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Alexander Meiklejohn Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Alexander Meiklejohn Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

Democracy is the art of thinking independently together.
- Alexander Meiklejohn

Whatever the immediate gains and losses,
the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression
are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom.
Suppression is always foolish.
Freedom is always wise.
- Alexander Meiklejohn

The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing
to be adjusted by abolition of forms.
It requires change of heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government,
except all the others that have been tried.
- Winston Churchill

 

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people
by the people for the people.
- Oscar Wilde

When we talk about democracy, if the people's
stomach is empty, democracy is also empty.
Democracy can not be installed by fiat;
it must be achieved by the people themselves.
- Jimmy Yen

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy
than to imprison a person
or keep him in prison because he is unpopular.
This is really the test of civilization.
- Winston Churchill


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A democracy is nothing more than mob rule,
where fifty-one percent of the people
may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.
- attributed to Thomas Jefferson

Information is the currency of democracy.
- Thomas Jefferson

The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
- John F. Kennedy

As I would not be a slave,
so I would not be a master.
This expresses my idea of democracy.
- Abraham Lincoln

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking
the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
- Sydney J. Harris

So long as we have enough people in this country willing
to fight for their rights,
we'll be called a democracy.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

The experience of democracy is like
the experience of life itself -
always changing, infinite in its variety,
sometimes turbulent
and all the more valuable
for having been tested by adversity.
- Jimmy Carter

A healthy democracy requires a decent society;
it requires that we are honorable,
generous, tolerant and respectful.
- Charles W. Pickering

The flood of money that gushes into politics today
is a pollution of democracy.
- Theodore White

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
- Robert Byrne

In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.
- J. William Fulbright

What difference does it make to the dead,
the orphans, and the homeless,
whether the mad destruction is wrought
under the name of totalitarianism
or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some,
are chiefly to be found in democracy,
they will be best attained when all persons alike share
in government to the utmost.
- Aristotle

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property,
are the rulers.
- Aristotle

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
- H. L. Mencken

America and Israel share a special bond.
Our relationship is unique among all nations.
Like America, Israel is a strong democracy,
a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty,
a home to the oppressed and persecuted.
- William J. Clinton

Memorial Day remains one of America's
most cherished patriotic observances.
The spirit of this day has not changed -
it remains a day to honor those who
died defending our freedom and democracy.
- Doc Hastings

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than
half of the people are right more than half of the time.
- E. B. White

I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work.
Of course it doesn't work.
We are supposed to work it.
- Alexander Woollcott

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Reading builds the educated and informed electorate
so vital to our democracy.
- Brad Henry

Every government is a parliament of whores.
The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections
are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
- Gore Vidal

A free America... means just this:
individual freedom for all, rich or poor,
or else this system of government we call democracy
is only an expedient to enslave man
to the machine and make him like it.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power,
it is called a democracy.
- Charles de Secondat

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens,
who assemble and administer the government in person.
- James Madison

Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
- James Russell Lowell

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions -
it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
- Irving Kristol

A basic tenet of a healthy democracy is open dialogue and transparency.
- Peter Fenn

Japan is not a Western democracy.
The Japanese have kept their traditions,
culture and heritage, but they have joined the community of free nations.
- Natan Sharansky

Democracy not only requires equality but also an unshakable
conviction in the value of each person,
who is then equal.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

All the ills of democracy can be cured by more democracy.
- Alfred E. Smith

I think we're at risk with our democracy.
I think we're dealing with the most closed,
imperialistic, nastiest administration in living memory.
They even put Richard Nixon to shame.
- Wesley Clark

It's true that General Musharraf opposes my return,
seeing me as a symbol of democracy in the country.
He is comfortable with dictatorship.
I hope better sense prevails.
- Benazir Bhutto

Democracy is constructed like an edifice,
freedom by freedom, right by right, until it reaches its snapping point.
- Abdoulaye Wade

It is not enough to merely defend democracy.
To defend it may be to lose it; to extend it is to strengthen it.
Democracy is not property; it is an idea.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

It's important to address young people in the reopening of New Orleans.
In rebuilding, let's revisit the potential of American
democracy and American glory.
- Wynton Marsalis

Our form of democracy is bribery, on the highest scale.
- Gore Vidal

It would be hard to ignore the absence of democracy in any Arab nation.
- Jack Schwartz

I swear to the Lord, I still can't see,
why Democracy means, everybody but me.
- Langston Hughes

Free nations of the world cannot allow Taiwan,
a beacon of democracy, to be subdued by an authoritarian China.
- Nick Lampson

While democracy must have its organization and controls,
its vital breath is individual liberty.
- Charles Evans Hughes

If the war has faded into history, democracy's defeat
in Vietnam has left deep marks in the consciousness of both nations.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

Democracy consists of choosing your dictators,
after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear.
- Alan Coren

I don't run democracy.
I train troops to defend democracy and I happen to
be their surrogate father and mother as well as their commanding general.
- Alfred M. Gray

Now, al Qaeda's on the run.
Afghanistan is no longer a base of operations.
The Afghan government is a friendly government that
is trying to bring democracy to its people.
- Condoleezza Rice

Christianity, democracy, science, education,
wealth, and the cumulative inheritance of a thousand years,
have not preserved us from the vain repetition of history.
- Ralph A. Cram

Democracy: An institution in which the whole is equal
to the scum of the parts.
- Keith Preston

I will protect democracy with my life.
- Thaksin Shinawatra

Nevertheless, I resist cynicism and continue to believe
in the possibilities for genuine democracy.
- William Greider

A global democracy works only when countries trust one another.
- Armstrong Williams

The nature of a democracy consists to an important
degree in the right of the people to criticize problems and mistakes.
- Walter Ulbricht

Words like feminism or democracy scare me.
They are words with barnacles on them,
and you can't see what's underneath.
- William Collins

The democracy process provides for political and social change without violence.
- Aung San Suu Kyi

Democracy belongs to those who exercise it.
- Bill Moyers

Throughout American history many of our social gains
and much of our progress toward democracy were made
possible by the active intervention of the federal government.
- Harold Washington

Either we are all free, or we fail; democracy must belong to all of us.
- Dennis Chavez

As you know from reading many of these Negro writers,
we don't deal too much with the discussion of democracy
and what it means and how improvisation fits in all that.
- Stanley Crouch

Adultery is the application of democracy to love.
- H. L. Mencken

The word democracy has no meaning.
Duty has gone.
Only rights remain.
- Fiona Shaw

I have said democracy and freedom do not work too well if you are hungry,
if you are starving.
- Pete Domenici

In a constitutional democracy the moral content of
law must be given by the morality of the framer or legislator,
never by the morality of the judge.
- Robert Bork


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