The function of music isto release us from the tyranny of conscious thought. SirThomas Beecham Quoted in Harold
Atkins and Archie Newman Beecham Stories (1978).
TheTyranny of Distance. Geoffrey Norman Blainey Title of book. English barrister. She is married to Prime Minister
Bemercifuluntome,OGod, be mercifuluntome, for my soul trusteth in
thee: and under the shadow of thy wings shall be my refuge,
until this tyranny be over-past. Book of Common Prayer Psalm 57:1.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. Edmund Burke Speech, Bristol.
Tyranny sets up its own echo-chamber. Bruce Chatwin Utz.
Of all tyrannies in history, the Bolshevik tyranny is the worst, the most
destructive, the most degrading. Every British and French
soldier killed last year was really done to death by Lenin
and Trotskynot in fair war, but by the treacherous
desertion of an ally without parallel in the history of the world.
Lord Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill Speech, London,11 Apr.
Slow tyranny of moonlight, moonlight loved And changed. (Harold) Hart Crane White Buildings,'Voyages', pt.5.
They that are discontented under monarchy call it tyranny; and they
that are displeased with aristocracy call it oligarchy;
so also, they which find themselves grieved under a
democracy call it anarchy, which signifies the want
of government; and yet I think no man believes that want
of government is any new kind of government. Thomas Hobbes Leviathan, pt.2, ch.19.
Then let us have our libertyagain, And challenge to
yourselves no sovereignty. You came not in the
world without our pain, Make that a bar
against your cruelty; Your fault being
greater, why should you disdain Our being your
equals, free from tyranny? Aemilia Lanyer Salve Deus Ex Judaeorum,'Eve's Apology in Defense
modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one
discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a
straight line until one is stopped. Norman Kingsley Mailer The Presidential Papers, preface.
It is the American vice, the democratic disease which expresses its
tyranny by reducing everything unique to the level of the
herd. Henry Valentine Miller On democracy. The Wisdom of the Heart,'Raimu'.
He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle to steady his
fellow countrymen and hearten those Europeans upon whom
the long dark night of tyranny had descended. Edward (Edgar) R(oscoe) Murrow Of Churchill. Broadcast, 30 Nov, quoted in In
Search of Light (1967).
Taxation without representation is tyranny. James Otis c.1761 His defence, which became a rallying call of the American
Where laws end, tyranny begins. William, 1st Earl of Chatham known as the Elder Pitt Speech to the House of Lords, 2 Mar.
Amid the wreck and the misery of nations it is our just exaltation that we
have continued superior to all that ambition or
despotism could effect; and our still higher exaltation ought to
be that we provide not only for our own safety but hold
out a prospect for nations now bending under the
yoke of tyranny of what the exertions of a free people
can effect. William known as theYounger Pitt Speech to the House of Commons, 25 Apr.
We are fighting in the quarrel of civilization against barbarism, of
liberty against tyranny.Germany has become a menace to
the whole world. She is the most dangerous enemy of
liberty now existing. Theodore Roosevelt Speech at Oyster Bay, Long Island, Apr.
Revolutions have never lightened the burden of
tyranny: they have only
shifted it to another shoulder. George Bernard Shaw Man and Superman,'The Revolutionist's Handbook and Pocket Companion,
Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to
those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet
final. Hunter S(tockton) Thompson 'Those DaringYoung Men InTheir Flying
MachinesAin't WhatThey UsedTo
Be!', in Pageant, Sep.
have struggled against tyranny. I didn't do that in order to substitute one
tyranny with another. Desmond Mpilo Tutu In The IrishTimes,'ThisWeekThey Said', 31 Oct.