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(Democracy is a government) of the fools, for the fools, by the fools.
George Bernard Shaw
A democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property, and vulgar employment
A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.
Thomas Jefferson
A great democracy must be progressive or it will soon cease to be a great democracy
Theodore Roosevelt
All democracies are based on the proposition that power is very dangerous and that it is extremely important not to let any one person or small group have too much power for too long a time
Aldous Huxley
Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
Gore Vidal
As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.
Adlai E. Stevenson
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Abraham Lincoln
As the observance of divine institutions is the cause of the greatness of republics, so the disregard of them produces their ruin; for where the fear of God is wanting, there the country will come to ruin, unless it be sustained the fear of the princ
Niccolo Machiavelli
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
Irving Kristol
Democracy don't rule the world, You'd better get that in your head; This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that's better left unsaid.
Bob Dylan
Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
George Bernard Shaw
Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first-class management
Doug Larson
Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
George Bernard Shaw
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Henry Louis Mencken
Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
Laurence J. Peter
Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses.
Henry Louis Mencken
Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
Jorge Luis Borges
Democracy is based upon so childish a complex of fallacies that they must be protected by a rigid system of taboos, else even half-wits would argue it to pieces
Henry Louis Mencken
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