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TYRANTS
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[ Also see Tyranny ]

How can tyrants safely govern home,
  Unless abroad they purchase great alliance.
      - William Shakespeare

His demand
  Springs not from Edward's well-meant honest love,
    Bur from deceit, bred by necessity;
      For how can tyrants safely govern home
        Unless abroad they purchase great alliance?
      - William Shakespeare,
        King Henry the Sixth, Part III
         (Queen Margaret at III, iii)

O nation miserable,
  With an untitled tyrant bloody-sceptred,
    When shalt thou see thy wholesome days again,
      Since that the truest issue of thy throne
        By his own interdiction stands accursed
          And does blaspheme his breed?
      - William Shakespeare, Macbeth
         (Macduff at IV, iii)

This tyrant, whole sole name blisters our tongues,
  Was once thought honest; you have loved him well;
    He hath not touched you yet.
      - William Shakespeare, Macbeth
         (Malcolm at IV, iii)

But thou know'st this,
  'Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.
      - William Shakespeare,
        Pericles Prince of Tyre
         (Pericles at I, ii)

I knew him tyrannous; and tyrants' fears
  Decrease not, but grow faster than the years;
    And should he doubt it, as no doubt he doth,
      That I should open to the list'ning air
        How many worthy princes' bloods were shed
          To keep his bed of blackness unlaid ope,
            To lop that doubt, he'll fill this land with arms
              And make pretense of wrong that I have done him;
                When all, for mine, if I may call offense,
                  Must feel war's blow, who spares not innocence;
                    Which love to all, of which thyself art one,
                      Who now reproved'st me for't--
      - William Shakespeare,
        Pericles Prince of Tyre
         (Pericles at I, ii)

The tyrant, it has been said, is but a slave turned inside out.
      - Samuel Smiles

Each animal,
  By natural instinct taught, spares his own kind,
    But man, the tyrant man! revels at large,
      Freebooter unrestrain'd, destroys at will
        The whole creation; men and beasts his prey;
          These for his pleasure, for his glory those.
      - William C. Somerville

Be sure there are domestic tyrants also.
      - William Makepeace Thackeray

A company of tyrants is inaccessible to all seductions.
      - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),
        A Philosophical Dictionary--Tyranny

The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.
      - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),
        A Philosophical Dictionary--Tyranny

Clever tyrants are never punished.
  [Fr., Les habiles tyrans ne sont jamais punis.]
      - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),
        Merope (V, 5)


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