Dictatorship Quotes

 I am responsible only to God and history. 
Author: General Francisco Franco
Nationality: Spanish
b. 04 December 1892  - d. 20 November 1975
  
 One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 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. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Rather than a democracy, we increasingly have an elective dictatorship. People are merely permitted to choose who will violate the laws and the Constitution. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 The class struggle necessarily leads to the dictatorship of the proletariat. 
Author: Karl Marx
Nationality: German
b. 5 May 1818  - d. 14 March 1883
  
 What I want to fix your attention on is the vast overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence -- moral, cultural, social or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how 'democracy' (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient dictatorships, and by the same methods? The basic proposal of the new education is to be that dunces and idlers must not be made to feel inferior to intelligent and industrious pupils. That would be 'undemocratic.' Children who are fit to proceed may be artificially kept back, because the others would get a trauma by being left behind. The bright pupil thus remains democratically fettered to his own age group throughout his school career, and a boy who would be capable of tackling Aeschylus or Dante sits listening to his coeval's attempts to spell out A CAT SAT ON A MAT. We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when 'I'm as good as you' has fully had its way. All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will vanish. The few who might want to learn will be prevented; who are they to overtop their fellows? And anyway, the teachers -- or should I say nurses? -- will be far too busy reassuring the dunces and patting them on the back to waste any time on real teaching. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturbable conceit and incurable ignorance among men. 
Author: C. S. Lewis
Nationality: English
b. 29 November 1898  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right. 
Author: Victor Hugo
Nationality: French
b. December 1802  - d.  December 1885
  
 Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 Wherever the United States is resisting aggression; wherever the United States or the United Kingdom or any other country is seeking to ensure that there will be a chance for free expression of the spirit of man from himself and not from dictatorship; wherever there is a joint attempt to improve not only the material but the spiritual standards of life of the peoples of the world; then, Sir, we go Waltzing Matilda with you. 
Author: Sir John Gorton
Nationality: Australian
b. 9 September 1911  - d. 19 May 2002
  
 Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world. 
Author: Epicurus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 341  - d.  December 270
  
 The accords were fig leaves of democratic procedure to hide the nakedness of Stalinist dictatorship. 
Author: George Frost Kennan
Nationality: American
b. 16 February 1904  - d. 17 March 2005
  
 I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 They - the Marxists - maintain that only a dictatorship - their dictatorship, of course - can create the will of the people, while our answer to this is. No dictatorship can have any other aim but that of self-perpetuation, and it can beget only slavery in the people tolerating it. Freedom can be created only by freedom, that is, by a universal rebellion on the part of the people and free organization of the toiling masses from the bottom up. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 Anarchism or freedom is the aim, while the state and dictatorship is the means, and so, in order to free the masses, they have first to be enslaved. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 There is only one power and one dictatorship whose organisation is salutary and feasible: it is that collective, invisible dictatorship of those who are allied in the name of our principle. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 This dictatorship will be all the more salutary and effective for not being dressed up in any official power or extrinsic character. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 Look at the Paris Commune. That was the Dictatorship of the Proletariat. 
Author: Friedrich Engels
Nationality: German
b. 28 December 1820  - d. 5 August 1895
  
 The science of war leads one to dictatorship, pure and simple. The science of non-violence alone can lead one to pure democracy. Power based on love is thousand times more effective and permanent than power derived from fear of punishment. It is a blasphemy to say non-violence can be practiced only by individuals and never by nations which are composed of individuals. The nearest approach to purest anarchy would be a democracy based on non-violence. A society organized and run on the basis of complete non-violence would be the purest anarchy. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 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. 
Author: Charles E. Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1890  - d. 26 September 1961
  
 No people ever recognize their dictator in advance. He never stands for election on the platform of dictatorship. He always represents himself as the instrument [of] the Incorporated National Will. When our dictator turns up you can depend on it that he will be one of the boys, and he will stand for everything traditionally American. And nobody will ever say 'Heil' to him, nor will they call him 'Führer' or 'Duce.' But they will greet him with one great big, universal, democratic, sheeplike bleat of 'O.K., Chief! Fix it like you wanna, Chief! Oh Kaaaay!'" 
Author: Dorothy Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1893  - d. 30 January 1961
  
 So debated Doremus, like some hundreds of thousands of other craftsmen, teachers, lawyers, what-not, in some dozens of countries under a dictatorship, who were aware enough to resent the tyranny, conscientious enough not to take its bribes cynically, yet not so abnormally courageous as to go willingly to exile or dungeon or chopping-block - particularly when they "had wives and families to support.' 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 The Marxists maintain that only a dictatorship - their dictatorship, of course - can create the will of the people, while our answer to this is: No dictatorship can have any other aim but that of self-perpetuation, and it can beget only slavery in the people tolerating it; freedom can be created only by freedom, that is, by a universal rebellion on the part of the people and free organization of the toiling masses from the bottom up. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 Anarchism or freedom is the aim, while the state and dictatorship is the means, Freedom, Dictatorshipand so, in order to free the masses, they have first to be enslaved. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 There is only one power and one dictatorship whose organisation is salutary and feasible: it is that collective, invisible dictatorship of those who are allied in the name of our principle. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 Gray are the passing days. One by one the embers of hope have died out. Terror and despotism have crushed the life born in October. Dictatorship is trampling the masses under foot. The Revolution is dead; its spirit cries in the wilderness - I have decided to leave Russia. 
Author: Alexander Berkman
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1870  - d. 28 June 1936
  
 I do not share the disdain - which frequently presents as cynicism - of Australian politicians that finds expression in the work of all too many journalists, academics and commentators. Never have. In my view, Australia has been well governed since European settlement in 1788. The one obvious exception has turned on the policy failures which occurred consequent upon the interaction of a modern Western society with a traditional indigenous society. For the rest, certainly mistakes have been made by governments and their advisers. But error is part of the human condition - and has been ever since The Fall. The facts indicate that, when compared with other democracies, Australia has been relatively well governed. And, of course, all democracies deliver better outcomes than dictatorships - however benign. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 Sandinistas are a democratically elected government which originally led a popular revolution to overthrow a dictatorship based on slavery. US foreign policy could be best defined as follows: kiss my arse or I'll kick your head in. It is as simple and as crude as that. It can hardly be said to be a complicated foreign policy. What is interesting about it is that it is so incredibly successful. It possesses the structures of disinformation, use of rhetoric, distortion of language, which are very persuasive, but are actually a pack of lies. It is very successful propaganda. They have the money, they have the technology, they have all the means to get away with it, and they do. I find the ignorance in this country, Britain, and certainly the US, really quite deep. It is not only the Republican Party and government in the US which are responsible for this state of affairs, but I see the Democrats as only differing by degrees. While they say "no more military aid to the Contras"... they are still referring to an innate and deeply embedded assumption that they are talking about a Marxist-Leninist totalitarian dictatorship; gangsters, thugs, instructed from Moscow. 
Author: Harold Pinter
Nationality: English
b. 10 October 1930  - d. 24 December 2008
  
 One thing that I am sure of, and which I can answer truthfully, is that whatever the contingencies that may arise here, wherever I am there will be no Communism. 
Author: General Francisco Franco
Nationality: Spanish
b. 04 December 1892  - d. 20 November 1975
  
 We strive to form a single national front against the Judeo-Masonic lodges, against Moscow and the Marxist societies. 
Author: General Francisco Franco
Nationality: Spanish
b. 04 December 1892  - d. 20 November 1975
  
 We do not believe in government through the voting booth. The Spanish national will was never freely expressed through the ballot box. Spain has no foolish dreams. 
Author: General Francisco Franco
Nationality: Spanish
b. 04 December 1892  - d. 20 November 1975
  
 A totalitarian state will harmonize in Spain the operation of all the capabilities and energy in the country, that inside the National Unity, the work esteemed as the most unavoidable must be the only exponent of the people's will. 
Author: General Francisco Franco
Nationality: Spanish
b. 04 December 1892  - d. 20 November 1975
  
 Let us be under no illusion. The Jewish spirit, which was responsible for the alliance of large-scale capital with Marxism and was the driving force behind so many anti-Spanish revolutionary agreements, will not be got rid of in a day. 
Author: General Francisco Franco
Nationality: Spanish
b. 04 December 1892  - d. 20 November 1975
  
 We have torn up Marxist materialism and we have disorientated Masonry. We have thwarted the Satanic machinations of the clandestine Masonic superstate. Despite its control of the world’s press and numerous international politicians. Spain’s struggle is a Crusade; as soldiers of God we carry with us the evangelism of the world! 
Author: General Francisco Franco
Nationality: Spanish
b. 04 December 1892  - d. 20 November 1975
  
 The whole secret of the campaigns unleashed against Spain can be explained in two words: Masonry and Communism.. We have to extirpate these two evils from our land. 
Author: General Francisco Franco
Nationality: Spanish
b. 04 December 1892  - d. 20 November 1975
  
 The defence of internal peace and order constitutes the sacred mission of a nation's armed forces and that is what we have carried out. 
Author: General Francisco Franco
Nationality: Spanish
b. 04 December 1892  - d. 20 November 1975
  
 The Spanish Republic did not find itself free of obligations. For the most part the leaders were Freemasons. Before their duty to their country came their obligations to the Grand Orient. In my opinion, Freemasonry, with all its international influence, is the organization principally responsible for the political ruin of Spain, as well as the murder of Calvo Sotelo, who was executed in accordance with orders from the Grand Secretary of Freemasonry in Geneva. 
Author: General Francisco Franco
Nationality: Spanish
b. 04 December 1892  - d. 20 November 1975
  




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