Top 44 Tyrants Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Tyrants Quotes from famous people such as Simon Sebag Montefiore, Albert Camus, Lysander Spooner, Edmund Burke, Michael Bennet, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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Unlike monarchs, who pass power to their heirs at the moment of death to ensure the survival of the regime, tyrants must simply survive as long as possible.
Simon Sebag Montefiore
The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.
Albert Camus
The right of revolution, which tyrants, in mockery, accord to mankind, is no legal right under a government; it is only a natural right to overturn a government.
Lysander Spooner
Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants.
Edmund Burke
Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
Edmund Burke
We don’t have to settle for Freedom Caucus tactics – those guys are tyrants. We don’t have to accept that. In fact, we can’t and have this country be what this country really can be.
Michael Bennet
One weeps not save when one is afraid, and that is why kings are tyrants.
Marquis de Sade
Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear.
George W. Bush
Who shall resist Anti-Christ when he comes if we show such patience towards the vices and crimes of his precursors? By such leniency, we encourage kings to become tyrants and tempt them to withdraw every privilege and all jurisdiction from the Churches.
Thomas Becket
Ronald Reagan said that he sought a Star Wars defense only in order to share the technology with the tyrants of the U.S.S.R.
Christopher Hitchens
I think great artists have no time to waste with having disproportionate egos and irrational requests. They’re too focused on their work to actually lose themselves in hysterical spirals where they become monsters or tyrants.
Xavier Dolan
It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice.
Henry A. Wallace
We immerse ourselves in escapist mass entertainment, such as ‘reality T.V.’ programs. We support fanatical politicians and preachers. Our politicians, in turn, support dictators and tyrants in other countries, all in the name of ‘security’ and ‘stability’. And we arm ourselves to the teeth, and pray to God to be saved.
Brendan Myers
Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.
William Penn
The world is made up for the most part of morons and natural tyrants, sure of themselves, strong in their own opinions, never doubting anything.
Clarence Darrow
The big tyrants never face justice.
George Galloway
I’ve personally demanded that tyrants let their people go. I’ve tried to feed the hungry, clothe the poor, protect the elderly and infirm, and defend the needy from the aggressively greedy. I’ve led a blessed life. What a kick for a kid from the projects.
Gary Ackerman
There can be no tyrants where there are no slaves.
Jose Rizal
You work your butt off and somebody says you can’t have your record played because it offends them. Tyrants are made of such stuff.
Richard Pryor
The only way to tyrantproof the presidency is not to elect tyrants to the presidency.
Benjamin Wittes
Excessive dealings with tyrants are not good for the security of free states.
Poles understand perhaps better than anyone the consequences of making toothless warnings to brutal tyrants and terrorist regimes.
Paul Wolfowitz
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson
Saddam, as most tyrants, was a total control freak. He wanted total control of his regime. Total control of the country. And to introduce a wild card like Al Qaeda in any sense was just something he would not do.
Bob Simon
Tyrants and dictators have incited hatred against ethnic and religious minorities for centuries in order to consolidate power for themselves.
Bob Menendez
Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free.
Bill Richardson
Let tyrants shake their iron rod.
William Billings
When politicians don black robes and seize powers they do not have, they should be called out for what they are – usurpers and petty tyrants.
Pat Buchanan
I plan on suing all of the Left wing terrorists and tech tyrants who are trying to shut me down simply because I am a Conservative Jewish woman who speaks truth about Islam.
Laura Loomer
A great nation like the United States has many and varied interests, and we need both to do business with tyrants and to engage constantly in multilateral diplomacy.
Elliott Abrams
The ‘Axis of Evil’ was – and is – very real, as the tyrants of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea knew full well.
Michael Ledeen
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals;

Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
Oliver Goldsmith
Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be tyrants if they could.
Daniel Defoe
Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
Edmund Burke
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
Frederick Douglass
Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
William Penn
Of all the tyrants the world affords, our own affections are the fiercest lords.
John Sterling
Muslims have been subjected to so many tyrants and oppressive regimes. That’s what the Arab Spring was about, but the problem comes in trying to direct a revolution.
Cat Stevens
Modern tyrants are terror managers. Do not allow your shock to be turned against your freedom.
Timothy D. Snyder
War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies.
Charles Caleb Colton
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.
George Santayana
The political lives of tyrants play out human affairs with a special intensity: the death of a democratic leader long after his retirement is a private matter, but the death of a tyrant is always a political act that reflects the character of his power.
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Mugabe’s resignation fascinates because the fall of tyrants is always a family story, decline of the father, writ large. What a strange creature he is.
Simon Sebag Montefiore
All men would be tyrants if they could.
Daniel Defoe