Fear is a tyrant and a despot, more terrible than the rack, more potent than the stake.
~ The Clue of the Twisted Candle
by Edgar Wallace
Few people can resist doing what is universally expected of them. This invisible pressure is more difficult to stand against than individual tyranny.
~ That Fortune
by Charles Dudley Warner
Thus, cases of injustice, and oppression, and tyranny, and the most extravagant bigotry, are in constant occurrence among us every day. It is the custom to trumpet forth much wonder and astonishment at the chief actors therein setting at defiance so completely the opinion of the world; but there is no greater fallacy; it is precisely because they do consult the opinion of their own little world that such things take place at all, and strike the great world dumb with amazement.
~ Nicholas Nickleby
by Charles Dickens