quotes tagged with 'tyranny', page 10

Equal laws protecting equal rights; the best guarantee of loyalty and love of country.

Author: James Madison, Source: letter to Jacob de la Motta, 1820Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny jamesmadison law 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I rejoice in a belief that intellectual light will spring up in the dark corners of the earth; that freedom of enquiry will produce liberality of conduct; that mankind will reverse the absurd position that the many were, made for the few; and that they will not continue slaves in one part of the globe, when they can become freemen in another.

Author: George Washington, Source: draft of First Inaugural Address, 1789Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom slavery tyranny revolution georgewashington 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Every time the government attempts to handle our affairs, it costs more and the results are worse than if we had handled them ourselves.

Author: Benjamin Constant, Source: 1818Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny benjaminconstant 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The natural rights of the colonists are these: First, a right to life; second, to liberty; third to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can.

Author: Samuel Adams, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty tyranny samueladams unalienablerights secondammendment decofind 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Rightful liberty in unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.  I do not add "within the limits of the law," for law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of an individual.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny thomasjefferson law 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.

Author: H.L. Mencken, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny dictator hlmencken 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Libertarianism is the philosophy which says that you can run your life better than the government can, and you have the right to be left alone in order to do it.

Author: Anonymous, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny selfgovernment libertarian personalresponsibility anonymous 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

[J]udges, therefore, should be always men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness, and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon any man, or body of men.

Author: John Adams, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny character law court johnadams judges 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: letter to Dupont de Nemours, 1816Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny thomasjefferson education oppression 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny thomasjefferson 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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