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1. "A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture."
Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
2. "You are wrong if you think that you can in any way take the vision and tame it to the page. The page is jealous and tyrannical; the page is made of time and matter; the page always wins."
Author: Annie Dillard
3. "The checks and balances is a way to prevent government from either devolving into an autocratic tyranny or an autocratic mob mentality."
Author: Beau Willimon
4. "You cannot stand for civil rights + not support gay marriage. You cannot stand for human rights + not support gay marriage. It's that simple.Everywhere, the voice of the oppressed must echo + ring out or else it will be crushed by the tyranny of wickedness."
Author: Bernard Schaffer
5. "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."
Author: Bertrand Russell
6. "Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical."
Author: Blaise Pascal
7. "I often wish... that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease."
Author: Bliss Carman
8. "Wretched men cringe before tyrants who have no power, the victims of their trivial hopes and fears. They do not realise that anger is hopeless, fear is pointless and desire all a delusion. He whose heart is fickle is not his own master, has thrown away his shield, deserted his post, and he forges the links of the chain that holds him."
Author: Boethius
9. "Every punishment which does not arise from absolute necessity, says the great Montesquieu, is tyrannical. A proposition which may be made more general thus: every act of authority of one man over another, for which there is not an absolute necessity, is tyrannical."
Author: Cesare Beccaria
10. "Nothing is so loved by tyrants as obedient subjects."
Author: Clarence Darrow
11. "Thomas Hobbes's politics are fitted only to promote tyranny, and his ethics to encourage licentiousness."
Author: David Hume
12. "And why do we, who say we oppose tyranny and demand freedom of speech, allow people to go to prison and be vilified, and magazines to be closed down on the spot, for suggesting another version of history."
Author: David Icke
13. "Cursed greed of gold, what crimes thy tyrant power has caused. -- Virgil"
Author: Debby Grahl
14. "The automobile, which began as a transportation convenience, has become a bloody tyrant (50,000 lives a year), and it is the responsibility of the park service, as well as that of everyone else concerned with preserving both wilderness and civilization, to begin a campaign of resistance."
Author: Edward Abbey
15. "The fairy tale belongs to the poor...I know of no fairy tale which upholds the tyrant, or takes the part of the strong against the weak. A fascist fairy tale is an absurdity."
Author: Erik Christian Haugaard
16. "Again, where the people are absolute rulers of the land, they rejoice in having the openness and exuberance of youth, while a tyrant counts this a danger, and seeks to slay or silence those possessed of spirit, while the discreet fear his power and violence."
Author: Euripides
17. "Speak against unconscious oppression,Speak against the tyranny of the unimaginative,Speak against bonds."
Author: Ezra Pound
18. "Constitutions become the ultimate tyranny," Paul said. "They're organized power on such a scale as to be overwhelming. The constitution is social power mobilized and it has no conscience. It can crush the highest and the lowest, removing all dignity and individuality. It has an unstable balance point and no limitations."
Author: Frank Herbert
19. "This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."
Author: Frederick Douglass
20. "I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even when the former is dangerous and the latter safe. I believe that the finest qualities of man can flourish only in free air—that progress made under the shadow of the policeman's club is false progress, and of no permanent value. I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave. . . .In any dispute between a citizen and the government, it is my instinct to side with the citizen . . . I am against all efforts to make men virtuous by law."
Author: H.L. Mencken
21. "Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think."
Author: Hannah Arendt
22. "The Past is the textbook of tyrants; the Future is the Bible of the Free."
Author: Herman Melville
23. "Law of Suspects. Suspects are those: whohave in any way aided tyranny (royal tyranny, Brissotin tyranny …); who cannot show that they have performed their civic duties; who do not starve, and yet have no visible means of support; who have been refused certificates of citizenship by their Sections; who have been removed from public office by the Convention or its representatives; who belong to an aristocratic family, and have not given proof of constant and extraordinary revolutionary fervor; or who have emigrated."
Author: Hilary Mantel
24. "He looked the Prince up and down, like a hangman taking his measurements. 'Of course there will be a revolution,' he said. 'You are making a nation of Cromwells. But we can go beyond Cromwell, I hope. In fifteen years you tyrants and parasites will be gone. We shall have set up a republic, on the purest Roman model."
Author: Hilary Mantel
25. "The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny."
Author: Hugo Black
26. "The right to bear arms is because it's the last form of defense against tyranny."
Author: Ice T
27. "The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home."
Author: James Madison
28. "The hope and change the Democrats had in mind was nothing more than a retread of the failed and discredited socialist policies that have been the enemy of freedom for centuries all over the world. I fear America is teetering towards tyranny."
Author: Jim DeMint
29. "Although changing our society by calling it back to a safer morality is a noble goal, that has never been Christ's goal for His church. The church has but one mission in this world: to lead people destined to spend eternity in hell to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and an eternity in heaven. If people die in a communist government or a democracy, under a tyrant or a benevolent dictator, believing homosexuality is right or wrong, or believing abortion is a woman's fundamental right to choose or simply mass murder, that has no bearing on where they will spend eternity. If they never knew Christ and never embraced Him as their Lord and Savior, they will spend eternity in hell."
Author: John F. MacArthur Jr.
30. "In my opinion, the most significant works of the twentieth century are those that rise beyond the conceptual tyranny of genre; they are, at the same time, poetry, criticism, narrative, drama, etc."
Author: Juan Goytisolo
31. "Those who serve and those who ruleLepers, kings and mindless foolsEmpire leaders, tyrant's toolsAll will fade with timeHail the cowards, brave at heartThe ugly and the beautifulThose who never felt their soulsAll live transient lives"
Author: Kreator
32. "You know you're Dad's one-and-only, Tyra, and if you don't know this, seeing as he had kids before he met you, I'm sorry to tell you but even though you're his one-and-only now, you weren't his one -and-only."
Author: Kristen Ashley
33. "Democratic forms of government are vulnerable to mass prejudice, the so-called tyranny of the majority."
Author: Maggie Gallagher
34. "Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always."
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
35. "The intensive and concerted effort to exclude references to religion or God from public places is an attack on our founding principles. It's an attempt to bolster a growing reliance on the government--especially the judiciary--as the source of our rights. But if our rights are not unalienable, if they don't come from a source higher than ourselves, then they're malleable at the will of the state. This is a prescription for tyranny."
Author: Mark R. Levin
36. "What does one want when one is engaged in the sexual act? That everything around you give you its utter attention, think only of you, care only for you...every man wants to be a tyrant when he fornicates."
Author: Marquis De Sade
37. "These words of yours, devoid of Christ, devoid of Spirit, are colder than ice itself, so that they tarnish the beauty of your eloquence. Perhaps they were dragged out of you, poor fellow, by fear of the pontiffs and tyrants, lest you should seem altogether an atheist!"
Author: Martin Luther
38. "Any law which violates the inalienable rights of man is essentially unjust and tyrannical; it is not a law at all."
Author: Maximilien Robespierre
39. "In most of history, societies have not been free. It's a very rare society that is free. The default condition of human societies is tyranny."
Author: Michael Novak
40. "The inner Judge uses what is in our Book of Law to judge everything we do and don't do, everything we think and don't think, and everything we feel and don't feel. Everything lives under the tyranny of this Judge."
Author: Miguel Ruiz
41. "Growing up in Pakistan in the 1980s, I lived in the shadow of a tyrannical state."
Author: Mohsin Hamid
42. "Secrecy begets tyranny."
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
43. "Under tyranny it is right to be a rebel!"
Author: Robert Fanney
44. "I am the Penitent God. And tonight, I have begun my battle. My siege. The hundred-thousand Ink-borne arrows, flying forth from my flaming pen, to assault the walls of tyrannical Cold that hold this man in awful rapture. My campaign for my friend's very soul. My war of Ice, Ink, and Ember."
Author: S.G. Night
45. "I wish I wasn't an imperial highness or an ex-grand duchess. I'm sick of people doing things to me because of what I am. Girl-in-white-dress. Short-one-with-fringe. Daughter-of-the-tsar. Child-of-the-ex-tyrant. I want people to look and see me, Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova, not the caboose on a train of grand duchesses. Someday, I promise myself, no one will be able to hear my name or look at my picture and suppose they know all about me. Someday I will do something bigger than what I am."
Author: Sarah Miller
46. "Children nowadays are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannise their teachers."
Author: Socrates
47. "And could you, from a place of love, actually stand up and, use force, to give someone back, the suffering, they were trying to put on you? Would I do it? Maybe it would even be, an act of fierce compassion, as Enso Roshi sometimes talked about, to not take it any more. To not cow down, anymore. To let my father know, the tyrant, the aggressor, that if he hits me, I'm going to hit back, and hard."
Author: T. Scott McLeod
48. "When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty."
Author: Thomas Jefferson
49. "It is excellent / To have a giant's strenght / But it is tyrannous / To use it like a giant(Isabella)"
Author: William Shakespeare
50. "O serpent heart hid with a flowering face!Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave?Beautiful tyrant, feind angelical, dove feather raven, wolvish-ravening lamb! Despised substance of devinest show, just opposite to what thou justly seemest - A dammed saint, an honourable villain!"
Author: William Shakespeare

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