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Tyranny Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Tyranny

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I will not be governed by the tyranny of immediacy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
- Helen Keller

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

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

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Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
- Socrates

A good deal of tyranny goes by the name of protection.
- Crystal Eastman

When the people fear the government,
there is tyranny.
When the government fears the people,
there is liberty.
- Christine O'Donnell


 

From a generation that came of age during the Great Depression,
millions of our country's best and bravest took up
arms in a worldwide struggle against tyranny.
- Steve Buyer

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

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

Knowledge is power.
Information is power.
The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information
may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.
- Robin Morgan

Tyranny Absolves all faith; and who invades our rights,
However his own commence, can never be But an usurper.
- Henry Brooke

Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart.
- Jeremy Bentham

Where the law ends tyranny begins.
- Henry Fielding

Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in
behalf of tyranny and oppression.
- Malcolm X

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

In most of history, societies have not been free.
It's a very rare society that is free.
The default condition of human societies is tyranny.
- Michael Novak

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

It is an essential tenet of our whole representative form of government,
the idea that there should not be some tyranny which
makes it so nobody can even have a chance to vote.
- Todd Akin

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

Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.
- Pierre Corneille

Democratic forms of government are vulnerable to mass prejudice,
the so-called tyranny of the majority.
- Maggie Gallagher

Peace without justice is tyranny.
- William Allen White

Death is softer by far than tyranny.
- Aeschylus

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

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

Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.
- Plato

Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think.
- Hannah Arendt

I have no desire to go in for tyranny or to play the part of King Charles.
I hate tyranny in any field of human activity.
- Charles Edison

Men and women whose early youth was shaped in the ordeal
of the Great Depression showed the values formed in
that crucible when tyranny threatened a world.
- Steve Buyer

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

There are only two roads, victory for the working class,
freedom, or victory for the fascists which means tyranny.
Both combatants know what's in store for the loser.
- Buenaventura Durruti

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

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

It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law.
This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
- James F. Cooper

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

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

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

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
- Edmund Burke

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for
the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
- C. S. Lewis

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

To set up as a standard of public morality a notion
which can neither be defined nor conceived is to open
the door to every kind of tyranny.
- Simone Weil

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

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

Let's win the peace and democracy the good people of
Iraq so richly deserve after decades of tyranny.
- Mike Pence

Taxation without representation is tyranny.
- James Otis

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

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

In a world without the law of God, you have chaos,
oppression, tyranny, and everyone doing what is right in their own eyes.
- Randall Terry

Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social
tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more
courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
- B. R. Ambedkar

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

The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.
- Edmund Burke

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

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

It is the American vice, the democratic disease which
expresses its tyranny by reducing everything unique
to the level of the herd.
- Henry Miller

The revolutionary government is the despotism of liberty against tyranny.
- Georg Buchner

Ultimately, freedom and democracy are stronger than fear and tyranny.
- Gijs de Vries

Revolution is engendered by an indignation with tyranny,
yet is itself pregnant with tyranny.
- William Godwin

Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.
- Sidney Hook

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.
- Ethan Allen

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

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

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

Enlighten the people generally,
and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind
will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
- Thomas Jefferson

Tyranny or slavery, born of selfishness,
are the two educational methods of parents;
all gradations of tyranny or slavery.
- Franz Kafka

The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered
by an occasional assassination.
- Voltaire

There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy,
hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.
- Frederick William Robertson

The strongest reason for the people
to retain the right to keep and bear arms is,
as a last resort, to protect themselves
against tyranny in government.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny.
You may order and drive an individual,
but you cannot make him respect you.
- William Hazlitt

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


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