There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
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There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
The less men think, the more they talk.
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
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