Quotation Explorer - 'Democracy'

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
Politicians tend only to like democracy when it is to their personal advantage(From LONE WOLF, p.50) - Len Webster
Democracy is the process to elect government of the upper-class people, by the poor people and for the corporate people. - Nilesh (Neil) jain
In light of all the gun violence in the USA, I'd prefer my democracy unleaded. - Jayseth Guberman
To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect and their oneness, and should insist upon choosing as their representatives only such persons as are good and true. - Mahatma Gandhi
Those who believe that liberal democracy and the free market can be defended by the force of law and regulation alone, without an internalised sense of duty and morality, are tragically mistaken. - Jonathan Sacks
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. - H.L. Mencken
Democracy is a western term for a dictatorship that hasn't come out of the closet. - Anthony Corlisatra
Fathers are ironic, they want democracy in their country but dictatorship in their home. - Amit Kalantri
... you can't start with a democracy. You have to work up through stuff like tyranny and monarchy first. That way people are so relived when they get to democracy that they hang on to it. - John Steinbeck
Democracy is the best revenge. - Benazir Bhutto
The effects of lack of democracy and the rule of law is a problem that does not discriminate, whether you are a corporation or a start-up, rich or poor, educated or illiterate, employed or unemployed. - Allan Amanyire
The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking. - Clement Atlee
The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy. - Theodore H. White
Education is the guardian genius of democracy. It is the only dictator that free men recognize, and the only ruler that free men require. - Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar
Democracy is that form of society, no matter what its political classification, in which every man has a chance and knows that he has it. - James Russell Lowell
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated. - G.K. Chesterton
Democracy, freedom and liberty do not make us more than what we are; it is our commitment that matters. - M.F. Moonzajer
Every culture has its distinctive and normal system of government. Yours is democracy, moderated by corruption. Ours is totalitarianism, moderated by assassination. - Unknown Russian
Democracy and defense are not substitutes for one another. Either alone will fail. - John F. Kennedy
Democracy without respect for individual rights sucks. It's just ganging up against the weird kid, and I'm always the weird kid. - Penn Jillette
On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does. - Will Rogers
Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide. - John Adams
Democracy is a con game. It’s a word invented to placate people to make them accept a given institution. All institutions sing, ‘We are free.’ The minute you hear ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’, watch out… because in a truly free nation, no one has to tell you you’re free. - Jacque Fresco
The problem with the Mindset of a fair Democracy is that it purports to be a fair and trustworthy system, but history shows clearly how the voters' trust has been constantly abused. - Tony Dovale
For the minority, what else is democracy than dictatorship? - Anna Jae
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. - Oscar Wilde
Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
If you distance yourself from reality and just cling to cliches about democracy find yourself a different job than analyzing politics - Hany Ghoraba
It is precisely democracy which is destroying the American political structure, American law, and the American economy. - Rose Wilder Lane
Democracy is the process to elect the Government of the Upper class or caste people, by the poor people and for the corporate people - Idiotneil - Neil Jain
In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. - Orson Welles
Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage. - H. L. Mencken
Politics has never been for the thin-skinned or the faint of heart, and if you enter the arena , you should expect to get roughed up. Moreover, Democracy in a nation of more than 300 million people is inherently difficult. - Barack Obama
Religion is so frequently a source of confusion in political life, and so frequently dangerous to democracy, precisely because it introduces absolutes into the realm of relative values. - Reinhold Niebuhr
Activism begins with you, Democracy begins with you, get out there, get active! Tag, you're it - Thom Hartmann
Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal. - Aristotle
The most important things to be acquired for freedom and democracy, are identity and dignity. - King Michael of Romania
Self-criticism is the secret weapon of democracy, and candor and confession are good for the public soul - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
Democracy means the opportunity to be everyone's slave. - Karl Kraus
I think it's hard to learn democracy when we make children prisoners until they're nineteen years old. - Mimsy Sadofsky
Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
When widely followed public figures feel free to say anything, without any fact-checking, it becomes impossible for a democracy to think intelligently about big issues. - Thomas L. Friedman
Democracy is not something that you believe in, or something that you hang your hat on. It's something that you do, you participate. Without participation, democracy crumbles and fails. If you participate, you win, and the future is yours. - Abbie Hoffman
In democracy it's your vote that counts; In feudalism it's your count that votes. - Mogens Jallberg
Democracy works. Against us.
Democracy imposed from without is the severest form of tyranny.
Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens. - William Beveridge
High hopes were once formed of democracy; but democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. - Oscar Wilde
the government bailed out the corporate sector. while the people thay supported the government financally, were ignored and left to fend for themselves. is this what you call democracy? - Jeffrey Fischer
Justice delayed is democracy denied. - Robert F. Kennedy
One only knows the sins of democracy against virtue when one is worthy enough to suffer from them. - Raheel Farooq
You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil. - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man. - Ronald Reagan
Our democracy should aspire to be more democratic. - DaShanne Stokes
Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa! - Allen Ginsberg
-I got the conch!" --Piggy (in Lord of the Flies), attempting Democracy - William Golding
The security theater we are witnessing in our election system boasting the illusion of security via ‘clunky as heck’ and air gap defense will do nothing against the real and sophisticated adversarial landscape that is zeroing in on our democracy - James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology
How can you put human rights to a popular vote and call it democracy? How many times do you need to redefine or haggle about the meaning of the word EQUALITY. - Christina Engela
Democracy is a system were ignorants choose a government, comunism is a system where ignorants govern themselves. - Daniel Delgado F
The world must be made safe for democracy. - Woodrow Wilson
Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame. - Laurence J. Peter
A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote. - Benjamin Franklin
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about. - G. K. Chesterton
Failed coup has put the people in general on a long trudge to freedom while creating a situation to consolidate more power to exercise the legitimised arbitrariness of Erdoğanian democracy. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
In a democracy, people always vote for their alike! Pig for the pig, raven for the raven! Dull for the dull, wise for the wise! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. - George Bernard Shaw
Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. - Sir Winston Churchill
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
What makes the Arabs suitable candidates for democracy is their heritage as human beings, not their specific cultural or historical antecedents. - Gwynne Dyer
Adultery is the application of democracy to love. - H. L. Mencken
The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting. - Charles Bukowski
Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. - George Bernard Shaw
What the United States call democracy is actually a vertical model of remote governance by oligarchs—economic barons and their political representatives. The result is that citizens in the United States have little control over what the U.S. government does. - S. Brian Willson
The US exports democracy, hence there being very little left for Americans - Dean Cavanagh
The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois. - Gustave Flaubert
Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. - George Bernard Shaw
Democracy is in the blood of the Muslims, who look upon complete equality of mankind, and believe in fraternity, equality, and liberty. - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Democracy is eternal and human. It dignifies the human being; it respects humanity. - Thomas Mann
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. - H. L. Mencken
Democracy is probably the only discovery by mankind which mostly brought it only happiness. - Amit Kalantri
Meaningful student involvement is the process of engaging students as partners in every facet of school change for the purpose strengthening their commitment to education, community & democracy. - Adam Fletcher
The only way to ensure democracy functions correctly is to question its governance constantly. Fail to do so and you may awake to find yourself living in a police state. - Stewart Stafford
You actually cannot sell the idea of freedom, democracy, diversity, as if it were a brand attribute and not reality -- not at the same time as you're bombing people, you can't. - Naomi Klein
when the democrats choose not to be democratic, democracy fails to be democratic. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development. - Kofi Annan
The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy. - Donald J. Trump
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried. - Sir Winston Churchill
The best argument against democracy is a five minute talk with the average voter. - Sir Winston Churchill
The constant free flow of communication amount us-enabling the free interchange of ideas-forms the very bloodstream of our nation. It keeps the mind and body of our democracy eternally vital, eternally young. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting. - Tom Stoppard
The only place where democracy comes before work is in the dictionary. - Ralph Nader
We must not allow our elected officials -many beholden to unaccountable corporate elites- to bastardize and pulverize the precious word democracy as they fail to respect and act on genuine democratic ideals - Cornel West
It may make your blood boil and your mind may not be changed, but the practice of listening to opposing views is essential for effective citizenship. It is essential for our democracy. - Barack Obama
A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine. - Thomas Jefferson
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
The cure for the evils of democracy is more democracy. - Alfred E. Smith
When will people learn? Democracy doesn't work!" (Homer Simpson) - Matt Groening
Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president. - Johnny Carson
Democracy is the bludgeoning of the people, by the people, for the people. - Oscar Wilde
What you have when everyone wears the same playclothes for all occasions, is addressad by nickname, expected to participate in Show And Tell, and bullied out of any desire form privacy, is not democracy; it is kindergarten. - Judith Martin
Democracy is 51% of the people taking away the rights of the other 49%. - Thomas Jefferson
To all the revolutionaries fighting to throw off the yoke of tyranny around the world: look at British democracy. Is that what you want? - Andy Zaltzman
To work best democracy needs a diversity of thoughts, ideas and expression. This is only possible with freedom and civility. - Kevin Stirtz
We may still contrive to raise three cheers for democracy, although at present she only deserves two. - E.M. Forster
i believe in the freedom of state where every people have to right develop their culture and maintain the democracy while two things are very essential justice and equality - Long Live Pakistan and Happy Independence Day - Avinash Advani
In an effort to eliminate the possibility of any rival growing up, some monopolists would sacrifice democracy itself. - Henry A. Wallace
Like democracy, civilization has to be willed and practice. Otherwise, society is a war of all against all, powered by individual cunning in the pursuit of wealth and power.
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people. - Harry Emerson Fosdick
I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change. - Dan Quayle
On account of us being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does. - Will Rogers
Rather than signalling the aspiration for system of checks and balances against absolute power, democracy become a euphemism for majority rule. - Peter Mansfield
Freedom, democracy, and socialism can only ever exist together; it is impossible to have any one without the other two. - Michel Templet
Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first-class management.
Democracy is even more important for what it prevents than for what it provides. - Clive James
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. - Abraham Lincoln
Democracy is, first and foremost, a spiritual force, it is built upon a spiritual basis - and on a belief in God and an observance of moral principle. And in the long run only the church can provide that basis. Our founder knew this truth - and we will neglect it at our peril.
You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution - G. K. Chesterton
Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible; it is therefore an emanation of virtue; it is not so much a special principle as it is a consequence of the general principle of democracy applied to our country's most urgent needs. - Maximilien Robespierre
Democracy is like a tamborine - not everyone can be trusted with it. - John Oliver
you call democracy freedom. I call it corporation. - Jeffrey Fischer
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely. - Aristotle
Democracy is always an unfinished experiment, testing the capacity of each generation to live freedom nobly. - George Weigel
Our democracy is but a name. We vote? What does that mean? It means we choose between two bodies of real, though not avowed, autocrats. We choose between Tweedledum and Tweedledee... - Helen Keller
International politics is never about democracy and human rights. It's about the interests of states. Remember that, no matter what you are told in history lessons. - Egon Bahr
Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor. - James Russell Lowell
As life speeds up & the political becomes ever more personal democracy continues to foster change as fast as the movement of tectonic plates - Dean Cavanagh
Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it. - Howard Zinn
When a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too. - Bill Moyers
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
The measure of man's ability to extend the sphere of social possibility can only start with the values of democracy. - Auliq Ice
Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead, and democracy - which many believe goes hand in hand with it - will be dead as well. - Margaret Atwood
What we see in a democracy governed by representatives is not a government for the people but an organized conflict of interests that only results in the setting up of unstable balances of power. - Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Our government needs the church, because only those humble enough to admit they're sinners can bring democracy the tolerance it requires to survive - Ronald Reagan
Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are wiser than one man. How's that again? I missed something.
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least. - Robert Byrne
People who want to understand democracy should spend less time in the library with Aristotle and more time on the buses and in the subway. - Simeon Strunsky
Democracy changes its opinions from time to time, philosophy doesn't. - Amit Kalantri
Are we Pakistanis, children of a lesser God? Is there one law for the west and one for us? Is our democracy supposed to be only democracy if you give us a no objection certificate? - Imran Khan
Internal democracy in schools is as important in order to ensure the true democratization of education. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
Democracy could be worthless and counterproductive in the absence of sound moral leadership! - Lennox Lampkin
In Kingdom - Like the King, Like the People In Democracy - Like the People, Like the Ruler - Venkat Gandhi
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all. - John F. Kennedy
Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary. - Reinhold Niebuhr
Democracy is not perfect. It is an imperfection that the majority choose to support. - Debasish Mridha
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, and are right. - H. L. Mencken
If our democracy is to flourish, it must have criticism; if our government is to function it must have dissent. - Henry Commager
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always 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
If we put our trust in the common sense of common men and 'with malice toward none and charity for all' go forward on the great adventure of making political, economic and social democracy a practical reality, we shall not fail. - Henry A. Wallace
Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them. - Gaston Arman De Caillavet
Devoid of any real liberty or justice, America and her children had fallen prey to what amounted to little more than a thinly veiled dictatorship. She now represented not the proud citadel of freedom, but the failed experiment of democracy. - Eric J. Martindale
Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others. - Winston S. Churchill
When our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening foreign entity, it ignores the fact that, in our democracy, government is us. - Barack Obama
You can't be a full participant in our democracy if you don't know our history. - David McCullough
Democracy is a brawl settled in advance by counting heads. - David P. Gontar
The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter. - Sir Winston Churchill
So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy.
Q. How soon do you expect Argentina to be returned to democratic government?A. We believe we are already within a democratic system. Some factors are still missing, like the expression of the people's will, but nevertheless we still think we are within a democracy. - Roberto Eduardo Viola
An honest election, under democracy, is an act of innocence which does not take place more than once in the history of a given nation.
A democracy without values easily turns into open or thinly disguised totalitarianism. - Pope John Paul II
Democracy is the worst insult to any society that is increasingly secular and growing in incivility for there it is more abused than used. - Newton G Kibiringi
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. - Winston S. Churchill
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
If this election had gone down in another country we'd be invading them right now to install a democracy.
Writing a book with completely fictitious characters is like running a democracy, centered around a capital state. You constantly live with the fear & suspicion that one of the characters will start an uncontrollable rebellion. - Shomprakash Sinha Roy
Slogans seem to be dead; this world is now busy chanting fears of lost democracy - Munia Khan
Democracy is good, but it is not good for an uneducated dogmatic society. Often, that society does not know how to choose wisely. - Debasish Mridha
oh, what a democracy MY PRIME MINISTER IS CORRUPT - Abdul'Rauf Hashmi
Kenya DOES NOT belong to 2 tribes only. Kenya has 42 tribes. to say that the decision of 2 tribes is the decision of the whole country is fallacy and outright dictatorship and tribalism, Democracy on Trial - Akuku Mach Pep
The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. - Woodrow Wilson
Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us. - P. J. O'Rourke
I look forward to an america in which commands respect throughout the world, not only for its strength, but for its civilization as well. And I look forward to a world in which we will be safe not only for democracy and diversity but also for personal distinction. - John F. Kennedy
All my years campaigning have given me one clear message: Voting isn't the most we can do, but it is the least. To have a democracy, you have to want one. Still, I realize this fully only by looking back. - Gloria Steinem
There is no democracy in physics. We can't say that some second-rate guy has as much right to opinion as Fermi. - Luis Walter Alvarez
Freedom doesn't mean supporting terrorist. Freedom in democracy comes with certain responsibility. - Debasish Sinha
In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects. - J. William Fulbright
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
[T]he success of democracy depends, in the end, on the reliability of the judgments we citizens make, and hence upon our capacity and determination to weigh arguments and evidence rationally. - Irving M. Copi
I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman
The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletariat to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeoisie. - Gustave Flaubert
The case for trade is not just monetary, but moral. Economic freedom creates habits of liberty. And habits of liberty create expectations of democracy. - George W. Bush
The principle of democracy is a recognition of the sovereign, inalienable rights of man as a gift from God, the Source of law. - Fulton J. Sheen
For 60 years, my country, the United States, pursued stability at the expense of democracy in this region, here in the Middle East, and we achieved neither. - Condoleezza Rice
Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are not going to always agree with each other, but we should have the dignity to always respect each other’s freedom of speech and of choice. Democracy is practiced when we have respect for human rights. - Ellen J. Barrier
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
I mean what does a democracy depend on? A democracy depends on the individual voter making an intelligent and rational choice for what he regards as his enlightened self-interest, in any given circumstance. - Aldous Huxley
The collaboration between secretaries of state, election officials and the voting system manufacturers on the matter of enforcing this black box proprietary code secrecy with election systems, is nothing less than the commoditization and monetization of American Democracy - James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology
Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear. - Alan Corenk
The love of democracy is that of equality. - Charles de Montesquieu
Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep them in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization. - Sir Winston Churchill
Democracy can't work. Mathematicians, peasants, and animals, that's all there is-- so democracy, a theory based on the assumption that mathematicians and peasants are equal, can never work. Wisdom is not additive; its maximum is that of the wisest man in a given group. - Robert A. Heinlein
A call to embrace democracy is the worst insult to a society that is still alien to civilisation. It is like being asked to dance to the tune of mob justice. - Newton Gatambia
We are now at risk of having a zombie democracy roaming around a one-party state. - Jeremy Corbyn
Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is blissfully ignorant.
Democracy is not meant to be efficient, it is meant to be fair.
The right to privacy is the pre-eminent right of any democracy. - Marty Rubin
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy? - Mahatma Gandhi
You don't spread democracy with a barrel of a gun. - Helen Thomas
America is a land where a citizen will cross the ocean to fight for democracy - and wont cross the street to vote in a national election. - Bill Vaughn
Socialism needs democracy like the human body needs oxygen. - Leon Trotsky
Success of democracy lies within the analytical thought of a common man. - M.H. Rakib
Anarchism is democracy taken seriously. - Edward Abbey
Democracy is a suggestion box for slaves. - Stefan Molyneux
Democracy is not just the right to vote, it is the right to live in dignity. - Naomi Klein
Constitutional democracy, you see, is no romantic notion. It's our defense against ourselves, the one foe who might defeat us. - Bill Moyers
Democracy is the menopause of Western society, the Grand Climacteric of the body social. Fascism is its middle-aged lust. - Jean Baudrillard
Voter apathy was, and will remain the greatest threat to democracy. - Hazen Pingree
The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. - H.L. Mencken
Allowing ourselves to become a nation of silent, secretive, timid citizens is likely to result in a system of democracy and justice that is neither very democratic nor very just. - Dahlia Lithwick
Who is an elected government in a constitutional democracy to decide it will not tolerate dissent - Christina Engela
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard. - H. L. Mencken
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? - Mahatma Gandhi
Human Beings are just good enough to make democracy possible...just bad enough to make it neccessary. - Reinhold Niebuhr
Democracy is not a form of government. It is a tool of government. Case in point, Stalinist USSR was a "democracy". - A.E. Samaan
Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch. Freedom comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote. - Marvin Simkin
Young Arab men are not going to walk away from extremism because they can suddenly afford a Slurpee. They will walk away when they can devote themselves to a some call to serve a cause that connects nationalism to dignity and democracy and transcends a lifetime. - David Brooks
Democracy is more vindictive than cabinets, the wars of peoples will be more terrible than those of kings. - Winston S. Churchill
Sometimes it seems that everybody in the world is in favor of democracy, just as long as it gives them the result they want. - Jack Lessenberry
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time. - E. B. White
The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid. - Art Spander
THIS is why democracy doesn't work! Too much talking leads to not enough violence! - Maritza Campos
When our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening, foreign entity, it ignores the fact that in our democracy, government is us. - Barack Obama
The U.S. is a cosmetic democracy. - John Pilger
It looks as if British democracy died a few years ago, and nobody noticed. - Steve Merrick
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