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A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped.
~ Norman Mailer | ( American writer. ) | 1923-? | Democracy
quotes Division : American writers   
     
America is the place where you cannot kill your government by killing the men who conduct it.
~ Woodrow T. Wilson | ( Twenty-eighth President of the USA. ) | 1856-1924 | Democracy
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
~ Abraham Lincoln | ( Politician. President of the United States. ) | 1809-1865 | Democracy
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
~ Aristotle | (Greek philosopher and polymath ) | 384 BC - 322 BC | Democracy
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
Democracy give every man the right to be his own oppressor.
~ James Russell Lowell | (American poet, critic and editor. ) | 1819-1891 | Democracy
quotes Division : Critics   
     
Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike.
~ Plato | (Greek philosopher. ) | 427 - 347 BC | Democracy
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
~ Laurence J. Peter | ( Canadian teacher and writer. ) | 1919-1990 | Democracy
quotes Division : Educators   
     
Democracy is also a form of religion. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses.
~ Henry Louis Mencken | ( American journalist ) | 1880-1956 | Democracy
quotes Division : Journalists   
     
Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.
~ Woodrow T. Wilson | ( Twenty-eighth President of the USA. ) | 1856-1924 | Democracy
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
Democracy is the menopause of Western society, the Grand Climacteric of the body social. Fascism is its middle-aged lust.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Democracy
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what They want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
~ Henry Louis Mencken | ( American journalist ) | 1880-1956 | Democracy
quotes Division : Journalists   
     
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton | ( British journalist, novelist and poet. ) | 1874-1936 | Democracy
quotes Division : Journalists   
     
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Democracy
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
Democracy means the opportunity to be everyone's slave.
~ Karl Kraus | ( Austrian satirist. ) | 1874-1936 | Democracy
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
~ George Bernard Shaw | ( Irish writer. ) | 1856-1950 | Democracy
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
Everything that is right or natural pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, 'Tis time to part.
~ Thomas Paine | (English intellectual. ) | 1737-1809 | Democracy
quotes Division : Intellectuals   
     
I am a democrat only on principle, not by instinct, nobody is that. Doubtless some people say they are, but this world is grievously given to lying.
~ Mark Twain | (American Humorist and Educator ) | 1835 - 1910 | Democracy
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
I believe in democracy, because it releases the energies of every human being.
~ Woodrow T. Wilson | ( Twenty-eighth President of the USA. ) | 1856-1924 | Democracy
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
I confess I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing.
~ Henry Louis Mencken | ( American journalist ) | 1880-1956 | Democracy
quotes Division : Journalists   
     
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 | ( British politician. ) | 1874-1965 | Democracy
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
It is the American vice, the democratic disease which expresses its tyranny by reducing everything unique to the level of the herd.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Democracy
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
~ William Penn | ( British religious leader. ) | 1644-1718 | Democracy
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
Men write many fine and plausible arguments in support of monarchy, but the fact remains that where every man has a voice, brutal laws are impossible.
~ Mark Twain | (American Humorist and Educator ) | 1835 - 1910 | Democracy
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
~ Abraham Lincoln | ( Politician. President of the United States. ) | 1809-1865 | Democracy
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
Nor is the people's judgment always true: the most may err as grossly as the few.
~ John Dryden | (British poet, dramatist and critic. ) | 1631-1700 | Democracy
quotes Division : Critics   
     
Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.
~ Winston Churchill | ( British politician. ) | 1874-1965 | Democracy
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
~ John Adams | (Second President of the USA ) | 1735-1826 | Democracy
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
~ John Adams | (Second President of the USA ) | 1735-1826 | Democracy
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
That a peasant may become king does not render the kingdom democratic.
~ Woodrow T. Wilson | ( Twenty-eighth President of the USA. ) | 1856-1924 | Democracy
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
The cure for the evils of democracy is more democracy.
~ Henry Louis Mencken | ( American journalist ) | 1880-1956 | Democracy
quotes Division : Journalists   
     
The freeman, casting with unpurchased hand the vote that shakes the turrets of the land.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Democracy
quotes Division : American poets   
     
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.
~ D. H. Lawrence | (English writer. ) | 1885-1930 | Democracy
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.
-: [ The History of Freedom in Antiquity (28 February 1877) ]
~ Lord Acton | (English historian ) | 1834-1902 | Democracy
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
The world must be made safe for democracy.
~ Woodrow T. Wilson | ( Twenty-eighth President of the USA. ) | 1856-1924 | Democracy
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
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.
~ Plato | (Greek philosopher. ) | 427 - 347 BC | Democracy
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
When people put their ballots in the boxes, they are, by that act, inoculated against the feeling that the government is not theirs. They then accept, in some measure, that its errors are their errors, its aberrations their aberrations, that any revolt will be against them. It's a remarkably shrewd and rather conservative arrangement when one thinks of it.
~ John Kenneth Galbraith | ( Canadian-American economist. ) | 1908-2007 | Democracy
quotes Division : Economists and Business   
     
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.
~ D. H. Lawrence | (English writer. ) | 1885-1930 | Democracy
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     

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