tyranny

A Quote by Frank Salvato on despots, tyranny, democracy, elections, liberty, leadership, and freedom

 

Despots can hide behind the word democracy, they can hide behind rigged elections, but they can't hide behind the actions they take that limit liberty. It's all about the liberty thing...not the democracy thing. If liberty is being devalued, limited, decreased or otherwise compromised then we have to scrutinize the leadership for what they are doing. Bottom line, those who limit liberty are no friends to freedom.

Frank Salvato

Contributed by: Frank

A Quote by unknown on slaves and tyranny

The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims. The most perfect slaves are, therefore, those which blissfully and unawaredly enslave themselves.  James Dresden

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Contributed by: Your Fantasy

A Quote by Wayne Dyer on william penn, god, tyranny, ego, and freedom

As William Penn put it: "Those people who are not governed by God will be ruled by tyrants." Remember... that those tyrants are often self-imposed roadblocks of your lower self at work.

Wayne Dyer

Source: The Power of Intention

Contributed by: mattmoes

A Quote by Berthold Auerbach on tyranny, destruction, desposition, and vision

What will people say--in these words lies the tyranny of the world, the whole destruction of our natural disposition, the oblique vision of our minds. These four words hold sway everywhere.

Berthold Auerbach (1812 - 1882)

Source: On the Heights [1865]

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on tyranny, spirit, enlightenment, president, politics, and philosophy

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppression of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Contributed by: Harmony

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on democracy, coercion, tyranny, freedom, and liberty

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fi fty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by E. C. Riegel on democracy, money, power, politics, government, tyranny, freedom, liberty, sovereign, and political power

Money power cannot be separated from democratic power without miscarriage and ensuing frustration - political and economic. Democracy implies the sovereignty of man; and, since man cannot be sovereign without the money power, there can not be democracy under the political money system.

E. C. Riegel

Source: http://www.mind-trek.com/treatise/ecr-pem/ch2.htm

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by John Whiteside Parsons on thelema, freedom, tyranny, and dogma

Now since all tyrannies are based on dogmas, that is, on fundamental statements of absolute fact, and since all dogmas are based on lies, it behooves us first to seek for truth, and freedom will not be far away.  And the truth is that we know nothing.
Objectively, we know nothing at all.  Any system of intellectual thought, whether it be science, logic, religion, or philosophy, is based on certain fundamental ideas or axioms which are assumed, but which cannot be proved.  This is the grave of all positivism.

john parsons

Source: Freedom is a Two-Edged Sword and Other Essays Oriflamme 1, Pages: 11

Contributed by: Keith

A Quote by Robert Anson Heinlein on censorship, tyranny, oppression, propaganda, freedom, and conquest

When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know," the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything—you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.

Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)

Source: "If This Goes On—", Revolt in 2100

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on tyranny and oppression

Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Contributed by: Jordan

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