Quotation Explorer - 'Tyrants'

Better to live under one tyrant a thousand miles away, than a thousand tyrants one mile away. - Daniel Bliss
The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience. - Albert Camus
With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plea; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost. - William Lloyd Garrison
If men will not be governed by God, they will be ruled by tyrants. - William Penn
Let the warning of the tyrants of the past be recognized for it shall be the same one ringing out when the tyrants of the present are unleashed. - Sai Marie Johnson
War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies.
If newspapers are useful in overthrowing tyrants, it is only to establish a tyranny of their own. - James Fenimore Cooper
Grease the guillotine with the fat of tyrants. Pull the concubine out of the clergyman`s bed. Monarch`s blood must flow, as thick as our boots. From there the free republic will rise. - Friedrich Hecker
We know that in the attempt to be freed of the enemy without, we can be tempted to feed the enemy within. To imitate the hatred and violence of tyrants and murderers is the best way to take their place. - Pope Francis
When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always. - Mahatma Gandhi
It is blasphemy to call tyrants and oppressors, God’s ministers. They are more properly the messengers of Satan to buffet us. No rulers are properly God’s ministers, but such as are just, ruling in the fear of God - Jonathan Mayhew
Tyrants are obvious, and easy to identify. It is the well entrenched and corrupt establishment that is truly insidious. - A.E. Samaan
Poets and intellectuals...are the ones the tyrants go after first. - Frederick Smock
Small tyrants, threatened by big,sincerely believethey love liberty. - W.H. Auden
Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God. - Thomas Jefferson
Pity is the virtue of the law, and none but tyrants use it cruelly. - William Shakespeare
Resurrection hope turned those who believed it into a counter-empire, an alternative society that knew the worst that tyrants could do and knew that the true God had the answer. - Bible Review
I don't know what's wrong with this world, but I do know what's right with it: Love. I have studied enough history to see that no matter how cruel the behavior of tyrants and no matter how dark the moments have been, Love has always prevailed. Always. - Steve Maraboli
Never was the victory of patience more complete than in the early church. The anvil broke the hammer by bearing all the blows that the hammer could place upon it. The patience of the saints was stronger than the cruelty of tyrants. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.
The tree of liberty grows only when watered by the blood of tyrants.
With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost. - William Lloyd Garrison
Thoughts are tyrants that return again and again to torment us.
There are no tyrants if there are no slaves. - José P. Rizal
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. - Thomas Jefferson
Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers. - Socrates
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves. - Oliver Goldsmith
Very few tyrants argued for the slavery of the masses. Instead, they argued for their right to protect the people from themselves. - A.E. Samaan
When enough people understand reality, tyrants can literally be ignored out of existence. They can't ever be voted out of existence. - Larken Rose
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. - William Pitt the Younger
Secrets, silent, stony sit in the dark palaces of both our hearts: secrets weary of their tyranny: tyrants willing to be dethroned. - James Joyce
Secrets, like tyrants, have influence that extends far beyond their own thrones. To silence their oppressive powers, they must be uncrowned. - Ina Catrinescu
The tree of Liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. - Thomas Jefferson
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always. - Mahatma Gandhi
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