quotes tagged with 'tyrant'

Why should I trade one tyrant three-thousand miles away, for three-thousand tyrants one mile away? An elected legislature can trample a man's rights just as easily as a king can.
Author: Mel Gibson, Source: The PatriotSaved by cboyack in liberty government freedom rights tyranny tyrant despot legislature congress 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
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. 6Saved by cboyack in politics conspiracy government war tyrant contention 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.
Author: Plato, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in protector tyrant 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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