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Despot Quotes

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Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise;
to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.
- Aeschylus

Here Fashion is a despot, and no one dreams of evading its dictates.
- Marguerite Gardiner

Our nation and those of the developed world must offer
our own resistance to despot leaders who seek to commit
murder on the basis of religion or race.
- Tim Bishop

 

The savior who wants to turn men into angels is as
much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian despot
who wants to turn them into puppets.
- Eric Hoffer

A good constitution is infinitely better than the best despot.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it
is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and
the constitution of the state,
whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection
in suspicion and in armed guards.
- Aeschines

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If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual,
it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master.
The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects
a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
- Frank Herbert

Freedom is contagious.
That's why despots fear it so much.
- Bill Owens

Despotism increases in severity with the number of despots;
the responsibility is more divided,
and the claims are more numerous.
- William Wells Brown

There is one safeguard known generally to the wise,
which is an advantage and security to all,
but especially to democracies as against despots -
suspicion.
- Demosthenes

Close alliances with despots are never safe for free states.
- Demosthenes

Your generous part in my liberation is taken by the
world for the revelation of the fact,
that the United States are resolved not to allow the
despots of the world to trample on oppressed humanity.
- Lajos Kossuth

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
- Epictetus

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

The only way to deal with an unfree world
is to become so absolutely free
that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
- Albert Camus

The Divine Plan is one of Freedom.
The inherent nature of man is ever seeking
to express itself in terms of freedom,
because freedom is the birthright of every living soul.
- Ernest Holmes

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one can give you freedom but you.
- Byron Katie

Free-Will is the key to the prison of the mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
- Lao-Tzu

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
- Edward R. Murrow

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side
of every fear is a freedom.
- Marilyn Ferguson

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

Freedom lies in being bold.
- Robert Frost

I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free
and there was nothing to break the light of the sun.
I was born where there were no enclosures.
- Geronimo

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

The freedom we are looking for
is the freedom to be ourselves,
to express ourselves. But if we look at our lives
we will see that most of the time
we do things just to please others ...
The worst part is that most of us
are not even aware that we are not free.
- Don Miguel Ruiz

Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make,
both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control
the process of choosing, you can take control
of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom
that comes from being in charge of yourself.
- Robert Foster Bennett

We are free only if we face the challenge of freedom,
do the work of freedom, fight the fight of freedom
and die the death for freedom.
- Charles G. Adams

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life
in which chance has placed us,
but is always the result of a good conscience,
good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
- Thomas Jefferson

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you become centered, suddenly there is great freedom
because you know you are not the mind and you are not the body.
- Osho

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Freedom is from within.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains,
but to live in a way that respects
and enhances the freedom of others.
- Nelson Mandela

We must be free not because we claim freedom,
but because we practice it.
- William Faulkner

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being.
With freedom comes responsibility.
For the person who is unwilling to grow up,
the person who does not want to carry is own weight,
this is a frightening prospect.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Independence of nation begins with independence of self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can chain me, you can torture me,
you can even destroy this body,
but you will never imprison my mind.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost
my generation to preserve your freedom.
I hope you will make good use of it.
- John Quincy Adams

A loving relationship is one in which
the loved one is free to be himself -
to laugh with me, but never at me;
to cry with me, but never because of me;
to love life, to love himself,
to love being loved.
Such a relationship is based upon freedom
and can never grow in a jealous heart.
- Leo F. Buscaglia

I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in,
and going after your dreams.
- Madonna Ciccone

Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.
- A. J. Liebling

Whenever men take the law into their own hands,
the loser is the law.
And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
- Robert Kennedy

A big part of financial freedom is having your heart
and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.
- Suze Orman

Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion,
give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn
up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.
- James D. Watson

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires.
Seek discipline and find your liberty.
- Frank Herbert

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil
is no freedom for the tree.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The god who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time:
the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.
- Thomas Jefferson

Freedom is not procured by a full
enjoyment of what is desired,
but by controlling the desire.
- Epictetus

The road to freedom lies not through
mysteries or occult performances,
but through the intelligent use
of natural forces and laws.
- Ernest Holmes

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.
The obedient must be slaves.
- Henry David Thoreau

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise,
we don't believe in it at all.
- Noam Chomsky


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