Tyranny

Sort by date
Sort by rating

The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.

John Adams

1

All tyranny, bigotry, aggression, and cruelty are wrong, and whenever we see it, we must never be silent.

Ingrid Newkirk

3

Men and women whose early youth was shaped in the ordeal of the Great Depression showed the values formed in that crucible when tyranny threatened a world.

Steve Buyer

2

We all want peace. Unfortunately, there are times when peace must be defended by fighting terror and tyranny.

James H. Douglas Jr.

1

Corruption is just another form of tyranny.

Joe Biden

1

I am confident that in the end freedom and democracy will prevail over terror and tyranny. We will win this war on terror — and when we do Americans, the British, Iraqis, and people around the world will be more secure.

Doc Hastings

2

Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.

Plato

3

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.

Thomas Jefferson

1

There are historic situations in which refusal to defend the inheritance of a civilization, however imperfect, against tyranny and aggression may result in consequences even worse than war.

Reinhold Niebuhr

2

Tyranny — quotes and aphorisms

Democratic forms of government are vulnerable to mass prejudice, the so-called tyranny of the majority.

Maggie Gallagher

2

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

Edmund Burke

2

It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.

Alexander Hamilton

1

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.

Aesop

1

Political correctness is tyranny with manners.

Charlton Heston

1
Random topics and author pages