tyranny

A Quote by E. B. White on acceptance, atoms, beginning, communism, fighting, loyalty, tyranny, and world

We grow tyrannical fighting tyranny. . . . The most alarming spectacle today is not the spectacle of the atomic bomb in an unfederated world, it is the spectacle of the Americans beginning to accept the device of loyalty oaths and witch hunts, beginning to call anybody they don't like a Communist.

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

Source: Letter to Janice White, April 27, 1952

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A Quote by Don Marquis on certainty, country, people, presidency, trouble, and tyranny

There is bound to be a certain amount of trouble running any country. If you are president, the trouble happens to you. But if you are a tyrant you can arrange things so that most of the trouble happens to other people.

Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

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A Quote by Daniel Defoe on mankind and tyranny

And of all plagues with which mankind are curst, Ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst.

Daniel Defoe (1661 - 1731)

Source: Robinson Crusoe, The Farther Adventures

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on custom, freedom, and tyranny

There is no tyrant like custom, and no freedom where its edicts are not resisted.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on respect and tyranny

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Ben Jonson on tyranny

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Of all wild beasts preserve me from a tyrant; and of all tame, a flatterer.

Ben Jonson

Source: Sejanus, 1603, act I

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A Quote by Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu on justice, laws, and tyranny

There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.

Baron de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)

Source: 1742

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A Quote by Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu on apathy, citizenship, danger, democracy, tyranny, and welfare

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.

Baron de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)

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A Quote by Andrea Dworkin on abuse, sexism, and tyranny

Sexism is the foundation on which all tyranny is built. Every social form of hierarchy and abuse is modeled on male-over-female domination.

Andrea Dworkin (1946 -)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on certainty, service, tyranny, and women

WEAKNESSES, n.pl. Certain primal powers of Tyrant Woman wherewith she holds dominion over the male of her species, binding him to the service of her will and paralyzing his rebellious energies.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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