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Dictatorship Quotes

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The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
- Fidel Castro

Related topics: Politics

Power is not a means, it is an end.
One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution;
one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.
- George Orwell

When liberty becomes license, dictatorship is near.
- Will Durant

It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power
machinery with democracy.
But then neither can political prisoners turn on the
light in the cells of a dictatorship.
- Corazon Aquino

 

Fascism is not the result of dictatorship.
- John T. Flynn

Only that Swiss in the heart want still a king or at
least a strong Upper House of Parliament.
Swiss long themselves for less democracy and more dictatorship.
- Peter Bichsel

One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution;
one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.
- George Orwell

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It has been claimed at times that our modern age of
technology facilitates dictatorship.
- Henry A. Wallace

The accords were fig leaves of democratic procedure
to hide the nakedness of Stalinist dictatorship.
- George F. Kennan

Maintain democracy or go to dictatorship:
that is what is at stake in these elections.
- Mario Vargas Llosa

I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist,
then it would choose the American system.
- Noam Chomsky

Even a polemic has some justification if one considers
that my own first poetic experiments began during a
dictatorship and mark the origin of the Hermetic movement.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

In Spain, we should have enough intelligence,
enough sense of individual and collective responsibility
to do for ourselves that which would be imposed upon us by a dictatorship.
- Frederica Montseny

Hitler's dictatorship rested on the constitutional
foundation of a single law,
the Enabling Law.
- Alan Bullock

In some states militant nationalism has gone to the lengths of dictatorship,
the cult of the absolute or totalitarian state and
the glorification of war.
- Arthur Henderson

We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism which
does not recognize anything as for certain and which
has as its highest goal one's own ego and one's own desires.
- Joseph Ratzinger

The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship
is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later;
in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.
- Charles Bukowski

What you had at the time was a dictatorship with the team owners.
- Ted Lindsay

My personal influence in the Revolutionary Governing
Council is such that the dictatorship of the proletariat is firmly established,
since the masses are backing me.
- Bela Kun

When you have an efficient government,
you have a dictatorship.
- Harry S. Truman

It's true that General Musharraf opposes my return,
seeing me as a symbol of democracy in the country.
He is comfortable with dictatorship.
I hope better sense prevails.
- Benazir Bhutto

Look at the Paris Commune.
That was the Dictatorship of the Proletariat.
- Friedrich Engels

The British have always coped without becoming a dictatorship.
- Frederick Forsyth

A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier,
there's no question about it.
- George W. Bush

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy,
and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery
out of the most extreme liberty.
- Plato

I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator.
- Richard Branson

Unfortunately, writing and reporting the truth is not
allowed under Castro's tyrannical dictatorship.
- Lincoln Diaz-Balart

The world will not accept dictatorship or domination.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship.
- William Blum

The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy,
but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.
- Niels Bohr

Television has made dictatorship impossible but democracy unbearable.
- Shimon Peres

Those newspapers of the nation which most loudly cried
dictatorship against me would have been the first to
justify the beginnings of dictatorship by somebody else.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

In a way, I have to have a dictatorship.
I can't be told that I'm wrong.
That conflicts with what I was saying earlier about listening.
It isn't to do with receiving criticism and responding to other views,
it's who has that last decision.
- Trevor Nunn

Beginning with adolescence, my political formation
was oriented in the ideological direction of Marxism.
It was natural, being that my thinking was influenced
by an atmosphere of active critical resistance.
That was the way it was during all of the dictatorship
and up to the Revolution of 1974.
- Jose Saramago

Important as economic unification is for the recovery
of Germany and of Europe,
the German people must recognize that the basic cause
of their suffering and distress is the war which the
Nazi dictatorship brought upon the world.
- James F. Byrnes

No one should suffer from the great delusion that any
form of communism or socialism which promotes the dictatorship
of the few instead of the initiative of the millions
can produce a happier or more prosperous society.
- Charles E. Wilson

Naturally, the common people don't want war ...
but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy,
and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along,
whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship,
or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.
Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought
to the bidding of the leaders.
That is easy. All you have to do is tell them
they are being attacked,
and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism
and exposing the country to danger.
It works the same in every country.
- Hermann Goering

Credulity - willingness to accept
unsupported statements without demanding proof -
is the greatest ally of the dictator and the demagogue.
- Arthur C. Clarke

But I don't really see myself as a role model.
I'm not a dictator, or someone who wants to be adored!
- Isabella Rossellini

CBS news anchor Dan Rather has interviewed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
When asked what it was like to talk to a crazy man,
Saddam said, 'It's not so bad.'
- Conan O'Brien

Some even claim that I'm a terror, a dictator and they're right.
- Lou Reed

Cuba wants to get rid of a dictator,
and baseball needs a dictator.
- Bob Kerrey

Basically, I viewed any work of art as an imposition
of another person's taste,
and saw the individual making this imposition as a kind of dictator.
- Henry Flynt

I'm not a dictator.
It's just that I have a grumpy face.
- Augusto Pinochet

Every anarchist is a baffled dictator.
- Benito Mussolini

Every dictator is an enemy of freedom,
an opponent of law.
- Demosthenes

Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S.
media.
- Noam Chomsky

Arafat rejected the deal because, as a dictator who
had directed all his energies toward strengthening
the Palestinians hatred toward Israel,
Arafat could not afford to make peace.
- Natan Sharansky

Saddam Hussein is a homicidal dictator who is addicted
to weapons of mass destruction.
- George W. Bush

No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population
by force of arms forever.
- J. Michael Straczynski

We have traded a dictator for a chaos that has left America less secure.
- John F. Kerry

We got rid of a terrible dictator.
We gave the Iraqi people an opportunity for a new life
under a representative form of government.
- Colin Powell

The only peace that can be made with a dictator is
once that must be based on deterrence.
For today, the dictator may be your friend,
but tomorrow he will need you as an enemy.
- Natan Sharansky

It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to
power on the ladder of free speech.
Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed
all free speech except his own.
- Herbert Hoover

And I think being a good director is being able to
be completely tyrannical and you?ve got to be an absolute
dictator while at the same time,
you have to listen and see everything because it can all change on a dime.
- Bob Balaban

Having removed the dictator, the allies have moved
to put Iraqis in control of Iraq.
Now, as they draft and ratify their Constitution,
we will indeed see the character of a new Iraqi nation
revealed through the principles it chooses to uphold.
- Kay Granger

I don't have any formula for ousting a dictator or building democracy.
All I can suggest is to forget about yourself and just think of your people.
It's always the people who make things happen.
- Corazon Aquino

Iraq is a country that has been invaded.
It's not a failing state that you want to help.
It's a country that was functioning good or bad,
with a horrible dictator, but you have invaded.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

We have a war dictator who was not elected,
he snuck in.
So he punishes people that threaten him in any way,
or even say something he doesn't like.
It has no resemblance to democracy.
- Joni Mitchell

The quality of his being one with the people,
of having no artificial or natural barriers between him and them,
made it possible for him to be a leader without ever
being or thinking of being a dictator.
- Frances Perkins

It's the story of an American who wants to become a
dictator and goes to Europe with a sidekick to interview
various Fascists to find out how the Nazis and Mussolini got into power.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Saddam Hussein was a brutal tyrant.
I am glad he is now on trial for crimes against humanity.
But, opposition to a dictator is not the measure I
use when deciding whether to send our men and women
in uniform off to war and possible death.
- Peter DeFazio

On the other hand, when I give it closer thought,
I realize I'm not enough of a dictator to conduct an
orchestra because it requires a pretty awful person.
When you read these biographies of famous conductors,
they are all awful people who fail in their private relationships.
- Eberhard Weber

I don't think anybody can take the word of Saddam Hussein and his regime,
and certainly an American president and allies who
are obligated to worry about the safety and security of our countries,
cannot take the word of this dictator,
who lies, pathologically lies.
- Condoleezza Rice

I hate war...
for the dictatorships it puts in the place of democracies,
and for the starvation that stalks after it.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

It serves notice that President Bush is serious about promoting freedom,
because free societies are a lot more peaceable than
dictatorships and monarchies.
- Tony Snow

Every one of the world's dictatorships can and does
claim to be acting in the name of the people.
- Harold H. Greene

We have to implant democracies where there are now dictatorships.
- Tom Tancredo

Only a free West can help the prisoners of today's left-
and right-wing dictatorships.
- Barbara Amiel

Dictatorships start wars because they need external
enemies to exert internal control over their own people.
- Richard Perle

True individual freedom cannot exist without economic
security and independence.
People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff
of which dictatorships are made.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt


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