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The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
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.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.
I will begin my presidency with a jobs tour. President Obama began with an apology tour. America, he said, had dictated to other nations. No Mr. President, America has freed other nations from dictators.
We have a president for whom English is a second language. He's like 'We have to get rid of dictators,' but he's pretty much one himself.
We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace.
George W. Bush
If we try to engineer outcomes, if we overturn tradition to make everyone the same, we ruin society. If we upset tradition to allow for an equal shot at the starting gate, everyone wins, except for the charlatans and would be dictators.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
R. Buckminster Fuller
The uprising in Egypt was initiated by the young generation. The uprising achieved two things. One is it made the lives of dictators impossible. Today, if you are looking for a safe job, don't become a dictator.
Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens.
I used to wish there was a useful term for those of us who thought American power should be used to remove psychopathic dictators.
More harm was done in the 20th century by faceless bureaucrats than tyrant dictators.
It is from weakness that people reach for dictators and concentrated government power. Only the strong can be free. And only the productive can be strong.
Dictators and oppressors should continue to fear me because I will be here for a long time.
When the dictators and the opportunists are gone, the cross will still stand before us and something in us will say, 'That is the real thing.'
Ralph W. Sockman
Even socialist dictators have an interest in gorgeous supermodels.
Dictators aren't stupid, or regimes could be toppled easily by young people mobilizing on Facebook.
Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear.
The world is full of little dictators trying to run your life.
Mobs and dictators were made for each other, and when mobs appear, dictators will soon flourish.
Were there peace and justice in the Middle East, the Arabs would no more need their tinhorn dictators than they would their corpulent princes.
Dictators must have enemies. They must have internal enemies to justify their secret police and external enemies to justify their military forces.
Dictators are rulers who always look good until the last ten minutes.
I've recorded 25 or 30 albums. I know that sometimes when you work with producers who are kinda dictators, it doesn't help you make a better record.
Perfection spawns doctrines, dictators and totalitarian ideas.
Khomeini was not a puppet like Arafat or Qaddafi or the many other dictators I met in the Islamic world. He was a sort of Pope, a sort of king - a real leader.
I've met quite a few dictators up close and personal in my life.
'The End of America' details the 10 steps that would-be dictators always take in seeking to close an open society; it argued that the Bush administration had been advancing each one.
Italy in the 1920s, Germany in the '30s, East Germany in the '50s, Czechoslovakia in the '60s, the Latin American dictatorships in the '70s, China in the '80s and '90s - all dictatorships and would-be dictators target newspapers and journalists.
The best feeling in the world is performing in front of a live audience who like what you're doing. I can understand why people become dictators just because of the thrill they get making the speeches.
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