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It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to
power on the ladder of free speech.
Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed
all free speech except his own.
- Herbert Hoover

CBS news anchor Dan Rather has interviewed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
When asked what it was like to talk to a crazy man,
Saddam said, 'It's not so bad.'
- Conan O'Brien

Some even claim that I'm a terror, a dictator and they're right.
- Lou Reed

Cuba wants to get rid of a dictator,
and baseball needs a dictator.
- Bob Kerrey

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The only peace that can be made with a dictator is
once that must be based on deterrence.
For today, the dictator may be your friend,
but tomorrow he will need you as an enemy.
- Natan Sharansky

No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population
by force of arms forever.
- J. Michael Straczynski

But I don't really see myself as a role model.
I'm not a dictator, or someone who wants to be adored!
- Isabella Rossellini


 

Saddam Hussein is a homicidal dictator who is addicted
to weapons of mass destruction.
- George W. Bush

I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator.
- Richard Branson

Arafat rejected the deal because, as a dictator who
had directed all his energies toward strengthening
the Palestinians hatred toward Israel,
Arafat could not afford to make peace.
- Natan Sharansky

Every dictator is an enemy of freedom,
an opponent of law.
- Demosthenes

Basically, I viewed any work of art as an imposition
of another person's taste,
and saw the individual making this imposition as a kind of dictator.
- Henry Flynt

Credulity - willingness to accept
unsupported statements without demanding proof -
is the greatest ally of the dictator and the demagogue.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I'm not a dictator.
It's just that I have a grumpy face.
- Augusto Pinochet

We got rid of a terrible dictator.
We gave the Iraqi people an opportunity for a new life
under a representative form of government.
- Colin Powell

Every anarchist is a baffled dictator.
- Benito Mussolini

We have traded a dictator for a chaos that has left America less secure.
- John F. Kerry

Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S.
media.
- Noam Chomsky

It's the story of an American who wants to become a
dictator and goes to Europe with a sidekick to interview
various Fascists to find out how the Nazis and Mussolini got into power.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I don't have any formula for ousting a dictator or building democracy.
All I can suggest is to forget about yourself and just think of your people.
It's always the people who make things happen.
- Corazon Aquino

The quality of his being one with the people,
of having no artificial or natural barriers between him and them,
made it possible for him to be a leader without ever
being or thinking of being a dictator.
- Frances Perkins

Having removed the dictator, the allies have moved
to put Iraqis in control of Iraq.
Now, as they draft and ratify their Constitution,
we will indeed see the character of a new Iraqi nation
revealed through the principles it chooses to uphold.
- Kay Granger

We have a war dictator who was not elected,
he snuck in.
So he punishes people that threaten him in any way,
or even say something he doesn't like.
It has no resemblance to democracy.
- Joni Mitchell

I don't think anybody can take the word of Saddam Hussein and his regime,
and certainly an American president and allies who
are obligated to worry about the safety and security of our countries,
cannot take the word of this dictator,
who lies, pathologically lies.
- Condoleezza Rice

Iraq is a country that has been invaded.
It's not a failing state that you want to help.
It's a country that was functioning good or bad,
with a horrible dictator, but you have invaded.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

Saddam Hussein was a brutal tyrant.
I am glad he is now on trial for crimes against humanity.
But, opposition to a dictator is not the measure I
use when deciding whether to send our men and women
in uniform off to war and possible death.
- Peter DeFazio

And I think being a good director is being able to
be completely tyrannical and you?ve got to be an absolute
dictator while at the same time,
you have to listen and see everything because it can all change on a dime.
- Bob Balaban

On the other hand, when I give it closer thought,
I realize I'm not enough of a dictator to conduct an
orchestra because it requires a pretty awful person.
When you read these biographies of famous conductors,
they are all awful people who fail in their private relationships.
- Eberhard Weber

Democracy consists of choosing your dictators,
after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear.
- Alan Coren

Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.
- Charlie Chaplin

There are, of course, all sorts of other unpleasant
regimes outside the walls as well -
the military dictators of Latin America and the apartheid regime of South Africa.
- Barbara Amiel

We cannot forget the little things we take for granted
in America that remain the disdain of dictators and
terrorists throughout the world.
- Trent Lott

Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It's pretty well known that the CIA has been installing
friendly dictators around the world for years.
- Rob Walton

Khomeini was not a puppet like Arafat or Qaddafi or
the many other dictators I met in the Islamic world.
He was a sort of Pope, a sort of king -
a real leader.
- Oriana Fallaci

When the dictators and the opportunists are gone,
the cross will still stand before us and something in us will say,
'That is the real thing.'
- Ralph W. Sockman

To understand why dictators have a problem with making peace -
or at least a genuine peace -
the link between the nature of a regime and its external
behavior must be understood.
- Natan Sharansky

We have a president for whom English is a second language.
He's like 'We have to get rid of dictators,'
but he's pretty much one himself.
- Robin Williams

Perfection spawns doctrines, dictators and totalitarian ideas.
- Antonio Tabucchi

A universal draft is most often the instrument of Third World dictators.
- Joe Bob Briggs

I've recorded 25 or 30 albums.
I know that sometimes when you work with producers who are kinda dictators,
it doesn't help you make a better record.
- Ace Frehley

We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression,
while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace.
- George W. Bush

The hate of men will pass, and dictators die,
and the power they took from the people will return to the people.
And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
- Charlie Chaplin

More harm was done in the 20th century by faceless
bureaucrats than tyrant dictators.
- Dennis Prager

Dictators are rulers who always look good until the last ten minutes.
- Jan Masaryk

American presidents always avoid shaking hands with brutal dictators,
except when it's advantageous to do so.
- Elizabeth A. Sherman

It is from weakness that people reach for dictators
and concentrated government power.
Only the strong can be free.
And only the productive can be strong.
- Wendell Willkie

Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes,
but which no democracy can afford among its citizens.
- William Beveridge

Dictators must have enemies.
They must have internal enemies to justify their secret
police and external enemies to justify their military forces.
- Richard Perle

If sex and creativity are often
seen by dictators as subversive activities,
it's because they lead to the knowledge
that you own your own body
(and with it your own voice), and that's
the most revolutionary insight of all.
- Erica Jong

Bosses are no more inevitable in state and local governments
than dictators are in national governments.
They will arise and prosper, nevertheless,
if true believers of democracy - citizens devoted to the democratic ideals -
do not constantly oppose them.
- Charles Edison

President Bush has shown great leadership.
He has said that the 21st century will not be ruled
or dictated by terrorists,
dictators, and murderers.
He is absolutely right.
God bless him for his resolve.
- Lindsey Graham

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.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
- Fidel Castro

Hitler's dictatorship rested on the constitutional
foundation of a single law,
the Enabling Law.
- Alan Bullock

Television has made dictatorship impossible but democracy unbearable.
- Shimon Peres

The world will not accept dictatorship or domination.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Only that Swiss in the heart want still a king or at
least a strong Upper House of Parliament.
Swiss long themselves for less democracy and more dictatorship.
- Peter Bichsel

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

In Spain, we should have enough intelligence,
enough sense of individual and collective responsibility
to do for ourselves that which would be imposed upon us by a dictatorship.
- Frederica Montseny

The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy,
but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.
- Niels Bohr

We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism which
does not recognize anything as for certain and which
has as its highest goal one's own ego and one's own desires.
- Joseph Ratzinger

Fascism is not the result of dictatorship.
- John T. Flynn

When you have an efficient government,
you have a dictatorship.
- Harry S. Truman

It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power
machinery with democracy.
But then neither can political prisoners turn on the
light in the cells of a dictatorship.
- Corazon Aquino

In some states militant nationalism has gone to the lengths of dictatorship,
the cult of the absolute or totalitarian state and
the glorification of war.
- Arthur Henderson

The British have always coped without becoming a dictatorship.
- Frederick Forsyth

It has been claimed at times that our modern age of
technology facilitates dictatorship.
- Henry A. Wallace

Maintain democracy or go to dictatorship:
that is what is at stake in these elections.
- Mario Vargas Llosa

Those newspapers of the nation which most loudly cried
dictatorship against me would have been the first to
justify the beginnings of dictatorship by somebody else.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier,
there's no question about it.
- George W. Bush


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