The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston S. Churchill
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
- Oscar Wilde
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed lamb.
Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
- Reinhold Niebuhr
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 does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
- Irving Kristol
It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.
- Tom Stoppard
Democracy is the road to socialism.
- Karl Marx
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
- Abraham Lincoln
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