Democracy Quotes

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

Charles Fletcher Dole

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

H. L. Mencken

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

Oscar Wilde

In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.

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

A perfect democracy is therefore the most shameless thing in the world.

Edmund Burke

At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy is the little man, walking into the little booth, with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper. . . .

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Of democracy, only the shoemaker can make the shoe. Only the wearer can tell if it fits.

David Spitz

Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first-class management.

Senator Soaper

Democracy, I do not conceive that ever God did ordain as a fit government either for church or commonwealth. If the people be governors, who shall be governed?

John Cotton

Remember one thing about democracy. We can have anything we want and at the same time, we always end up with exactly what we deserve.

Albee, Edward

If you consider, for example, that democracy is much like a religion then 9/11 is akin to finding the body of God.

Larisa Alexandrovna

Modern democracies have been around for long enough for neo-liberal capitalists to learn how to subvert them.

Arundhati Roy

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."

Isaac Asimov

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

Democracy is the best revenge. After Benazir Bhutto's death, her son's brief public remarks were captured on video, and they were reported in international newspapers. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari announced, "My mother always said, ' Democracy is the best revenge.' "

Benazir Bhutto

Democracy needs support and the best support for democracy comes from other democracies. Democratic nations should... come together in an association designed to help each other and promote what is a universal value democracy.

Benazir Bhutto

Democracy elects men totally lacking in scruples, without any morals; those who will pay better, thus those with a higher power of corruption; magicians, charlatans, demagogues, who will excel in their fields during the electoral campaign. Several good men would be able to slip through among them, even politicians of good faith. But they would be the slaves of the former.

Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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