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Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.
How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.
Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom.
Friedrich August von Hayek
In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend.
Every one with this writ may be a tyrant; if this commission be legal, a tyrant in a legal manner, also, may control, imprison, or murder any one within the realm.
A collective tyrant, spread over the length and breadth of the land, is no more acceptable than a single tyrant ensconced on his throne.
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.
The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.
For more than four decades, the Libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant - Moammar Gaddafi. He has denied his people freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad, and terrorized innocent people around the world - including Americans who were killed by Libyan agents.
A truer image of the world, I think, is obtained by picturing things as entering into the stream of time from an eternal world outside, than from a view which regards time as the devouring tyrant of all that is.
There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.
Robert Green Ingersoll
A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect a lover but will sooner or later find a tyrant.
Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
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.
Cruelty is a tyrant that's always attended with fear.
The tyrant has fallen, and Iraq is free.
George W. Bush
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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