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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.
James Russell Lowell
Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
James Russell Lowell
Two cheers for Democracy; one because it admits variety, and two because it permits criticism.
E. M. Forster
A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.
The idea of democracy has been stripped of it moral imperatives and come to denote hollowness and hypocrisy.
I swear to the Lord, I still can't see, why Democracy means, everybody but me.
Democracy is finding proximate solutions to insoluble problems.
For us democracy is a question of human dignity. And human dignity is political freedom.
In our so-called democracy we are accustomed to give the majority what they want rather than educate them to understand what is best for them.
Carter G. Woodson
You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.
Anywhere, anytime ordinary people are given the chance to choose, the choice is the same: freedom, not tyranny; democracy, not dictatorship; the rule of law, not the rule of the secret police.
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.
E. B. White
You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Democracy is not something you put away for ten years, and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again. We have to begin to learn to rule ourselves again.
Democracy is a process by which people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
Laurence J. Peter
It is not enough to merely defend democracy. To defend it may be to lose it; to extend it is to strengthen it. Democracy is not property; it is an idea.
Hubert H. Humphrey
You can't put democracy and freedom back into a box.
George W. Bush
We're not a democracy.
I have absolutely no idea what my generation did to enrich our democracy. We dropped the ball. We entered a period of complacency and closed our eyes to the public corruption of our democracy.
Christianity is the root of all democracy, the highest fact in the rights of men.
Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism.
Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.
The advantage of the internet is that it has taken away the charade of politics. China has heard of democracy and people know about certain concepts they wouldn't have previously.
Freedom and democracy are dreams you never give up.
Aung San Suu Kyi
We're not perfect, but we do have democracy.
I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change.
Democracy and socialism are means to an end, not the end itself.
We will not be intimidated or pushed off the world stage by people who do not like what we stand for, and that is, freedom, democracy and the fight against disease, poverty and terrorism.
There is no dignity in wickedness, whether in purple or rags; and hell is a democracy of devils, where all are equals.
We think that democracy can change a lot of things, but we're being fooled, because democracy is not the election. We've been taught that democracy is having elections. And it isn't. Elections are the most horrendous aspect of democracy. It's the most mundane, trivial, disappointing, dirty aspect.
Gael Garcia Bernal
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