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The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.Author: John Jay, Source: Castilian Days II, 1872
Resistance to tyranny is service to God.Author: James Madison, Source: Unknown
If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.Author: Samuel Adams, Source: Unknown
Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=W5MfcSfA_eUC&pg=PA147&dq=Timi...
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
In the Beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.Author: Mark Twain, Source: Unknown
That there are men in all countries who get their living by war, and by keeping up the quarrels of Nations is as shocking as it is true; but when those who are concerned in the government of a country, make it their study to sow discord, and cultivate prejudices between Nations, it becomes the more unpardonable.Author: Thomas Paine, Source: The Rights of Man, p. 6
In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people...Author: Leo Tolstoy, Source: On Patriotism, 1894
Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.Author: George Orwell, Source: Unknown
This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.Author: Plato, Source: Unknown
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.Author: Edward Murrow, Source: See it Now broadcast of 9 March 1954 on CBS TV