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The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy. It's not our job to cosy up to power: We're supposed to be the check and balance on government. (Quote by - Amy Goodman)

Democ'acy gives every man A right to be his own oppressor. (Quote by - James Russell Lowell)

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around. (Quote by - Gilbert Keith Chesterton)

If we have a chance of succeeding and bringing stability and democracy to Iraq, it will mean learning from our mistakes, not denying them and not ignoring them. (Quote by - Carl Levin)

You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution. (Quote by - Gilbert K. Chesterton)

Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates. (Quote by - Alfred Emanuel Smith)

Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them. (Quote by - Marquis De Flers)

Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage. (Quote by - H. L. Meneken)

Defender and promoter of freedom and democracy. (Quote by - Silvio Berlusconi)

Democracy is essentially anti-authoritarian--that is, it not only demands the right but imposes the responsibility of thinking for ourselves. (Quote by - John Dryden)

It would be folly to argue that the people cannot make political mistakes. They can and do make grave mistakes. They know it, they pay the penalty, but compared with the mistakes which have been made by every kind of autocracy they are unimportant. (Quote by - Calvin Coolidge)

Democracy is the road to socialism. (Quote by - Karl Marx)

No amount of charters, direct primaries, or short ballots will make a democracy out of an illiterate people. (Quote by - Walter Lippmann)

Everybody's for democracy in principle. It's only in practice that the thing gives rise to stiff objections. [True, which is why we never have in practice anything like true democracy] (Quote by - Meg Greenfield)

Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal. (Quote by - Aristotle)

To one that advised him to set up a democracy in Sparta, "Pray," said Lycurgus, "do you first set a democracy in your own house." (Quote by - Lycurgus)

One has the right to be wrong in a democracy. (Quote by - Claude Pepper)

Few businessmen are capable of being in politics, they don't understand the democratic process, they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes. Democracy isn't a business. (Quote by - Malcolm Forbes)

In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock! (Quote by - Orson Welles)

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven. (Quote by - H. L. Mencken)

The more I see of democracy the more I dislike it. It just brings everything down to the mere vulgar level of wages and prices, electric light and water closets, and nothing else. (Quote by - D H Lawrence)

The fact is that democracy brings with it a serious element of responsibility and all parties have to accept that fact to move forward. (Quote by - Daniel Greenberg)

A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction. These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way. (Quote by - Fisher Ames)

I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change. (Quote by - Dan Quayle)


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