Democracy Quotes

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

Winston Churchill

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

Clement Atlee

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

John Dryden

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

Abraham Lincoln

Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.

James Russell Lowell

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

H. L. Meneken

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

Benjamin Disraeli

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

John Dryden

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

George Bernard Shaw

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

Alfred Emanuel Smith

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

We need to give the Iraqis a chance to build their own future. It should be in their hands. It must be in their hands. That is what democracy is all about. We can teach it, we can explain it, but they must want it enough to make it work for them.

Barbara Levy Boxer

The American people need to know the truth. The American people need to see the truth. In a democracy, letting the people know the truth is the essence of what it means to be free.

Barbara Levy Boxer

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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