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A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury.
– Alexander TylerRate it:
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over lousy fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average of the world's great civilizations before they decline has been 200 years. These nations have progressed in this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to Complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependency; from dependency back again to bondage.
– Alexander Fraser Tyler, Cycle of Democracy (1770)Rate it:
A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote. (Misattributed)
– Benjamin FranklinRate it:
A democratic government is only as strong as the alert conscience of its people.
– Charles W. TobeyRate it:
A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes.
– Edith HeadRate it:
A desire to be in charge of our own lives, a need for control, is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control.
– Robert F. BennettRate it:
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
– John AdamsRate it:
A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world.
– John le CarreRate it:
A determined person does not find it hard to succeed. Rather, he or she finds it hard to quit. -Emeasoba George
– Emeasoba GeorgeRate it:
A devil is the one who knows what is right but will not do it.
– Vikrant ParsaiRate it:
A devil on being caught for his evil thought and wrong doings gets the help sought of his buddies asking them to go into public with a mask of a civil to rebuke him first virulently and later on revoke all allegations and aspersions cast on him to give him a clean chit.
– Anuj SomanyRate it:
A Diamond is born only after the Coal withstands tremendous pressure, and endures enormous heat for thousands of years. Creation and Cultivation of Beauty doesn't happen just by chance!
– Deodatta V. Shenai-KhatkhateRate it:
A diamond is just another stone to one who is ignorant of its value.
– Matshona DhliwayoRate it:
A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections.
– Chinese ProverbRate it:
A dictatorship cannot be massaged out of power. It has to be pushed.
– Kizza BesigyeRate it:
A diet is when you watch what you eat and wish you could eat what you watch.
– Hermione Gingold, from a press report, 1973Rate it:
A different language is a different vision of life.
– Federico FelliniRate it:
A dimple in the chin a devil within.
– Irish ProverbRate it:
A dinner lubricates business.
– Lord William StowellRate it:
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
– Robert FrostRate it:
A diplomat is a man who says you have an open mind, instead of telling you that you have a hole in the head.
– UnknownRate it:
A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
– Caskie StinnettRate it:
A diplomat must always think twice before he says nothing.
– Irish ProverbRate it:
A diplomat these days in nothing, but a head waiter who is allowed to sit down occasionally.
– Peter UstinovRate it:
A diplomat... is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
– Caskie StinnettRate it:

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