The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
They [the slaves] have stabbed themselves for freedom jumped into the waves for freedom starved for freedom fought like very tigers for freedom! But they have been hung, and burned, and shot and their tyrants have been their historians!lydia maria child
All my plans in private life; all my pursuits; all my designs, wishes, and thoughts, have this one great object in view: the overthrow of the ruffian Boroughmongers . If I write grammars; if I write on agriculture; if I sow, plant, or deal in seeds; whatever I do has first in view the destruction of those infamous tyrants.william cobbett
What a beastly and pitiful wretch that Wordsworth! That such a man should be a poet! I can compare him with no one but Simonides, that flatter of Sicilian tyrants, and at the same time the most natural and tender of lyric poets.william wordsworth
In the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would remember the ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.Abigail Adams