Quote from Voltaire 

"...So long as the people
do not care to exercise their freedom,
those who wish to tyrannize will do so;
for tyrants are active and ardent,
and will devote themselves in the name
of any number of gods, religious and otherwise,
to put shackles upon sleeping men."

Quote by:
Voltaire
[Fran├žois Marie Arouet] (1694-1778)
Source:
Philosophical Dictionary, 1764
 
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