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.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors.
    Source: Journals
  • John Simon
    John Simon
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    Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
  • 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.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    Democracy isn't perfect, I just don't know a better system.
  • 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.
  • Bill Vaughan
    Bill Vaughan
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    A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
  • A global democracy works only when countries trust one another.
  • 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.
  • Benazir Bhutto
    Benazir Bhutto
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    A people inspired by democracy, human rights and economic opportunity will turn their back decisively against extremism.
  • Bruce Barton
    Bruce Barton
    American Author, Advertising Executive 1886-1967
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    Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
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