William Pitt on the Plea of Tyrants

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

 William Pitt (1759-1806) British Prime Minister (1783-1801, 1804-06) during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. Source: Speech, House of Commons, 18 November 1783

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