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Despotism Quotes


These are some of the best 'Despotism' quotations and sayings.

All despotism is bad; but the worst is that which works with the machinery of freedom.

As virtue is necessary in a republic, and honor in a monarchy, fear is what is required in a despotism. - As for virtue, it is not at all necessary, and honor would be dangerous there.

Despotism can no more exist in a nation until the liberty of the press be destroyed than the night can happen before the sun is set.

Despotism can no more exist in a nation until the liberty of the press be destroyed, than the night can happen before the sun is set.

Despots govern by terror.-They know that he who fears God fears nothing else, and therefore they eradicate from the mind, through their Voltaire and Helvetius, and the rest of that infamous gang, that only sort of fear which generates true courage.

I will believe in the right of one man to govern a nation despotically when I find a man born into the world with boots and spurs, and a nation born with saddles on their backs.

I will believe in the right of one man to govern a nation despotically when I find a man born unto the world with boots and spurs, and a nation with saddles on their backs.

In times of anarchy one may seem a despot in order to be a savior.

It is difficult for power to avoid despotism. - The possessors of rude health - the characters never strained by a doubt - the minds that no questions disturb and no aspirations put out of breath - there, the strong, are also the tyrants.

It is odd to consider the connection between despotism and barbarity, and how the making one person more than man makes the rest less.

It is the old practice of despots to use a part of the people to keep the rest in order.

There is something among men more capable of shaking despotic power than lightning, whirlwind, or earthquake; that is the threatened indignation of the whole civilized world.

When the savages wish to have fruit they cut down the tree and gather it. - That is exactly a despotic government.