One gives the name of tyrant to the sovereign who knows no laws but those of his caprice, who takes his subjects' property, and who afterwards enrols them to go to take the property of his neighbours.
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submitted by SylphofLight, March 17, 2014
From the 1764 Dictionnaire Philosophique or Philosophical Dictionary by notable French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher Voltaire(the nom de plume of François-Marie Arouet)
This quote was added January 16, 2014.