Baseball serves as a good model for democracy in action: Every player is equally important and each has a chance to be a hero
As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron
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
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated
Information is the currency of democracy
Democracy is a constant tension between truth and half-truth and, in the arsenal of truth, there is no greater weapon than fact
Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter
Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few
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
Democracy is a government where you can say what you think even if you don't think
Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work.
It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting
Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear
Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage
We have proved that the true strength of our nation comes not from the scale of our wealth but from the power of our ideals - opportunity, democracy, liberty and hope
We’re busy exporting Democracy abroad to Afghanistan and Iraq, which is fine, but what we really need to do is a better job at making our Democracy work right here at home.
Democracy is the menopause of Western society, the Grand Climacteric of the body social. Fascism is its middle-aged lust.
Sri Lanka's problems were caused by too much democracy.
Sometimes democracy must be bathed in blood.
You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.
This dullness of vision regarding the importance of the general welfare to the individual is the measure of the failure of our schools and churches to teach the spiritual significance of genuine democracy.
Without enough wilderness America will change. Democracy, with its myriad personalities and increasing sophistication, must be fibred and vitalized by the regular contact with outdoor growths -- animals, trees, sun warmth, and free skies -- or it will dwindle and pale.