Tyrants Quotes

Unlimited power corrupts the possessor; and this I know, that, where law ends, there tyranny begins.

Lord Chatham

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

Bill Richardson

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.

Mahatma Gandhi

There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.

Robert Green Ingersoll

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


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

Frederick Douglass

Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Walter Colton

Clever tyrants are never punished.


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

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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

Edmund Burke

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

William Penn

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

John Sterling

Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear.

George W. Bush

Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom - for himself

Elbert Hubbard

A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect a lover - but will sooner or later find a tyrant

Lord Byron

The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins

Soren Kierkegaard

Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.

Ambrose Bierce

Secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of.

Bill Moyers

A company of tyrants is inaccessible to all seductions.


Sometimes we must fight terror with tyranny.

George Walker Bush

A tyrant is most tyrant to himself

George Herbert

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


My task is not to tyrannize but to destroy tyrants.

Cesare Borgia

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Updated On : October 27, 2013
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