Tyranny Quotes

Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.

B. R. Ambedkar

To those children of the officers who are eradicated, your parent was not the individual you thought they were. As you get older,you will see the evidence that your parent was a tyrant who loss their ethos and instead followed the path of moral corruptness

Christopher Jordan Dorner

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

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

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Samuel Butler

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

Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.

Pierre Corneille

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

Henry Brooke

Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart.

Jeremy Bentham

Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.

Plato

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

Franz Kafka

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

Gijs de Vries

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

When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.

Thomas Jefferson

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

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

The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.

Voltaire

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

William Godwin

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.

Aristotle

Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.

Aristotle

The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they do not turn against him, they crush those beneath them.

Emily Jane Bront

Tyranny is just what one can develop a taste for, since it so happens that man prefers to wallow in fear rather than to face the anguish of being himself.

Emil Cioran

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

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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