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

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

إحسان عبد القدوس
“إن المجتمع في كل مكان ديكتاتور عنيد طاغ يحيل الأفراد إلى قطيع .. إلى مجموعة من طوابع البريد كلها في حجم واحد ولون واحد وصورة واحدة وكل منها تحمل ختم المجتمع الذي تنتمي إليه”
إحسان عبد القدوس, لا تطفئ الشمس - الجزء الأول

علاء الأسواني
“الشعب المصري يعشق البطل الديكتاتور ويحس بالأمان عندما يخضع للإستبداد”
علاء الأسواني, جمهورية كأن

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

Karl Marx
“The Constitution, the National Assembly, the dynastic parties, the blue and the red republicans, the heroes of Africa, the thunder from the platform, the sheet lightning of the daily press, the entire literature, the political names and the intellectual reputations, the civil law and penal code, the liberté, égalité, fraternité and the second of May 1852—all have vanished like a phantasmagoria before the spell of a man whom even his enemies do not make out to be a magician. Universal suffrage seems to have survived only for a moment, in order that with its own hand it may make its last will and testament before the eyes of all the world and declare in the name of the people itself: Everything that exists has this much worth, that it will perish.”
Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

“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

“Husk: Det er fremtidens diktatorer som skal bestemme hvilken gruppe mennesker som skal være <> neste gang.”
Robert Savosnick, Jeg ville ikke dø

حافظ إبراهيم
“تِلكَ عُقبى كُلِّ جَبّارٍ طَغى
أَو تَعالى أَو عَنِ الحَقِّ تَعامى”
حافظ إبراهيم

Abhijit Naskar
“The mass only follows, regardless of what any naive thinker proclaims, because the mass as I said earlier, is not yet wise enough to take their own decisions. They despise manipulation consciously, yet subconsciously they crave for it. That is why they have so many gods in the first place. They just love the idea of somebody else deciding things for them, and it gives them a kind of comfort.”
Abhijit Naskar

“The sheep think the shepherd is sacred ...And the dog is protecting them from the wolves.actually, shepherds and dogs eat more sheep ... not wolves.”
Mursel Murselzade

Petra Hermans
“MACHIAVELLI.”
Petra Hermans, Voor een betere wereld

Abhijit Naskar
“Remember, the difference between a dictator and a true leader, is in intention.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“The world of today can only be uplifted through positive authoritarianism, not through the so-called democracy. But the point is, whenever you think of authoritarianism or dictatorship, you relate it to tyranny, yet that’s only the negative side of authoritarianism. You never see the true, compassionate leader, as a dictator, because you don’t feel oppressed by him or her.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“The world of today can only be uplifted through positive authoritarianism, not through the so-called democracy. But the point is, whenever you think of authoritarianism or dictatorship, you relate it to tyranny, yet that’s only the negative side of authoritarianism. You never see the true, compassionate leader, as a dictator, because you don’t feel oppressed by him or her. So, it is all about the willingness of the people. When the people willingly give authority to a politician that politician is called a leader, whereas, when that authority is gained by force by a politician, he or she is hailed as a dictator. A father can be either a good, caring and responsible guardian or a drunkard, but a father is not necessarily a drunkard. It is the same with a politician. A politician can be either a good, caring and responsible guardian of his or her society, or a psychological drunkard, but a politician is not necessarily an oppressor. Now the question is - what are you - a leader or a tyrant?”
Abhijit Naskar

Roberto Hogue
“Stop fucking dictators! Every time you have sex with a rich, sadistic sociopath, you only perpetuate all the darkness in the world.”
Roberto Hogue

Abhijit Naskar
“Harsh as it may sound, the human society needs an authority figure, a guardian figure - be it a glamorous fool, a megalomaniac tyrant or an actual, conscientious, courageous and above all wise leader.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“Politics does not make leaders, leaders make right politics.”
Abhijit Naskar

“God will never be a dictator like man is.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Mehmet Murat ildan
“No dictator has a healthy mind because only a sick mind can be a dictator!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“If I could I would!" is the maxim of tyrants.”
Lamine Pearlheart, The Sunrise Scrolls: To Life from the Shadows II

“How can I be a dictator in a nation of one?”
Anthony T. Hincks

“The hearts of the people are good, but it's the hearts of the dictators that are small.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Lidia Yuknavitch
“We are what happens when the seemingly unthinkable celebrity rises to power. Our existence makes my eyes hurt. People are forever thinking that the unthinkable can't happen. If it doesn't exist in thought, then it can't exist in life. And then, in the blink of an eye, in a moment of danger, a figure who takes power from our weak desires and failures emerges like a rib from sand. Jean de Men. Some strange combination of a military dictator and a spiritual charlatan. A war-hungry mountebank. How stupidly we believe in our petty evolutions. Yet another case of something shiny that entertained us and then devoured us. We consume and become exactly what we create. In all times.”
Lidia Yuknavitch, The Book of Joan

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