Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
More harm was done in the 20th century by faceless bureaucrats than tyrant dictators.
The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.
The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don't turn against him, they crush those beneath them.
Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to the average person.
I loved Jack Ford. I got him in his later days, and he was a total tyrant and a total autocrat and an Irish drunk. But I had a great time.
Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.
Sow seed, -- but let no tyrant reap;
Find wealth, -- let no imposter heap;
Weave robes, -- let not the idle wear;
Forge arms, in your defence to bear.
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart. How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart. Those escape your anger who refuse your sway, and those are punished most, who most obey.
The tyrant always talks as if he's preserving the best interests of his people when he actually acts to undermine them.
We have to bring stability to Iraq, otherwise we will be faced with a future dilemma of sending our loved ones into harms way to stop a civil war or the rise of a new tyrant born from the instability that we created.
In a republic, that paradise of debility, the politician is a petty tyrant who obeys the laws.
It was known in the mid 90s already that Saddam Hussein was a dangerous tyrant that he had already launched aggressions against Iran, he had invaded Kuwait.
A truer image of the world, I think, is obtained by picturing things as entering into the stream of time from an eternal world outside, than from a view which regards time as the devouring tyrant of all that is.