Tyrants Quotes

The tree of liberty only grows when watered by the blood of tyrants.

Bertrand Barre de Vieuzac

The tree of liberty could not grow were it not watered with the blood of tyrants.

Bertrand Barere de Vieuzac

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

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.

J. Michael Straczynski

Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.

George Santayana

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.

Albert Camus

Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.

Voltaire

The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.

Frederick Douglass

Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them

Voltaire

Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free.

Bill Richardson

The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppos

Frederick Douglass

As William Penn put it: "Those people who are not governed by God will be ruled by tyrants." Remember... that those tyrants are often self-imposed roadblocks of your lower self at work.

Wayne Dyer

The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants

Albert Camus

A company of tyrants is inaccessible to all seductions.

Voltaire

Secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of.

Bill Moyers

Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear.

George W. Bush

Of all the tyrants the world affords, our own affections are the fiercest lords.

John Sterling

Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.

William Penn

Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.

Edmund Burke

In Russia all tyrants believe poets to be their worst enemies.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Clever tyrants are never punished.

Voltaire

Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind.

Walter Colton

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!

J. K. ROWLING

Slaves would be tyrants were the chance theirs.

Victor Hugo

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