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Democracy Quotes & Sayings
America And Americans
If history has ended, it has been stopped at remarkable cost to the average US citizen.
Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
I don't look for much to come out of government ownership as long as we have Democrats and Republicans
The way people in democracies think of the government as something different from themselves is a real handicap. And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.
Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
James Russell Lowell
The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.
Woodrow T Wilson
Democrats give away their old clothes; Republicans wear theirs. Republicans employ exterminators; Democrats step on the bugs. Democrats eat the fish they catch; Republicans stuff 'em and hang 'em on the wall.
Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.
P J O'Rourke
A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
Alexis De Tocqueville
Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck.
Guy De Maupassant
Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
P J O'Rourke
The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group,
Franklin D Roosevelt
In its current form, globalization cannot be sustained. Democratic societies will not support it. Authoritarian leaders will fear to impose it.
John J Sweeney
Globalization could be the answer to many of the world's seemingly intractable problems. But this requires strong democratic foundations based on a political will to ensure equity and justice".
Any leader who doesn't support the heart of evolving humanity is not a leader worthy of being followed.
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 and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
Alexis De Tocqueville
Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Actors And Acting
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