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Funny Tyranny Quotes
Funny Quotes about Tyranny

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I will not be governed by the tyranny of immediacy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
- Socrates

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


 

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny;
when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people
to retain the right to keep and bear arms is,
as a last resort, to protect themselves
against tyranny in government.
- Thomas Jefferson

Any appeasement of tyranny is treason.
- William Allen White


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Experience hath shown, 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

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

From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny
is in trouble and reminders that its structure
is as brittle as its surface is hard.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
- Helen Keller

One should respect public opinion insofar
as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison,
but anything that goes beyond this
is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
- Bertrand Russell

Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.
- Sidney Hook

For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny,
never to trust one's friends.
- Aeschylus

A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined;
one discovers how far one can go only by traveling
in a straight line until one is stopped.
- Norman Mailer

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
- Edmund Burke

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology,
of the phantom of God.
As long as we have a master in heaven,
we will be slaves on earth.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Half a world away nations that once lived under oppression
and tyranny are now budding democracies due in large
part to America 's leadership and the sacrifices of our military.
- Bob Riley

It is an essential tenet of our whole representative form of government,
the idea that there should not be some tyranny which
makes it so nobody can even have a chance to vote.
- Todd Akin

Knowledge is power.
Information is power.
The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information
may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.
- Robin Morgan

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous
to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
- Charles de Montesquieu

Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think.
- Hannah Arendt

Any ideal system is its own worst enemy,
and as soon as you start to implement these visions of grandeur,
they just fall apart and turn into a complete tyranny.
- Ben Nicholson

There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may
not enter upon this country,
if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance.
- Walt Whitman

There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated
under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.
- Charles de Secondat

I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge
all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim.
Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.
- Susan B. Anthony

It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law.
This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
- James F. Cooper

Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it;
and this I know,
my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.
- William Pitt

The revolutionary government is the despotism of liberty against tyranny.
- Georg Buchner

A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

It's the tyranny of an oligarchy that I'm concerned about.
- Pat Robertson

The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority,
or rather of that party, not always the majority,
that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.
- Lord Acton

Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social
tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more
courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
- B. R. Ambedkar

The secret of freedom lies in educating people,
whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.
- Maximilien Robespierre

If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates,'
then you know nothing of leadership.
You know only tyranny.
- Dee Hock

There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated
under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
- Charles de Montesquieu

I often wish...
that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts.
What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks
the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
- Bliss Carman

While we are under the tyranny of Priests,
it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason,
in order to establish systems incompatible therewith.
- Ethan Allen

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

To set up as a standard of public morality a notion
which can neither be defined nor conceived is to open
the door to every kind of tyranny.
- Simone Weil

The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.
- Edmund Burke

From a generation that came of age during the Great Depression,
millions of our country's best and bravest took up
arms in a worldwide struggle against tyranny.
- Steve Buyer

You may talk of the tyranny of Nero and Tiberius;
but the real tyranny is the tyranny of your next-door neighbor.
- Walter Bagehot

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

The means of defense against foreign danger historically
have become the instruments of tyranny at home.
- James Madison

In most of history, societies have not been free.
It's a very rare society that is free.
The default condition of human societies is tyranny.
- Michael Novak

Let's win the peace and democracy the good people of
Iraq so richly deserve after decades of tyranny.
- Mike Pence

Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart.
- Jeremy Bentham

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for
the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
- C. S. Lewis

A good deal of tyranny goes by the name of protection.
- Crystal Eastman

There are only two roads, victory for the working class,
freedom, or victory for the fascists which means tyranny.
Both combatants know what's in store for the loser.
- Buenaventura Durruti

In summary, the Romans were opposed to tyranny in any form;
and the feature of government to which they gave the
most thought was an elaborate system of checks and balances.
- Robert Welch

He that rebels against reason is a real rebel,
but he that in defence of reason rebels against tyranny
has a better title to Defender of the Faith,
than George the Third.
- Thomas Paine

The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech
is the friend of change and revolution.
But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
- Hugo Black

As freedom-loving people across the globe hope for an end to tyranny,
we will never forget the enormous suffering of the Holocaust.
- Bob Beauprez

There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy,
hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.
- Frederick William Robertson

Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments
of their tyranny enslave them.
- George Santayana

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy,
and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery
out of the most extreme liberty.
- Plato

Taxation without representation is tyranny.
- James Otis

I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny,
and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow,
segregation forever.
- George C. Wallace

Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in
behalf of tyranny and oppression.
- Malcolm X

Ultimately, freedom and democracy are stronger than fear and tyranny.
- Gijs de Vries

Communism is the death of the soul.
It is the organization of total conformity -
in short,
of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I have no desire to go in for tyranny or to play the part of King Charles.
I hate tyranny in any field of human activity.
- Charles Edison

Tyranny is always better organized than freedom.
- Charles Peguy

To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy,
the true empire of beauty.
- Samuel Butler

Tyranny or slavery, born of selfishness,
are the two educational methods of parents;
all gradations of tyranny or slavery.
- Franz Kafka

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

Revolution is engendered by an indignation with tyranny,
yet is itself pregnant with tyranny.
- William Godwin

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

The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered
by an occasional assassination.
- Voltaire


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