The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice; who takes the property of his subjects, and afterwards enlists them to go and take that of his neighbors.
I should less detest the tyranny of a single one, than that of many. A despot has always some good moments; an assemblage of despots, never.
So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves I the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.
Of all tyrannies, one sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
The means of defense against foreign danger has always been the instrument of tyranny at home.
The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands [ ] may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.
Beware and be weary of those centrists of power who parade as parliamentarians. .