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Despotism is unjust to everybody, including the despot, who was probably made for better things.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Despotism
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
So long as war is the main business of nations, temporary despotism -- despotism during the campaign -- is indispensable.
~ Walter Bagehot | (British economist ) | 1826-1877 | Despotism
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The arbitrary rule of a just and enlightened prince is always bad. His virtues are the most dangerous and the surest form of seduction: they lull a people imperceptibly into the habit of loving, respecting, and serving his successor, whoever that successor may be, no matter how wicked or stupid.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Despotism
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
The real stumbling-block of totalitarian régimes is not the spiritual need of men for freedom of thought; it is men's inability to stand the physical and nervous strain of a permanent state of excitement, except during a few years of their youth.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Despotism
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
There are three kinds of despots. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the body. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the soul. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the soul and body alike. The first is called the Prince. The second is called the Pope. The third is called the People.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Despotism
quotes Division : Dramatists