Democracy is the road to socialism.
- Karl Marx
Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
- Reinhold Niebuhr
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
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
- Abraham Lincoln
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
- Oscar Wilde
Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
- Jorge Luis Borges
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
- Bertrand Russell
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
- Robert Byrne
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 must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
- James Bovard
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