Found 283 quotes starting with DE:


Deliver thunder, God, if you choose not to talk.
– Dejan Stojanovic
Delores breezed along the surface of her life like a flat stone forever skipping along smooth water, rippling reality sporadically but oblivious to it consistently, until she finally lost momentum, sank, and due to an over- dose of flouride as a child which caused her to suffer from chronic apathy, doomed herself to lie forever on the floor of her life as useless as an appendix and as lonely as a five-hundred pound barbell in a steroid-free fitness center.
– Winning sentence, 1990 Bulwer-Lytton bad fiction contest.
Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself.
– Jane Wagner
Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; have in general been as short in their lives as they are violent in their deaths.
– James Madison, Federalist Papers (# 10)
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 Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville
Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what it is you want to hear.
– Alan Coren
Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific, values.
– Barack Obama
Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
– Irving Kristol
Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is blissfully ignorant.
– John Simon
Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant.
– John Simon
Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
– James Russell Lowell
Democracy is 51% of the people taking away the rights of the other 49%.
– Thomas Jefferson
Democracy is a constant tension between truth and half-truth and, in the arsenal of truth, there is no greater weapon than fact.
– Lyndon B. Johnson
Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
– George Bernard Shaw
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.
– Senator Soaper
Democracy is a political method, that is to say, a certain type of institutional arrangement for arriving at political -- legislative and administrative -- decisions and hence incapable of being an end in itself.
– Joseph Schumpeter
Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
– Laurence J. Peter
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
– Harry Emerson Fosdick
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
– Robert Byrne
Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.
– Jawaharlal Nehru
Democracy is like a hobby horse: It will carry you nowhere unless you use your own legs.
– Herbert Samuel
Democracy is never a thing done. Democracy is always something that a nation must be doing. What is necessary now is one thing and one thing only that democracy become again democracy in action, not democracy accomplished and piled up in goods and gold.
– Archibald MacLeish
Democracy is not a fragile flower still it needs cultivating.
– Ronald Reagan

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