As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
- Abraham Lincoln
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
- Robert Byrne
Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
- Reinhold Niebuhr
Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
- George Bernard Shaw
Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
- Irving Kristol
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
- Bertrand Russell
Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
- Jorge Luis Borges
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
- Winston S. Churchill
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
- James Bovard
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
- Oscar Wilde
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