Quotes of Domineering

“ The more there are riots, the more repressive action will take place, and the more we face the danger of a right-wing takeover and eventually a fascist society. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ Unless a love of virtue light the flame,Satire is, more than those he brands, to blame;He hides behind a magisterial airHis own offences, and strips others' bare. ”

- William Cowper

“ Ending racial discrimination in jury selection can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely. ”

- Thurgood Marshall

“ It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age. ”

- Margaret Mead

“ Degeneracy follows every autocratic system of violence, for violence inevitably attracts moral inferiors. Time has proven that illustrious tyrants are succeeded by scoundrels. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ When people revolt in a totalitarian society, they rise not against the wickedness of the regime but its weakness. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ It is irresponsible to set an arbitrary cap on how much therapy a Medicare beneficiary can receive. It ignores the health needs of our senior population - especially the oldest and sickest. ”

- John Ensign

“ Nor did there want Cornice or frieze with bossy sculpture graven. ”

- John Milton

“ It is clear that there is no classification of the Universe that is not arbitrary and full of conjectures. The reason for this is very simple: we do not know what kind of thing the universe is. ”

- Jorge Luis Borges

“ Totalitarian tyranny is the twin of total warfare — which might aptly be termed a reversion to tribal warfare on a larger scale. ”

- B. H. Liddell Hart

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

- David Hume

“ We had all become used to the totalitarian system and accepted it as an unchangeable fact and thus helped to perpetuate it. In other words, we are all — though naturally to differing extents — responsible for the operation of the totalitarian machinery… ”

- Vaclav Havel

“ I don't believe in democracy. In the second place, neither did our white forefathers. I believe, as they did, in a republican authoritarian republic with a limited electorate — just like the one the writers of our Constitution meant this country to be… ”

- George Lincoln Rockwell

“ It is rarely remembered now that socialism in its beginnings was frankly authoritarian. It began quite openly as a reaction against the liberalism of the French Revolution. The French writers who laid its foundation had no doubt that their ideas could be put into practice only by a strong dictatorial government… ”

- Friedrich Hayek

“ Anyone, without any great penetration, may distinguish the dispositions consequent on wealth; for its possessors are insolent and overbearing, from being tainted in a certain way by the getting of their wealth. For they are affected as though they possessed every good; since wealth is a sort of standard of the worth of other things; whence every thing seems to be purchasable by it. ”

- Aristotle

“ I confess that Roy was a little bit dictatorial in his editing and he ruined quite a number of my pictures, which he stopped doing later. He used to punch a hole through a negative. Some of them were incredibly valuable. He didn't understand at the time. ”

- Ben Shahn

“ We're merging with these nonbiological technologies. We're already on that path. I mean, this little Android phone I'm carrying on my belt is not yet inside my physical body, but that's an arbitrary distinction. It is part of who I am. ”

- Ray Kurzweil

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

- John Daly

“ There is also poetry written to be shouted in a square in front of an enthusiastic crowd. This occurs especially in countries where authoritarian regimes are in power. ”

- Eugenio Montale

“ There is an absolutely fundamental hostility on the part of totalitarian regimes toward religion. ”

- Jeane Kirkpatrick

“ The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice. ”

- John Rawls

“ To many, the word coercion implies arbitrary decisions of distant and irresponsible bureaucrats; but this is not a necessary part of its meaning. ”

- Garrett Hardin

“ In some states militant nationalism has gone to the lengths of dictatorship, the cult of the absolute or totalitarian state and the glorification of war. ”

- Arthur Henderson

“ Our focus needs to be on freeing dissidents and continuing to support the opposition movement within Cuba - not rewarding Castro and subsidizing and strengthening his totalitarian regime. ”

- Mel Martinez

“ There is one, and only one, thing in modern society more hideous than crime namely, repressive justice. ”

- Simone Weil

“ Standards of beauty are arbitrary. Body shame exists only to the extent that our physiques don't match our own beliefs about how we should look. ”

- Martha Beck

“ Unless this is done, we shall be liable to be ruled by an arbitrary and capricious armed tyranny, whose word and will must be law. ”

- Henry Knox

“ This is a very special place for Orthodox Christians and the whole Christian world. In Russia, we always held the monks who lived here in great admiration and respect. ”

- Vladimir Putin

“ Work while you work, play while you play - this is a basic rule of repressive self-discipline. ”

- Theodor W. Adorno

“ 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
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