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Democracy Quotes

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

Information is the currency of democracy.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

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

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

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

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
- Jorge Luis Borges

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And that is my definition of democracy,
the right to be in a minority and not be suppressed.
- Lee Harvey Oswald

Nobody and nothing will stop Russia on the road to
strengthening democracy and ensuring human rights and freedoms.
- Vladimir Putin

Democracy...
is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder;
and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
- Plato

Debate is almost non-existent and no one is apparently
accountable to anybody apart from their political party bosses.
It is bad news for democracy in this country.
- Helen Suzman

A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined;
one discovers how far one can go only by traveling
in a straight line until one is stopped.
- Norman Mailer

Ultimately, freedom and democracy are stronger than fear and tyranny.
- Gijs de Vries

Americans cannot teach democracy to the world until they restore their own.
- William Greider

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

Thru the auspices of the viewers who become -
I think this is an import -
in a democracy,
become a working unit with law enforcement against the criminals.
- Robert Stack

The years between 1800 and 1825 were distinguished,
so far as our domestic development was concerned,
by the growth of the Western pioneer Democracy in power and self-consciousness.
- Herbert Croly

Protection of private property is a fundamental right
protected in a strong democracy.
- Jim Ryun

The government, which was designed for the people,
has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers,
the special interests.
An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.
- Woodrow Wilson

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

A marvel that has nothing to offer, democracy is at
once a nation's paradise and its tomb.
- Emile M. Cioran

There is an idea of democracy produced by one-sided thinking.
- Omar Bongo

People in so many countries look up to the United States as a model of democracy,
but I doubt if that can continue.
It leaves me with a great sense of loss.
- Bianca Jagger

The U.S.
Constitution is the basic framework for the greatest democracy on Earth.
Some of my colleagues find it easy to amend it.
I don't.
- Byron Dorgan

Our democracy is the centerpiece of who we are as a nation.
And it is the fondest hope of all Americans that we
can help bring democracy to every corner of the world.
- Barbara Boxer

The essence of a democracy is a free electorate.
- Arlen Specter

Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy,
human rights, and freedom of expression.
- Taslima Nasrin

You don't spread democracy through the barrel of a gun.
- Helen Thomas

Democracy without morality is impossible.
- Jack Kemp

Although we dealt decisively with all terrorist organizations,
we at the same time not only maintained,
preserved our democracy, but kept improving it.
- Bulent Ecevit

We have had a long wait for democracy.
- Chen Shui-bian

Without democracy there is no freedom.
Violence, no matter who is using it,
is always reactionary.
- Friedrich Ebert

In a few decades, the relationship between the environment,
resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as
the connection we see today between human rights,
democracy and peace.
- Wangari Maathai

I think if people value democracy, they had damn well
better get out and exercise their right to vote while
their vote still means something.
- Bob Weir

The motive power of democracy is love.
- Henri Bergson

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

The word democracy comes from the Greek and means,
literally, government by the people.
- Robert Welch

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

We urge all democratic nations and the United Nations
to answer the Iraqi Governing Council's call for support
for the people of Iraq in making the transition to democracy.
- Dick Cheney

The American polity is infected with a serious imbalance
of power between elites and masses,
a power which is the principal threat to our democracy.
- Paul Wellstone

Democracy means government by the uneducated,
while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The best Governments of the World have bin composed of Monarchy,
Aristocracy, and Democracy.
- Algernon Sydney


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