“Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.”
“Despotism is unjust to everybody, including the despot, who was probably made for better things.”
“Where some people are very wealthy and others have nothing, the result will be either extreme democracy or absolute oligarchy, or despotism will come from either of those excesses.”
“The more complete the despotism, the more smoothly all things move on the surface”
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
“Religions are the cradles of despotism.”
Marquis De Sade
“It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.”
Charles de Montesquieu
“Films have degenerated to their original operation as carnival amusement - they offer not drama but thrills.”
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