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Tyranny

Above all, if he believes that the consequences of his actions will follow him beyond his earthly life, and that ‘as he sows so must he reap‘, such a man will surely avoid injustice and tyranny.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 158)


My hope for you is that you will ever avoid tyranny and oppression; that you will work without ceasing till justice reigns in every land, that you will keep your hearts pure and your hands free from unrighteousness. This is what the near approach to God requires from you, and this is what I expect of you.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 17)


O ignorant one that hath been shut out as by a veil from God. Thou hast clung to tyranny, and cast away justice; whereupon all created things have lamented, and still thou art among the wayward … By God! The things thou possessest shall profit thee not, nor what thou hast laid up through thy cruelty. Unto this beareth witness thy Lord, the All-Knowing.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 102)