Quotes: democracy

Quotes 16 till 30 of 226.

  • Benjamin Haydon
    Benjamin Haydon
    British artist 1786-1846
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    All government is an evil, but, of the two form's of that evil, democracy or monarchy, the sounder is monarchy; the more able to do its will, democracy.
  • Alfred E. Smith
    Alfred E. Smith
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    All the ills of democracy can be cured by more democracy.
  • Brent Scowcroft
    Brent Scowcroft
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    America has never seen itself as a national state like all others, but rather as an experiment in human freedom and democracy.
  • Arianna Huffington
    Arianna Huffington
    Greek-American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman 1950-
    Arianna Huffington
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    America is a country ready to be taken, in fact, longing to be taken by political leaders ready to restore democracy and trust to the political process.
  • Bill Moyers
    Bill Moyers
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    America's corporate and political elites now form a regime of their own and they're privatizing democracy. All the benefits - the tax cuts, policies and rewards flow in one direction: up.
  • Benazir Bhutto
    Benazir Bhutto
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    America's greatest contribution to the world is its concept of democracy, its concept of freedom, freedom of action, freedom of speech, and freedom of thought.
  • Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton
    President of the US 1946-
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    American and Israel share a special bond. Our relationship is unique among all nations. Like America, Israel is a strong democracy, a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty, a home to the oppressed and persecuted.
  • Ahmed Chalabi
    Ahmed Chalabi
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    And we are grateful to the American young men and women who are risking their lives to give the Iraqi people this chance, this dream of democracy in Iraq now.
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
    Gore Vidal
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    Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
  • As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
    Abraham Lincoln
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    As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
  • Aeschines
    Aeschines
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    Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards.
  • Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Austrian-American economist 1883-1950
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
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    Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy but an inevitable complement to it.
  • But democracy isn't a state of perfection. It has to be improved, and that means constant vigilance.
  • But the West is trying to weaken Islam from outside and inside. They attack our people and invade our countries from outside, and they weaken us from within with ideas like secularism, liberalism and democracy. This is all designed to contaminate our pure Islam.