Democracy Quotes

"The best argument against democ...

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with an average voter" W. Churchill
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"Real liberty is neither found in despo...

"Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments." --Alexander Hamilton
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"The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that ...

"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." β€” Charles Bukowski
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"A healthy democracy sho...

"A healthy democracy should have a healthy amount of protesting." ~/u/cdcformatc
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"It's not the voting t...

"It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting." β€” Tom Stoppard
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Democracy is the theory that the commo...

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. – H. L. Mencken
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"Democracy becomes a gover...

"Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors". Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"The great thing about democracy i...

"The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid." β€” Art Spander
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"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the h...

"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?" -Gandhi
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"In our quasi democracy...

"In our quasi democracy you don't go to the gulag, the gulag comes to you."
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"Democracy means government by discu...

"Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking." β€” Clement Atlee
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"The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way ...

"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.'" - Issac Asimov 1980
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If a nation would collectively elect to ...

If a nation would collectively elect to be ruled by a dictator, technically the dictatorship would then be a democracy.-Unknown
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"Democracy: a type of soci...

"Democracy: a type of social system where people empower people of power." - Unknown
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β€œModern democracy is just voting for...

β€œModern democracy is just voting for someone you hope is a benevolent dictator but with extra steps.” - scraggledog
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I'm sentimental, if you know what I mean I love the count...

I'm sentimental, if you know what I mean I love the country but I can't stand the scene And I'm neither left or right I'm just staying home tonight... Leonard Cohen, β€œDemocracy”
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β€œDynastic wealth, the enemy of a meritocracy, is on the rise. Equality of o...

β€œDynastic wealth, the enemy of a meritocracy, is on the rise. Equality of opportunity has been on the decline. A progressive and meaningful estate tax is needed to curb the movement of a democracy toward plutocracy.” -Warren Buffett
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β€œWhen we are dancing with the angels, the question will be asked...

β€œWhen we are dancing with the angels, the question will be asked β€” in 2019, what did we do to make sure we kept our democracy intact? Did we stand on the sidelines and say nothing?” -Elijah Cummings
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"Art is not a democracy. P...

"Art is not a democracy. People don't get to vote on how it ends." β€”George R.R. Martin
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"Real liberty is neither found in despo...

"Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments." -- Alexander Hamilton
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"Democracy is the name we give the p...

"Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them." β€” Marquis de Flers Robert and Arman de Caillavet
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"Democracy is the theory that the comm...

"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard." β€” H. L. Mencken
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The Majority lives in the perpetual practice of self-applause, and ...

The Majority lives in the perpetual practice of self-applause, and there are certain truths which the Americans can only learn from strangers or from experience - Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America.
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β€œAnti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through ...

β€œAnti-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
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"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have...

"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." - Supreme Court Justice: Louis Brandies
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"The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that ...

"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." β€” Charles Bukowski
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That rifle on the wall of the labourer's cottage ...

That rifle on the wall of the labourer's cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.- George Orwell
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"Democracy is the recurrent suspicion ...

"Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time." β€” E. B. White
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" Fascism begins the moment a ruling class, fearing the people may use their pol...

" Fascism begins the moment a ruling class, fearing the people may use their political democracy to gain economic democracy, begins to destroy political democracy in order to retain its power of exploitation and special privilege. " - Tommy Douglas
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"The whole dream of democracy is to raise...

"The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois." β€” Gustave Flaubert
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β€œThere is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The st...

β€œThere is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread...nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’” - Isaac Asimov
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"Freedom has many difficulties and democ...

"Freedom has many difficulties and democracy is not perfect, but we have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in" - JFK
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"No-one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise, indeed, it has b...

"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." - Winston Churchill 1947
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"Democracy means government by discu...

"Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking." β€” Clement Atlee
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"On account of being a democracy and run by the people,...

"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." β€” Will Rogers
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"I believe we are on an irreversible...

"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change." β€” Dan Quayle
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"All forms of the state have democracy for their truth, and ...

"All forms of the state have democracy for their truth, and for that reason are false to the extent that they are not democracy." -Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right (1843)
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To be unconditionally loyal to one p...

To be unconditionally loyal to one political party, you must first misunderstand what democracy is. - Neil T Stacey
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Democracy... is two wolves and a lamb voting on...

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
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"It is not unfeasible to have a formal world government that is still a democracy....

"It is not unfeasible to have a formal world government that is still a democracy. Instead of voting for a local head of state people can vote for an international 'head of states'. Such leaders today are out of our 'technological' reach." - Ravi Silari
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"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their ...

"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
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"Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, spea...

"Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on." - Thurgood Marshall
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"Democracy means that anyone can grow up...

"Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president." β€” Johnny Carson
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"Democracy destroys itself because it abuses its right to freedom and equality...

"Democracy destroys itself because it abuses its right to freedom and equality. Because it teaches its citizens to consider audacity as a right, lawlessness as a freedom, abrasive speech as equality, and anarchy as progress." -- -- Isocrates
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"The whole dream of democracy is to raise...

"The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois." β€” Gustave Flaubert
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β€œAnti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through ...

β€œAnti-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
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β€œOne of the most important signs of the existence of a democracy...

β€œOne of the most important signs of the existence of a democracy is that when there is a knock at the door at 5 in the morning, one is completely certain that it is the milkman.” --Winston Churchill
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"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inn...

"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
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"The suffrage by lot is natural t...

"The suffrage by lot is natural to democracy, as that by choice is to aristocracy." -- Charles de Secondat
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"It has been said that democracy is the wo...

"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried." β€” Sir Winston Churchill
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"Propaganda is to a democra...

"Propaganda is to a democracy what a bludgeon is to a totalitarian state." -Noam Chomsky
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In the UK 'embracing Democracy' really means getting shot dead ...

In the UK 'embracing Democracy' really means getting shot dead from a 20 million dollar helicopter by a Prince. - comedian Frankie Boyle referencing Prince Harry's military service in Afghanistan
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"Democracy is the recurrent suspicion ...

"Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time." β€” E. B. White
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"What better way to get introduced to Democracy than being ...

"What better way to get introduced to Democracy than being shot dead from a 20 million dollar helicopter by a prince..." - Frankie Boyle on Prince Harry's military tour in Afghanistan
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The best argument against democrac...

The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter. - Winston Churchill
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"Democracy substitutes election by t...

"Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few." β€” George Bernard Shaw
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"It's not the voting t...

"It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting." β€” Tom Stoppard
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"What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should no...

"What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class." - Alexis de Tocqueville
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Art is not a democracy. Pe...

Art is not a democracy. People don't get to vote on how it ends. -George R.R. Martin
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"The great thing about democracy i...

"The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid." β€” Art Spander
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"In democracy it's your vote th...

"In democracy it's your vote that counts; In feudalism it's your count that votes." β€” Mogens Jallberg
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"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through ...

"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 Asmiov
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"Democracy is the theory that the comm...

"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard." β€” H. L. Mencken
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"Success is a democracy. The m...

"Success is a democracy. The more people invested in your success, the more successful you'll be."
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