30+ Democracy Quotes


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(Last Updated On: February 25, 2019)

Following are the 34 Democracy Day Quotes and Democracy quotes with images.

34 Democracy Quotes

“A government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.” » Abraham Lincoln

“Although our interests as citizens vary, each one is an artery to the heart that pumps life through the body politic, and each is important to the health of democracy.” » Bill Moyers

“Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they’ve told you what you think it is you want to hear.” » Alan Corenk

“Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant.” » John Simon

“Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.” » George Bernard Shaw

“Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first-class management.” » Senator Soaper

“Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.” » George Bernard Shaw

“Democracy is a government where you can say what you think even if you don’t think.”

“Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.” » Laurence J Peter

“Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses.” » H. L. Mencken

“Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage.” » H. L. Meneken

“Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them.” » Marquis de Flers Robert and Arman de Caillavet

“Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.” » E. B. White

“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.” » HL Mencken

“Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” » Winston Churchill

“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

“Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.” » Clement Atlee

“Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.” » Oscar Wilde

“Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.” » George Bernard Shaw

“Democracy works when people claim it as their own.” » Bill Moyers

“Democratic institutions form a system of quarantine for tyrannical desires.” » Friedrich Nietzsche

“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 the government to the utmost.” » Aristotle

“In democracy it’s your vote that counts; In feudalism it’s your count that votes.” » Mogens Jallberg

“It’s not the voting that’s democracy, it’s the counting.” » Tom Stoppard

“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.” » Will Rogers

“Only the educated are free.” » Epictetus

“That government is best which governs least.” » Henry David Thoreau

“The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid.” » Art Spander

“The idea of an election is much more interesting to me than the election itself…The act of voting is in itself the defining moment.” » Jeff Melvoin

“The job of a citizen is to keep his mouth open.” » Gunther Grass

“The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.” » Gustave Flaubert

“There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.” » Ralph Nader

“Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule – and both commonly succeed, and are right.” » HL Mencken


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