Quotation Explorer - 'Despotism'

Pulling together is the aim of despotism and tyranny. Free men pull in all kinds of directions. - Terry Pratchett
Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called. - John Stuart Mill
The struggle for freedom is ultimately not resistance to autocrats or oligarchs but resistance to the despotism of public opinion. - Ludwig von Mises
They have exiled me now from their society and I am pleased, because humanity does not exile except the one whose noble spirit rebels against despotism and oppression. He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty.
EMANCIPATION, n. A bondman's change from the tyranny of another to the despotism of himself. He was a slave: at word he went and came; His iron collar cut him to the bone. Then Liberty erased his owner's name, Tightened the rivets and inscribed his own. G.J. - Ambrose Bierce
France was a long despotism tempered by epigrams. - Thomas Carlyle
The government in a revolution is the despotism of liberty against tyranny - Maximilien Robespierre
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. - Thomas Jefferson
An absolute law without hope of appeal that's despotism! - Phineas Flynn
We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed. - Thomas Jefferson
I must admit that I feel that the best form of government is benevolent despotism. - Jeff Grubb
DICTATOR, n. The chief of a nation that prefers the pestilence of despotism to the plague of anarchy. - Ambrose Bierce
Whatever they say about it, but being altruistic is not so simple for everyone. Not to look and sound like despotism, altruism must be learnt, and it’s a long way, which in fact begins from our egoism, for really, a human can’t love others if he doesn’t love himself first. - Lara Biyuts
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