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Democracy Quotes

Alexis de Tocqueville, ,
There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult - to begin a war and to end it
Alexis de Tocqueville, ,
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After each war there is a little less democracy to save.
Brooks Atkinson
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 Aristotle
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
Aristotle
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Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
Robert Byrne
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Mikhail Gorbachev
Our enemy sees us clearly. They will not start a war. They're worried about one thing: If democracy develops here, if we succeed, we will win.
Mikhail Gorbachev
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Patrick Leahy
You get fifteen Democrats in a room, and you get twenty opinions
Patrick Leahy
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Dave Barry
The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills of celery.
Dave Barry
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George Bernard Shaw
Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
George Bernard Shaw
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They do not have a right to buy more democracy than the rest of us. All levels of government would be for sale to the highest bidder.
Linda Brown
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George Carlin
The next time they give you all that civic bullshit about voting, keep in mind that Hitler was elected in a full, free democratic election
George Carlin
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It's a setback for peace and a victory for terrorism. The U.S. policy has always been to promote democracy and fight terrorism. This raises the question of whether you can do both simultaneously. If you don't eliminate terrorism first, you get what we got today.
Abraham Foxman
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Democracy is not a quick fix, and you need to have civil society in place for [elections] to work. Unfortunately, it didn't. It backfired.
Abraham Foxman
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I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it.
Alexander Woollcott
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John F. Kennedy
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
John F. Kennedy
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The assumption that just being there and talking about democracy and elections would work was naive.
Dore Gold
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Their example is an inspiration to all who share the universal values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law, ... This is a document of which the Iraqis and the rest of the world can be proud.
A. Bush
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Democracy is not something you put away for ten years, and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again. We have to begin to learn to rule ourselves again.
Chinua Achebe
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If those in charge of our society - politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television - can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.
Howard Zinn
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The United States and NATO are committed to supporting democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Iraq.
Adam Ereli
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Vladimir Putin
Nobody and nothing will stop Russia on the road to strengthening democracy and ensuring human rights and freedoms.
Vladimir Putin
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We enter parliament in order to supply ourselves, in the arsenal of democracy, with its own weapons. If democracy is so stupid as to give us free tickets and salaries for this bear's work, that is its affair. We do not come as friends, nor even as neutrals. We come as enemies. As the wolf bursts into the flock, so we come.
Joseph Goebbels
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P. J. O'Rourke
Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
P. J. O'Rourke
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Some people do not want democracy. (However) we are determined to have these primaries today,
Abdel Rahman
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Some people do not want democracy. (However) we are determined to have these primaries today.
Ahmed Rahman
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Oscar Wilde
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
Oscar Wilde
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A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.
Thomas Jefferson
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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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For about ten years now, the struggle for democracy and the respect of human rights has been in the focus point - if not a commodity - of political groups aiming to rise to power.
Omar Bongo
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Democracy is constructed like an edifice, freedom by freedom, right by right, until it reaches its snapping point.
Abdoulaye Wade
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Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression.
Taslima Nasrin
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