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In a democracy, the opposition is not only tolerated as constitutional, but must be maintained because it is indispensable. (Quote by - Walter Lippmann)

It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive. (Quote by - Thomas Mann)

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person. (Quote by - James Madison)

Democracy is too good to share with just anybody. (Quote by - Nigel Rees)

Canadian Politician, Quotiation circa 2000 (Quote by - William Peter Randall)

All the ills of democracy can be cured by more democracy. (Quote by - Alfred E. Smith)

God has endowed man with inalienable rights, among which are self-government, reason, and conscience. Man is properly self-governed only when he is guided rightly and governed by his Maker, divine Truth and Love. (Quote by - John Dryden)

If you want to understand democracy, spend less time in the library with Plato, and more time in the buses with people. (Quote by - Simeon Strunsky)

What men value in the world is not rights, but privileges. (Quote by - H. L. Mencken)

Democracy is a political method, that is to say, a certain type of institutional arrangement for arriving at political - legislative and administrative - decisions and hence incapable of being an end in itself. (Quote by - J A Schumpeter)

There is no democracy in physics. We can't say that some second-rate guy has as much right to opinion as Fermi (Quote by - Luis Walter Alvarez)

A republic properly understood is a sovereignty of justice, in contradistinction to a sovereignty of will. (Quote by - Reinhold Niebuhr)

In a democracy, the individual enjoys not only the ultimate power but carries the ultimate responsibility. (Quote by - Norman Cousins)

Our democracy, our constitutional framework is really a kind of software for harnessing the creativity and political imagination for all of our people... The American democratic system was an early political version of Napster. (Quote by - Al Gore)

I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows. (Quote by - Katherine Graham)


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