Simply invaluable quotations concerning tyranny

"Wise politicians will be cautious about fettering the government
with restrictions that cannot be observed, because they know that
every break of the fundamental laws, though dictated by necessity,
impairs that sacred reverence which ought to be maintained in
the breast of rulers towards the constitution of a country."
— Alexander Hamilton
Source: Federalist No. 25, 21 December 1787. Reference: Hamilton, Federalist No. 25 (167)

"Laws directed against opinions affect the generous-minded rather

than the wicked, and are adapted less for coercing criminals than for
irritating the upright."
— Baruch Spinoza
Source: cited in Atlantic Monthly, January 1955

"We must create out of the younger generation a generation of Communists.

We must turn children, who can be shaped like wax, into real, good
Communists…. We must remove the children from the crude influence of
their families. We must take them over and, to speak frankly, nationalize them.
From the first days of their lives they will be under the healthy influence of
Communist children’s nurseries and schools. There they will grow up to be real

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