It’s not the voting that’s democracy; It’s the counting.
- Tom Stoppard
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
- James Bovard
Democracy: The state of affairs in which you consent to having your pocket picked, and elect the best man to do it.
- Benjamin Lichtenberg
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
- Robert Byrne
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
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
It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.
- Tom Stoppard
Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
- Reinhold Niebuhr
Democracy is the road to socialism.
- Karl Marx
Democracy means not I am as good as you are, but you are as good as I am.
- Theodore Parker
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