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A tyrant is most tyrant to himself
George Herbert
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Edmund Burke
He (Thomas Paine) saw oppression on every hand; injustice everywhere; hypocrisy at the altar; venality on the bench, tyranny on the throne; and with a splendid courage he espoused the cause of the weak against the strong
Robert Green Ingersoll
It is better that a man should tyrannize over his bank balance than over his fellow citizens
John Maynard Keynes
Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.
Thomas Jefferson
Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing [a people] to slavery.
Thomas Jefferson
Slaves would be tyrants were the chance theirs
Victor Hugo
The offspring of riches: Pride, vanity, ostentation, arrogance, tyranny
Mark Twain
The only tyrannies from which men, women and children are suffering in real life are the tyrannies of minorities
Theodore Roosevelt
The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins
The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience
Albert Camus
The worst form of tyranny the world has ever known the tyranny of the weak over the strong. It is the only tyranny that lasts.
Oscar Wilde
There are few minds to which tyranny is not delightful
Samuel Johnson
This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.
Plato
Today the tyrant rules not by club or fist, but disguised as a market researcher, he shepherds his flocks in the ways of utility and comfort.
Marshall McLuhan
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them
George Santayana
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them
Voltaire
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
Plato
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