tyranny

A Quote by Joseph R. Sizoo, D.D. on crime, god, heart, honor, jesus, life, mind, oppression, people, prosperity, slavery, soul, tragedy, tyranny, and war

It is a tragedy when the mind, soul and heart are in slavery in a way of life which refuses to recognize that people have rights before God. It is a war which makes hate a badge of honor, slavery the keystone to prosperity. Not to resist would make one an accomplice to crime. Resistance was part of the program of Jesus. We must resist oppression and tyranny. We have to end it no matter what it costs.

Joseph R. Sizoo

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on character, courage, danger, genius, order, people, society, strength, time, and tyranny

Precisely because the tyranny of opinion is such as to make eccentricity a reproach, it is desirable, in order to break through that tyranny, that people should be eccentric. Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty, 1859

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A Quote by John Milton on deed, necessity, and tyranny

And with necessity, The tyrant's plea, 10 excus'd his devilish deeds.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book iv. Line 393.

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A Quote by John Milton on books, fatherhood, learning, lies, motherhood, mountains, purity, saints, truth, and tyranny

Avenge, O Lord, Thy slaughtered saints, whose bones Lie scattered on the Alpine mountains cold; Ev'n them who kept Thy truth so pure of old, When all our fathers worshipped stocks and stones, Forget not: In Thy book record their groans Who were Thy sheep, and in their ancient fold Slain by the bloody Piemontese that rolled Mother with infant down the rocks. Their moans The vales redoubled to the hills, and they To Heav'n. Their martyred blood and ashes sow O'er all th' Italian fields, where still doth sway The triple tyrant; that from these may grow A hundred-fold, who having learned Thy way Early may fly the Babylonian woe.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Sonnet XVIII, On the late Massacre in Piemont

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A Quote by John Locke on beginning, laws, and tyranny

Wherever Law ends, Tyranny begins.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Second Treatise of Government, 1690

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A Quote by John Dryden on jealousy, mind, and tyranny

Thou tyrant, tyrant Jealousy, Thou tyrant of the mind!

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: Song of Jealousy

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A Quote by John Adams on anarchy, force, god, ideas, justice, laws, sacred, society, and tyranny

The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Letter

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A Quote by John Adams on doubt, nations, necessity, and tyranny

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.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Constitution of Massachusetts: Declaration of Rights, 1780

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A Quote by Joan Borysenko on life, peace, and tyranny

When we are capable of living in the moment free from the tyranny of "shoulds," free from the nagging sensation that this moment isn't right, we will have peaceful hearts.

Joan Borysenko

Source: A Woman's Book of Life

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A Quote by Jeremy Bentham on animals, creation, day, rest, and tyranny

The day may come when the rest of the animal creation may acquire those rights which never could have been withholden from them but by the hand of tyranny.

Jeremy Bentham (1748 - 1832)

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