„We swapped the tyrant 3,000 miles away for a handful of financial slaveowning overlords who make the tyrant of Great Britain seem mild.“
— Huey Long American politician, Governor of Louisiana, and United States Senator 1893 - 1935
1933 Congressional Record, 72d Cong, 2d sess., Vol. 76; quoted in Hugh Davis Graham, Huey Long (1970), p. 55.
— Algernon Sidney British politician and political theorist 1623 - 1683
As quoted in Life and Memoirs of Algernon Sidney; his father (Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester) wrote to him (30 August 1660) https://books.google.com/books?id=zUENAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA94&dq=: "It is said that the University of Copenhagen brought their album unto you, desiring you to write something; and that you did scribere in albo these words".
— James Richardson American poet 1950
— Sören Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard
„If Obama's a tyrant, he's a pretty tame tyrant. How many tyrants do you know that really suffer because they can't get cloture?“
— Jon Stewart American political satirist, writer, television host, actor, media critic and stand-up comedian 1962
— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
— Thomas Aquinas Italian Dominican scholastic philosopher of the Roman Catholic Church 1225 - 1274
Trans. J.G. Dawson (Oxford, 1959), 44, 2 in O’Donovan, pp. 329-30
— Howard Zinn author and historian 1922 - 2010
— Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman,... 1706 - 1790
Benjamin Franklin proposed this as the motto on the Great Seal of the United States http://www.greatseal.com/committees/firstcomm/reverse.html. It is often falsely attributed to Thomas Jefferson because he endorsed the motto. It may have been inspired by a similar quote made by Simon Bradstreet after the 1688 overthrow of Edmund Andros. Bradstreet's quote is found in two sources: Official Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the State Convention: assembled May 4th, 1853 (1853) by the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, p. 502 and A Book of New England Legends and Folk Lore (1883) by Samuel Adams Drake. p. 426.
— John Conington British classical scholar 1825 - 1869