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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

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

Aristotle
“It is also in the interests of the tyrant to make his subjects poor... the people are so occupied with their daily tasks that they have no time for plotting.”
Aristotle

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

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

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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“The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.”
Fredrick Douglas

Tamuna Tsertsvadze
“No ruler can ever get far with only militaristic power. The easiest way to conquer is to crush people’s faith and convert them to your own ideology, often portraying it as heroic. I am an ambitious man – I am not just a casual pirate to steal only people’s riches. I am an emperor – I shall steal people’s hearts, hopes, and faith so that they will eventually have no one but me to turn to. If you put yourself in the role of a saviour, people are sure to follow you, just like a pack of lambs always follows a mighty shepherd.”
Tamuna Tsertsvadze, Galaxy Pirates

Tamuna Tsertsvadze
“To be honest, we have learned by our many experiences with gods both heathen and non-heathen, that if personified, they bear only problems. There’s a single step for an angel to become a demon.”
Tamuna Tsertsvadze, Galaxy Pirates

Tamuna Tsertsvadze
“Where dwelt fear, there could be no shred of freedom.”
Tamuna Tsertsvadze, Galaxy Pirates

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

مصطفى أمين
“إننا نرفض المستبد العادل، لأن أي مستبد في الدنيا لا يمكن أن يكون عادلاً، فالإستبداد هو أحد معاني الظلم والطغيان الجبروت”
مصطفى أمين, أفكار ممنوعة

مصطفى أمين
“كل حاكم مستبد ادعى أنه يعطل الحريات ليغني الناس، ولم يحدث مرة واحدة أن إغتنى شعب في ظل طغيان أو إرتفع مستوى الناس في عهد ديكتاتوري”
مصطفى أمين, أفكار ممنوعة

Tamuna Tsertsvadze
“The god who decides for himself whose life should end and whose life should begin, who decides on his own whether be born a woman or a man, who gives children to the families of the poor or the rich without ever asking the newborn’s opinion, who twists the humans’ minds and yet never desires to reveal the single truth only he knows, who caused humans five world wars and let aliens take over them, who allowed death and misfortune and only granted miracles to chosen few – this true non-heathen god whom you spoke of, be he not a bloody tyrant playing with your lives on his whims?”
Tamuna Tsertsvadze, Galaxy Pirates

Ken Poirot
“Have we learned nothing from history? A tyrant only fears overwhelming military force.”
Ken Poirot

Theodore Dalrymple
“The way to a tyrant's heart is through a doctorate”
Theodore Dalrymple, Monrovia Mon Amour: Travels in Liberia

“Guns are useless against a tyrannical government with tanks and drones.”
Oliver Markus Malloy, American Fascism: A German Writer's Urgent Warning To America

“They think I’m the villain “
“U had your reasons to do what u did”
That doesnt justify it still I’m turning to whom I fought not to be the most I’m turning into a goddamn monster a tyrant”
Raneem yacoub throne of deception

Giannis Delimitsos
“The day you’ll start craving for a savior to deliver you is the day you’ll welcome any tyrant into your soul. Freedom is the game of the unsaved and the unsavable.”
Giannis Delimitsos, A PHILOSOPHICAL KALEIDOSCOPE: Thoughts, Contemplations, Aphorisms

Abhijit Naskar
“Reckless power turns even a saint into tyrant.”
Abhijit Naskar, Giants in Jeans: 100 Sonnets of United Earth

Abhijit Naskar
“Assassinating a tyrant is not the solution, it only makes them a martyr to their followers. Stand up to them, strip them of their position, then throw 'em in jail. There's nothing more torturous to a megalomaniacal tyrant than rotting behind bars like a two-bit criminal.”
Abhijit Naskar, Either Reformist or Terrorist: If You Are Terror I Am Your Grandfather

Michael Lopp
“Delivering (again) is not going to quench discontent in your team, but it’s going to give everyone involved a chance to speak up, and that should push your management karma toward motivator and away from tyrant.”
Michael Lopp, Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager

“At the end of the virus psychosis, the population will be so ripped off that it will be left naked, but it will be relieved that it doesn’t have to wear a mask any more. - On Pandemics”
Lamine Pearlheart, Awakening

“Through the novel coronavirus hoax, which literally was inspired by a novel, the owners of the world have flexed their muscles and the whole planet has reacted. - On the Novel Inspired Virus”
Lamine Pearlheart, Awakening

“There is as much truth in the COVID-19 case as there was in the claim of existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq under Saddam Hussein. COVID-19 with its antisocial laws is but the traditional coup of power consolidation by the few and the transfer of the valuable goods of the many into their hands. - On the Novel Virus”
Lamine Pearlheart, Awakening

“The rule through pandemic medical and emergency decrees is nothing more than a coup d’état on a worldwide scale and it therefore follows the same patterns, not necessarily in the same order, observed in banana republics:
First, pointing to a threat, lockdown of the borders, and restrictions of the means of transportation; checked.
Second, full control of the media; checked.
Third, declaration of a state of emergency and deployment of forces on the ground; checked.
Fourth, restrictions of assembly and civil rights; checked.
Fifth, repressive measure for those not cooperating; checked.
Sixth, changes to the figures and political scene as some go away and old ones come back; checked.
Seventh, attempt to return to normalcy; checked. - Tyranny Through Emergency Decrees”
Lamine Pearlheart

“The rule through pandemic medical and emergency decrees is nothing more than a coup d’état on a worldwide scale and it therefore follows the same patterns, not necessarily in the same order, observed in banana republics:
First, pointing to a threat, lockdown of the borders, and restrictions of the means of transportation; checked.
Second, full control of the media; checked.
Third, declaration of a state of emergency and deployment of forces on the ground; checked.
Fourth, restrictions of assembly and civil rights; checked.
Fifth, repressive measure for those not cooperating; checked.
Sixth, changes to the figures and political scene as some go away and old ones come back; checked.
Seventh, attempt to return to normalcy; checked. - On Tyranny Through Emergency Decrees”
Lamine Pearlheart, Awakening

Gourav Mohanty
“A place where soldiers found themselves as rulers, Shakuni thought, can only breed tyrants.”
Gourav Mohanty, Sons of Darkness

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