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Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
– George Bernard ShawRate it:
Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first-class management.
– Senator SoaperRate it:
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 SchumpeterRate it:
Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
– Laurence J. PeterRate it:
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
– Harry Emerson FosdickRate it:
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
– Robert ByrneRate it:
Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.
– Jawaharlal NehruRate it:
Democracy is like a hobby horse: It will carry you nowhere unless you use your own legs.
– Herbert SamuelRate it:
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 MacLeishRate it:
Democracy is not a fragile flower still it needs cultivating.
– Ronald ReaganRate it:
Democracy is not meant to be efficient, it is meant to be fair.
– Mario CuomoRate it:
Democracy is not something we have, it's something we do.
– Doris "Granny D" HaddockRate it:
Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage.
– H. L. MenckenRate it:
Democracy is the bludgeoning of the people, by the people, for the people.
– Oscar WildeRate it:
Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them.
– Marquis de Flers RobertRate it:
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time.
– E. B. WhiteRate it:
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
– H.L. MenckenRate it:
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
– H. L. MenckenRate it:
Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
– Winston ChurchillRate it:
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, 1759Rate it:
Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
– Clement AtleeRate it:
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
– Gilbert Keith ChestertonRate it:
Democracy means not 'I am as good as you are' but 'You are as good as I am.'
– Theodore ParkerRate it:
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
– Oscar WildeRate it:
Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president.
– Johnny CarsonRate it:

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