"...so long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men."
—Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)
“Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”
I'm not sure I get that quote."A spoiled saint, a Pharisee, an inquisitor, or a magician make better sport in Hell then a mere common tyrant or narcissist." ~Screwtape, The Screwtape Letters
I'm not sure I get that quote.
Oh, right, that makes more sense.A hypocritical and spiritually corrupt individual makes for a worse sinner than someone who is simply s tyrant or narcissistic person.