Quote by Jose Rizal
There can be no tyrants where there are no slaves.
This quote implies that the existence of tyrants relies on the presence of individuals who allow themselves to be submissive or subservient, essentially acting as slaves. If people refuse to be controlled or oppressed, if they assert their independence and defend their rights, tyrants have no power or influence. It suggests that the responsibility for the existence of tyranny lies with those who enable it through their own subjugation. Liberation and the elimination of tyrants can be achieved by breaking the chains of subservience and embracing freedom and self-determination.
There was another silence, while Marjorie considered whether or not convincing her mother was worth the trouble. People over forty can seldom be permanently convinced of anything. At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/bernice/bernice.html