Tyrant Quotes

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Søren Kierkegaard
“The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.”
Soren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard

Charles Darwin
“...Whilst on board the Beagle I was quite orthodox, and I remember being heartily laughed at by several of the officers... for quoting the Bible as an unanswerable authority on some point of morality... But I had gradually come by this time, i.e., 1836 to 1839, to see that the Old Testament from its manifestly false history of the world, with the Tower of Babel, the rainbow at sign, &c., &c., and from its attributing to God the feelings of a revengeful tyrant, was no more to be trusted than the sacred books of the Hindoos, or the beliefs of any barbarian.

...By further reflecting that the clearest evidence would be requisite to make any sane man believe in the miracles by which Christianity is supported, (and that the more we know of the fixed laws of nature the more incredible do miracles become), that the men at that time were ignorant and credulous to a degree almost uncomprehensible by us, that the Gospels cannot be proved to have been written simultaneously with the events, that they differ in many important details, far too important, as it seemed to me, to be admitted as the usual inaccuracies of eyewitnesses; by such reflections as these, which I give not as having the least novelty or value, but as they influenced me, I gradually came to disbelieve in Christianity as a divine revelation. The fact that many false religions have spread over large portions of the earth like wild-fire had some weight with me. Beautiful as is the morality of the New Testament, it can be hardly denied that its perfection depends in part on the interpretation which we now put on metaphors and allegories.

But I was very unwilling to give up my belief... Thus disbelief crept over me at a very slow rate, but was at last complete. The rate was so slow that I felt no distress, and have never since doubted even for a single second that my conclusion was correct. I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my Father, Brother and almost all of my friends, will be everlastingly punished.

And this is a damnable doctrine.”
Charles Darwin, The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809–82

“This and no other is the root from
which a tyrant springs; when he
first appears he is a protector.”

Terry Pratchett
“We can't just drop everything, sir!"
"Mister Lipwig. Is there something in the word 'tyrant' you do not understand?”
Terry Pratchett, Raising Steam

“for PEOPLE to rule themselves in a REPUBLIC , they must have virtue;for a TYRANT to rule in a TYRANNY ,he must use FEAR.”
William J Federer, Change to Chains-The 6,000 Year Quest for Control -Volume I-Rise of the Republic

Dan Barker
“You can cite a hundred references to show that the biblical God is a bloodthirsty tyrant, but if they can dig up two or three verses that say 'God is love,' they will claim that you are taking things out of context!”
Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist

Criss Jami
“Power without compassion is like a giant that blocks the sunlight.”
Criss Jami, Healology

John A. Williams
“The worst kind of tyrant was the one who once had been the victim.”
John A. Williams, The Man Who Cried I Am

Laura Kreitzer
“To have reservations is to show true leadership. To have certainty without question, to lead people to battle with no qualms, or to prosecute without hesitation are qualities of a tyrant.”
Laura Kreitzer, Abyss

Lord Byron
“A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect a lover -- but will sooner or later find a tyrant.”
George Gordon Byron

John   Kramer
“The people’s silence is a tyrant’s greatest advocate. The less captives talked, the less they knew; the less they knew, the more they feared; and the more they feared, the more easily others could manipulate them to their own ends, the more easily the captives could be controlled.”
John Kramer, Blythe

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Discerning the difference between a dictator and a leader is quite easy. The former cannot help but see ‘leading’ and ‘serving’ as stark contradictions that by their very nature are utterly incompatible. The latter can’t tell the difference”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Criss Jami
“Initially, the God of the Old Testament might seem overwhelming and domineering to you, or tyrannical, or perhaps even evil, which is good. It is the first telling that God is indeed God, by sheer definition, and not some ear-tickling fairy by which one in his depravity is guaranteed to find another form of stale romanticism or love at first sight. For such a first impression as the latter would be problematic to the essence of Christianity. Therefore the Christians are right in saying that the nature of imperfect men cannot ultimately co-exist with the nature of a perfect God; and that the hope of each man is now desperately found in God's sending of Christ.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Wherever you see a wall, demolish it to broaden the horizons of the world! Wherever you see a tyrant, take him down to increase the light of the world!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
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“An individualist—a man who has no intention of ever exploring the goals of others because he has no intention of compromising with his own—may become: (a) a hermit of limited goals, (b) a tyrant surrounded by slaves with rebellion in his future and covert hostility in his present.”
Donald Kingsbury, Courtship Rite

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I can readily see the tyrants that stand all around me. But what I have a hard time seeing is the hero that resides within me. And I have effectively determined whether I will succeed or fail simply by choosing which of these two I will focus on.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Tiranos sao eleitos e depostos.
Leis sao passadas e repelidas.
Nacoes surgem e caem.
A liberdade do individuo e' eterna”
A.E. Samaan

“Some men and women aren't looking for money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. They simply want to watch the world burn.
Michael Caine’s character ‘Alfred’ in the Batman movie, “The Dark Knight”
Michael Caine’s character ‘Alfred’ in the Batman movie, “The Dark Knight’

زكي نجيب محمود
“حينما فرط إنسان في حقه ظهر لذلك الحق طاغية يستبد به”
زكي نجيب محمود, أفكار ومواقف

“Beware the tyrant who would be king,
for he shall sow the seeds of discontent.
And those buds will bloom,
as dark as night,
to take your innocence with all his might.
His backers will croon,
and grin with teeth,
laden with gold and blackened by death.
For in his wake the dust will fall,
and in the end,
he shall have it all.”
Anthony T.Hincks

L. Douglas Hogan
“Democracy and tyranny are not distant relatives. They’re bedfellows.”

-General John James
Commandant, USMC
December 11th, 2032”
L. Douglas Hogan

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It is not the chains of some tyrant that robs us of freedom. Rather, it is the staleness of our attitude.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Criss Jami
“But the Egotist is stuck somewhere between his hidden triad of pride, fear, and insecurity; he is forever fighting to prove himself, instigating battles the Humbleman has unwittingly conquered, already sealed some time ago. Yes, the day he finally accepts face-to-face such an irony as humility - the irony that humility is indeed the mother of giants, that great men, having life so large, as needed, can afford to appear small - the world will then know peace.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Joseph Campbell
“The inflated ego of the tyrant is a curse to himself and his world – no matter how his affairs may prosper. Self-terrorized, fear-haunted, alert at every hand to meet and battle back the anticipated aggressions of his environment, which are primarily the reflections of the uncontrollable impulses to acquisition within himself. The giant of self-achieved independence is the world’s messenger of disaster, even though, in his mind, he may entertain himself with humane intentions.”
Joseph Campbell, The Hero With a Thousand Faces

“তুমি চুলগুলো বেঁধে ফেলো,
যদি আমার হও, চুলগুলো বেঁধে ফেলো।
তোমার একটি চুল- আমার একটি কবিতা।”
Shobuj Taposh, Shobuj Taposh

Veronica Roth
“From one tyrant to another. That is the world we know, now.”
Veronica Roth, Allegiant

“Any excuse will serve a tyrant”

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

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