Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
- Oscar Wilde
Democracy: The state of affairs in which you consent to having your pocket picked, and elect the best man to do it.
- Benjamin Lichtenberg
What is a democrat? One who believes that the republicans have ruined the country. What is a republican? One who believes that the democrats would ruin the country.
- Ambrose Bierce
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
- James Bovard
Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.
- Winston S. Churchill
Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
- Jorge Luis Borges
Democracy means not I am as good as you are, but you are as good as I am.
- Theodore Parker
Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
- Irving Kristol
Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
- George Bernard Shaw
Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
- Reinhold Niebuhr
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