Quotes: democracy

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  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
  • A modern, harmonic and lively architecture is the visible sign of an authentic democracy.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Adultery is the application of democracy to love.
  • John Simon
    John Simon
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    Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant.
  • Woodrow Wilson
    Woodrow Wilson
    American president 1856-1924
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    Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.
  • James Russell Lowell
    James Russell Lowell
    American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
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    I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    American statesman 1882-1945
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    No democracy can long survive which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence the recognition of the rights of minorities.
  • Norman Mailer
    Norman Mailer
    American writer 1923-
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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.
  • Bruce Barton
    Bruce Barton
    American Author, Advertising Executive 1886-1967
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    Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
  • Alfred E. Smith
    Alfred E. Smith
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    All the ills of democracy can be cured by more democracy.
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
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    Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
  • Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Austrian-American economist 1883-1950
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    Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy but an inevitable complement to it.
  • Florence King
    Florence King
    American Author, Critic 1936-
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    Chinks in America's egalitarian armor are not hard to find. Democracy is the fig leaf of elitism.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
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