever, and a day
I would love to take you away
to a place where we
can play

To dream, to live, to love
Free from the tyranny of doubt
Riding among the stars
Kissed by the clouds #Quote by Cheri Bauer
Tyranny quotes by Ken Follett
#2. They were taught about democracy in London, not about tyranny in Cairo. #Quote by Ken Follett
Tyranny quotes by William Allen White
#3. Peace without justice is tyranny. #Quote by William Allen White
Tyranny quotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
#4. Christianity preaches only servitude and dependence. Its spirit is so favourable to tyranny that it always profits by such a régime. Genuine
Christians are made to be slaves, and they know it and don't much mind: this short life counts for too little in their eyes. #Quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Tyranny quotes by William J. Bennett
#5. Hayek was never a popular author to the extent that everyone was reading him at the corner newsstand. But the Austrian refugee showed how the roots of Hitler's tyranny and the bases of Marxist collectivism were one and the same. His work had a profound influence on a generation of freedom loving young conservatives. Even #Quote by William J. Bennett
Tyranny quotes by Russel H.S. Stolfi
#6. Hitler took the action of pitiless massacre as a last resort in the face of a perceived irreconcilable enemy."
--Hitler: Beyond Evil and Tyranny, p. 39 #Quote by Russel H.S. Stolfi
Tyranny quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#7. Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and opressions of the body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Tyranny quotes by Aesop
#8. The beasts of the field and forest had a Lion as their king. He was neither wrathful, cruel, nor tyrannical, but just and gentle as a king could be. During his reign he made a royal proclamation for a general assembly of all the birds and beasts, and drew up conditions for a universal league, in which the Wolf and the Lamb, the Panther and the Kid, the Tiger and the Stag, the Dog and the Hare, should live together in perfect peace and amity. The Hare said, "Oh, how I have longed to see this day, in which the weak shall take their place with impunity by the side of the strong." And after the Hare said this, he ran for his life. #Quote by Aesop
Tyranny quotes by Michael Leunig
#9. Democracy just isn't working any more; without sanity at its heart, it is becoming a most unique and fiendish tyranny. #Quote by Michael Leunig
Tyranny quotes by Virginia Woolf
#10. The public and the private worlds are inseparably connected ... the tyrannies and servilities of the one are the tyrannies and servilities of the other. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Tyranny quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#11. The clergy ... believe that any portion of power confided to me [as President] will be exerted in opposition to their schemes. And they believe rightly: for I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. But this is all they have to fear from me: and enough, too, in their opinion. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Tyranny quotes by Allan Bloom
#12. Freedom of the mind requires not only, or not even specially, the absence of legal constraints but the presence of alternative thoughts. The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity but the one that removes the awareness of other possibilities. #Quote by Allan Bloom
Tyranny quotes by Julius Nyerere
#13. We spoke and acted as if, given the opportunity for self-government, we would quickly create utopias. Instead injustice, even tyranny, is rampant. #Quote by Julius Nyerere
Tyranny quotes by Samuel Johnson
#14. 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. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Tyranny quotes by Samuel Adams
#15. How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! #Quote by Samuel Adams
Tyranny quotes by Gerry Spence
#16. A new fascism promises security from the terror of crime. All that is required is that we take away the criminals' rights - which, of course, are our own. Out of our desperation and fear we begin to feel a sense of security from the new totalitarian state. #Quote by Gerry Spence
Tyranny quotes by Friedrich August Von Hayek
#17. Many who think themselves infinitely superior to the aberrations of Nazism, and sincerely hate all manifestations, work at the same time for ideals whose realization would lead straight to the abhorred tyranny. #Quote by Friedrich August Von Hayek
Tyranny quotes by Thomas Sowell
#18. Ego trips by coteries of self-exalting people are treated in the media as idealism, rather than the petty tyranny it is. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Tyranny quotes by Francis Beaumont
#19. Who doubting tyranny, and fainting under Fortune's false lottery, desperately run To death, for dread of death; that soul's most stout, That, bearing all mischance, dares last it out. #Quote by Francis Beaumont
Tyranny quotes by Andrzej Majewski
#20. Democracy is the most veiled form of tyranny. #Quote by Andrzej Majewski
Tyranny quotes by Alex Kozinski
#21. The majority falls prey to the delusion popular in some circles that ordinary people are too careless and stupid to own guns, and we would be far better off leaving all weapons in the hands of professionals on the government payroll. But the simple truth born of experience is that tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people. #Quote by Alex Kozinski
Tyranny quotes by Edward Abbey
#22. The distrust of wit is the beginning of tyranny. #Quote by Edward Abbey
Tyranny quotes by Thomas Paine
#23. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods. It would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as Freedom should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to tax) but "to bind us in all cases whatsoever," and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious, for so unlimited a power can belong only to God. #Quote by Thomas Paine
Tyranny quotes by Albert Einstein
#24. Politics is a pendulum whose swings between anarchy and tyranny are fueled by perennially rejuvenated illusions. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Tyranny quotes by Hans F. Sennholz
#25. Monetary freedom (gold: sound money), like all other economic freedoms, clears the way for energy, intellect and virtue ... Political control weakens individual self-reliance and energy, causes want and poverty and, in the end, breeds tyranny and oppression. #Quote by Hans F. Sennholz
Tyranny quotes by David Icke
#26. No one rules if no one obeys #Quote by David Icke
Tyranny quotes by Eric Hoffer
#27. Absolute power corrupts even when exercised for humane purposes. The benevolent despot who sees himself as a shepherd of the people still demands from others the submissiveness of sheep. The taint inherent in absolute power is not its inhumanity but its anti-humanity. #Quote by Eric Hoffer
Tyranny quotes by Jane Austen
#28. Every thing was a friend, or bore her thoughts to a friend; and though there had been sometimes much of suffering to her- though her motives had been often misunderstood, her feelings disregarded, and her comprehension under-valued; though she had known the pains of tyranny, of ridicule, and neglect, yet almost every recurrence of either had led to something consolatory ... and the whole was now so blended together, so harmonised by distance, that every former affliction had its charm. #Quote by Jane Austen
Tyranny quotes by John Hospers
#29. The tyranny of a majority can be just as cruel as the tyranny of a single dictator, depending on the degree of enlightenment or stupidity of the voting majority. #Quote by John Hospers
Tyranny quotes by George C. Wallace
#30. 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. #Quote by George C. Wallace
Tyranny quotes by Felix Morley
#31. The power of the state is measured by the power that men surrender to it. #Quote by Felix Morley
Tyranny quotes by Frederick Douglass
#32. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. #Quote by Frederick Douglass
Tyranny quotes by Henry Fielding
#33. Where the law ends tyranny begins. #Quote by Henry Fielding
Tyranny quotes by Karen Marie Moning
#34. What is the greater good but tyranny's chameleon? #Quote by Karen Marie Moning
Tyranny quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#35. Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny; they have only shifted it to another shoulder. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Tyranny quotes by Eve Ensler
#36. Well, the tyranny of masculinity and the tyranny of patriarchy I think has been much more deadly to men than it has to women. It hasn't killed our hearts. It's killed men's hearts. It's silenced them; it's cut them off. #Quote by Eve Ensler
Tyranny quotes by Gene Sharp
#37. The degree of liberty or tyranny in any government is in large degree a reflection of the relative determination of the subjects to be free and their willingness and ability to resist efforts to enslave them. #Quote by Gene Sharp
Tyranny quotes by James H. Douglas, Jr.
#38. We all want peace. Unfortunately, there are times when peace must be defended by fighting terror and tyranny. #Quote by James H. Douglas, Jr.
Tyranny quotes by Oscar Wilde
#39. Despotism is unjust to everybody, including the despot, who was probably made for better things. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Tyranny quotes by Gerry Spence
#40. In America, we have achieved the Orwellian prediction - enslaved, the people have been programmed to love their bondage and are left to clutch only mirage-like images of freedom, its fables and fictions. The new slaves are linked together by vast electronic chains of television that imprison not their bodies but their minds. Their desires are programmed, their tastes manipulated, their values set for them. #Quote by Gerry Spence
Tyranny quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#41. Tyranny is the political corollary of socialism, as representative government is the political corollary of the market economy. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Tyranny quotes by Peter Dale Scott
#42. I know the capacity that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see to it that this agency [the National Security Agency] and all agencies that possess this technology operate within the law and under proper supervision, so that we never cross over that abyss. That is the abyss from which there is no return. - Senator Frank Church (1975) #Quote by Peter Dale Scott
Tyranny quotes by Gretchen A. Adams
#43. When anxiety about the course of a new cultural movement or political controversy arose, the average American did not have far to go to find a handy historical parallel to express quickly and completely the nature of his fears. If the concern threatened his sense of himself as part of a new nation that was moving forward, the metaphor of Salem witchcraft functioned well as a universally familiar shorthand for the social and political costs of sliding backward into a colonial world of irrationality, tyranny, and superstition. #Quote by Gretchen A. Adams
Tyranny quotes by Russel H.S. Stolfi
#44. The great biographers take excessive liberties in denigrating his person, and, in doing so, they make it difficult to comprehend him."
-- Hitler: Beyond Evil and Tyranny, p. 17 #Quote by Russel H.S. Stolfi
Tyranny quotes by Chase E.F.  Bolling
#45. Necessity and valor formed the Vanguard. It was born from the courage of all who took up arms against tyranny and all those who decided to stand by our standard. When things began to fall apart, I just used the tools my Creator gave me to improve the lives of my family and the people that choose to follow me. Why allow people to live in fear, poverty, and bondage when I had the tools will and desire to change it? I didn't want to be that servant who buried his talents. My goal is to build a nation that is free, and just, with prosperous and happy people. #Quote by Chase E.F. Bolling
Tyranny quotes by Stephen Fry
#46. Music was a kind of penetration. Perhaps absorption is a less freighted word. The penetration or absorption of everything into itself. I don't know if you have ever taken LSD, but when you do so the doors of perception, as Aldous Huxley, Jim Morrison and their adherents ceaselessly remind us, swing wide open. That is actually the sort of phrase, unless you are William Blake, that only makes sense when there is some LSD actually swimming about inside you. In the cold light of the cup of coffee and banana sandwich that are beside me now it appears to be nonsense, but I expect you to know what it is taken to mean. LSD reveals the whatness of things, their quiddity, their essence. The wateriness of water is suddenly revealed to you, the carpetness of carpets, the woodness of wood, the yellowness of yellow, the fingernailness of fingernails, the allness of all, the nothingness of all, the allness of nothing. For me music gives access to everyone of these essences, but at a fraction of the social or financial cost of a drug and without the need to cry 'Wow!' all the time, which is LSD's most distressing and least endearing side effects.
...Music in the precision of its form and the mathematical tyranny of its laws, escapes into an eternity of abstraction and an absurd sublime that is everywhere and nowhere at once. The grunt of rosin-rubbed catgut, the saliva-bubble blast of a brass tube, the sweaty-fingered squeak on a guitar fret, all that physicality, all that clumsy 'music #Quote by Stephen Fry
Tyranny quotes by Thomas Pynchon
#47. All the animals, the plants, the minerals, even other kinds of men, are being broken and reassembled every day, to preserve an elite few, who are the loudest to theorize on freedom, but the least free of all. #Quote by Thomas Pynchon
Tyranny quotes by Allen West
#48. There's a dishonest tyranny in the liberal/progressive/socialist agenda that comes down and says 'we are here because we care about you; we want what's best for you'. But really what they want is the control of your life. #Quote by Allen West
Tyranny quotes by Herman Melville
#49. Flight from tyranny does not of itself insure a safe asylum, far less a happy home. #Quote by Herman Melville
Tyranny quotes by Ray Bradbury
#50. Oh God, the terrible tyranny of the majority. We all have our harps to play. And it's up to you to know with which ear you'll listen. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Tyranny quotes by H.L. Mencken
#51. I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Tyranny quotes by Learned Hand
#52. Tyranny is tyranny, no matter what its form; the free man will resist it if his courage serves. #Quote by Learned Hand
Tyranny quotes by Ravish Kumar
#53. Citizen or robot; democracy or tyranny - the choice is ours. #Quote by Ravish Kumar
Tyranny quotes by Michael Moorcock
#54. For this was the other thing that Elric knew: that to compromise with Tyranny is always to be destroyed by it. The sanest and most logical choice lay always in resistance. #Quote by Michael Moorcock
Tyranny quotes by Siva Vaidhyanathan
#55. Derived from the Greek word anarchos, "without authority," anarchism denies law and considers property to be tyranny. Anarchists believe that human corruption results when differences are enforced through the maintenance of property and authority. Anarchists do not oppose or deny governance as long as it exists without coercion and the threat of violence. They oppose and deny the authority of the centralized state and propose governance through collaboration, deliberation, consensus, and common coordination. Justice can emerge from a sense of common purpose and practices of mutual aid, not the monopoly on violence that the state demands. While anarchism is commonly associated with bloody violence and rage, anarchists believe deeply in an ideology of love. #Quote by Siva Vaidhyanathan
Tyranny quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#56. The doctrines of despair, of spiritual or political tyranny or servitude, were never taught by such as shared the serenity of nature. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Tyranny quotes by Robert Musil
#57. Philosophers are despots who have no armies to command, so they subject the world to their tyranny by locking it up in a system of thought, #Quote by Robert Musil
Tyranny quotes by Martin Luther
#58. Fight vigorously against the wolves, but on behalf of the sheep, not against the sheep. And this you may do by inveighing against the laws and lawgivers, and yet at the same time observing these laws with the weak, lest they be offended, until they shall themselves recognize the tyranny, and understand their own liberty. #Quote by Martin Luther
Tyranny quotes by Alexis De Tocqueville
#59. Every nation that has ended in tyranny has come to that end by way of good order. It certainly does not follow from this that peoples should scorn public peace, but neither should they be satisfied with that and nothing more. A nation that asks nothing of government but the maintenance of order is already a slave in the depths of its heart; it is a slave of its well-being, ready for the man who will put it in chains. #Quote by Alexis De Tocqueville
Tyranny quotes by George W. Bush
#60. All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: The United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressors. When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you. #Quote by George W. Bush
Tyranny quotes by Gustave Le Bon
#61. The tyranny exercised unconsciously on men's minds is the only real tyranny, because it cannot be fought against. #Quote by Gustave Le Bon
Tyranny quotes by Stefan Molyneux
#62. Tyranny is the wolf cast by the shadows of sheep. #Quote by Stefan Molyneux
Tyranny quotes by Jacob Burckhardt
#63. The essence of tyranny is the denial of complexity. #Quote by Jacob Burckhardt
Tyranny quotes by Matt Perman
#64. Michael Horton gets at the heart of this: "The heart of most religions is good advice, good techniques, good programs, good ideas, and good support systems. . . . But the heart of Christianity is Good News. It comes not as a task for us to fulfill, a mission for us to accomplish, a game plan for us to follow with the help of life coaches, but as a report that someone else has already fulfilled, accomplished, followed, and achieved everything for us. Good advice may help us in daily direction; the Good News concerning Jesus Christ saves us from sin's guilt and tyranny over our lives and the fear of death. It's Good News because it does not depend on us. It is about God and his faithfulness to his own purposes and promises. #Quote by Matt Perman
Tyranny quotes by John N. Gray
#65. Today, for the mass of humanity, science and technology embody 'miracle, mystery, and authority'. Science promises that the most ancient human fantasies will at last be realized. Sickness and ageing will be abolished; scarcity and poverty will be no more; the species will become immortal. Like Christianity in the past, the modern cult of science lives on the hope of miracles. But to think that science can transform the human lot is to believe in magic. Time retorts to the illusions of humanism with the reality: frail, deranged, undelivered humanity. Even as it enables poverty to be diminished and sickness to be alleviated, science will be used to refine tyranny and perfect the art of war. #Quote by John N. Gray
Tyranny quotes by Edmund Burke
#66. A great deal of the furniture of ancient tyranny is torn to rags; the rest is entirely out of fashion. #Quote by Edmund Burke
Tyranny quotes by J. Gresham Machen
#67. A public-school system, if it means the providing of free education for those who desire it, is a noteworthy and beneficent achievement of modern times; but when once it becomes monopolistic it is the most perfect instrument for tyranny which has yet been devised. Freedom of thought in the middle ages was combated by the Inquisition, but the modern method is far more effective.' (1923) #Quote by J. Gresham Machen
Tyranny quotes by John Stuart Mill
#68. All persons are deemed to have a right to equality of treatment, except when some recognized social expediency requires the reverse. And hence all social inequalities which have ceased to be considered expedient assume the character, not of simple inexpediency, but of injustice, and appear so tyrannical that people are apt to wonder how they ever could have been tolerated - forgetful that they themselves, perhaps, tolerate other inequalities under an equally mistaken notion of expediency, the correction of which would make that which they approve seem quite as monstrous as what they have at last learned to condemn. The entire history of social improvement has been a series of transitions by which one custom or institution after another, from being a supposed primary necessity of social existence, has passed into the rank of a universally stigmatized injustice and tyranny. So it has been with the distinctions of slaves and freemen, nobles and serfs, patricians and plebians; and so it will be, and in part already is, with the aristocracies of color, race, and sex. #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Tyranny quotes by Adolf Hitler
#69. The victor will never be asked if he told the truth. #Quote by Adolf Hitler
Tyranny quotes by Hillary Rodham Clinton
#70. The only way to make a difference is to acquire power. #Quote by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Tyranny quotes by Aatish Taseer
#71. But he did not say a thing. Of late, almost as if he had been brought into line with the way people now spoke of the Sikhs, he had come to dislike the sound of his dissenting voice. It made him feel like a bore and an activist; and, like many people who try to fight an emerging status quo, no matter how ugly it is, he felt himself subdued, not by arguments, but by its casual tyranny. It is easier to fight the knowing bigot than it is to fight prejudice in the mouth of a child or the throwaway remark of a society lady. #Quote by Aatish Taseer
Tyranny quotes by Kirk  Marshall
#72. Godzilla, you see, is toppled, is depleted, is immobile and breathless, the non-conversative dictator and his polemical primeval tyranny dashed to social smithereens... for some his demise will evince agitation, adulation and appraisal, but for me, Yasuhiro Dustin T-Bird, it returns the lingering largesse of an inconsolable fear. The fear is this: that there's a thing as big as pirate continents in the China Sea that we've together mythologised up to now currently obstructing the procession of metropolitan traffic all the way to Yoyogi. His formidable draconian jaw with its legend of gargantuan teeth slacks open like a lifelong foe's long-withheld liability, and sulphur rents the air in acrid, acid plumes as though the most cultured and violent yellowcake fart in categorical memory. #Quote by Kirk Marshall
Tyranny quotes by Sydney Smith
#73. Human beings cling to their delicious tyrannies and to their exquisite nonsense, till death stares them in the face. #Quote by Sydney Smith
Tyranny quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#74. Communism is as crude an attempt to explain society and the individual as if a surgeon were to perform his delicate operations with a meat ax. All that is subtle in human psychology and in the structure of society (which is even more complex), all of this is reduced to crude economic processes. The whole created being - man - is reduced to matter. It is characteristic that Communism is so devoid of arguments that it has none to advance against its opponents in our Communist countries. It lacks arguments and hence there is the club, the prison, the concentration camp, and insane asylums with forced confinement. #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Tyranny quotes by John Stuart Mill
#75. Protection, therefore, against the tyranny of the magistrate is not enough: there needs protection also against the tyranny of the prevailing opinion and feeling; against the tendency of society to impose, by other means than civil penalties, its own ideas and practices as rules of conduct on those who dissent from them; to fetter the development, and, if possible, prevent the formation, of any individuality not in harmony with its ways, and compel all characters to fashion themselves upon the model of its own. There is a limit to the legitimate interference of #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Tyranny quotes by Timothy Snyder
#76. Politicians in our times feed their clichés to television, where even those who wish to disagree repeat them. Television purports to challenge political language by conveying images, but the succession from one frame to another can hinder a sense of resolution. Everything happens fast, but nothing actually happens. Each story on televised news is "breaking" until it is displaced by the next one. So we are hit by wave upon wave but never see the ocean.

The effort to define the shape and significance of events requires words and concepts that elude us when we are entranced by visual stimuli. Watching televised news is sometimes little more than looking at someone who is also looking at a picture. We take this collective trance to be normal. We have slowly fallen into it.

More than half a century ago, the classic novels of totalitarianism warned of the domination of screens, the suppression of books, the narrowing of vocabularies, and the associated difficulties of thought. In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, published in 1953, firemen find and burn books while most citizens watch interactive television. In George Orwell's 1984, published in 1949, books are banned and television is two-way, allowing the government to observe citizens at all times. In 1984, the language of visual media is highly constrained, to starve the public of the concepts needed to think about the present, remember the past, and consider the future. One of the regime's projects is to lim #Quote by Timothy Snyder
Tyranny quotes by Stephen King
#77. I'd suggest that what works for me may work equally well for you. If you are enslaved to (or intimidated by) the tiresome tyranny of the outline and the notebook filled with "Character Notes," it may liberate you. At the very least, it will turn your mind to something more interesting than Developing the Plot. #Quote by Stephen King
Tyranny quotes by Joseph C. Morecraft III
#78. Tyranny flourishes in those societies that reject the Reformed Faith. Tyranny is squelched and liberty flourishes in those societies that embrace the Reformed Faith in all its fullness. #Quote by Joseph C. Morecraft III
Tyranny quotes by Carl Icahn
#79. A lot of people died fighting tyranny. The least I can do is vote against it. #Quote by Carl Icahn
Tyranny quotes by Fatima Jinnah
#80. The movement of Pakistan which the Quaid-e-Azam launched was ethical in inspiration and ideological in content. The story of this movement is a story of the ideals of equality, fraternity and social and economic justice struggling against the forces of domination, exploitation, intolerance and tyranny. #Quote by Fatima Jinnah
Tyranny quotes by Hamza Yusuf
#81. Modesty becomes blameworthy if it prevents one from denouncing what clearly should be denounced, such as tyranny or corruption. This form of modesty results in meekness at a time when one needs to be forthright and courageous. Something condemnable (munkar) is condemnable regardless of the status of the person who is engaged in it - whether he or she is a close relative or a person of status, wealth, or authority. There must be agreement, however, among scholars on what is condemnable. One cannot, for example, declare decisively that something is considered condemnable if there is a difference of opinion on it among the scholars. Scholars knowledgeable of the plentitude of juristic differences rarely condemn others. They refrain from such condemnation not because of modesty but because of their extensive knowledge and scholarly insight. Unfortunately, many people today are swift to condemn, which creates another disease: self-righteousness. #Quote by Hamza Yusuf
Tyranny quotes by Beryl Markham
#82. To see ten thousand animals untamed and not branded with the symbols of human commerce is like scaling an unconquered mountain for the first time, or like finding a forest without roads or footpaths, or the blemish of an axe. You know then what you had always been told
that the world once lived and grew without adding machines and newsprint and brick-walled streets and the tyranny of clocks. #Quote by Beryl Markham
Tyranny quotes by Jonah Goldberg
#83. The village may have replaced "the state," and it in turn may have replaced the fist with the hug, but an unwanted embrace from which you cannot escape is just a nicer form of tyranny. #Quote by Jonah Goldberg
Tyranny quotes by William Symmes
#84. All past governments degenerated and abused the powers given to them: Why would the proposed Congress be better than "myriads of publick bodies who have gone before them? It would be safer to give congress a more limited grant of revenue "adequate to all necessary purposes," and no more. "As the poverty of individuals prevents luxury," Symmes said, "so the poverty of publick bodies … prevents tyranny. A nation cannot, perhaps, do a more politick thing, than to supply the purse of its sovereign with that parsimony, which results from a sense of the labor it costs"

William Symmes, 1787
From Pauline Maier's book Ratification #Quote by William Symmes
Tyranny quotes by Hannah Arendt
#85. These definitions coincide with the terms which, since Greek antiquity, have been used to define the forms of government as the rule of man over man - of one or the few in monarchy and oligarchy, of the best or the many in aristocracy and democracy, to which today we ought to add the latest and perhaps most formidable form of such dominion, bureaucracy, or the rule by an intricate system of bureaux in which no men, neither one nor the best, neither the few nor the many, can be held responsible, and which could be properly called the rule by Nobody. Indeed, if we identify tyranny as the government that is not held to give account of itself, rule by Nobody is clearly the most tyrannical of all, since there is no one left who could even be asked to answer for what is being done. It is this state of affairs which is among the most potent causes for the current world-wide rebellious unrest. #Quote by Hannah Arendt
Tyranny quotes by Baruch Spinoza
#86. Tyranny is most violent where individual beliefs, which are an inalienable right, are regarded as criminal. #Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Tyranny quotes by Ezra Klein
#87. Unfortunately, the term "identity politics" has been weaponized. It is most often used by speakers to describe politics as practiced by members of historically marginalized groups. If you're black and you're worried about police brutality, that's identity politics. If you're a woman and you're worried about the male-female pay gap, that's identity politics. But if you're a rural gun owner decrying universal background checks as tyranny, or a billionaire CEO complaining that high tax rates demonize success, or a Christian insisting on Nativity scenes in public squares - well, that just good, old fashioned politics. With a quick sleight of hand, identity becomes something that only marginalized groups have.

The term "identity politics," in this usage, obscures rather than illuminates; it's used to diminish and discredit the concerns of the weaker groups by making them look self-interested, special pleading in order to clear the agenda for the concerns of stronger groups, which are framed as more rational, proper topics for political debate. But in wielding identity as a blade, we have lost it as a lens, blinding ourselves in a bid for political advantage. WE are left searching in vaid for what we refuse to allow ourselves to see. #Quote by Ezra Klein
Tyranny quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#88. Hamilton, the most brilliant American statesman who ever lived, possessing the loftiest and keenest intellect of his time, was of course easily the foremost champion in the ranks of the New York Federalists; second to him came Jay, pure, strong and healthy in heart, body, and mind. Both of them watched with uneasy alarm the rapid drift toward anarchy; and both put forth all their efforts to stem the tide. They were of course too great men to fall in with the views of those whose antagonism to tyranny made them averse from order. They had little sympathy with the violent prejudices produced by the war. In particular they abhorred the vindictive laws directed against the persons and property of Tories; and they had the manliness to come forward as the defenders of the helpless and excessively unpopular Loyalists. They put a stop to the wrongs which were being inflicted on these men, and finally succeeded in having them restored to legal equality with other citizens, standing up with generous fearlessness against the clamor of the mob. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Tyranny quotes by Oliver Cromwell
#89. I do not believe that this is an evil king. But he is confused. And he cannot say no to his wife. Therefore if it please God I shall raise an army of men who are not confused. Stern men who say no to the tyranny of kings and wives. Men who make no confusion over the ordained place of man and woman, king and subject. And with these stern, God-fearing men, I shall ride. And we shall be called Ironsides because we are like iron, being hard both day and night. And the king shall find us unyielding, like a rod of iron, and shall give us satisfaction. Like our wives! #Quote by Oliver Cromwell
Tyranny quotes by Mark R. Levin
#90. The intensive and concerted effort to exclude references to religion or God from public places is an attack on our founding principles. It's an attempt to bolster a growing reliance on the government
especially the judiciary
as the source of our rights. But if our rights are not unalienable, if they don't come from a source higher than ourselves, then they're malleable at the will of the state. This is a prescription for tyranny. #Quote by Mark R. Levin
Tyranny quotes by Francois Fenelon
#91. What then are we afraid of? Can we have too much of God? Is it a misfortune to be freed from the heavy yoke of the world, and to bear the light burden of Jesus Christ? Do we fear to be too happy, too much deliver from ourselves, from the caprices of pride, the violence of our passions, and the tyranny of this deceitful world? #Quote by Francois Fenelon
Tyranny quotes by Clive Barker
#92. Let the void come, and bring an end to the tyranny of hope. #Quote by Clive Barker
Tyranny quotes by Aeschylus
#93. Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny. #Quote by Aeschylus
Tyranny quotes by J.W. Brazier
#94. One thing, Ms. Gray, is forgotten by this tragedy: the embryo is human, not a nonhuman as the Supreme Court declared. Abortion never was about the poor or about women's rights. It's an ideology with an agenda - and it's a profitable business. So, Ms. Gray, I dare say few politicians will speak that truth for fear of political reprisals. I'm not afraid. Politicians and courts made legal what is a morally reprehensible act of brutality. I call it what it is: judicial tyranny. #Quote by J.W. Brazier
Tyranny quotes by Pearl S. Buck
#95. Friendship between tow persons, or two nations, is an unbreakable bond, a tie which cannot be cut. An honourable heart does not cast aside a friend because he is in trouble, nor even if he changes his nature and becomes a criminal. Between two nations friendship must also be eternal, else the friend is false and being false in one event was always false. And what was our crime against the Americans? The Great Change? But is it a crime to change a government? By whose law can it be called a crime? It is of no more importance, between friends, than for one to change his garment! For this lack of reason our love for Americans is changed to hate. I fear for the future! A generation is growing up here in our country which has never seen an American face or heard an American voice. What do they know of Americans except to hate them as they are taught to do? There is no hate so dangerous as that which once was love.
- To the Americans, Communism is a crime. They will have none of it.
- But why, when it is ours, not theirs?
- I suppose this American concern with a form of government springs from their own history. Their ancestors fled from Europe to escape tyranny from their ancient rulers. Freedom was their dream. To them, therefore, tyranny is endemic in Communism. They will have none of it. It is not we who are Chinese whom they hate. It is the tyranny they imagine. #Quote by Pearl S. Buck
Tyranny quotes by Randy Alcorn
#96. It's a law of life: the tyranny of things. #Quote by Randy Alcorn
Tyranny quotes by Jocelyn Murray
#97. Weak men cannot handle power. It will either crush them, or they will use it to crush others #Quote by Jocelyn Murray
Tyranny quotes by John Knox
#98. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God. #Quote by John Knox
Tyranny quotes by Beverley Nichols
#99. One of the many reasons why gardens are increasingly precious to us in this day and age is that they help us to escape from the tyranny of speed. Our skies are streaked with jets, our roads have turned to race-tracks, and in the cities the crowds rush to and fro as though the devil were at their heels. But as soon as we open the garden gate, Time seems almost to stand still, slowing down to the gentle ticking of the Clock of the Universe. #Quote by Beverley Nichols
Tyranny quotes by David Hume
#100. Historians, and even common sense, may inform us, that, however specious these ideas of perfect equality may seem, they are really, at bottom, impracticable; and were they not so, would be extremely pernicious to human society. Render possessions ever so equal, men's different degrees of art, care, and industry will immediately break that equality. Or if you check these virtues, you reduce society to the most extreme indigence; and instead of preventing want and beggary in a few, render it unavoidable to the whole community. The most rigorous inquisition too is requisite to watch every inequality on its first appearance; and the most severe jurisdiction, to punish and redress it. But besides, that so much authority must soon degenerate into tyranny, and be exerted with great partialities; who can possibly be possessed of it, in such a situation as is here supposed? Perfect equality of possessions, destroying all subordination, weakens extremely the authority of magistracy, and must reduce all power nearly to a level, as well as property.
We may conclude, therefore, that in order to establish laws for the regulation of property, we must be acquainted with the nature and situation of man; must reject appearances, which may be false, though specious; and must search for those rules, which are, on the whole, most useful and beneficial. #Quote by David Hume
Tyranny quotes by Alfred William Howitt
#101. Unlike all other founders of a religious faith, Christ had no selfishness, no desire of dominance; and His system, unlike all other systems of worship, was bloodless, boundlessly beneficent, and
most marvelous of all
went to break all bonds of body and soul, and to cast down every temporal and every spiritual tyranny. #Quote by Alfred William Howitt
Tyranny quotes by Paul Auster
#102. The telephone was not his favorite object, and more than once he had considered getting rid of his. What he disliked most of all was its tyranny. Not only did it have the power to interrupt him against his will, but inevitably he would give in to its command. #Quote by Paul Auster
Tyranny quotes by Richard Ebeling
#103. Democracy in itself does not define or guarantee a free society. History has told many stories of democratic societies that have degenerated into corruption, plunder, and tyranny. #Quote by Richard Ebeling
Tyranny quotes by Baron De Montesquieu
#104. No tyranny is more cruel than the one practised in the shadow of the laws and under color of justice - when, so to speak, one proceeds to drown the unfortunate on the very plank by which they had saved themselves. And since a tyrant never lacks instruments for his tyranny, Tiberius always found judges ready to condemn as many people as he might suspect. #Quote by Baron De Montesquieu
Tyranny quotes by Immanuel Kant
#105. The enjoyment of power inevitably corrupts the judgment of reason, and perverts its liberty. #Quote by Immanuel Kant
Tyranny quotes by John Adams
#106. The fundamental article of my political creed is that despotism, or limited sovereignty, or absolute power is the same [whether] in a majority of a popular assembly; an aristocratic council; or oligarchical junto and a single emperor - equally arbitrary, cruel, bloody and in every respect diabolical. #Quote by John Adams
Tyranny quotes by Francis Fukuyama
#107. We are taking the time to consider the Hungarian case for a simple reason: to show that constitutional limits on a central government's power do not by themselves necessarily produce political accountability. The "freedom" sought by the Hungarian noble class was the freedom to exploit their own peasants more thoroughly, and the absence of a strong central state allowed them to do just that. Everyone understands the Chinese form of tyranny, one perpetrated by a centralized dictatorship. But tyranny can result from decentralized oligarchic domination as well. True freedom tends to emerge in the interstices of a balance of power among a society's elite actors, something that Hungary never succeeded in achieving. #Quote by Francis Fukuyama
Tyranny quotes by Otto Hermann Kahn
#108. As so often before, liberty has been wounded in the house of its friends. #Quote by Otto Hermann Kahn
Tyranny quotes by Mark Twain
#109. Look at the tyranny of party
at what is called party allegiance, party loyalty
a snare invented by designing men for selfish purposes
and which turns voters into chattels, slaves, rabbits; and all the while, their masters, and they themselves are shouting rubbish about liberty, independence, freedom of opinion, freedom of speech, honestly unconscious of the fantastic contradiction; and forgetting or ignoring that their fathers and the churches shouted the same blasphemies a generation earlier when they were closing thier doors against the hunted slave, beating his handful of humane defenders with Bible-texts and billies, and pocketing the insults nad licking the shoes of his Southern master. #Quote by Mark Twain
Tyranny quotes by Jacqueline Ripstein
#110. Hell in life indicates a state of suffering, of agony, of torture (by others, by circumstances, or by ourselves), and of insipid colors and little joy. Hell is a heavy vibration that drags us spiraling down from the highest to the lowest, darkest vibrations.. #Quote by Jacqueline Ripstein
Tyranny quotes by Giacomo Casanova
#111. If you refuse me, I shall be compelled to believe that you are cruelly enjoying my misery, and that you have learned in the most accursed school that the best way of preventing a young man from curing himself of an amorous passion is to excite it constantly; but you must agree with me that, to put such tyranny in practice, it is necessary to hate the person it is practised upon, and, if that be so, I ought to call upon my reason to give me the strength necessary to hate you likewise. #Quote by Giacomo Casanova
Tyranny quotes by Malcolm X
#112. Power never takes a back step only in the face of more power. #Quote by Malcolm X
Tyranny quotes by Noam Chomsky
#113. When you look at a corporation, just like when you look at a slave owner, you want to distinguish between the institution and the individual. So slavery, for example, or other forms of tyranny, are inherently monstrous. The individuals participating in them may be the nicest guys you can imagine. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Tyranny quotes by Barack Obama
#114. It was Jefferson, not some liberal judge in the sixties, who called for a wall between church and state - and if we have declined to heed Jefferson's advice to engage in a revolution every two or three generations, it's only because the Constitution itself proved a sufficient defense against tyranny. #Quote by Barack Obama
Tyranny quotes by Jean De La Bruyere
#115. A guilty man is punished as an example for the mob; an innocent man convicted is the business of every honest citizen. #Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
Tyranny quotes by David Cameron
#116. Over the years, Britain has made her own, unique contribution to Europe. We have provided a haven to those fleeing tyranny and persecution. And in Europe's darkest hour, we helped keep the flame of liberty alight. Across the continent, in silent cemeteries, lie the hundreds of thousands of British servicemen who gave their lives for Europe's freedom. #Quote by David Cameron
Tyranny quotes by Shadia Drury
#117. I never imagined when I wrote my first book on Strauss that the unscrupulous elite that he elevates would ever come so close to political power, nor that the ominous tyranny of the wise would ever come so close to being realised in the political life of a great nation like the United States. But fear is the greatest ally of tyranny. #Quote by Shadia Drury
Tyranny quotes by Willa Cather
#118. These were the distractions I had to choose from. There were no other lights burning downtown after nine o'clock. On starlight nights I used to pace up and down those long, cold streets, scowling at the little, sleeping houses on either side, with their storm-windows and covered back porches. They were flimsy shelters, most of them poorly built of light wood, with spindle porch-posts horribly mutilated by the turning-lathe. Yet for all their frailness, how much jealousy and envy and unhappiness some of them managed to contain! The life that went on in them seemed to me made up of evasions and negations; shifts to save cooking, to save washing and cleaning, devices to propitiate the tongue of gossip. This guarded mode of existence was like living under a tyranny. People's speech, their voices, their very glances, became furtive and repressed. Every individual taste, every natural appetite, was bridled by caution.
The people asleep in those houses, I thought, tried to live like the mice in their own kitchens; to make no noise, to leave no trace, to slip over the surface of things in the dark. The growing piles of ashes and cinders in the back yards were the only evidence that the wasteful, consuming process of life went on at all. On Tuesday nights the Owl Club danced; then there was a little stir in the streets, and here and there one could see a lighted window until midnight. But the next night all was dark again. #Quote by Willa Cather
Tyranny quotes by Edmund Burke
#120. The very name of a politician, a statesman, is sure to cause terror and hatred; it has always connected with it the ideas of treachery, cruelty, fraud, and tyranny. #Quote by Edmund Burke
Tyranny quotes by E.B. White
#121. We grow tyrannical fighting tyranny ... The most alarming spectacle today is not the spectacle of the atomic bomb in an unfederated world, it is the spectacle of the Americans beginning to accept the device of loyalty oaths and witch hunts, beginning to call anybody they don't like a Communist. #Quote by E.B. White
Tyranny quotes by Alexander Hamilton
#122. It is impossible to read the history of the petty republics of Greece and Italy without feeling sensations of horror and disgust at the distractions with which they were continually agitated, and at the rapid succession of revolutions by which they were kept in a state of perpetual vibration between the extremes of tyranny and anarchy ... great improvement ... were either not known at all, or imperfectly known to the ancients. #Quote by Alexander Hamilton
Tyranny quotes by Allen West
#123. When more Americans prefer freebies to freedom, these great United States will become a fertile ground for tyranny. #Quote by Allen West
Tyranny quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#124. The essence of tyranny is not iron law. It is capricious law. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Tyranny quotes by Dick Cheney
#125. It will be necessary for us to be a nation of men, and not laws. #Quote by Dick Cheney
Tyranny quotes by Salman Rushdie
#126. I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Tyranny quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#127. Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics ... derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Tyranny quotes by Ronald Reagan
#128. The First Amendment of the Constitution was not written to protect the people from religion; that amendment was written to protect religion from government tyranny ... But now we're told our children have no right to pray in school. Nonsense. The pendulum has swung too far toward intolerance against genuine religious freedom. It is time to redress the balance. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Tyranny quotes by Anthony De Mello
#129. There were rules in the monastery, but the Master always warned against the tyranny of the law. 'Obedience keeps the rules,' he would say. 'Love knows when to break them.' #Quote by Anthony De Mello
Tyranny quotes by Patrick O'Brian
#130. Good only for destruction - has destroyed all that was valuable in the monarchy - is destroying France with daemonic energy - this tawdry, theatrical empire - a deeply vulgar man - nothing French about him - insane ambition - the whole world one squalid tyranny. His infamous treatment of the Pope! #Quote by Patrick O'Brian
Tyranny quotes by Julio Alexi Genao
#131. All the enormous machines that keep full Citizens comfortable far above us in their glittering towers, all the infrastructure of power, of fuel, of commerce and industry - all of it happens below. Made possible with our hands. With our bodies.
With our lives.
I would have done anything to escape.
I got my chance. I made it out - but the price was loneliness. #Quote by Julio Alexi Genao
Tyranny quotes by Elizabeth Von Arnim
#132. Mr. Dawson's wife was really so very meek that I fear when the Day of Reckoning comes much of this tyranny will be forgiven him and laid to her account. #Quote by Elizabeth Von Arnim
Tyranny quotes by Michael Walzer
#133. We don't call war hell because it is fought without restraint. It is more nearly right to say that, when certain restraints are passed, the hellishness of war drives us to break with every remaining restraint in order to win. Here is the ultimate tyranny: those who resist aggression are forced to imitate, and perhaps even to exceed, the brutality of the aggressor. #Quote by Michael Walzer
Tyranny quotes by Alexis De Tocqueville
#134. The foremost, or indeed the sole condition, which is required in order to succeed in centralizing the supreme power in a democratic community, is to love equality, or to get men to believe you love it. Thus, the science of despotism, which was once so complex, is simplified, and reduced, as it were, to a single principle. #Quote by Alexis De Tocqueville
Tyranny quotes by Steven Erikson
#135. He fashioned an empire of sorts, bereft of cities yet plagued with the endless dramas of society, its pathetic victories and inevitable failures. The community of enslaved Imass thrived in this quagmire of pettiness. They even managed to convince themselves that they possessed freedom, a will of their own that could shape destiny. They elected champions. They tore down their champions once failure draped its shroud over them. They ran in endless circles and called it growth, emergence, knowledge. While over them all, a presence invisible to their eyes, Raest flexed his will. His greatest joy came when his slaves proclaimed him god – though they knew him not – and constructed temples to serve him and organized priesthoods whose activities mimicked Raest's tyranny with such cosmic irony that the Jaghut could only shake his head. #Quote by Steven Erikson
Tyranny quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#136. A well informed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Tyranny quotes by Hani Soubra
#137. Sometimes, especially under severe repressive regimes, the victimized adores the torturers out of a total absence of resistance. In these sad cases, tyranny and oppression become institutional and an accepted practice in the community. As a result, anger and frustration is piled up, and will be released on the streets at the first opportunity. #Quote by Hani Soubra
Tyranny quotes by Steve Goodier
#138. Bring it up, make amends, forgive yourself. It sounds simple, but don't think for a second that it is easy. Getting free from the tyranny of past mistakes can be hard work, but definitely worth the effort. And the payoff is health, wholeness and inner peace. In other words, you get your life back. #Quote by Steve Goodier
Tyranny quotes by Ronald Harwood
#139. Only tyrannies understand the power of art. #Quote by Ronald Harwood
Tyranny quotes by Aristotle.
#140. No tyrant need fear till men begin to feel confident in each other. #Quote by Aristotle.
Tyranny quotes by Samuel P. Huntington
#141. Arabs and other Muslims generally agreed that Saddam Hussein might be a bloody tyrant, but, paralleling FDR's thinking, "he is our bloody tyrant." In their view, the invasion was a family affair to be settled within the family and those who intervened in the name of some grand theory of international justice were doing so to protect their own selfish interests and to maintain Arab subordination to the west. #Quote by Samuel P. Huntington
Tyranny quotes by Reinhold Niebuhr
#142. Freedom is necessary for two reasons. It's necessary for the individual, because the individual, no matter how good the society is, every individual has hopes, fears, ambitions, creative urges, that transcend the purposes of his society. Therefore we have a long history of freedom, where people try to extricate themselves from tyranny for the sake of art, for the sake of science, for the sake of religion, for the sake of the conscience of the individual - this freedom is necessary for the individual. #Quote by Reinhold Niebuhr
Tyranny quotes by Salman Rushdie
#143. Religion, a mediaeval form of unreason, when combined with modern weaponry becomes a real threat to our freedoms. This religious totalitarianism has caused a deadly mutation in the heart of Islam and we see the tragic consequences in Paris today. I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity. 'Respect for religion' has become a code phrase meaning 'fear of religion.' Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect."

[I Stand With Charlie Hebdo, as We All Must (Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2015)] #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Tyranny quotes by Jonah Goldberg
#144. We're not going to get the jack-booted thugs stomping on a human face that you get in '1984' but we might get the 'Brave New World' where the biggest problem there is how to deal with the fact that everyone is so happy ... [W]hat we're going to get is a nanny-type of fascism, if we get one at all ... [S]imply because the nanny-state wants to hug you doesn't mean it's not tyrannical if you don't want to be hugged. #Quote by Jonah Goldberg
Tyranny quotes by Winston Churchill
#145. The V sign is the symbol of the unconquerable will of the occupied territories, and a portent of the fate awaiting the Nazi tyranny. #Quote by Winston Churchill
Tyranny quotes by William J. Federer
#146. For PEOPLE to rule themselves in a REPUBLIC , they must have virtue;for a TYRANT to rule in a TYRANNY ,he must use FEAR. #Quote by William J. Federer
Tyranny quotes by Thomas Paine
#147. This new world hath been the asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty from every part of Europe. Hither have they fled, not from the tender embraces of the mother, but from the cruelty of the monster; and it is so far true of England, that the same tyranny which drove the first emigrants from home, pursues their descendants still. #Quote by Thomas Paine
Tyranny quotes by Ron Paul
#148. It is true that liberty is not free, nor is it easy. But tyranny - even varying degrees of it - is much more difficult, and much more expensive. The time has come to rein in the federal government, put it on a crash diet, and let the people keep their money and their liberty. #Quote by Ron Paul
Tyranny quotes by John Dryden
#149. The longest tyranny that ever sway'd
Was that wherein our ancestors betray'd
Their free-born reason to the Stagirite [Aristotle],
And made his torch their universal light.
So truth, while only one suppli'd the state,
Grew scarce, and dear, and yet sophisticate. #Quote by John Dryden
Tyranny quotes by Pico Iyer
#150. But as fast as geography is coming under our control, the clock is exerting more and more tyranny over us. #Quote by Pico Iyer
Tyranny quotes by Timothy Snyder
#151. You submit to tyranny when you renounce the difference between what you want to hear and what is actually the case. #Quote by Timothy Snyder
Tyranny quotes by Philip K. Dick
#152. When you attack a tyranny you must expect it to fight back. #Quote by Philip K. Dick
Tyranny quotes by Dennis Prager
#153. The Leftist worldview sees society's and the world's great battle as between rich and poor rather than between good and evil.
Equality therefore trumps morality. This is what produces the morally confused liberal elites who venerated a Cuban tyranny with its egalitarian society over a free, decent, and prosperous America that has greater inequality. #Quote by Dennis Prager
Tyranny quotes by Ethan Allen
#154. While we are under the tyranny of Priests, it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason, in order to establish systems incompatible therewith. #Quote by Ethan Allen
Tyranny quotes by Will Durant
#155. As to the people they have no understanding, and only repeat what their rulers are pleased to tell them" (Protagoras, 317); to get a doctrine accepted or rejected it is only necessary to have it praised or ridiculed in a popular play (a hit, no doubt, at Aristophanes, whose comedies attacked almost every new idea). Mob-rule is a rough sea for the ship of state to ride; every wind of oratory stirs up the waters and deflects the course. The upshot of such a democracy is tyranny or autocracy; the crowd so loves flattery, it is so "hungry for honey," that at last the wiliest and most unscrupulous flatterer, calling himself the "protector of the people" rises to supreme power (565). #Quote by Will Durant
Tyranny quotes by Albert Einstein
#156. In a healthy nation there is a kind of dramatic balance between the will of the people and the government, which prevents its degeneration into tyranny. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Tyranny quotes by Anton Chekhov
#157. Pharisaism, obtuseness and tyranny reign not only in the homes of merchants and in jails; I see it in science, in literature, andamong youth. I consider any emblem or label a prejudice ... My holy of holies is the human body, health, intellect, talent, inspiration, love and the most absolute of freedoms, the freedom from force and falsity in whatever forms they might appear. #Quote by Anton Chekhov
Tyranny quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#158. The willing sacrifice of the innocents is the most powerful retort to insolent tyranny that has yet to be conceived by God or man. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Tyranny quotes by Claudia Gray
#159. Tyranny turns us into liars, she thought, hating herself even as she applauded. #Quote by Claudia Gray
Tyranny quotes by Walter E. Williams
#160. Socialism is just another form of tyranny. #Quote by Walter E. Williams
Tyranny quotes by Umar
#161. Seek knowledge and teach it to people. Learn dignity and tranquillity, and be humble towards those from whom you learn knowledge and be humble towards those to whom you teach it, and do not be tyrannical scholar otherwise your knowledge cannot be established because of your tyranny. #Quote by Umar
Tyranny quotes by John Locke
#162. As usurpation is the exercise of power, which another hath a right to; so tyranny is the exercise of power beyond right, which no body can have a right to. And this is making use of the power any one has in his hands, not for the good of those who are under it, but for his own private separate advantage. When the governor, however intitled, makes not the law, but his will, the rule; and his commands and actions are not directed to the preservation of the properties of his people, but the satisfaction of his own ambition, revenge, covetousness, or any other irregular passion. #Quote by John Locke
Tyranny quotes by Periander
#163. Democracy is better than tyranny. #Quote by Periander
Tyranny quotes by John Locke
#164. Tis a Mistake to think this Fault [tyranny] is proper only to Monarchies; other Forms of Government are liable to it, as well as that. For where-ever the Power that is put in any hands for the Government of the People, and the Preservation of their Properties, is applied to other ends, and made use of to impoverish, harass, or subdue them to the Arbitrary and Irregular Commands of those that have it: There it presently becomes Tyranny, whether those that thus use it are one or many. #Quote by John Locke
Tyranny quotes by George Washington
#165. Liberty, when it degrades into licentiousness, begets confusion, and frequently ends in tyranny or some woeful confusion. #Quote by George Washington
Tyranny quotes by Seneca The Younger
#166. Sovereignty over any foreign land is insecure. #Quote by Seneca The Younger
Tyranny quotes by A Gentlemen
#167. Mild speech is the best form of showing the Calmness of ones soul, Rough talk forms all types of unease for all man - you won't be able to talk to God Roughly though - so keep silent. #Quote by A Gentlemen
Tyranny quotes by Margaret Atwood
#168. She did understand, or at least she understood that she was supposed to understand. She understood, and said nothing about it, and prayed for the power to forgive, and did forgive. But he can't have found living with her forgiveness all that easy. Breakfast in a haze of forgiveness: coffee with forgiveness, porridge with forgiveness, forgiveness on the buttered toast. He would have been helpless against it, for how can you repudiate something that is never spoken? She resented, too, the nurse, or the many nurses, who had attended my father in the various hospitals. She wished him to owe his recovery to her alone - to her care, to her tireless devotion. That is the other side of selflessness: its tyranny. #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Tyranny quotes by Noam Chomsky
#169. What is called 'capitalism'is basically a system of corporate mercantilism, with huge and largely unaccountable private tyrannies exercising vast control over the economy, political systems, and social and cultural life, operating in close cooperation with powerful states that intervene massively in the domestic economy and international society. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Tyranny quotes by Susan Griffin
#170. We heard of this woman who was out of control. We heard that she was led by her feelings. That her emotions were violent. That she was impetuous. That she violated tradition and overrode convention. That certainly her life should not be an example to us. (The life of the plankton, she read in this book on the life of the earth, depends on the turbulence of the sea) We were told that she moved too hastily. Placed her life in the stream of ideas just born. For instance, had a child out of wedlock, we were told. For instance, refused to be married. For instance, walked the streets alone, where ladies never did, and we should have little regard for her, even despite the brilliance of her words. (She read that the plankton are slightly denser than water) For she had no respect for boundaries, we were told. And when her father threatened her mother, she placed her body between them. (That because of this greater heaviness, the plankton sink into deeper waters) And she went where she should not have gone, even into her sister's marriage. And because she imagined her sister to be suffering what her mother had suffered, she removed her sister from that marriage. (And that these deeper waters provide new sources of nourishment) That she moved from passion. From unconscious feeling, allowing deep and troubled emotions to control her soul. (But if the plankton sinks deeper, as it would in calm waters, she read) But we say that to her passion, she brought lucidity (it sinks out of the lig #Quote by Susan Griffin
Tyranny quotes by Anonymous
#171. For the tyranny of ignorance, of fear, of superstitious priests, of arbitrary kings, of all the bogies fought by eighteenth-century enlightenment it substitutes another tyranny, a technological tyranny, a tyranny of reason, which, however, is just as inimical to liberty, just as inimical to the notion that one of the most valuable things in human life is choice for the sake of choice, not merely choice of what is good, but choice as such. #Quote by Anonymous
Tyranny quotes by Frederick Douglass
#172. Let us render the tyrant no aid; let us not hold the light by which he can trace the footprints of our flying brother. #Quote by Frederick Douglass
Tyranny quotes by John Berger
#173. This is written in the night. In war the dark is on nobody's side, in love the dark confirms that we are together. #Quote by John Berger
Tyranny quotes by Anonymous
#174. The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resist it. - John Hay #Quote by Anonymous
Tyranny quotes by Tara Westover
#175. From my father I had learned that books were to be either adored or exiled. Books that were of God - books written by the Mormon prophets or the Founding Fathers - were not to be studied so much as cherished, like a thing perfect in itself. I had been taught to read the words of men like Madison as a cast into which I ought to pour the plaster of my own mind, to be reshaped according to the contours of their faultless model. I read them to learn what to think, not how to think for myself. Books that were not of God were banished; they were a danger, powerful and irresistible in their cunning.
To write my essay I had to read books differently, without giving myself over to either fear or adoration. Because Burke had defended the British monarchy, Dad would have said he was an agent of tyranny. He wouldn't have wanted the book in the house. There was a thrill in trusting myself to read the words. I felt a similar thrill in reading Madison, Hamilton and Jay, especially on those occasions when I discarded their conclusions in favor of Burke's, or when it seemed to me that their ideas were not really different in substance, only in form. There were wonderful suppositions embedded in this method of reading: that books are not tricks, and that I was not feeble. #Quote by Tara Westover
Tyranny quotes by Thomas Paine
#176. But such is the irresistable nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing. #Quote by Thomas Paine
Tyranny quotes by Honore De Balzac
#177. Hatred is the vice of narrow souls; they feed it with all their littleness, and make it the pretext of base tyrannies. #Quote by Honore De Balzac
Tyranny quotes by John Boehner
#178. They know the importance of their mission and of America's commitment to combating and defeating terrorism abroad, and they know that they are making a real difference in bringing freedom to a part of the world that has known only tyranny. #Quote by John Boehner
Tyranny quotes by Walt Whitman
#179. 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. #Quote by Walt Whitman
Tyranny quotes by Jason Calacanis
#180. The web and physical world is plagued with abundance - people need help sorting through all the good and bad stuff out there. The tyranny of choice is causing major psychic pain and frustration for people. #Quote by Jason Calacanis
Tyranny quotes by John Kennedy Toole
#181. Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty. #Quote by John Kennedy Toole
Tyranny quotes by Russel H.S. Stolfi
#182. The intellectually-inclined biographers stray from the point that the message is directed through the spoken word at the broad masses and not writing to an inbred, self-adoring intellectual elite."
--Hitler: Beyond Evil and Tyranny, pp. 30-31 #Quote by Russel H.S. Stolfi
Tyranny quotes by Colin Fletcher
#183. Freed from the pressure of haste, the tyranny of film, and now the restraint of clothes, I found myself looking more closely at what went on around me. #Quote by Colin Fletcher
Tyranny quotes by Saul D. Alinsky
#184. A revolution without a prior reformation would collapse or become a totalitarian tyranny. A reformation means that masses of our people have reached the point of disillusionment with past ways and values. They don't know what will work but they do know that the prevailing system is self-defeating, frustrating, and hopeless. They won't act for change but won't strongly oppose those who do. The time is then ripe for revolution #Quote by Saul D. Alinsky
Tyranny quotes by Aleister Crowley
#185. Look at the testimony of literature. In the days of chivalry our sympathies go with the Knight-errant, who redresses wrongs; with the King, whose courage and wisdom deliver his people from their enemies. But when Kingship became tyranny, and feudalism oppression, we took our heroes from the rebels. Robin Hood, Hereward the Wake, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Rob Roy; it was always the Under Dog that appealed to the artist. #Quote by Aleister Crowley
Tyranny quotes by Steven Moore
#186. I'faith, 'tis an Occasion of no small Satisfaction to commence this Enquiry into the Romances & Fiction of the English--& their antick Neighbors, the Irish & the Scotch--free at last from the Tyranny of scurvy Translators--& to reacquaint myself with the earliest Works that engender'd my Love for the Novel. O Swift, O Fielding, O Sterne, I hail thee after too long an Absence, keen to revel once more in your rare Inventions and pricking Raillery, along with those of your less-fam'd Countrymen. Prithee look kindly on these Efforts of yr humble Servant to blazon your Glories to the gaping Pucklick. #Quote by Steven Moore
Tyranny quotes by Idries Shah
#187. What is known to be tyranny to the superior man may appear to be justice to the ordinary one. #Quote by Idries Shah
Tyranny quotes by Patrick Henry
#188. [Our Constitution] is an instrument for the people to restrain the government. #Quote by Patrick Henry
Tyranny quotes by Aristotle
#189. There are three kinds of constitution, and an equal number of deviation-forms--perversions, as it were, of them. The constitutions are monarchy, aristocracy, and thirdly that which is based on a property qualification, which it seems appropriate to call timocratic, though most people are wont to call it polity. The best of these is monarchy, the worst timocracy. The deviation from monarchy is tyranny; for both are forms of one-man rule, but there is the greatest difference between them; the tyrant looks to his own advantage, the king to that of his subjects. For a man is not a king unless he is sufficient to himself and excels his subjects in all good things; and such a man needs nothing further; therefore he will not look to his own interests but to those of his subjects; for a king who is not like that would be a mere titular king. Now tyranny is the very contrary of this; the tyrant pursues his own good. And it is clearer in the case of tyranny that it is the worst deviation-form; but it is the contrary of the best that is worst. Monarchy passes over into tyranny; for tyranny is the evil form of one-man rule and the bad king becomes a tyrant. Aristocracy passes over into oligarchy by the badness of the rulers, who distribute contrary to equity what belongs to the city-all or most of the good things to themselves, and office always to the same people, paying most regard to wealth; thus the rulers are few and are bad men instead of the most worthy. Timocracy passes over into #Quote by Aristotle
Tyranny quotes by Andrew Coyle Bradley
#190. 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. #Quote by Andrew Coyle Bradley
Tyranny quotes by John Ford
#191. Affections injured by tyranny, or rigor of compulsion, like tempest-threatened trees, unfirmly rooted, never spring to timely growth #Quote by John Ford
Tyranny quotes by Eric Hoffer
#192. A ruling intelligentsia, whether in Europe, Asia or Africa, treats the masses as raw material to be experimented on, processed, and wasted at will. #Quote by Eric Hoffer
Tyranny quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#193. The disciplined are free from the tyranny of their desires. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Tyranny quotes by Jacques Maritain
#194. Power without authority is tyranny. #Quote by Jacques Maritain
Tyranny quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte
#195. Washington is dead! This great man fought against Tyranny; he established the liberty of his country. His memory will always be dear to the French people, as it will be to all free men of the two worlds; and especially to French soldiers, who, like him and the American soldiers, have combated for liberty and equality. #Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte
Tyranny quotes by Liddell Hart
#196. Universal peace-time conscription was adopted by almost all countries as the basis of their military system. This ensured that wars would grow bigger in scale, longer in duration, and worse in effects. While conscription appeared democratic, it provided autocrats, hereditary or revolutionary, with more effective and comprehensive means of imposing their will, both in peace and war. Once the rule of compulsory service in arms was established for the young men of a nation, it was an obvious and easy transition to the servitude of the whole population. Totalitarian tyranny is the twin of total warfare - which might aptly be termed a reversion to tribal warfare on a larger scale. #Quote by Liddell Hart
Tyranny quotes by Desmond Tutu
#197. I have struggled against tyranny. I didn't do that in order to substitute another. #Quote by Desmond Tutu
Tyranny quotes by John Ensign
#198. 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. #Quote by John Ensign
Tyranny quotes by Fulton J. Sheen
#199. A spirit of license makes a man refuse to commit himself to any standards. The right time is the way he sets his watch. The yardstick has the number of inches that he wills it to have. Liberty becomes license, and unbounded license leads to unbounded tyranny. When society reaches this stage, and there is no standard of right and wrong outside of the individual himself, then the individual is defenseless against the onslaught of cruder and more violent men who proclaim their own subjective sense of values. Once my idea of morality is just as good as your idea of morality, then the morality that is going to prevail is the morality that is stronger. #Quote by Fulton J. Sheen
Tyranny quotes by Chris Dietzel
#200. At least in a casino, depending on the game, people have a slightly less than fifty percent chance of winning. In the long run, the house always wins, but a gambler can get lucky every once in a while. In the Tyranny's elections, both options play for the house. If someone outside of Party A or B tries to run for office, it becomes the house's mission to make sure everyone knows that only A and B are viable candidates. After being told this a hundred times, people believe it. After being told anything a hundred times, people will believe anything. #Quote by Chris Dietzel

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