Quotations on Dictatorship

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It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship.
- Corazon Aquino
(Keywords: Power, Democracy, Dictatorship, Freedom, Light)

It's true that General Musharraf opposes my return, seeing me as a symbol of democracy in the country. He is comfortable with dictatorship. I hope better sense prevails.
- Benazir Bhutto
(Keywords: Hope, Country, Democracy, Dictatorship, Sense, Symbol)

Only that Swiss in the heart want still a king or at least a strong Upper House of Parliament. Swiss long themselves for less democracy and more dictatorship.
- Peter Bichsel
(Keywords: Heart, Democracy, Dictatorship, Parliament, Want)

Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship.
- William Blum
(Keywords: Democracy, Dictatorship, Propaganda, Violence)

The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.
- Niels Bohr
(Keywords: Democracy, Dictatorship, Secrecy)

The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.
- Charles Bukowski
(Keywords: Time, Democracy, Dictatorship, Difference, First, Vote, Voting, Waste)

Important as economic unification is for the recovery of Germany and of Europe, the German people must recognize that the basic cause of their suffering and distress is the war which the Nazi dictatorship brought upon the world.
- James F. Byrnes
(Keywords: War, People, Cause, Dictatorship, Europe, Germany, Suffering, World)

Unfortunately, writing and reporting the truth is not allowed under Castro's tyrannical dictatorship.
- Lincoln Diaz-Balart
(Keywords: Truth, Dictatorship, Writing)

In some states militant nationalism has gone to the lengths of dictatorship, the cult of the absolute or totalitarian state and the glorification of war.
- Arthur Henderson
(Keywords: War, Dictatorship, Nationalism, State, states)

In Spain, we should have enough intelligence, enough sense of individual and collective responsibility to do for ourselves that which would be imposed upon us by a dictatorship.
- Frederica Montseny
(Keywords: Intelligence, Dictatorship, Responsibility, Sense, Spain)

In a way, I have to have a dictatorship. I can't be told that I'm wrong. That conflicts with what I was saying earlier about listening. It isn't to do with receiving criticism and responding to other views, it's who has that last decision.
- Trevor Nunn
(Keywords: Decision, Criticism, Dictatorship, Listening, Saying, Wrong)

Pope John Paul II not only visited Nigeria twice but stood by the country in its fight against dictatorship and injustice.
- Olusegun Obasanjo
(Keywords: Country, Dictatorship, Fight, Injustice)

Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.
- George Orwell
(Keywords: Power, Dictatorship, End, Revolution, Order)

Television has made dictatorship impossible but democracy unbearable.
- Shimon Peres
(Keywords: Democracy, Dictatorship, Television)

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
- Plato
(Keywords: Democracy, Dictatorship, Extreme, Liberty, Slavery, Tyranny)

We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize anything as for certain and which has as its highest goal one's own ego and one's own desires.
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Keywords: Goal, Dictatorship, Ego)

Those newspapers of the nation which most loudly cried dictatorship against me would have been the first to justify the beginnings of dictatorship by somebody else.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Keywords: Beginnings, Dictatorship, First, Nation, Newspapers)

Beginning with adolescence, my political formation was oriented in the ideological direction of Marxism. It was natural, being that my thinking was influenced by an atmosphere of active critical resistance. That was the way it was during all of the dictatorship and up to the Revolution of 1974.
- Jose Saramago
(Keywords: Adolescence, Beginning, Being, Dictatorship, Direction, Revolution, Marxism, Thinking)

No one should suffer from the great delusion that any form of communism or socialism which promotes the dictatorship of the few instead of the initiative of the millions can produce a happier or more prosperous society.
- Charles E. Wilson
(Keywords: Society, Communism, Delusion, Dictatorship, Socialism)

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