“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience”
“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”
“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to = remain silent.”
“Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.”
“The offspring of riches: Pride, vanity, ostentation, arrogance, tyranny”
“In a healthy nation there is a kind of dramatic balance between the will of the people and the government, which prevents its degeneration into tyranny.”
“The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.”
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