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Both Iraq and Syria are a fissile mixture of ethnicities and religions thrown together after Versailles by departing French and British imperialists and only kept together by Baathist tyranny and violence.
I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.
When you look at a corporation, just like when you look at a slave owner, you want to distinguish between the institution and the individual. So slavery, for example, or other forms of tyranny, are inherently monstrous. The individuals participating in them may be the nicest guys you can imagine.
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.
A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.
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.
Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.
When every new wave of immigrants looked up and saw the Statue of Liberty, or knelt down and kissed the shores of freedom just ninety miles from Castro's tyranny, these new Americans surely had many questions. But none doubted that here in America they could build a better life, that in America their children would be more blessed than they.
All tyranny, bigotry, aggression, and cruelty are wrong, and whenever we see it, we must never be silent.
While we are under the tyranny of Priests, it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason, in order to establish systems incompatible therewith.
The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.
Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.
Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart.
From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny is in trouble and reminders that its structure is as brittle as its surface is hard.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
When more Americans prefer freebies to freedom, these great United States will become a fertile ground for tyranny.
It is the American vice, the democratic disease which expresses its tyranny by reducing everything unique to the level of the herd.
The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.
For any young democracy, the most difficult but important step is burying the legacy of tyranny and establishing an economy and a government and institutions that abide by the rule of law. Every country faces challenges to the rule of law, including my own.
I believe that the power of literature is stronger than the power of tyranny.
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.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
C. S. Lewis
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