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Death is softer by far than tyranny.

Tags: Death, Far  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny, never to trust one's friends.

Tags: Friends, Trust  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.

Tags: Good, May  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.

Tags: Beauty  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.

Tags: Multitude  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.

Tags: Bad, Worst  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

A good deal of tyranny goes by the name of protection.

Tags: Good, Name  ✍ Author: Crystal Eastman

Democratic forms of government are vulnerable to mass prejudice, the so-called tyranny of the majority.

Tags: Democratic, Government  ✍ Author: Liam Gallagher

It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.

Tags: Desire, Government  ✍ Author: Alexander Hamilton

Tyranny or slavery, born of selfishness, are the two educational methods of parents; all gradations of tyranny or slavery.

Tags: Born, Parents  ✍ Author: Franz Kafka

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.

Tags: Enemy, Fighting  ✍ Author: James Madison

It is the American vice, the democratic disease which expresses its tyranny by reducing everything unique to the level of the herd.

Tags: American, Unique  ✍ Author: Henry Miller

All tyranny, bigotry, aggression, and cruelty are wrong, and whenever we see it, we must never be silent.

Tags: Silent, Wrong  ✍ Author: Ingrid Newkirk

Taxation without representation is tyranny.

Tags: Taxation  ✍ Author: James Otis

Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.

Tags: Religion, Worst  ✍ Author: Thomas Paine

Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.

Tags: Democracy, Naturally  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.

Tags: Democracy, Liberty  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.

Tags: Exercise, Liberty  ✍ Author: Bertrand Russell

Freedom is not won by merely overthrowing a tyrannical ruler or an oppressive regime. That is usually only the prelude to a new tyranny, a new oppression.

Tags: Freedom, Won  ✍ Author: Jonathan Sacks

Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.

Tags: Cares, Free  ✍ Author: George Santayana

The right to bear arms is because it's the last form of defense against tyranny.

Tags: Against, Last  ✍ Author: Ice T

The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.

Tags: Best, Government  ✍ Author: Voltaire

I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.

Tags: Forever, Tomorrow  ✍ Author: George C. Wallace

To set up as a standard of public morality a notion which can neither be defined nor conceived is to open the door to every kind of tyranny.

Tags: Door, Public  ✍ Author: Simone Weil

For reforms ameliorate the situation of the working class, they lighten the weight of the chains labour is burdened with by capitalism, but they are not sufficient to crush capitalism and to emancipate the workers from their tyranny.

Tags: Situation, Working  ✍ Author: Clara Zetkin
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Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think.

Tags: Act, Far  ✍ Author: Hannah Arendt

Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart.

Tags: Anarchy, Far  ✍ Author: Jeremy Bentham

Tyranny Absolves all faith; and who invades our rights, However his own commence, can never be But an usurper.

Tags: Faith, Rights  ✍ Author: Peter Brook

Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.

Tags: Noble, Treachery  ✍ Author: Pierre Corneille

Where the law ends tyranny begins.

Tags: Begins, Law  ✍ Author: Henry Fielding

Tens of thousands of brave Americans died to break the chains of British tyranny so that the principles of our Declaration of Independence could take fold and flourish in the birth of a new nation.

Tags: Brave, Nation  ✍ Author: Jim Gerlach

Revolution is engendered by an indignation with tyranny, yet is itself pregnant with tyranny.

Tags: Pregnant, Revolution  ✍ Author: William Godwin

The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.

Tags: Him, Seen  ✍ Author: John Hay

I believe that the power of literature is stronger than the power of tyranny.

Tags: Power, Stronger  ✍ Author: Ma Jian

Seventy years ago this November, Vladimir Lenin created the modern totalitarian state, transforming simpler forms of tyranny into history's most sophisticated apparatus of rule by terror.

Tags: History, State  ✍ Author: Michael Johns

The restriction of religion to private life therefore does not necessarily threaten the vital interests of the majority religion, if there is one, and it protects minority religions from tyranny of the majority.

Tags: Life, Religion  ✍ Author: Philip Johnson

The terrorist attacks of September 11th and the courageous actions of our armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq remind us that friends of tyranny and enemies of freedom still exist.

Tags: Freedom, Friends  ✍ Author: Carl Levin

The transition from tyranny to democracy is very hard. The Syrian people have to handle this in a way that works in Syria. And the brutality of the Assad regime is unacceptable.

Tags: Democracy, Hard  ✍ Author: Jacob Lew

Tyranny is always better organized than freedom.

Tags: Freedom, Organized  ✍ Author: Charles Peguy

There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.

Tags: Deserve, Three  ✍ Author: Frederick William Robertson

It's the tyranny of an oligarchy that I'm concerned about.

Tags: Concerned, Oligarchy  ✍ Author: Pat Robertson

Sometimes labeling is only useful, like with OCD. Once you're labeled you can be treated. On other occasions labeling leads to tyranny, like with childhood bipolar disorder in the U.S.

Tags: Once, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Jon Ronson

A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.

Tags: State, War  ✍ Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I've always considered the government taking one out of every two dollars I earn absolute tyranny.

Tags: Government, Taking  ✍ Author: Steven Van Zandt

Peace without justice is tyranny.

Tags: Justice, Peace  ✍ Author: William Allen White

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