Tyranny Quotes

There is simply no room left for 'freedom from the tyranny of government' since city dwellers depend on it for food, power, water, transportation, protection, and welfare. Your right to live where you want, with companions of your choosing, under laws to which you agree, died in the eighteenth century with Captain Mission. Only a miracle or a disaster could restore it.

William Seward Burroughs

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

William Godwin

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

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

Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; and this I know, my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.

William Pitt

Ultimately, freedom and democracy are stronger than fear and tyranny.

Gijs de Vries

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

Franz Kafka

Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.


Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart.

Jeremy Bentham

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

Henry Brooke

Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.

Pierre Corneille

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

To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty.

Samuel Butler

Do we exert our own liberties without injury to others - we exert them justly; do we exert them at the expense of others - unjustly. And, in thus doing, we step from the sure platform of liberty upon the uncertain threshold of tyranny.

Frances Wright

America is just the country that how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society.

Peter Kropotkin

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