Quotes of Dictator

“ It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are... than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ Men are still men. The despot's wickednessComes of ill teaching, and of power's excess — Comes of the purple he from childhood wears,Slaves would be tyrants if the chance were theirs. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ Nature has left this tincture in the blood,That all men would be tyrants if they could. ”

- Daniel Defoe

“ The tree of liberty grows only when watered by the blood of tyrants. ”

- Bertrand Barere de Vieuzac

“ Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom — for himself. ”

- Elbert Hubbard

“ 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

“ Dictators always look good until the last minutes. ”

- Tomas G. Masaryk

“ Dictators never invent their own opportunities. ”

- R. Buckminster Fuller

“ Disregard for human beings is the first qualification of a dictator. ”

- Milton S. Eisenhower

“ A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect a lover — but will sooner or later find a tyrant. ”

- Lord Byron

“ What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life… ”

- Anne Lamott

“ I didn't want to kill a man. I'm not capable of killing a man. I wanted to kill a tyrant. ”

- Oriana Fallaci

“ When you fight a war against a tyrant, who do you kill? You kill the victims of the tyrant. ”

- Howard Zinn

“ The tyrant, it has been said, is but a slave turned inside out. ”

- Samuel Smiles

“ Clever tyrants are never punished. ”

- Voltaire

“ In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the People. ”

- Eugene V. Debs

“ A tyrant is but like a king upon a stage, a man in a vizor, and acting the part of a king in a play: he is not really a king. ”

- John Milton

“ The tyrant nowTrusts not to men: nightly within his chamberThe watch-dog guards his couch, the only friendHe now dare trust. ”

- Joanna Baillie

“ The bodies of tyrants are generally embalmed in their own blood. ”

- Saadi

“ Let a tyrant die that people may live. ”

- John Pym

“ I knew him tyrannous, and tyrants' fearsDecrease not, but grow faster than the years. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ A company of tyrants is inaccessible to all seductions. ”

- Voltaire

“ Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers. ”

- Socrates

“ The only tyrant I will accept in this world is the "still small voice" within me. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ But, O thou tyrant, Do not repent these things, for they are heavier Than all thy woes can stir. Therefore betake thee To nothing but despair. ”

- William Shakespeare
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