Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
There cannot be true democracy unless women's voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives.
In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.
On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
Democracy is not something you believe in or a place to hang your hat, but it's something you do. You participate. If you stop doing it, democracy crumbles.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
The real difference between democracy and oligarchy is poverty and wealth. Wherever men rule by reason of their wealth, whether they be few or many, that is an oligarchy, and where the poor rule, that is a democracy.
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.
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.
Democracy is "government of, by and for the people".
A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power.
We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.
When I saw how the European Union was developing, it was very obvious what they had in mind was not democratic. In Britain, you vote for a government so the government has to listen to you, and if you don't like it you can change it.
The world must be made safe for democracy.
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