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Death's portrait? The tyrant never sat
View quotes by Edward Young

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
View quotes by Aesop

O tyrant love, to what do you not drive the hearts of men.
View quotes by Virgil

Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.
View quotes by Aristotle

Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed.
View quotes by Barbara Tuchman

Destiny - A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
View quotes by Ambrose Bierce

Hippocleides doesn't care (on being informed his chances of marrying a tyrant's daughter had been ruined)
View quotes by Hippocleides

Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to be the average man
View quotes by William Ralph Inge

The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
View quotes by John Adams

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side
View quotes by Aristotle

A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.

View quotes by Aldous Huxley

The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.
View quotes by Soren Kierkegaard



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