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Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson


My patience to his fury, and am arm'd to suffer, with a quietness of spirit, the very tyranny and rage of his. - William Shakespeare


Emancipation: A bondman's change from the tyranny of another to the despotism of himself. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce


When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives. - Robert A. Heinlein


There are few minds to which tyranny is not delightful. - Samuel Johnson


The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. - Thomas Jefferson


From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny is in trouble and reminders that its structure is as brittle as its surface is hard. - Dwight David Eisenhower


The means of defence against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home. - James Madison


I have an almost complete disregard of precedent and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things always have been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind. I go for anything new that might improve the past. - Clara Barton