„Tradition is the crown of the tyrant.“

—  Pierce Brown, buch Golden Son, Golden Son (2015), Ch. 51: Golden Son
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„Every noble crown is, and on earth will forever be, a crown of thorns.“

—  Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
1840s, Past and Present (1843), Bk. III, ch. 7.

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„The iron hand crush'd the Tyrant's head
And became a Tyrant in his stead.“

—  William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827
1810s, Miscellaneous poems and fragments from the Nonesuch edition, Ibid, stanza 9

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„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
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„Any excuse will serve a tyrant.“

—  Aesop, buch The Wolf and the Lamb
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„Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.“

—  Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790
Decade unclear, 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.

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„Clever tyrants are never punished.“

—  Voltaire, Mérope
Citas, Les habiles tyrans ne sont jamais punis. Mérope, act V, scene V (1743)

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„Love is a tyrant, sparing none.“

—  Pierre Corneille, Le Cid
Le Cid (1636), L'amour est un tyran qui n'épargne personne. Doña Urraque, act I, scene ii.

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„Let us render the tyrant no aid“

—  Frederick Douglass American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman 1818 - 1895
1840s, Context: Let us render the tyrant no aid; let us not hold the light by which he can trace the footprints of our flying brother. Ch. 11

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