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“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”
“Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them”
“Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny: they have only shifted it to another shoulder”
George Bernard Shaw
“The worst form of tyranny the world has ever known the tyranny of the weak over the strong. It is the only tyranny that lasts.”
“The Framers [of the Constitution] knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.”
“This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.”
“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny”
“There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.”
Frederick W. Robertson
“Any unity which doesn't have its origin in the multitudes is tyranny.”
“The road to tyranny, we must never forget, begins with the destruction of the truth”
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