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Foothold Quotes

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All tyranny needs to gain a foothold
is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

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Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
- Wilhelm Reich

I think that if you keep banging at the door all you
need is a little foothold,
a little tiny foothold, and then the rest will take care of itself.
- Branford Marsalis

And we need to maintain our foothold in the fight against
terrorism and terrorist groups and respond to any degradation
of Iraqi security or stability.
- Rick Larsen

 

Now is the time for us to strike.
We must strengthen our foothold in Asia,
to ensure no nation overtakes us.
- Larry Summers

We will build new ships to carry man forward into the universe,
to gain a new foothold on the moon and to prepare for
new journeys to the worlds beyond our own.
- George W. Bush

We entered Gettysburg in the afternoon,
just in time to meet the enemy entering the town,
and in good season to drive him back before his getting a foothold.
- John Buford

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I will not be governed by the tyranny of immediacy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
- Socrates

Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
- Helen Keller

The terrorist attacks of September 11th and the courageous
actions of our armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq
remind us that friends of tyranny and enemies of freedom still exist.
- Carl Levin

There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may
not enter upon this country,
if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance.
- Walt Whitman

From a generation that came of age during the Great Depression,
millions of our country's best and bravest took up
arms in a worldwide struggle against tyranny.
- Steve Buyer

There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny.
You may order and drive an individual,
but you cannot make him respect you.
- William Hazlitt

Experience hath shown, that even
under the best forms of government,
those entrusted with power have,
in time, and by slow operations,
perverted it into tyranny.
- Thomas Jefferson

Enlighten the people generally,
and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind
will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
- Thomas Jefferson

A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined;
one discovers how far one can go only by traveling
in a straight line until one is stopped.
- Norman Mailer

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.
- Thomas Jefferson

As freedom-loving people across the globe hope for an end to tyranny,
we will never forget the enormous suffering of the Holocaust.
- Bob Beauprez

Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think.
- Hannah Arendt

Every man may reign secure in his petty tyranny,
and spread terror and desolation around him,
until the trump of the Archangel shall excite different emotions in his soul.
- James Otis

If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates,'
then you know nothing of leadership.
You know only tyranny.
- Dee Hock

Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in
behalf of tyranny and oppression.
- Malcolm X

The means of defense against foreign danger historically
have become the instruments of tyranny at home.
- James Madison

I can remember when Democrats believed that it was
the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny.
- Zell Miller

He that rebels against reason is a real rebel,
but he that in defence of reason rebels against tyranny
has a better title to Defender of the Faith,
than George the Third.
- Thomas Paine

A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
- Edmund Burke

To set up as a standard of public morality a notion
which can neither be defined nor conceived is to open
the door to every kind of tyranny.
- Simone Weil

The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.
- Edmund Burke

There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy,
hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.
- Frederick William Robertson

Any ideal system is its own worst enemy,
and as soon as you start to implement these visions of grandeur,
they just fall apart and turn into a complete tyranny.
- Ben Nicholson

When the people fear the government,
there is tyranny.
When the government fears the people,
there is liberty.
- Christine O'Donnell

The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered
by an occasional assassination.
- Voltaire

One should respect public opinion insofar
as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison,
but anything that goes beyond this
is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
- Bertrand Russell

I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny,
and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow,
segregation forever.
- George C. Wallace

It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law.
This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
- James F. Cooper

Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.
- Pierre Corneille

Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind,
tyranny in religion is the worst.
- Thomas Paine

For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny,
never to trust one's friends.
- Aeschylus

Ultimately, freedom and democracy are stronger than fear and tyranny.
- Gijs de Vries

We all want peace.
Unfortunately, there are times when peace must be defended
by fighting terror and tyranny.
- James H. Douglas

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

I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge
all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim.
Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.
- Susan B. Anthony

While we are under the tyranny of Priests,
it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason,
in order to establish systems incompatible therewith.
- Ethan Allen

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology,
of the phantom of God.
As long as we have a master in heaven,
we will be slaves on earth.
- Mikhail Bakunin

There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated
under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
- Charles de Montesquieu

Any appeasement of tyranny is treason.
- William Allen White

From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny
is in trouble and reminders that its structure
is as brittle as its surface is hard.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments
of their tyranny enslave them.
- George Santayana

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous
to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
- Charles de Montesquieu

The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.
- John Hay

To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy,
the true empire of beauty.
- Samuel Butler

Democratic forms of government are vulnerable to mass prejudice,
the so-called tyranny of the majority.
- Maggie Gallagher

Tyranny Absolves all faith; and who invades our rights,
However his own commence, can never be But an usurper.
- Henry Brooke

I have no desire to go in for tyranny or to play the part of King Charles.
I hate tyranny in any field of human activity.
- Charles Edison

Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.
- Plato

The desire for liberty has also made itself felt as
struggle against domestic tyranny or arbitrary rule.
- Emily Greene Balch

It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just,
limited, federal government.
- Alexander Hamilton

The strongest reason for the people
to retain the right to keep and bear arms is,
as a last resort, to protect themselves
against tyranny in government.
- Thomas Jefferson

Where the law ends tyranny begins.
- Henry Fielding

Communism is the death of the soul.
It is the organization of total conformity -
in short,
of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

It's the tyranny of an oligarchy that I'm concerned about.
- Pat Robertson

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.
- Hugo Black

Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.
- Sidney Hook

Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social
tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more
courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
- B. R. Ambedkar

It is the American vice, the democratic disease which
expresses its tyranny by reducing everything unique
to the level of the herd.
- Henry Miller

You may talk of the tyranny of Nero and Tiberius;
but the real tyranny is the tyranny of your next-door neighbor.
- Walter Bagehot

Taxation without representation is tyranny.
- James Otis

Revolution is engendered by an indignation with tyranny,
yet is itself pregnant with tyranny.
- William Godwin

A good deal of tyranny goes by the name of protection.
- Crystal Eastman


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