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“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.”
“Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.”
“Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.”
“Politics is a pendulum whose swings between anarchy and tyranny are fueled by perpetually rejuvenated illusions.”
“The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.”
“Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny: they have only shifted it to another shoulder”
George Bernard Shaw
“Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them”
“Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.”
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