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Democracy Quotes - Quotations and Proverbs on Democracy

  1. Democracy is the art of disciplining oneself, so that one need not be disciplined by others. – Georges Clemencean
  2. Democracy is a small hard core of common agreement, surrounded by a rich variety of individual differences. – James Conant
  3. Government of the people, by the people, for the people. – Abraham Lincoln
  4. Democracy means not “I am as good as you are,” but “You are as good as I am.” –Theodore Parker
  5. Democracy means government by discussion but it is only effective if you can stop people talking. – Clement Attlee
  6. Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated. – G. K. Chesterton
  7. Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them. – Dean Inge
  8. Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people, by the people, for the people. – Oscar Wilde
  9. Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people. – Harry Emerson Fosdick
  10. Democracy demands discipline, tolerance and mutual regard. – Jawaharlal Nehru
  11. While democracy must have its organization and controls, its vital breath is individual liberty. – Charles Evans Hughes
  12. Two cheers for democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism. – E. M. Forster
  13. With all my admiration and love for democracy, I am not prepared to accept the statement that the largest numbers of people are always right. – Jawaharlal Nehru
  14. Ignorance reduces democracy to a Government of the cattle, by the cattle and for the cattle. – J. B. Kriplani
  15. The health of democracy society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens. – Alexis de Torqueville
  16. The difference between democracy and totalitarian states lies, not in the absence of leaders, but in the power of democracy to change its leaders without shooting. To have the power of peaceful change of government is the essential condition od democracy. – Lord Beveridge
  17. One has the right to be wrong in a democracy. – Claude Pepper
  18. Men have always found it easy to govern. What is hard for them is to govern themselves. – Max Lerner

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