Tyranny Quotes

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.


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

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.


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

William Godwin

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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