188 Greatest Quotes About Democracy
Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
That the desires of the majority of the people are often for injustice and inhumanity against the minority, is demonstrated by every page of the history of the world.
High hopes were once formed of democracy; but democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
Democracy don't rule the world, You'd better get that in your head; This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that's better left unsaid.
Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.
You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.
A functioning, robust democracy requires a healthy educated, participatory followership, and an educated, morally grounded leadership.
The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!
Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
Democracy cannot consist solely of elections that are nearly always fictitious and managed by rich landowners and professional politicians.
If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it.
In the future, there will be fewer but better Russians.
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
The first duty of a man is to think for himself.
Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority.
Democracy and socialism are means to an end, not the end itself.
Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.
I am not among those who fear the people. They, and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom.
You and I have never seen democracy; all we've seen is hypocrisy.
Democracy will not come Today, this year Nor ever Through compromise and fear.
Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism.
When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power, it is called a democracy.
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.
I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.
The best defense against democracy is to distract people.
Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.
We cannot have a separate group of people that are military and a separate civilian society. Otherwise, it's dangerous to democracy.
Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Freedom of the press is not just important to democracy, it is democracy.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
All the blood is drained out of democracy - it dies - when only half the population votes.
Hunter S. Thompson
A great democracy has got to be progressive or it will soon cease to be great or a democracy.
In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival.
I believe the Republicans have never thought that democracy was anything but a tribal myth.
Hunter S. Thompson
The very design of neoliberal principles is a direct attack on democracy.
There is not Communism or Marxism, but representative democracy and social justice in a well-planned economy.
Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!
Elections remind us not only of the rights but the responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy.
I swear to the Lord, I still can't see, why Democracy means, everybody but me.
Democracy has to be born anew every generation, and education is its midwife.
The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.