The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
Of the people, by the people, for the people.
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been
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 government to the utmost.
Democracy is four wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury.
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.
The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
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.