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The dictator, in all his pride, is held in the grip of his party machine. He can go forward; he cannot go back. He must blood his hounds and show them sport, or else, like Actaeon of old, be devoured by them. All-strong without, he is all-weak within.
Of all the tyrannies on humankind, The worst is that which persecutes the mind.
Tyranny is tyranny, no matter what its form; the free man will resist it if his courage serves.
The benevolent despot who sees himself as a shepherd of the people still demands from others the submissiveness of sheep.
So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable.
Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.
If a sovereign oppresses his people to a great degree, they will rise and cut off his head. There is a remedy in human nature against tyranny that will keep us safe under every form of government.
Tyrants never perish from tyranny, but always from folly,-when their fantasies have built up a palace for which the earth has no foundation.
When the white man governs himself, that is self-government; but when he governs himself and also governs another man, that is more than self-government-that is despotism.
Tyrants are but the spawn of Ignorance, Begotten by the slaves they trample on.
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