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Tyrants quotes by Osama Bin Laden
#1. Terrorism can be commendable, and it can be reprehensible. The terrorism we practice is of the commendable kind for it is directed at the tyrants and the aggressors and the enemies of Allah. #Quote by Osama Bin Laden
Tyrants quotes by Henry Flagler
#2. I would rather be my own tyrant than have someone else tyrannize me. #Quote by Henry Flagler
Tyrants quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#3. There may be tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they may seem invincible. But in the end, they always fail. Think of it: always. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Tyrants quotes by Robert Herrick
#4. Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known; Kings seek their subjects' good: tyrants their own. #Quote by Robert Herrick
Tyrants quotes by Marshall McLuhan
#5. Today the tyrant rules not by club or fist, but disguised as a market researcher, he shepherds his flocks in the ways of utility and comfort. #Quote by Marshall McLuhan
Tyrants quotes by Marcus Aurelius
#6. Think continually how many physicians have died, after often knitting their foreheads over their patients; how many astrologers after prophesying other men's deaths, as though to die were a great matter; how many philosophers after endless debate on death or survival after death; how many paladins after slaying their thousands; how many tyrants after using their power over men's lives with monstrous arrogance, as if themselves immortal; how many entire cities have, if I may use the term, died, Helice, Pompeii, Herculaneum, and others innumerable. Run over, too, the many also you know of, one after another. One followed this man's funeral and then was himself laid on the bier; another followed him, and all in a little while. This is the whole matter: see always how ephemeral and cheap are the things of man- yesterday, a spot of albumen, tomorrow, ashes or a mummy. Therefore make your passage through this span of time in obedience to Nature and gladly lay down your life, as an olive, when ripe, might fall, blessing her who bare it and grateful to thee which gave it life. #Quote by Marcus Aurelius
Tyrants quotes by Darius Jones
#7. Of all the mysteries, Darius," the old man began. "Perhaps the greatest is Mind. For all the ignorance in the world, the assaults against reason by tyrants and rabble, no one has been able to stop it. Just the opposite. All those cultures that have abandoned Mind have paid the price, lost their way and decayed, succumbing to the darkness. And yet Mind has forged ahead. #Quote by Darius Jones
Tyrants quotes by Jose Rizal
#8. Yes, nitroglycerin," Simoun repeated slowly, with a frigid smile, staring at the glass flask with delight. "It's more than nitroglycerin, however. It's a concentration of tears, compressed, hatred, injustices, offenses. This is the supreme arbiter of weakness, force against force, violence against violence ... a moment ago I was hesitating, but then you arrived and convinced me. Tonight those most dangerous of tyrants who have hidden behind God and the state, whose abuses remain unpunished because no one can take them to task. Tonight, the Philippines will hear an explosion that will convert into rubble the infamous monument whose rottenness I helped bring about. #Quote by Jose Rizal
Tyrants quotes by Allan Bloom
#9. Once the law is broken with impunity, each man regains the right to any means he deems proper or necessary in order to defend himself against the new tyrant, the one who can break the law. #Quote by Allan Bloom
Tyrants quotes by Gerry Spence
#10. 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
Tyrants quotes by Friedrich August Von Hayek
#11. Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom. #Quote by Friedrich August Von Hayek
Tyrants quotes by Umar
#12. I will be harsh and stern against the aggressor, but I will be a pillar of strength for the weak.I will not calm down until I will put one cheek of a tyrant on the ground and the other under my feet, and for the poor and weak, I will put my cheek on the ground. #Quote by Umar
Tyrants quotes by Marquis De Sade
#13. Lycurgus, Numa, Moses, Jesus Christ, Mohammed, all these great rogues, all these great thought-tyrants, knew how to associate the divinities they fabricated with their own boundless ambition. #Quote by Marquis De Sade
Tyrants quotes by Timothy Snyder
#14. For tyrants, the lesson of the Reichstag fire is that one moment of shock enables an eternity of submission. For us, the lesson is that our natural fear and grief must not enable the destruction of our institutions. #Quote by Timothy Snyder
Tyrants quotes by Jonathan Mayhew
#15. Common tyrants, and public oppressors, are not intitled to obedience from their subjects, by virtue of any thing here laid down by the inspired apostle. #Quote by Jonathan Mayhew
Tyrants quotes by Alexander Pope
#16. Our plenteous streams a various race supply, The bright-eyed perch with fins of Tyrian dye, The silver eel, in shining volumes roll'd, The yellow carp, in scales bedropp'd with gold, Swift trouts, diversified with crimson stains, And pikes, the tyrants of the wat'ry plains. #Quote by Alexander Pope
Tyrants quotes by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
#17. In the creative process, my ego has always been a huge tyrant ... a dictator and kind of rude and very misleading, because sometimes when I'm doing something, I say, "This is great! This is fantastic! Very genius!" And 20 minutes later, I feel like a dead jellyfish. "You are a stupid a**hole. This is a piece of sh*t. Nobody will care about it." #Quote by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Tyrants quotes by Marquis De Sade
#18. What does one want when one is engaged in the sexual act? That everything around you give you its utter attention, think only of you, care only for you ... every man wants to be a tyrant when he fornicates. #Quote by Marquis De Sade
Tyrants quotes by Marguerite Gardiner, Countess Of Blessington
#19. Despotism subjects a nation to one tyrant; democracy, to many. #Quote by Marguerite Gardiner, Countess Of Blessington
Tyrants quotes by George C. Wallace
#20. 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
Tyrants quotes by Felix Morley
#21. The power of the state is measured by the power that men surrender to it. #Quote by Felix Morley
Tyrants quotes by Frederick Douglass
#22. 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
Tyrants quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#23. If you are too weak to give yourselves your own law, then a tyrant shall lay his yoke upon you and say: "Obey! Clench your teeth and obey!" And all good and evil shall be drowned in obedience to him. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Tyrants quotes by Henry Fielding
#24. Where the law ends tyranny begins. #Quote by Henry Fielding
Tyrants quotes by Tom Stoppard
#25. An artist is the magician put among men to gratify
their urge for immortality. The temples are built and brought down around him, continuously and contiguously, from Troy to the fields of Flanders. If there is any meaning in any of it, it is in what survives as art, yes even in the celebration of tyrants, yes even in the celebration of nonentities. What now of the Trojan War if it had been passed over by the artist's touch? Dust. A forgotten expedition prompted by Greek merchants looking for new markets. A minor redistribution of broken pots. But it is we who stand enriched, by a tale of heroes, of a golden apple, a wooden horse, a face that launched a thousand ships
and above all, of Ulysses, the wanderer, the most human, the most complete of all heroes
husband, father, son, lover, farmer, soldier, pacifist, politician, inventor and adventurer ... #Quote by Tom Stoppard
Tyrants quotes by Chris Matthews
#26. John Paul II spoke to the commoner and to the king, to the tyrant and to the democrat in that same language of freedom. #Quote by Chris Matthews
Tyrants quotes by Mikhail Bakunin
#27. Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will. #Quote by Mikhail Bakunin
Tyrants quotes by Gerry Spence
#28. 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
Tyrants quotes by Alexander Pope
#29. foreign Tyrants and of Nymphs at home; Here thou, great ANNA! whom three realms obey. Dost sometimes counsel take - and sometimes Tea. Hither the heroes and the nymphs resort, To taste awhile the pleasures of a Court; 10 In various talk th' instructive hours they past, Who gave the ball, or paid the visit last; One speaks the glory of the British Queen, And one describes a charming Indian screen; A third interprets motions, looks, and eyes; 15 At ev'ry word a reputation dies. #Quote by Alexander Pope
Tyrants quotes by H.L. Mencken
#30. 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
Tyrants quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#31. Ignorant, unconscious and dishonourable part of a society want and like kings, dictators, padishahs and all sort of despots; educated, conscious and honourable part of the same society hate and refuse monarchs, tyrants, oppressors and any kind of autocrats! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Tyrants quotes by William Lloyd Garrison
#32. Since the creation of the world there has been no tyrant like Intemperance, and no slaves so cruelly treated as his. #Quote by William Lloyd Garrison
Tyrants quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#33. Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Tyrants quotes by Robert Walker, Baron Walker Of Gestingthorpe
#34. Whether or not patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel, national security can be the last refuge of the tyrant. #Quote by Robert Walker, Baron Walker Of Gestingthorpe
Tyrants quotes by Thomas Campbell
#35. Truth ever lovely - since the world began, The foe of tyrants, and the friend of man. #Quote by Thomas Campbell
Tyrants quotes by Herman Melville
#36. Of all insults, the temporary condescension of a master to a slave is the most outrageous and galling. That potentate who most condescends, mark him well; for that potentate, if occasion come, will prove your uttermost tyrant. #Quote by Herman Melville
Tyrants quotes by Adolf Hitler
#37. The victor will never be asked if he told the truth. #Quote by Adolf Hitler
Tyrants quotes by Albert Camus
#38. That is the answer to the question which is always being asked: why has
the revolutionary movement identified itself with materialism rather than with idealism? Because to
conquer God, to make Him a slave, amounts to abolishing the transcendence that kept the former masters
in power and to preparing, with the ascendancy of the new tyrants, the advent of the man-king. When
poverty is abolished, when the contradictions of history are resolved, "the real god, the human god, will
be the State." Then homo homini lupus becomes homo homini deus. This concept is at the root of the
contemporary world. #Quote by Albert Camus
Tyrants quotes by Paulo Freire
#39. It is not the unloved who initiate disaffection, but those who cannot love because they love only themselves. It is not the helpless, subject to terror, who initiate terror, but the violent, who with their power create the concrete situation which begets the 'rejects of life.' It is not the tyrannized who initiate despotism, but the tyrants. It is not those whose humanity is denied them who negate humankind, but those who denied that humanity (thus negating their own as well). Force is used not by those who have become weak under the preponderance of the strong, but by the strong who have emasculated them. #Quote by Paulo Freire
Tyrants quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#40. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty ... What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Tyrants quotes by Karen Hughes
#41. I can't imagine anyone who doesn't think the world is safer without a tyrant who murdered his own people, used weapons of mass destruction against them and flouted the world for so many years. #Quote by Karen Hughes
Tyrants quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#42. Non-cooperation with tyrants is a duty. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Tyrants quotes by Aristotle.
#43. It is also in the interests of the tyrant to make his subjects poor ... the people are so occupied with their daily tasks that they have no time for plotting. #Quote by Aristotle.
Tyrants quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#44. Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Tyrants quotes by Kevin McCarthy
#45. When it comes to tyrants, dictators and terrorists, strength and the threat of force is the only language they understand. #Quote by Kevin McCarthy
Tyrants quotes by Andrew James Pritchard
#46. Boundaries are nothing more than imaginary lines drawn-up by delusional leaders and power hungry tyrants who wish to segregate the population into more easily controlled segments in any case.
-If you really think about it logically, the only place where the Buddha can be born is within the hearts and minds of the truly enlightened, otherwise you're simply wasting your time. #Quote by Andrew James Pritchard
Tyrants quotes by Jose Rizal
#47. There can be no tyrants where there are no slaves. #Quote by Jose Rizal
Tyrants quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#48. In my story Sauron represents as near an approach to the wholly evil will as is possible. He had gone the way of all tyrants: beginning well, at least on the level that while desiring to order all things according to his own wisdom he still at first considered the (economic) well-being of other inhabitants of the Earth. But he went further than human tyrants in pride and the lust for domination, being in origin an immortal (angelic) spirit.* In The Lord of the Rings the conflict is not basically about 'freedom', though that is naturally involved. It is about God, and His sole right to divine honour. The Eldar and the Númenóreans believed in The One, the true God, and held worship of any other person an abomination. Sauron desired to be a God-King, and was held to be this by his servants; if he had been victorious he would have demanded divine honour from all rational creatures and absolute temporal power over the whole world. #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Tyrants quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#49. Though it has no intrinsic value – you cannot eat or drink a dollar bill – trust in the dollar and in the wisdom of the Federal Reserve is so firm that it is shared even by Islamic fundamentalists, Mexican drug lords and North Korean tyrants. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Tyrants quotes by Voltaire
#50. Clever tyrants are never punished. #Quote by Voltaire
Tyrants quotes by Albert Camus
#51. The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants. #Quote by Albert Camus
Tyrants quotes by William Shakespeare
#52. Therein, ye gods, ye make the weak most strong;
Therein, ye gods, you tyrants do defeat.
Nor stony wall, nor walls of beaten brass,
Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron,
Can be retentive to the strength of spirit:
But life being weary of these worldly bars
Never lacks power to dismiss itself. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Tyrants quotes by Philip Slater
#53. Every apathetic individual is a brick in a tyrant's throne. #Quote by Philip Slater
Tyrants quotes by Baron De Montesquieu
#54. 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
Tyrants quotes by Alice Foote MacDougall
#55. Work becomes at once a delight and a tyrant. For even when the time comes and you can relax, you hardly know how. #Quote by Alice Foote MacDougall
Tyrants quotes by Frederick Douglass
#56. Let us render the tyrant no aid. #Quote by Frederick Douglass
Tyrants quotes by James Madison
#57. The preservation of a free government requires not merely that the metes and bounds which separate each department of power be invariably maintained; but more especially that neither of them be suffered to overleap the great Barrier which defends the rights of the people. The Rulers who are guilty of such an encroachment, exceed the commission from which they derive their authority and are Tyrants. The people who submit to it are governed by laws made neither by themselves nor by an authority derived from them, and are slaves. #Quote by James Madison
Tyrants quotes by Howard Zinn
#58. When you fight a war against a tyrant, who do you kill? You kill the victims of the tyrant. #Quote by Howard Zinn
Tyrants quotes by Clive James
#59. Tyrants conduct monologues above a million solitudes. - ALBERT CAMUS, THE REBEL #Quote by Clive James
Tyrants quotes by Timothy Snyder
#60. Aristotle warned that inequality brought instability, while Plato believed that demagogues exploited free speech to install themselves as tyrants. #Quote by Timothy Snyder
Tyrants quotes by J. Aleksandr Wootton
#61. So, then..." Petra interjected, caught up for the moment in the story, "nobody knows who was right?

"Who was right?" Growland repeated slowly. "How do you mean?"

"In the war." As she tried to articulate her question, she became less sure of it. "You don't know which side was... right?"

"Cub," the big bear explained patiently, "nobody has ever gone to war believing their cause to be wrong!"

"Well, sure, I get that. But afterwards... don't people usually... figure out... who was really right?" she finished lamely.

"What people?"

"I don't know!" Petra said, flinging her arms wide. "Historians, maybe?"

Jumphrey snorted and removed his pipe from between his teeth. "Historians are people, and people have opinions and sympathies. I think if you pay attention, you'll find that histories usually demonstrate that the winning side was in the right all along; or else, occasionally, they demonstrate that those who won are despots and tyrants who deserved to be fought against, and still should be. You see? Everyone has a perspective. If you convened a representative post-war council to discuss what started the conflict and who ought to have given way to whom, a new war would break out from their arguments."

Petra felt her spirits slump a little. "But then... how–"

"As everyone has always done," the rabbit answered. "You pray that war does not come. But if it does come, you fight in accordance #Quote by J. Aleksandr Wootton
Tyrants quotes by Stewart Stafford
#62. The gears of narcissism propel the dictator and how tempting it is to shift them into overdrive while drunk on power. The genocidal hangover comes later. #Quote by Stewart Stafford
Tyrants quotes by William Penn
#63. Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants. #Quote by William Penn
Tyrants quotes by William Shakespeare
#64. How can tyrants safely govern home,
Unless abroad they purchase great alliance. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Tyrants quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#65. Whether the authorities be invaders or merely local tyrants, the effect of such [gun control] laws is to place the individual at the mercy of the state, unable to resist. #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Tyrants quotes by Gustave Le Bon
#66. Crowds exhibit a docile respect for force, And are but slightly impressed by kindness, Which for them is scarcely other than a form of weakness. Their sympathies have never been bestowed upon easy going masters, but the tyrants who vigorously oppressed them. It is to these latter that they always erect the loftiest statues. It is true that they willingly trample on the despot whom they have stripped of his power, but it is because having lost his power he resumes his place among the feeble who are to be despised because they are not to be feared. The type of hero dear to a crowd will always have the semblance of a Caesar, His insignia attract them, His authority overawes them, and his sword instils them with fear. #Quote by Gustave Le Bon
Tyrants quotes by Peter Abelard
#67. And now, my friend, I am going to expose to you all my weaknesses. All men, I believe, are under a necessity of paying tribute at some time or other to Love, and it is vain to strive to avoid it. I was a philosopher, yet this tyrant of the mind triumphed over all my wisdom; his darts were of greater force than all my reasonings, and with a sweet constraint he led me wherever he pleased. #Quote by Peter Abelard
Tyrants quotes by Lord Byron
#68. What want these outlaws conquerors should have but history's purchased page to call them great? #Quote by Lord Byron
Tyrants quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#69. Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Tyrants quotes by George W. Bush
#70. Our two nations both faced great challenges when they were founded, and our two nations have both relied on the same principles to help us succeed. We've built strong democracies to protect the freedoms given to us by an Almighty God. We've welcomed immigrants, who have helped us thrive. We've built prosperous economies by rewarding innovation and risk-taking and trade. And we've built an enduring alliance to confront terrorists and tyrants. #Quote by George W. Bush
Tyrants quotes by Salman Rushdie
#71. A son who will never be older than his motherland - neither older nor younger. There shall be two heads – but you will only see one – there will be knees and a nose, a nose and knees. Newspaper praises him, two mothers raise him! Bicycles love him – but crowds will shove him! Sisters will weep, cobras will creep… Washing will hide him – voices will guide him! Friends will mutilate him – blood will betray him! Spittoons will brain him – doctors will drain him – jungle will claim him – wizards reclaim him! Soldiers will try him – tyrants will fry him… He will have sons without having sons! He will be old before he is old! And he will die before he is dead! #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Tyrants quotes by Patrick Henry
#72. O sir, we should have fine times, indeed, if, to punish tyrants, it were only sufficient to assemble the people! Your arms, wherewith you could defend yourselves, are gone; and you have no longer an aristocratical, no longer a democratical spirit. Did you ever read of any revolution in a nation, brought about by the punishment of those in power, inflicted by those who had no power at all? #Quote by Patrick Henry
Tyrants quotes by Adolf Hitler
#73. Our teachers were absolute tyrants. They had no sympathy with youth; their one object was to stuff our brains and turn us into erudite apes like themselves. If any pupil showed the slightest trace of originality, they persecuted him relentlessly, and the only model pupils whom I have ever got to know have all been failures in after-life. #Quote by Adolf Hitler
Tyrants quotes by Eric Hazan
#74. We have shaken off the yoke of noble aristocracy only to fall under the domination of financial aristocracy, we have expelled our parchment tyrants only to fling ourselves into the arms of millionaire despots. Our lot, accordingly, could not improve; the old ones despised us because we could not cite illustrious ancestors and the new ones disdain us because we have not been favoured by fortune. #Quote by Eric Hazan
Tyrants quotes by Aristotle.
#75. No tyrant need fear till men begin to feel confident in each other. #Quote by Aristotle.
Tyrants quotes by Marcus Aurelius
#76. What use do I put my soul to? It is a serviceable question this, and should frequently be put to oneself. How does my ruling part stand affected? And whose soul have I now? That of a child, or a young man, or a feeble woman, or of a tyrant, of cattle or wild beasts. #Quote by Marcus Aurelius
Tyrants quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#77. Lack of fear enables a heroic person to display the muscularity of a brawny soul willing to fight against injustice, lifting themselves and the people that they truck with above the fray of petty tyrants. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Tyrants quotes by Bill Vaughan
#78. Custom governs the world; it is the tyrant of our feelings and our manners and rules the world with the hand of a despot. #Quote by Bill Vaughan
Tyrants quotes by Emile M. Cioran
#79. Tyrants are always assassinated too late. That is their great excuse. #Quote by Emile M. Cioran
Tyrants quotes by Alice   Miller
#80. Adolescents who have been beaten regard what they have experienced in their own upbringing as normal and as a matter of course. They think that what they have been taught - namely, that children need to be beaten - is right. And they don't question these views, because as children who have been physically intimidated, they are afraid to call their parents into question. As a result, they adopt the destructive and ignorant views of their elders. They don't know that there are people who love their children and would never use violence against them, and that such children do not grow up to be criminals or tyrants but happier, more conscious human beings who help others and would never wish to harm them. That is also true of people who, though they were damaged in childhood, have been able to resolve the blinding results of these injuries and can, therefore, categorically condemn such destructive behavior toward children. #Quote by Alice Miller
Tyrants quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#81. War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Tyrants quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero
#82. For out of such an ungoverned populace one is usually chosen as a leader, someone bold and unscrupulous who curries favor with the people by giving them other men's property. To such a man the protection of public office is given, and continually renewed. He emerges as a tyrant over the very people who raised him to power. #Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Tyrants quotes by George W. Bush
#83. Some have said we must not act until the threat is imminent. Since when have terrorists and tyrants announced their intentions, politely putting us on notice before they strike? #Quote by George W. Bush
Tyrants quotes by Jose Rizal
#84. Why independence, if the slaves of today will be the tyrants of tomorrow? #Quote by Jose Rizal
Tyrants quotes by Demosthenes
#85. Excessive dealings with tyrants are not good for the security of free states. #Quote by Demosthenes
Tyrants quotes by Margaret Atwood
#86. Watch out for the leaders, Crake used to say. First the leaders and the led, then the tyrants and the slaves, then the massacres. That's how it's always gone. #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Tyrants quotes by Steve Maraboli
#87. I don't know what's wrong with this world, but I do know what's right with it: Love. I have studied enough history to see that no matter how cruel the behavior of tyrants and no matter how dark the moments have been, Love has always prevailed. Always. #Quote by Steve Maraboli
Tyrants quotes by Robert Faurisson
#88. As for the petty little world of journalism, the media demonstrates how it, more than anyone, is careful to traffic only in authorized ideas and wares; while at the same time it fosters, through its antics, the illusion of a free circulation of ideas and opinions - not unlike jesters in a tyrant's court. #Quote by Robert Faurisson
Tyrants quotes by George W. Bush
#89. There is only one force of history that can break the reign of hatred and resentment and expose the pretensions of tyrants and reward the hopes of the decent and tolerant. And that is the force of human freedom. #Quote by George W. Bush
Tyrants quotes by Seneca The Younger
#90. Sovereignty over any foreign land is insecure. #Quote by Seneca The Younger
Tyrants quotes by Norman Mailer
#91. The women's movement is filled with tyrants, just as men's political movements are equally filled. #Quote by Norman Mailer
Tyrants quotes by Barrack Obama
#92. Sovereignty cannot be a shield for tyrants to commit wanton murder, or an excuse for the international community to turn a blind eye to slaughter. #Quote by Barrack Obama
Tyrants quotes by Frederick Douglass
#93. 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
Tyrants quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#94. When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it
always. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Tyrants quotes by Aristotle.
#95. A king ruleth as he ought, a tyrant as he lists, a king to the profit of all, a tyrant only to please a few. #Quote by Aristotle.
Tyrants quotes by Milton Steinberg
#96. Does man not face life with a greater assurance is he believes that a benevolent providence foresees the future? And yet he must at the same time be confident that his will is free, otherwise moral support is meaningless altogether. Doctrines in themselves are not important to me, but their consequences are. For example, I urge upon men that they regard themselves as embodiments of the divine essence. If I convince them, their days are endowed with a sense of abiding significance and unturning glory. Then not all the misfortunes and degradations to which they may be subjected can take from them their feelings of oneness with angels and stars. And as for our people, persecuted and dispersed, they live under the shadow of death, cherishing a dream that is recurrently shattered by the caprice of tyrants and then dreamed again half in despair. What can enable such a people to persist except a conviction of a special relationship to God? #Quote by Milton Steinberg
Tyrants quotes by Thomas Paine
#97. 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
Tyrants quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#98. In the long run even the most despotic governments with all their brutality and cruelty are no match for ideas. Eventually the ideology that has won the support of the majority will prevail and cut the ground from under the tyrant's feet. Then the oppressed many will rise in rebellion and overthrow their masters. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Tyrants quotes by Aristotle.
#99. There is also a doubt as to what is to be the supreme power in the state: - Is it the multitude? Or the wealthy? Or the good? Or the one best man? Or a tyrant? #Quote by Aristotle.
Tyrants quotes by Brendan Myers
#100. We immerse ourselves in escapist mass entertainment, such as 'reality T.V.' programs. We support fanatical politicians and preachers. Our politicians, in turn, support dictators and tyrants in other countries, all in the name of 'security' and 'stability'. And we arm ourselves to the teeth, and pray to God to be saved. #Quote by Brendan Myers
Tyrants quotes by Jason Mandryk
#101. Faith even the size of a mustard seed can move mountains, but many of us prefer the less spectacular but safer results that come from operating in our own strength.... Do we really believe that our prayers to an invisible God can and will change the hard hearts of tyrants, break down oppressive social and religious systems, and deliver fullness of life to those who suffer in abject hopelessness. F.B. Meyer wrote, 'You do not test the resources of God until you attempt the impossible. #Quote by Jason Mandryk
Tyrants quotes by Voltaire
#102. The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice. #Quote by Voltaire
Tyrants quotes by Henry Fuseli
#103. Ancient art was the tyrant of Egypt, the mistress of Greece and the servant of Rome. #Quote by Henry Fuseli
Tyrants quotes by Brene Brown
#104. Our rational, grown-up selves are good liars. The five-year-old tyrants within us are the ones who can tell it like it is. #Quote by Brene Brown
Tyrants quotes by Nye
#105. Eripuit coele fulmen sceptrumque tyrannis," or from Latin to English "He snatched the lightning from the skies and the scepter from the tyrants. Jacques Turgot #Quote by Nye
Tyrants quotes by Terry O'Quinn
#106. When you're convinced that you're right and you believe that you have the license to do anything because you're right, you can be bossy and you can be dangerous. You can be oppressive. You can be a tyrant. #Quote by Terry O'Quinn
Tyrants quotes by Jon Stewart
#107. If Obama's a tyrant, he's a pretty tame tyrant. How many tyrants do you know that really suffer because they can't get cloture? #Quote by Jon Stewart
Tyrants quotes by William Shakespeare
#108. Sonnet CVII

Not mine own fears, nor the prophetic soul
Of the wide world, dreaming on things to come,
Can yet the lease of my true love control,
Suppos'd as forfeit to a confin'd doom.
The mortal moon hath her eclipse endur'd,
And the sad augurs mock their own presage;
Incertainties now crown themselves assur'd,
And peace proclaims olives of endless age.
Now with the drops of this most balmy time
My love looks fresh, and Death to me subscribes,
Since, spite of him, I'll live in this poor rhyme,
While he insults o'er dull and speechless tribes:
And thou in this shalt find thy monument,
When tyrants' crests and tombs of brass are spent. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Tyrants quotes by Edward Young
#109. Blest leisure is our curse; like that of Cain, It, makes us wander, wander earth around, To fly that tyrant Thought. As Atlas groan'd The world beneath, we groan beneath an hour. #Quote by Edward Young
Tyrants quotes by Elliott Abrams
#110. A great nation like the United States has many and varied interests, and we need both to do business with tyrants and to engage constantly in multilateral diplomacy. #Quote by Elliott Abrams
Tyrants quotes by David Runciman
#111. Dictators and tyrants are the ones who lead their people over a cliff. #Quote by David Runciman
Tyrants quotes by Mayne Reid
#112. Like all true tyrants, he has divided them, and makes them spend their heart's hatred on one another." "But #Quote by Mayne Reid
Tyrants quotes by Margaret Thatcher
#113. When you stop a dictator, there are always risks. But there are greater risks in not stopping a dictator. #Quote by Margaret Thatcher
Tyrants quotes by Caryl Churchill
#114. What I like about a dog it stops people getting after you, they're not going to come round in the night. But they make the place stink because I might want to stay out a few days and when I get back I might want to stay in a few days and a dog can become a tyrant to you. #Quote by Caryl Churchill
Tyrants quotes by Alexander The Great
#115. Now you fear punishment and beg for your lives, so I will let you free, if not for any other reason so that you can see the difference between a Greek king and a barbarian tyrant, so do not expect to suffer any harm from me. A king does not kill messengers. #Quote by Alexander The Great
Tyrants quotes by Nathan Huggins
#116. Those who would be called tyrants cannot be called free men. #Quote by Nathan Huggins
Tyrants quotes by Mary Renault
#117. Men are seldom helpless against their own evil wishes, and in their souls they know it. But common men love flattery not less than tyrants, if anyone will sell it to them. If they are told that the struggle for the good is an illusion, that no one need be ashamed to drop his shield and run, that the coward is the natural man, the hero is fable, many will be grateful. But will the city, or mankind, be better?'

No being a sophist, trained to bring out answers pat, I could only say, 'But it's such marvelous theater. #Quote by Mary Renault
Tyrants quotes by Rene Balcer
#118. It is true that one of the first acts of tyrants is to erase history, to wipe out the recorded memory of a people. With that in mind, it's important to remember that the work that we do as writers, artists and performers will form an essential part of the collective memory that future generations will draw upon. And so we owe it to those future generations to defend that memory and be honest witnesses to our times. #Quote by Rene Balcer
Tyrants quotes by Bertrand Russell
#119. It is in the nature of imperialism that citizens of the imperial power are always among the last to know-or care-about circumstances in the colonies. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Tyrants quotes by Brandon Sanderson
#120. We are afraid to fight the most powerful. And so, the domination of the tyrants continues. So long as they do not fall, the others will not truly fear us. #Quote by Brandon Sanderson
Tyrants quotes by Mary Anne Radmacher
#121. I will not be governed by the tyranny of immediacy. #Quote by Mary Anne Radmacher
Tyrants quotes by Salman Rushdie
#122. The fundamentalist seeks to bring down a great deal more than buildings. Such people are against, to offer just a brief list, freedom of speech, a multi-party political system, universal adult suffrage, accountable government, Jews, homosexuals, women's rights, pluralism, secularism, short skirts, dancing, beardlessness, evolution theory, sex. There are tyrants, not Muslims.

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said that we should now define ourselves not only by what we are for but by what we are against. I would reverse that proposition, because in the present instance what we are against is a no brainer. Suicidist assassins ram wide-bodied aircraft into the World Trade Center and Pentagon and kill thousands of people: um, I'm against that. But what are we for? What will we risk our lives to defend? Can we unanimously concur that all the items in the preceding list -- yes, even the short skirts and the dancing -- are worth dying for?

The fundamentalist believes that we believe in nothing. In his world-view, he has his absolute certainties, while we are sunk in sybaritic indulgences. To prove him wrong, we must first know that he is wrong. We must agree on what matters: kissing in public places, bacon sandwiches, disagreement, cutting-edge fashion, literature, generosity, water, a more equitable distribution of the world's resources, movies, music, freedom of thought, beauty, love. These will be our weapons. Not by making war but by the unafr #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Tyrants quotes by Martin Luther
#123. A wicked tyrant is better than a wicked war. #Quote by Martin Luther
Tyrants quotes by William Billings
#124. Let tyrants shake their iron rod. #Quote by William Billings
Tyrants quotes by Langston Hughes
#125. Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed -
Let it be that great strong land of love
Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme
That any man be crushed by one above. #Quote by Langston Hughes
Tyrants quotes by Steve Maraboli
#126. If not for tragedy, tyrants, and injustice, there would be nothing to awaken and inspire dormant heroes. There is always a balance. Always. #Quote by Steve Maraboli
Tyrants quotes by Jean De La Bruyere
#127. Tyranny has no need of arts or sciences, for its policy, which is very shallow and without any refinement, only consists in shedding blood. #Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
Tyrants quotes by Jean De La Fontaine
#128. O tyrant love, when held by you,
We may to prudence bid adieu.
[Fr., Amour! Amour! quand tu nous tiens
On peut bien dire, Adieu, prudence.] #Quote by Jean De La Fontaine
Tyrants quotes by Osama Bin Laden
#129. Only one conclusion could be derived from the indifference of the United States and the West to these acts of terror and the patronage of the tyrants by these powers that America is an anti-Islamic power and it is patronizing the anti-Islamic forces. Its friendship with the Muslim countries is just a show, rather deceit. By enticing or intimidating these countries, the United States is forcing them to play a role of its choice. Put a glance all around and you will see that the slaves of the United States are either rulers or enemies of Muslims . #Quote by Osama Bin Laden
Tyrants quotes by Wilhelm Ropke
#130. The more we gained knowledge of these new totalitarian systems of mass-rule, the more we realized not only their similarity of structure, but also the fact that we had to do with a type of dominance that had been known in earlier epochs. We discovered that what the ancients called "tyrannis," or 'cheirokratia," what Sulla or the tyrants of the Italian Rennaissance had practised, and what finally alarmed the world in the French Revolution and under Napoleon, had surprisingly many similarities with modern totalitarianism, although this latter had elements with which they cannot be compared, and although it possessed means of domination unknown in past ages. #Quote by Wilhelm Ropke
Tyrants quotes by Richard M. Rorty
#131. If we look to people who make no mistakes, who were always on the right side, who never apologized for tyrants or unjust wars, we shall have few heroes and heroines #Quote by Richard M. Rorty
Tyrants quotes by Maximilien De Robespierre
#132. The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant. #Quote by Maximilien De Robespierre
Tyrants quotes by Ina Catrinescu
#133. Secrets, like tyrants, have influence that extends far beyond their own thrones. To silence their oppressive powers, they must be uncrowned. #Quote by Ina Catrinescu
Tyrants quotes by Philip Berrigan
#134. Herein lies a riddle: How can a people so gifted by God become so seduced by naked power, so greedy for money, so addicted to violence, so slavish before mediocre and treacherous leadership, so paranoid, deluded, lunatic? #Quote by Philip Berrigan
Tyrants quotes by Harriet Ann Jacobs
#135. Who can blame slaves for being cunning? They are constantly compelled to resort to it. It is the only weapon of the weak and oppressed against the strength of their tyrants. #Quote by Harriet Ann Jacobs
Tyrants quotes by Martin Luther
#136. It is the lot of God's ministers not only to suffer opposition at the hand of a wicked world, but also to see the patient indoctrination of many years quickly undone by such religious fanatics. This hurts more than the persecution of tyrants. We are treated shabbily on the outside by tyrants, on the inside by those whom we have restored to the liberty of the Gospel, and also by false brethren. But this is our comfort and our glory, that being called of God we have the promise of everlasting life. We look for that reward which eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath entered into the heart of man. #Quote by Martin Luther
Tyrants quotes by Errico Malatesta
#137. Intolerance of oppression, the desire to be free and develop one personality to its full limits, is not enough to make one an anarchist. That aspiration towards unlimited freedom, if not tempered by a love for mankind and by the desire that all should enjoy equal freedom, may well create rebels who soon become exploiters and tyrants. #Quote by Errico Malatesta
Tyrants quotes by Aldous Huxley
#138. In the context of 1948, 1984 seemed dreadfully convincing. But tyrants, after all, are mortal and circumstances change. Recent developments in Russia and recent advances in science and technology have robbed Orwell's book of some of its gruesome verisimilitude. A nuclear war will, of course, make nonsense of everybody's predictions. But, assuming for the moment that the Great Powers can somehow refrain from destroying us, we can say that it now looks as though the odds were more in favor of something like Brave New World than of something like 1984. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Tyrants quotes by A.E. Samaan
#139. Tyrants are obvious, and easy to identify. It is the well entrenched and corrupt establishment that is truly insidious. #Quote by A.E. Samaan
Tyrants quotes by David McCullough
#140. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could - from a poem by Daniel Defoe, as written by Abigail to John Adams #Quote by David McCullough
Tyrants quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#141. To our strongest impulse, to the tyrant in us, not only our reason but also our conscience yields. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Tyrants quotes by Rick Riordan
#142. Lacy had warned me about Drew the first day of school. Apparently the two of them had gone to some summer camp together––blah, blah, I didn't really listen to teh details––and Drew had been just as much a tyrant there.

~Sadie Kane, about Lacy and Drew of Aphrodite cabin. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Tyrants quotes by Thaddeus Stevens
#143. I can never acknowledge the right of slavery. I will bow down to no deity however worshipped by professing Christians - however dignified by the name of the Goddess of Liberty, whose footstool is the crushed necks of the
groaning millions, and who rejoices in the resoundings of the tyrant's lash, and the cries of his tortured victims. #Quote by Thaddeus Stevens
Tyrants quotes by Albert Pike
#144. The freest people, like the freest man, is always in danger of re-lapsing into servitude. Wars are almost always fatal to Republics. They create tyrants, and consolidate their power. They spring, for the most part, from evil counsels. When the small and the base are intrusted with power, legislation and administration become but two parallel series of errors and blunders, ending in war, calamity, and the necessity for a tyrant. When the nation feels its feet sliding backward, as if it walked on the ice, the time has come for a supreme effort. The magnificent tyrants of the past are but the types of those of the future. Men and nations will always sell themselves into slavery, to gratify their passions and obtain revenge. The tyrant's plea, necessity, is always available; and the tyrant once in power, the necessity of providing for his safety makes him savage. Religion is a power, and he must control that. Independent, its sanctuaries might rebel. Then it becomes unlawful for the people to worship God in their own way, and the old spiritual despotisms revive. #Quote by Albert Pike
Tyrants quotes by Seth Grahame-Smith
#145. I am a foe to tyrants, and my country's friend. #Quote by Seth Grahame-Smith
Tyrants quotes by Fouad Ajami
#146. The end of despots is always odd?exhilarating to those who suffered their tyrannies, and to those who hold despotism in contempt, and anti-climatic at the same time, the discovery that these tyrants were petty, frightened men after all. #Quote by Fouad Ajami
Tyrants quotes by Bertrand Russell
#147. A truer image of the world, I think, is obtained by picturing things as entering into the stream of time from an eternal world outside, than from a view which regards time as the devouring tyrant of all that is. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Tyrants quotes by Jean Racine
#148. Flight is lawful, when one flies from tyrants. #Quote by Jean Racine
Tyrants quotes by Andrew Crofts
#149. Diplomats and politicians, blowing with the wind. No substance, no beliefs, no real friendships. #Quote by Andrew Crofts
Tyrants quotes by Jacob Bronowski
#150. The problem of values arises only when men try to fit together their need to be social animals with their need to be free men. There is no problem, and there are no values, until men want to do both. If an anarchist wants only freedom, whatever the cost, he will prefer the jungle of man at war with man. And if a tyrant wants only social order, he will create the totalitarian state. #Quote by Jacob Bronowski
Tyrants quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#151. I recoil with horror at the ferociousness of man. Will nations never devise a more rational umpire of differences than force? Are there no means of coercing injustice more gratifying to our nature than a waste of the blood of thousands and of the labor of millions of our fellow creatures? #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Tyrants quotes by Lord Byron
#152. Tyranny Is far the worst of treasons. Dost thou deem None rebels except subjects? The prince who Neglects or violates his trust is more A brigand than the robber-chief. #Quote by Lord Byron
Tyrants quotes by Abraham Joshua Heschel
#153. A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture. #Quote by Abraham Joshua Heschel
Tyrants quotes by Horace
#154. The envious pine at others' success; no greater punishment than envy was devised by Sicilian tyrants. #Quote by Horace
Tyrants quotes by Iris Murdoch
#155. Tyrants always fear art because tyrants want to mystify while art tends to clarify. The good artist is a vehicle of truth"

"Great art is able to display and discuss the central area of our reality, our actual consciousness, in a more exact way than science or even philosophy can. #Quote by Iris Murdoch
Tyrants quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#156. Anywhere in the world if you see a president holding his chair tightly, that man is either a thief or a tyrant, and even worse than this, he is both! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Tyrants quotes by Luc De Clapiers
#157. The common excuse for those bringing misfortune on others is that they desire their good. #Quote by Luc De Clapiers
Tyrants quotes by Salman Rushdie
#158. The enemy is stupid, he replied. That is ground for hope. There is no originality in tyrants, and they learn nothing from the demise of their precursors. They will be brutal and stifling and engender hatred and destroy what men love and that will defeat them. All important battles are, in the end, conflicts between hatred and love, and we must hold to the idea that love is stronger than hate. #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Tyrants quotes by Hilary Mantel
#159. DANTON: Could you indeed? It's you idealists who make the best tyrants.
ROBESPIERRE: It seems a bit late to be having this conversation. I've had to take up violence now, and so much else. We should have discussed it last year. #Quote by Hilary Mantel
Tyrants quotes by E. Haldeman-Julius
#160. Martyrs have been sincere. And so have tyrants. Wise men have been sincere. And so have fools. #Quote by E. Haldeman-Julius
Tyrants quotes by Rick Riordan
#161. Caligula: a byword for murder, torture, madness, excess. Caligula: the villainous tyrant against whom all other villainous tyrants were measured. Caligula: who had a worse branding problem than the Edsel, the Hindenburg and the Chicago Black Sox put together.
Grover shuddered. "I've always hated that name. What does it mean anyway? Satyr Killer? Blood Drinker?
"Booties," I said.
Joshua's shaggy olive hair stood straight up, which Meg seemed to find fascinating.
"Booties?" Joshua glanced around the Cistern, perhaps wondering if he'd missed the joke. No one was laughing.
"Yes." I could still remember how cute little Caligula had looked in his miniature legionnaire's outfit when he accompanied his father, Germanicus, on military campaigns. Why were sociopaths always so adorable as children?
"His father's soldiers gave Caligula the nickname when he was a child," I said. "He wore teeny-weeny legionnaire's boots, caligae, and they thought that was hysterical. So they called him Caligula - Little Boots, or Baby Shoes, or Booties. Pick your translation. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Tyrants quotes by Samuel Adams
#162. It is in the interest of tyrants to reduce the people to ignorance and vice. For they cannot live in any country where virtue and knowledge prevail. The religion and public liberty of a people are intimately connected; their interests are interwoven, they cannot subsist separately; and therefore they rise and fall together. For this reason, it is always observable, that those who are combin'd to destroy the people's liberties, practice every art to poison their morals. #Quote by Samuel Adams
Tyrants quotes by Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
#163. Have you ever heard of a woman bloody dictator or tyrant? I think not. If there were more women in power, I think we would have more harmony, more engagement and less suffering and less conflict. #Quote by Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
Tyrants quotes by Aung San Suu Kyi
#164. Despotic governments do not recognize the precious human component of the state, seeing its citizens only as a faceless, mindless
and helpless
mass to be manipulated at will. It is as though people were incidental to a nation rather than its very life-blood. #Quote by Aung San Suu Kyi
Tyrants quotes by Henry Clarke Wright
#165. The moment a man claims a right to control the will of a fellow being by physical force, he is at heart a slaveholder. #Quote by Henry Clarke Wright
Tyrants quotes by L.P. Hartley
#166. He was surrounded by tyrants who thought they had a right to order him about: it was a conspiracy. He could not call his soul his own. #Quote by L.P. Hartley
Tyrants quotes by J.K. Rowling
#167. Voldemort himself created his worst enemy, just as tyrants everywhere do! Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back! #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Tyrants quotes by Karl Marx
#168. A nation which enslaves another forges its own chains. #Quote by Karl Marx
Tyrants quotes by H.L. Mencken
#169. The great masses of men, though theoretically free, are seen to submit supinely to oppression and exploitation of a hundred abhorrent sorts. Have they no means of resistance? Obviously they have. The worst tyrant, even under democratic plutocracy, has but one throat to slit. The moment the majority decided to overthrow him he would be overthrown. But the majority lacks the resolution; it cannot imagine taking the risks. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Tyrants quotes by Charles Baudelaire
#170. Dandyism is not even, as many unthinking people seem to suppose, an immoderate interest in personal appearance and material elegance. For the true dandy these things are only a symbol of the aristocratic superiority of his personality ... What, then, is this ruling passion that has turned into a creed and created its own skilled tyrants? What is this unwritten constitution that has created so haughty a caste? It is, a bone all, a burning need to to acquire originality, within the apparent bounds of convention, it's is a sort of cult of oneself, which can dispense even with what are commonly called illusions. It is the delight in causing astonishment, and the proud satisfaction of never oneself being astonished. #Quote by Charles Baudelaire
Tyrants quotes by Elizabeth Gaskell
#171. By-and-by they'll find out, tyrants makes liars. #Quote by Elizabeth Gaskell
Tyrants quotes by John Le Carre
#172. The cold war provided the perfect excuse for Western governments to plunder and exploit the Third World in the name of freedom; to rig its elections, bribe its politicians, appoint its tyrants and, by every sophisticated means of persuasion and interference, stunt the emergence of young democracies in the name of democracy. #Quote by John Le Carre
Tyrants quotes by Cesare Borgia
#173. My task is not to tyrannize but to destroy tyrants. #Quote by Cesare Borgia
Tyrants quotes by Charles Darwin
#174. I had gradually come, by this time [1839-01], to see that the Old Testament from its manifestly false history of the world, with the Tower of Babel, the rainbow as a sign, etc., etc. and from its attributing to God the feelings of a revengeful tyrant, was no more to be trusted than the sacred books of the Hindoos, or the beliefs of any barbarian. #Quote by Charles Darwin
Tyrants quotes by Twyla Tharp
#175. I'm willing to be regarded as a tyrant to keep my vision intact. #Quote by Twyla Tharp
Tyrants quotes by Jim Butcher
#176. No one is an unjust villain in his own mind. Even - perhaps even especially - those who are the worst of us. Some of the cruelest tyrants in history were motivated by noble ideals, or made choices that they would call 'hard but necessary steps' for the good of their nation. We're all the hero of our own story. #Quote by Jim Butcher
Tyrants quotes by Daniel Ionson
#177. How does evil arise? Where does it come from? We think of malevolent men- - murderers, rapists, tyrants - and somehow believe they are different creatures from us. They are not. All evil men were once innocent babes, once lovable children. Men make choices, some consistently bad. But those who choose the worst kinds of evil were typically guided into it. #Quote by Daniel Ionson
Tyrants quotes by Terry Pratchett
#178. They've got something they do it with, I think it's called a mocracy, and it means everyone in the whole country can say who the new Tyrant is. One man ... one vet ... Everyone has ... the vet. Except for women, of course. And children. And criminals. And slaves. And stupid people. And people of foreign extraction. And people disapproved of for, er, various reasons. And lots of other people. But everyone apart from them. It's a very enlightened civilization. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Tyrants quotes by Paul Feyerabend
#179. I do not see why I should be polite to tyrants, who slobber of humanitarianism and think only of their own petty interests. #Quote by Paul Feyerabend
Tyrants quotes by Hilary Mantel
#180. And I sometimes think that the fading out of the individual personality is what one should desire, not the status of a hero - a sort of effacement of oneself from history. The entire record of the human race has been falsified, it has been made up by bad governments to suit themselves, by kings and tyrants to make them look good. This idea of history as made by great men is quite nonsensical, when you look at it from the point of view of the people. The real heroes are those who have resisted tyrants, and it is in the nature of tyranny not only to kill those who oppose it but to wipe their names out of the record, to obliterate them, so that resistance seems impossible. #Quote by Hilary Mantel
Tyrants quotes by C.S. Lewis
#181. 'Useful,' and 'necessity' was always 'the tyrant's plea'. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Tyrants quotes by Alexandra Bracken
#182. Rise and enter the lair, where the darkness gives you your stripes. Tell tyrants, to you, their allegiance they owe," Etta read, running her finger beneath the words within the star. "Seek out the unknown gods whose ears were deaf to lecture. Stand on the shoulders of memory. Bring a coin to the widowed queen. Remember, the truth is in the telling, and an ending must be final. #Quote by Alexandra Bracken
Tyrants quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#183. I love something: and scarcely do I love it completely when the tyrant in me says: "I want that in sacrifice." This cruelty is in my entrails. Behold! I am evil. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Tyrants quotes by Douglas Feith
#184. It was known in the mid 90s already that Saddam Hussein was a dangerous tyrant that he had already launched aggressions against Iran, he had invaded Kuwait. #Quote by Douglas Feith
Tyrants quotes by Terry Goodkind
#185. This is how tyrants win the will of the people: with lies. #Quote by Terry Goodkind
Tyrants quotes by Tony Gaskins
#186. Instead of trying to see things my way, I try to see things her [wife's] way, and if it honestly makes sense then I will submit to her instead of being a tyrant and a dictator. #Quote by Tony Gaskins
Tyrants quotes by Chris Wraight
#187. These things were in the past now, many long years ago, though the memory remained as solid and present as his heartbeats. Time's passage had made the events seem almost crazed, hyper-real, stretched across a surreal dreamscape that felt more like a skjald's embellished saga than the intact past. Perhaps it had not happened like that. Perhaps the Lion had taken his Stormbirds to the Tyrant's fortress, and he himself had teleported in. Perhaps it had not been Ogvai there, but Gunn, or someone else. Had Bjorn been there too? It was a long time ago, so doubtful, but Bjorn seemed to always have been there, right from the start, just waiting for his time to come to maturity. #Quote by Chris Wraight
Tyrants quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#188. Throughout the history of mankind there have been murderers and tyrants; and while it may seem momentarily that they have the upper hand, they have always fallen. Always. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Tyrants quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#189. But when one does not complain, and when one wants to master oneself with a tyrant's grip - one's faculties rise in revolt - and one pays for outward calm with an almost unbearable inner struggle. #Quote by Charlotte Bronte
Tyrants quotes by Louisa May Alcott
#190. Power is a dangerous thing. Be careful that you don't abuse it or let it make a tyrant of you. #Quote by Louisa May Alcott
Tyrants quotes by Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
#191. Dear comrade in arms,
after 15 years of battles, persecutions and sacrifices,
Romania's youth must know
that the hour of the Legionaire victory isn't far.

All of our enemies attempts will be crushed.
All plans of tempting us,
All attempts at buying our souls,
All attempts of seperating us,
and all treasons will fall to the ground.

Look at them, at your tyrants,
straight in their eyes.

Endure with submission all blows,
endure all pains,
whatever they may be,
because our sacrifices will be the iron foundation
made from broken bodies
and from tortured souls,
of our Victory.

Those, among us, who will fall
will have names and tombs of heroes,
and those who will kill us
will bear the names of traitors
and will be cursed from generation to generation.

From the depths
the Legionnaire rises victorious with his rock-like soul.

Those who think they can defeat him...
as well as those who think they can buy him...
will soon, but too late...
Come to the conclusion...
that they were wrong. #Quote by Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
Tyrants quotes by Howard Zinn
#192. When feminist impulses are recorded, they are, almost always, the writings of privileged women who had some status from which to speak freely, more opportunity to write and have their writings recorded. Abigail Adams, even before the Declaration of Independence, in March of 1776, wrote to her husband: ... in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies, and be more generous to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power in the hands of husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention are not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound to obey the laws in which we have no #Quote by Howard Zinn
Tyrants quotes by Anonymous
#193. Egalitarianism and karma are very attractive ideas to INFJs, and they tend to believe that nothing would help the world so much as using love and compassion to soften the hearts of tyrants. #Quote by Anonymous
Tyrants quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#194. WEAKNESSES, n.pl. Certain primal powers of Tyrant Woman wherewith she holds dominion over the male of her species, binding him to the service of her will and paralyzing his rebellious energies. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Tyrants quotes by Brandon Sanderson
#195. But you can't kill me, Lord Tyrant. I represent that one thing you've never been able to kill, no matter how hard you try. I am hope. #Quote by Brandon Sanderson
Tyrants quotes by Richard Mitchell
#196. Where once a tyrant had to wish that his subjects had but one common neck that he might strangle them all at once, all he has to do now is to 'educate the people' so that they will have but one common mind to delude. #Quote by Richard Mitchell
Tyrants quotes by William Lloyd Garrison
#197. With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost. #Quote by William Lloyd Garrison
Tyrants quotes by Julian Barnes
#198. You can't love someone without imaginative sympathy, without beginning to see the world from another point of view. You can't be a good lover, a good artist or a good politician without this capacity (you can get away with it, but that's not what I mean). Show me the tyrants who have been great lovers. #Quote by Julian Barnes
Tyrants quotes by Cherie Priest
#199. I don't think I've ever met any Mexicans before."
"They're tyrants, and imperialists, every last one of them." If he'd been holding any more tobacco in his lip, he no doubt would've used it to chase the sentence out of his mouth."
"And I guess you've talked to every last one of them, to be so sure of that. #Quote by Cherie Priest
Tyrants quotes by Philip K. Dick
#200. God is God of history and of nations. Also of nature. Originally Yahweh was probably a volcanic deity. But he periodically enters history, the best example being when he intervened to bring the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt and to the Promised Land.
They were shepherds and accustomed to freedom; it was terrible for them to be making bricks. And the Pharaoh had them gathering the straw as well and still being required to meet their quota of bricks per day. It is an archetypal timeless situation. God bringing men out of slavery and into freedom. Pharaoh represents all tyrants at all times. Her voice was calm and reasonable; Asher felt impressed. #Quote by Philip K. Dick

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