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The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
The world is made up for the most part of morons and natural tyrants, sure of themselves, strong in their own opinions, never doubting anything.
Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear.
George W. Bush
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free.
There can be no tyrants where there are no slaves.
Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.
We know what the birth of a revolution looks like: A student stands before a tank. A fruit seller sets himself on fire. A line of monks link arms in a human chain. Crowds surge, soldiers fire, gusts of rage pull down the monuments of tyrants, and maybe, sometimes, justice rises from the flames.
It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice.
Henry A. Wallace
The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.
Clever tyrants are never punished.
You work your butt off and somebody says you can't have your record played because it offends them. Tyrants are made of such stuff.
Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.
William Lloyd Garrison
Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.
Secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of.
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.
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
If women were in charge of everything, there would be women tyrants. If black people were in charge, there would be black tyrants. If Hispanics were in charge, then Hispanic tyrants.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Ronald Reagan said that he sought a Star Wars defense only in order to share the technology with the tyrants of the U.S.S.R.
The greatest bulwark against an overreaching government, as tyrants know, is a religious population. That is because religious people form communities of interest adverse to government control of their lives; religious communities rely on their families and each other rather than an overarching government utilizing force.
All men would be tyrants if they could.
We immerse ourselves in escapist mass entertainment, such as 'reality T.V.' programs. We support fanatical politicians and preachers. Our politicians, in turn, support dictators and tyrants in other countries, all in the name of 'security' and 'stability'. And we arm ourselves to the teeth, and pray to God to be saved.
One weeps not save when one is afraid, and that is why kings are tyrants.
Marquis de Sade
Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
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