Found 289 quotes starting with DE:


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
Democracy is not meant to be efficient, it is meant to be fair.
– Mario Cuomo
Democracy is not something we have, it's something we do.
– Doris "Granny D" Haddock
Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage.
– H. L. Mencken
Democracy is the bludgeoning of the people, by the people, for the people.
– Oscar Wilde
Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them.
– Marquis de Flers Robert
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time.
– E. B. White
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
– H.L. Mencken
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
– H. L. Mencken
Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
– Winston Churchill
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!
– Benjamin Franklin, 1759
Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
– Clement Atlee
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
– Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Democracy means not 'I am as good as you are' but 'You are as good as I am.'
– Theodore Parker
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
– Oscar Wilde
Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president.
– Johnny Carson
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
– James Bovard
Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
– Samuel Adams
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
– George Bernard Shaw
Democracy works. Against us.
– Jon Stewart, The Daily Show: Referring to the victory of George W. Bush in the 2004 election.

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