Dictators Quotes

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

Plato

One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.

George Orwell

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

Dictatorship is a constant lecture instructing you that your feelings, your thoughts and desires are of no account, that you are a nobody and must live as you are told by other people who desire and think for you.

Stephen Vizinczey

Dictators never invent their own opportunities.

R. Buckminster Fuller

A dictator must fool all the people all the time and there's only one way to do that, he must also fool himself.

William Somerset Maugham

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

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

The president feels not only do we need to change these rogue regimes, but even our friendly allies, who really basically have, sort of, benign dictatorships, need to get with the program if they want to have long-term security and prosperity from terrorism.

Mitch McConnell

True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Alan Corenk

So long as men worship dictators, Caesars and Napoleons will arise to make them miserable.

Aldous Huxley

The benevolent despot who sees himself as a shepherd of the people still demands from others the submissiveness of sheep.

Eric Hoffer

Power is always gradually stealing away from the many to the few, because the few are more vigilant and consistent.

Samuel Johnson

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

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

Elizabeth A. Sherman

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

Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.

Charlie Chaplin

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

William Beveridge

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

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

Dictatorships foster oppression, dictatorships foster servitude, dictatorships foster cruelty; more abominable is the fact that they foster idiocy.

Jorge Luis Borges

You don't get everything you want. A dictatorship would be a lot easier.

George Walker Bush

Dictators ride to and fro on tigers from which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

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Updated On : January 13, 2014
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