Dictator Quotes

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Criss Jami
“Time and time again does the pride of man influence his very own fall. While denying it, one gradually starts to believe that he is the authority, or that he possesses great moral dominion over others, yet it is spiritually unwarranted. By that point he loses steam; in result, he falsely begins trying to prove that unwarranted dominion by seizing the role of a condemner.”
Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

Marc Bekoff
“Often, the greater our ignorance about something, the greater our resistance to change.”
Marc Bekoff, Animals Matter: A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals with Compassion and Respect

Ludwig von Mises
“Nobody ever recommended a dictatorship aiming at ends other than those he himself approved. He who advocates dictatorship always advocates the unrestricted rule of his own will”
Ludwig Von Mises, Omnipotent Government

Federico Fellini
“The only place where you can be a dictator and still be loved is on the movie set”
Federico Fellini

Criss Jami
“The ultimate story of success: When a nobody, who has never once in his entire life known the feeling of being remembered or respected, suddenly snaps and becomes a world dictator. On one hand it sounds just, but on the other, it illustrates the reason why a prosperity message has and needs its limitations.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Alaa Al Aswany
“The concept of the benevolent dictator, just like the concepts of the noble thief or the honest whore, is no more than a meaningless fantasy.”
Alaa Al Aswany, On the State of Egypt: A Novelist's Provocative Reflections

“Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens.”
William Beveridge

“The advantages of a hereditary Monarchy are self-evident. Without some such method of prescriptive, immediate and automatic succession, an interregnum intervenes, rival claimants arise, continuity is interrupted and the magic lost. Even when Parliament had secured control of taxation and therefore of government; even when the menace of dynastic conflicts had receded in to the coloured past; even when kingship had ceased to be transcendental and had become one of many alternative institutional forms; the principle of hereditary Monarchy continued to furnish the State with certain specific and inimitable advantages.

Apart from the imponderable, but deeply important, sentiments and affections which congregate around an ancient and legitimate Royal Family, a hereditary Monarch acquires sovereignty by processes which are wholly different from those by which a dictator seizes, or a President is granted, the headship of the State. The King personifies both the past history and the present identity of the Nation as a whole. Consecrated as he is to the service of his peoples, he possesses a religious sanction and is regarded as someone set apart from ordinary mortals. In an epoch of change, he remains the symbol of continuity; in a phase of disintegration, the element of cohesion; in times of mutability, the emblem of permanence. Governments come and go, politicians rise and fall: the Crown is always there. A legitimate Monarch moreover has no need to justify his existence, since he is there by natural right. He is not impelled as usurpers and dictators are impelled, either to mesmerise his people by a succession of dramatic triumphs, or to secure their acquiescence by internal terrorism or by the invention of external dangers. The appeal of hereditary Monarchy is to stability rather than to change, to continuity rather than to experiment, to custom rather than to novelty, to safety rather than to adventure.

The Monarch, above all, is neutral. Whatever may be his personal prejudices or affections, he is bound to remain detached from all political parties and to preserve in his own person the equilibrium of the realm. An elected President – whether, as under some constitutions, he be no more than a representative functionary, or whether, as under other constitutions, he be the chief executive – can never inspire the same sense of absolute neutrality. However impartial he may strive to become, he must always remain the prisoner of his own partisan past; he is accompanied by friends and supporters whom he may seek to reward, or faced by former antagonists who will regard him with distrust. He cannot, to an equal extent, serve as the fly-wheel of the State.”
Harold Nicholson

Abhaidev
“Don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate communism as an idea. I hate communism as a practice. Maybe one day the communist utopia will be realized. I don’t know! But so far none of the communist states has come close to it. Instead, what I have noticed is that communism is generally the refuge of a fascist to legitimize his dictatorship. At least that’s what history tells us.”
Abhaidev, The Influencer: Speed Must Have a Limit

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Stop obeying a dictator; you will then see that he is nothing! Stop obeying a king; you will then see that he is nothing! If you refuse the Devil, you will then see that he will shade away!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Abhijit Naskar
“Wild animals look good in the jungle, not in the Oval Office.”
Abhijit Naskar

“No man is a caricature, no individual can alone bear responibilty for a nation's collapse. The disaster Zaire became, the dull acquiescence of its people, had its roots in a history of extraordinary outside interference, as basic in motivation as it was elevated in rhetoric. The momentum behind Zaire's free-fall was generated not by one man but thousands of compliant collaborators, at home and abroad.”
Michala Wrong, In the footsteps of Mr Kurtz

ناصر الظفيري
“كنتُ أصنع لهم الجحيم، لأبني جنّتي. لكنّني أزورهم كل يوم، وأعيش معهم بنصف يومي. إنّ هذه الأرواح لم تمُت تمامًا، ستصحو لتفتك بي”
ناصر الظفيري, أبيض يتوحش

Mohammed Zaki Ansari
“The Dictator never comes with a whip or a sword in hand.
On the one hand, it has a begging bowl of sympathy and a basket of dreams on the other hand”
Mohammed Zaki Ansari, "Zaki's Gift Of Love"

John Vincent Palatine
“It is true, however, that a dictator's problem is a self-fulfilling prophecy: precisely because he reserves the right of decision for himself, he soon finds himself required to decide everything.”
John Vincent Palatine, The Little Drummer Boy

Mohammed Zaki Ansari
“Shatter the Educational institutions, is the always priority of a dictator because the dictator knows, nothing revolutionary more than Educated and aware Youth”
Mohammed Zaki Ansari

Mohammed Zaki Ansari
“Hitler was a coward, Did not die like a soldier's, he shot himself
then where did a coward get the courage to genocide?
His confidence was people who were silent
His power was people who were clapping on his steps”
Mohammed Zaki Ansari, "Zaki's Gift Of Love"

Can Küçükali
“A Strongman is a person who denies that he is a strongman just because he allows others to tell him so. This is the mere reflection of an arrogance which implies that he shows mercy to dissidence although he does not have to. Such an emphasis to mercy by a statesman is in fact a clear indication of a dictatorial mind.

Alıntı: Can Küçükali. “Me and the Strongman”. Apple Books.”
Can Küçükali, Me and the Strongman

Criss Jami
“In my understanding, there are a number of souls, particularly those of the crowd, who are forever subconsciously looking for a mere human system or human being to be a godlike figure for the masses: one to wear the crown, to take the throne...which is why it seems for the lives of them they can barely cope when they feel the wrong one is holding that throne.”
Criss Jami

Mohammed Zaki Ansari
“The power of the fascist is ignorant and mentally slave citizens, who worship a leader like a Messiah”
Mohammed Zaki Ansari, "Zaki's Gift Of Love"

Vladimir Putin
“Maybe they have nothing else to do in America but to talk about me.”
Vladimir Putin

ناصر الظفيري
“تعبتُ، وأنا أحرسهم في أحلامي كل ليلة، وأحرس الأحياء في نهاري. أحدهم سيفتك بي. من مكانٍ ما سيأتي الموت، سيأتي الموت من الموتى، كما يأتي من الأحياء. ساعتها سأبقى وحدي هنا. سيخروجون وأبقى. وأنت لابد أن تموت معهم، كما يموت الجميع. كل مَن يريد موتي لابد أن يموت”
ناصر الظفيري, أبيض يتوحش

“The world must be free. It's that simple.”
David Steinman

Mohammed Zaki Ansari
“Hitler was a coward, Did not die like a soldier, he shot himself
then where did a coward get the courage to genocide?
His confidence was people who were silent
His power was people who were clapping on his steps”
Mohammed Zaki Ansari, "Zaki's Gift Of Love"

“Life has two faces - the beautiful and the ugly. Life is a responder and not an initiator or dictator. It responds not to your circumstances but to your attitude to them. It waits in the wings until you dictate your attitude to a situation. Life then responds with a corresponding face that matches your attitude - ugly for ugly, beautiful for beautiful. In essence, you choose your own life. It would seem that God has given you an enormous power to be the initiator or the dictator of the life you wish live.”
Abiodun Fijabi

Azadshah G.C
“The Greatest enemy of the dictator is the nation”
Azadshah Ganjali

James Baldwin
“It is one thing to overthrow a dictator or to repel and invader and quite another thing really to achieve a revolution.”
James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Abhijit Naskar
“No dictator is more powerful than the people. It's only a matter of waking up - waking up to recognize the harms done to the nation.”
Abhijit Naskar, Neden Türk: The Gospel of Secularism

Kenneth C. Davis
“It might be useful to think about authoritarianism, totalitarianism, or any kind of dictatorship in the same way we think about dangerous, life-threatening, infectious diseases. The best prevention against such a disease is to build immunity. Education is like a vaccination. Understanding history is part of the process of making ourselves more immune to the dangers of dictatorship.”
Kenneth C. Davis

Yanko Tsvetkov
“His opulent funeral was attended by all his subjects, although—due to heavy snowfall—the majority of them were present only in spirit.”
Yanko Tsvetkov, Codex Hyperboreanus

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