Democracy Quotes


410 Democracy quotes:



"The more I see of democracy the more I dislike it. It just brings everything down to the mere vulgar level of wages and prices, electric light and water closets, and nothing else."
Author: Lawrence Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"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."
"You must drop all your democracy. You must not believe in ''the people.'' One class is no better than another. It must be a case of Wisdom, or Truth. Let the working classes be working classes. That is the truth. There must be an aristocracy of people who have wisdom, and there must be a Ruler: a Kaiser: no Presidents and democracies."
Author: Lawrence Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"I talk democracy to these men and women. I tell them that they have the vote, and that theirs is the kingdom and the power and the glory. I say to them ''You are supreme: exercise your power.'' They say, ''That's right: tell us what to do;'' and I tell them. I say ''Exercise our vote intelligently by voting for me.'' And they do. That's democracy; and a splendid thing it is too for putting the right men in the right place."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve."
"There was much in such a society that was primitive and insecure and it certainly could never measure up to the demands of the present epoch. But in such a society are contained the seeds of revolutionary democracy in which none will be held in slave"
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"truly non-racist and non-sexist democracy."
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all."
"Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors."
Author: Emerson Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"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."
"Where some people are very wealthy and others have nothing, the result will be either extreme democracy or absolute oligarchy, or despotism will come from either of those excesses."
"Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely."
"I believe that without free enterprise there can be no democracy"
"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 government to the utmost."
"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."
"Democracy passes into despotism."
"These, then, will be some of the features of democracy... it will be, in all likelihood, an agreeable, lawless, parti-colored commonwealth, dealing with all alike on a footing of equality, whether they be really equal or not."
Author: Plato Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"Too many people expect wonders from democracy, when the most wonderful thing of all is just having it"
Author: Winchell Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"The United States and NATO are committed to supporting democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Iraq."
Author: Ereli Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes


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