Democracy Quotes

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

John F. Kennedy

To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.

Louis L'Amour

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.

Bill Vaughan

The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid.

Art Spander

We have a war dictator who was not elected, he snuck in. so he punishes people that threaten him in any way, or even say something he doesn't like. It has no resemblance to democracy.

Joni Mitchell

Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Winston Churchill

Congress is functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well. They understood that if you move too quickly, our democracy will be less responsible to the majority

Barber B. Conable

Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.

Unknown

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 the government to the utmost.

Aristotle

I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife.

James Russell Lowell

Democracy is hypocrisy without limitation.

Iskander Mirza

After each war there is a little less democracy to save.

Brooks Atkinson

Vulgarity is the rich man's modest contribution to democracy

Unknown

The Chinese leadership hoped that the world would soon forget the Tiananmen Square massacre. Our job in Congress is to ensure that we never forget those who lost their lives in Tiananmen Square that day or the pro-democracy cause for which they fought.

Tom Lantos

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

Thomas Jefferson

Democracy is a process by which people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.

Laurence J. Peter

Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.

John Quincy Adams

Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, are right

H. L. Mencken

Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven.

H. L. Mencken

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

Alfred Emanuel Smith

Democracy is on trial in the world, on a more colossal scale than ever before.

Charles Fletcher Dole

Capitalism is the bastard child of democracy.

Doug Moody

To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect, and their oneness.

Mahatma Gandhi
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