The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
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
With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plea; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.
Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free.
The tree of liberty could not grow were it not watered with the blood of tyrants.
The tree of liberty only grows when watered by the blood of tyrants.
So that this nation may long endure, I urge you to follow in the hallowed footsteps of the great disobedience of history that freed exiles, founded religions, defeated tyrants, and yes, in the hands of an aroused rabble in arms and a few great men,
Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.
Pity is the virture of the law, and none but tyrants use it cruelly.
By luxury we condemn ourselves to greater torments than have yet been invented by anger or revenge, or inflicted by the greatest tyrants upon the
worst of men.
Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind.
Clever tyrants are never punished.
Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
Of all the tyrants the world affords, our own affections are the fiercest lords.
Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear.
Secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of.
A company of tyrants is inaccessible to all seductions.
The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppos
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.
The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience.
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.
No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power, governments and tyrants and armies cannot stand.
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.
The tree of liberty grows only when watered by the blood of tyrants.