Quotes of Despotic

“ The most pernicious of all taxes are the arbitrary. ”

- David Hume

“ Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men. ”

- Mortimer J. Adler

“ When they talk about family values, it's in a repressive way, as if our American tradition were only the Puritan tradition or the 19th century oppressive tradition. The Christian tradition. ”

- James Hillman

“ We need to work on the world so it will not be so oppressive. ”

- James Hillman

“ It can't just be five arbitrary accidents. ”

- John Daly

“ Time is the arbitrary division of eternity. ”

- Unknown

“ All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values. ”

- Marshall McLuhan

“ Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger. ”

- Confucius

“ There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife - a tyrannical midwife. ”

- Stephen Spender

“ Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men. ”

- Mortimer Adler

“ Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken. ”

- Abigail Adams

“ Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality. ”

- Theodor W. Adorno

“ We invaded Iraq to change a totalitarian, despotic regime, and we have been successful there. ”

- Judd Gregg

“ If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual. ”

- Frank Herbert

“ The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised. ”

- John C. Calhoun

“ Fashon is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism: it is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath — tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute. ”

- William Hazlitt

“ The days of looking the other way while despotic regimes trample human rights, rob their nations' wealth, and then excuse their failings by feeding their people a steady diet of anti-Western hatred are over. ”

- Dick Cheney

“ If there is a species which is more maltreated than children, then it must be their toys, which they handle in an incredibly off-hand manner. Toys are thus the end point in that long chain in which all the conditions of despotic high-handedness are in play which enchain beings one to another, from one species to another — cruel divinities to their sacrificial victims, from masters to slaves, from adults to children, and from children to their objects. ”

- Jean Baudrillard

“ He who lives in the future lives in a featureless blank; he lives in impersonality; he lives in Nirvana. The past is democratic, because it is a people. The future is despotic, because it is a caprice. Every man is alone in his prediction, just as each man is alone in a dream. ”

- Gilbert K. Chesterton
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