Democracy Quotes

Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.

Bertrand Russell

Baseball serves as a good model for democracy in action: Every player is equally important and each has a chance to be a hero

Edward Abbey

Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage.

H. L. Meneken

Democracy is the form of government that 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.

John Dryden

Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.

Clement Atlee

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

Winston Churchill

Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are today

Mahatma Gandhi

Lower voter participation is a silent threat to our democracy...It under-represents young people, the poor, the disabled, those with little education, minorities and you and me.

Nancy Neuman

In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy.

Fran Lebowitz

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

Irving Kristol

Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.

Alexis de Tocqueville

We can no longer allow multi-nationalists to parade as agents of progress and democracy in the newspapers, even as they subvert it at the workplace.

John Sweeney

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!

Benjamin Franklin

Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.

Abraham Lincoln

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.

Alfred Emanuel Smith

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

George Bernard Shaw

Democracy is essentially anti-authoritarian--that is, it not only demands the right but imposes the responsibility of thinking for ourselves.

John Dryden

The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians.

Benjamin Disraeli

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.

H. L. Mencken

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

Winston Churchill

t’s hard to believe that in the greatest democracy in the world, we need legislation to prevent the government from writing and paying for the news.

Senator John Kerry

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

Barack Obama

A monoculture is not only Hollywood, but Americans trying to export democracy.

Bernardo Bertolucci
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