Etienne De Boetie Famous Quotes & Sayings

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8 Etienne De Boetie Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Etienne De Boetie Sayings By Etienne De La Boetie: Plays, farces, spectacles, gladiators, strange beasts, medals, pictures, and other such opiates, these were for Plays, farces, spectacles, gladiators, strange beasts, medals, pictures, and other such opiates, these were for ancient peoples the bait toward slavery, the price of their liberty, the instruments of tyranny. By these practices and enticements the ancient dictators so successfully lulled their subjects under the yoke, that the stupefied peoples, fascinated by the pastimes and vain pleasures flashed before their eyes, learned subservience as naively, but not so creditably, as little children learn to read by looking at bright picture books. — Etienne De La Boetie
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Etienne De Boetie Sayings By Etienne De La Boetie: Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break into pieces. — Etienne De La Boetie
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Etienne De Boetie Sayings By Etienne De La Boetie: The despot subdues his subjects, some of them by means of others, and thus is The despot subdues his subjects, some of them by means of others, and thus is he protected by those from whom, if they were decent men, he would have to guard against himself; just as, in order to split wood, one has to use a wedge of the wood itself. Such are his archers, his guards, his halberdiers; not that they do not suffer occasionally at his hands, but this riff-raff, abandoned alike by God and man, can be led to endure evil if permitted to commit it, not against him who exploits them, but against those who like themselves submit, but are helpless. — Etienne De La Boetie
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Etienne De Boetie Sayings By Etienne De La Boetie: It has always happened that tyrants, in order to strengthen their power, have made every It has always happened that tyrants, in order to strengthen their power, have made every effort to train their people not only in obedience and servility toward themselves, but also in adoration. — Etienne De La Boetie
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Etienne De Boetie Sayings By Etienne De La Boetie: Let us therefore learn while there is yet time, let us learn todo good. Let Let us therefore learn while there is yet time, let us learn to
do good. Let us raise our eyes to Heaven for the sake of our
honor, for the very love of virtue, or, to speak wisely, for the
love and praise of God Almighty, who is the infallible witness of
our deeds and the just judge of our faults. As for me, I truly
believe I am right, since there is nothing so contrary to a
generous and loving God as tyranny---I believe He has reserved,
in a separate spot in Hell, some very special punishment for
tyrants and their accomplices — Etienne De La Boetie
Etienne De Boetie Sayings By Etienne De La Boetie: It is incredible how as soon as a people become subject, it promptly falls into It is incredible how as soon as a people become subject, it promptly falls into such complete forgetfulness of its freedom that it can hardly be roused to the point of regaining it, obeying so easily and willingly that one is led to say that this people has not so much lost its liberty as won its enslavement. — Etienne De La Boetie
Etienne De Boetie Sayings By Etienne De La Boetie: Liberty is the natural condition of the people. Servitude, however, is fostered when people are Liberty is the natural condition of the people. Servitude, however, is fostered when people are raised in subjection. People are trained to adore rulers. While freedom is forgotten by many there are always some who will never submit. — Etienne De La Boetie
Etienne De Boetie Sayings By Etienne De La Boetie: I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break in pieces. — Etienne De La Boetie