Democracy Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Abdoulaye Wade” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is constructed like an edifice, freedom by freedom, right by right, until it reaches its snapping point.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Abraham Lincoln” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”ALAN COREN” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they’ve told you what you think it is you want to hear.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Albert Camus” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Alexander Meiklejohn” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is the art of thinking independently together.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Aristotle” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Art Spander” float=”none” width=”100%”]The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Aung San Suu Kyi” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy, like liberty, justice and other social and political rights are not given. They are earned through courage, resolution and sacrifice.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Benjamin Franklin” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote![/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Benjamin Lichtenberg” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy: The state of affairs in which you consent to having your pocket picked, and elect the best man to do it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Bertrand Russell” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”BILL MOYERS” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy works when people claim it as their own.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Carter Woodson” float=”none” width=”100%”]In our so-called democracy we are accustomed to give the majority what they want rather than educate them to understand what is best for them.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Charles I of England” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is the power of equal votes for unequal minds.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Clement Atlee” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dean Inge” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it as the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”E.B. WHITE” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Edward Bellamy” float=”none” width=”100%”]The primal principle of democracy is the worth and dignity of the individual.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Felix G. Rohatyn” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy cannot flourish half rich and half poor, any more than it can flourish half free and half slave.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Fisher Ames” float=”none” width=”100%”]A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction. These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Franklin D. Roosevelt” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”George Bernard Shaw” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”George Bernard Shaw” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”George C. Marshall” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is the most demanding of all forms of government in terms of the energy, imagination, and public spirit required of the individual.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Gore Vidal” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is supposed to give you a feeling of choice, like painkiller x and painkiller y. But they’re both just aspirin.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Grover Cleveland” float=”none” width=”100%”]The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those on board.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”H. L. Mencken” float=”none” width=”100%”]Adultery is the application of democracy to love.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”H.L. Mencken” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Hans-Hermann Hoppe” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy has nothing to do with freedom. Democracy is a soft variant of communism, and rarely in the history of ideas has it been taken for anything else.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Harry Emerson Fosdick” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Henry Louis Mencken” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Henry Louis Mencken” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Herbert Samuel” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is like a hobby horse: It will carry you nowhere unless you use your own legs.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Irving Kristol” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions – it only guarantees equality of opportunity.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”James Russell Lowell” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Simon” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Johnny Carson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn’t grow up can be vice president.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jorge Luis Borges” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is an abuse of statistics.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mohandas K. Gandhi” float=”none” width=”100%”]I understand democracy as something that gives the weak the same chance as the strong.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Norman Cousins” float=”none” width=”100%”]In a democracy, the individual enjoys not only the ultimate power but carries the ultimate responsibility.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Plato” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ronald Reagan” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is not a fragile flower; still it needs cultivating.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ronald Reagan” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Russell B. Long” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is like a raft: It won’t sink, but you will always have your feet wet.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Theodore Parker” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy means not ‘I am as good as you are’ but ‘You are as good as I am.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Theodore Roosevelt” float=”none” width=”100%”]A great democracy must be progressive or it will soon cease to be a great democracy.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Thomas Jefferson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is 51% of the people taking away the rights of the other 49%.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William Allen White” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is an experiment, and the right of the majority to rule is no more inherent than the right of the minority to rule; and unless the majority represents sane, righteous, unselfish public sentiment, it has no inherent right.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Winston Churchill” float=”none” width=”100%”]Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Woodrow Wilson” float=”none” width=”100%”]The whole purpose of democracy is that we may hold counsel with one another, so as not to depend upon the understanding of one man.[/wpsm_quote]