tyranny

A Quote by William Allen White on justice, peace, and tyranny

Peace without justice is tyranny.

William Allen White (1868 - 1944)

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A Quote by unknown on citizenship, fear, freedom, government, and tyranny

When citizens fear government, we call it tyranny When government fears citizens, we call it freedom

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A Quote by unknown on cities, god, justice, mind, and tyranny

The morning sun rises to greet him, and in its low, warm light he stands like some sort of pagan god, or deposed tyrant, staring out over the city he's sworn to... stare out over. And it's evident, just by looking at him that he's got some pretty heavy things on his mind.

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Source: The Tick

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on departure, freedom, love, mankind, oppression, preparation, time, tyranny, and world

O! ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose not only the tyranny but the tyrant, stand forth! Every spot of the Old World is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe, Asia and Africa have long expelled her. Europe regards her as a stranger and England hath given her warning to depart. O! receive the fugitive and prepare in time an asylum for mankind.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: Common Sense, 1776

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on mankind, religion, and tyranny

Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on army, conflict, country, crisis, earth, freedom, god, heaven, hell, love, men, patriotism, power, service, slavery, soldiers, soul, tyranny, value, and women

These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we may obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: 't is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods. It would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as Freedom should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to tax) but "to bind us in all cases whatsoever," and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious, for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: The American Crisis, no. 1, December 23, 1776

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on experience, government, power, time, and tyranny

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms [of government] those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: 1778

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on eternity, god, mind, and tyranny

I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: 1800, Letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on country, rest, and tyranny

Some village Hampden, that with dauntless breast The little tyrant of his fields withstood, Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest, Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's blood.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Stanza 15.

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A Quote by Socrates on beauty, life, and tyranny

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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