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Tyranny Quotes

In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend.

Author: Aeschylus

Profession: Greek Dramatist

Death is softer by far than tyranny.

Author: Aeschylus

Profession: Greek Dramatist

Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart.

Author: Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)

Profession: British Philosopher, Jurist, Political Theorist

The most insupportable of tyrannies is that of inferiors.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor

No totalitarians, no wars, no fears, famines or perils of any kind can really break a man's spirit until he breaks it himself by surrendering. Tyranny has many dread powers, but not the power to rule the spirit.

Author: Edgar Sheffield Brightman

Profession:

The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don't turn against him, they crush those beneath them.

Author: Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

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

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

Tyrants seldom want pretexts.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, the Caesars and Napoleons will arise to make them miserable.

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author

Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

No government power can be abused long. Mankind will not bear it. There is a remedy in human nature against tyranny, that will keep us safe under every form of government.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

A police state finds that it cannot command the grain to grow.

Author: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Profession: Thirty-fifth President of the USA