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For what is he they follow? Truly, gentlemen, A bloody tyrant and a homicide; One raised in blood and one in blood established; One that made means to come by what he hath, And slaughtered those that were the means to help him; A base foul stone, made precious by the foil Of England's chair, where he is falsely set; One that hath ever been God's enemy. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Bleed, bleed, poor Country! Great tyranny, lay thou thy basis sure, For goodness dare not check thee; wear thou thy wrongs, The title is affeered! (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Tremble, ye tyrants, for ye can not die. (Quote by - Jacques Delille)

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny. (Quote by - Zell Miller)

Hateful is the power, and pitiable is the life, of those who wish to be feared rather than loved. (Quote by - Cornelius Nepos)

O nation miserable, With an untitled tyrant bloody-sceptred, When shalt thou see thy wholesome days again, Since that the truest issue of thy throne By his own interdiction stands accursed And does blaspheme his breed? (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both. (Quote by - Niccolo Machiavelli)

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

Wherever Law ends, Tyranny begins (Quote by - John Locke)

Tyranny and anarchy are never far asunder. (Quote by - Jeremy Bentham)

There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you. (Quote by - William Hazlitt)

The closed door and the sealed lips are prerequisites to tyranny. (Quote by - Frank L. Stanton)

You people sometimes are like those serial killers you see in films who cut out the words 'I am going to get you' or 'your wife is next'. (Quote by - Gordon Strachan)

Twixt kings and tyrans there's this difference known: Kings seek their subjects' good, tyrants their owne. (Quote by - Robert Herrick)

Tyranny must not prevail. (Quote by - Margaret Thatcher)

There is nothing more hostile to a city that a tyrant, under whom in the first and chiefest place, there are not laws in common, but one man, keeping the law himself to himself, has the sway, and this is no longer equal. (Quote by - Euripides)

Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart. (Quote by - Jeremy Bentham)

How often in the halls of legislation does eloquence unmask corruption, expose intrigue, and overthrow tyranny! In the cause of mercy it is omnipotent. It is bold in the consciousness of its superiority, fearless and unyielding in the purity of its motives. All opposition it destroys; all power it defies. (Quote by - Henry Melville)

Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them. (Quote by - Voltaire)

The distrust of wit is the beginning of tyranny. (Quote by - Edward Abbey)

Custom is the tyranny of the lower human faculties over the higher (Quote by - Suzanne Curchod Necker)

But thou know'st this, 'Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Taxation without representation is tyranny. (Quote by - James Otis)

Think'st thou there is no tyranny but that Of blood and chains? The despotism of vice-- The weakness and the wickedness of luxury-- The negligence--the apathy--the evils Of sensual sloth--produces ten thousand tyrants, Whose delegated cruelty surpasses The worst acts of one energetic master, However harsh and hard in his own bearing. (Quote by - Lord Byron)


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