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Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
'Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.
... you can't start with a democracy. You have to work up through stuff like tyranny and monarchy first. That way people are so relived when they get to democracy that they hang on to it.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Men do not become tyrants in order that they may not suffer cold.
I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half.
Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
At the time I could not see beyond the moral dilemma that is presented to the weak in a world governed by the strong: Break the rules, or perish.
The fact is that certain themes cannot be celebrated in words, and tyranny is one of them. No one ever wrote a good book in praise of the Inquisition.
Man is the highest essence of man, hence with the categorical imperative to overthrow all relations in which man is a debased, enslaved, abandoned, despicable essence.
Power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lots of an abandoned mind.
The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.
I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.
Liberation from the tyranny of the body contributes to greatness, but just as much to greatness in sin as to greatness in virtue.
We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.
One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.
In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the Pe
Democratic forms of government are vulnerable to mass prejudice, the so-called tyranny of the majority.
The essence of tyranny is not iron law. It is capricious law.
Laughter is an anarchic blasphemy. Tyrants are wise to fear it.
For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny, never to trust one's friends.
It was like setting up a guillotine in the public square.You don't expect a thousand people to line up to put their heads in it.
The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.
ABYSSOur country livesAmong the deadAnd dies among the livingSometimes.
Unchecked Corporate power leads to tyranny just like unchecked Government power.
Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.
We may indeed in counsel point to the higher road, but we cannot compel any free creature to walk upon it. That leadeth to tyranny, which disfigureth good and maketh it seem hateful.
Unlimited power corrupts the possessor and this I know that where law ends there tyranny begins.
So long as tyranny exists, in whatever form, man's deepest aspiration must resist it as inevitably as man must breathe.
The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.
He who strikes terror into others is himself in continual fear.
Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind.
Democracy is probably the only discovery by mankind which mostly brought it only happiness.
If the world is unjust, get drunk, wave a sword, then cut off heads.
The best way to detect the destructive element in someone is to watch closely their behavioural pattern when given authority over poverty.
Free society's organize around the "invisible hand" while Force society's organize around the State's "visible fist.
The Second Amendment is timeless for our Founders grasped that self-defense is three-fold: every free individual must protect themselves against the evil will of the man, the mob and the state.
The Unexpected GiftTorn asunder from her slumberin the hour of half past threeThe child knew the tyrannical regimeand followed instinctively.-(slice from Enigmatic Evolution)
Tyranny anywhere is a threat to freedom everywhere.
Democracy is a kingless regime infested by many kings who are sometimes more exclusive, tyrannical and destructive than one, even if he be a tyrant.
In a democracy, there will be more complaints but less crisis, in a dictatorship more silence but much more suffering.
It's all very well to put the government in the hands of the perfect man, but what do you do when the perfect man gets a bellyache?
The only way to ensure democracy functions correctly is to question its governance constantly. Fail to do so and you may awake to find yourself living in a police state.
The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home.
In the first 50 years of the filibuster, it was used only 35 times. But the last Congress alone had 112 cloture motions filed, plus threats of more. This is the tyranny of the minority.
For every blissful moment you must an anguish meet.
All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.