Dictators Quotes

Dictators are rulers who always look good until the last ten minutes.

Jan Masaryk

Between capitalist and communist society there lies the period of the revolutionary transformation of the one into the other. Corresponding to this is also a political transition period in which the state can be nothing but the revolutionary dictatorship of the proletariat.

Karl Marx

Successful enterprises are usually led by a proven chief executive who is a competent benevolent dictator.

Richard Pratt

A dictatorship is a country where they have taken the politics out of the politics.

Samuel Himmel

Better the rule of One, whom all obey, than to let clamorous demagogues betray our freedom with the kiss of anarchy.

Oscar Wilde

Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount.

Winston Churchill

Disregard for human beings is the first qualification of a dictator.

Milton S. Eisenhower

Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.

Edward L. Bernays

Every dictator is an enemy of freedom, an opponent of law.

Demosthenes

The only peace that can be made with a dictator is once that must be based on deterrence. For today, the dictator may be your friend, but tomorrow he will need you as an enemy.

Natan Sharansky

The quality of his being one with the people, of having no artificial or natural barriers between him and them, made it possible for him to be a leader without ever being or thinking of being a dictator.

Frances Perkins

Democracies, unlike dictatorships, are forgiving and generous, but they cannot survive unless they fight.

Jalal Talabani

Dictatorships start wars because they need external enemies to exert internal control over their own people.

Richard Perle

History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior.

Vladimir Putin

I think it's only in a crisis that Americans see other people. It has to be an American crisis, of course. If two countries fight that do not supply the Americans with some precious commodity, then the education of the public does not take place. But when the dictator falls, when the oil is threatened, then you turn on the television and they tell you where the country is, what the language is, how to pronounce the names of the leaders, what the religion is all about, and maybe you can cut out recipes in the newspaper of Persian dishes.

Don Delillo

And I think being a good director is being able to be completely tyrannical and you?ve got to be an absolute dictator while at the same time, you have to listen and see everything because it can all change on a dime.

Bob Balaban

It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion.

Dr. William Ralph Inge

A universal draft is most often the instrument of Third World dictators.

Joe Bob Briggs

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

Alan Coren

Perfection spawns doctrines, dictators and totalitarian ideas.

Antonio Tabucchi

There are, of course, all sorts of other unpleasant regimes outside the walls as well - the military dictators of Latin America and the apartheid regime of South Africa.

Barbara Amiel

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

Every one of the world's dictatorships can and does claim to be acting in the name of the people.

Harold H. Greene

Rather than a democracy, we increasingly have an elective dictatorship. People are merely permitted to choose who will violate the laws and the Constitution.

James Bovard

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Updated On : January 13, 2014
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