Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.
I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
No government power can be abused long. Mankind will not bear it. There is a remedy in human nature against tyranny, that will keep us safe under every form of government.
A police state finds that it cannot command the grain to grow.
The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.
Death is softer by far than tyranny.
Tyranny is yielding to the lust of the governing.
In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend.
Tyranny is always better organized than freedom.
Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart.
The people always have some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness. This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.
The most insupportable of tyrannies is that of inferiors.