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Alexander Meiklejohn Quotes and Sayings
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Democracy is the art of thinking independently together.
- Alexander Meiklejohn

Whatever the immediate gains and losses,
the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression
are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom.
Suppression is always foolish.
Freedom is always wise.
- Alexander Meiklejohn

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than
half of the people are right more than half of the time.
- E. B. White

Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
- James Russell Lowell

 

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
- H. L. Mencken

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking
the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
- Sydney J. Harris

Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections
are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
- Gore Vidal

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

When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power,
it is called a democracy.
- Charles de Secondat

So long as we have enough people in this country willing
to fight for their rights,
we'll be called a democracy.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

A healthy democracy requires a decent society;
it requires that we are honorable,
generous, tolerant and respectful.
- Charles W. Pickering

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions -
it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
- Irving Kristol

The flood of money that gushes into politics today
is a pollution of democracy.
- Theodore White

Reading builds the educated and informed electorate
so vital to our democracy.
- Brad Henry

In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.
- J. William Fulbright

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property,
are the rulers.
- Aristotle

I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work.
Of course it doesn't work.
We are supposed to work it.
- Alexander Woollcott

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
- Robert Byrne

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some,
are chiefly to be found in democracy,
they will be best attained when all persons alike share
in government to the utmost.
- Aristotle

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

Every government is a parliament of whores.
The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Democracy no longer works for the poor if politicians
treat them as a separate race.
- Frank Field

In real danger sometimes even a democracy can really keep a secret.
- Stuart Symington

Democracy, it appears, is a bit chancy.
But its chances also depend on what we do ourselves.
- Robert A. Dahl

Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
- Anton Chekhov

The history of our country is not the history of any
other country in the world which is either practicing
advanced democracy or struggling to lay the foundation for democracy.
- Ibrahim Babangida

Voters must have faith in the electoral process for
our democracy to succeed.
- Blanche Lincoln

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy,
but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
- Bill Vaughan

Democracy, like any non-coercive relationship,
rests on a shared understanding of limits.
- Elizabeth Drew

Here's to democracy.
May we get the government we deserve.
- Rick Mercer

Despite what the pundits want us to think,
contested primaries aren't civil war,
they are democracy at work, and that's beautiful.
- Sarah Palin

Democracy!
Bah!
When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!
- Allen Ginsberg

I sow; my successor reaps.
This is the majesty of democracy.
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

A marvel that has nothing to offer, democracy is at
once a nation's paradise and its tomb.
- Emile M. Cioran

Only that Swiss in the heart want still a king or at
least a strong Upper House of Parliament.
Swiss long themselves for less democracy and more dictatorship.
- Peter Bichsel

The idea of democracy has been stripped of it moral
imperatives and come to denote hollowness and hypocrisy.
- Paul Wellstone

Judicial review has been a part of our democracy in
this constitutional government for over 200 years.
- Ron Kind

Democracy still has a real hope and chance in Iraq,
and true freedom in this country would be the greatest
testament to those who gave their lives for it.
- Mary Landrieu

Democracy consists of choosing your dictators,
after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear.
- Alan Coren

Let me reassure that the Kingdom of Cambodia a country with independence,
neutrality, peace, freedom, democracy and human rights as you all have seen,
shall be existing with no end.
- Hun Sen

Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship.
- William Blum

Socialist democracy is not, a luxury and its need is
not limited to the most advanced industrial countries.
- Ernest Mandel

One is actually the democracy here, you know,
people are, people assume that this election means
that there is democracy in Pakistan.
There is no democracy.
- Imran Khan

As I would not be a slave,
so I would not be a master.
This expresses my idea of democracy.
- Abraham Lincoln

American democracy must be a failure because it places
the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and
most ignorant part of the society.
- Thomas Babington

It's all a sham: I have seen, and I know firsthand,
indeed from my own pen, how the organized Right has
sabotaged not only journalism but also democracy and truth.
- David Brock

I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy,
civil liberties and an open society.
- George Soros

Democracy is an extraordinary adventure.
It's difficult, full of daring and risk and danger.
But it's the greatest gift we have.
- Jon Voight

Japan is not a Western democracy.
The Japanese have kept their traditions,
culture and heritage, but they have joined the community of free nations.
- Natan Sharansky

We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom,
morality or right to power, but that we must fight
for the weak and promote democracy.
- Joe Baca

The government, which was designed for the people,
has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers,
the special interests.
An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.
- Woodrow Wilson

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous
to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
- Charles de Montesquieu

Fundamentalists are not friends of democracy.
And that includes your fundamentalists in the United States.
- Karen Armstrong

It is not enough to merely defend democracy.
To defend it may be to lose it; to extend it is to strengthen it.
Democracy is not property; it is an idea.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

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

In order to build basic democracy here we'll need lives of two generations -
at least forty years.
- Aleksandr Lebed

Our constitutional liberties shall not be sacrificed
in our search for greater security,
for that is what our enemies and all enemies of freedom
and democracy hope to achieve.
- Tammy Baldwin

A central claim of the Bush administration's foreign
policy is that the spread of democracy in the Middle
East is the cure for terrorism.
- Timothy Garton Ash

Democracy cannot survive without the guidance of a creative minority.
- Harlan Stone

The thing about democracy, beloveds,
is that it is not neat,
orderly, or quiet.
It requires a certain relish for confusion.
- Molly Ivins

Democracy may not prove in the long run to be as efficient
as other forms of government,
but it has one saving grace: it allows us to know and say that it isn't.
- Bill Moyers

Democracy and socialism are means to an end,
not the end itself.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

As free citizens in a political democracy,
we have a responsibility to be interested and involved
in the affairs of the human community,
be it at the local or the global level.
- Paul Wellstone

Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president,
and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president.
- Johnny Carson

In Egypt today most people are concerned with getting bread to eat.
Only some of the educated understand how democracy works.
- Naguib Mahfouz

We have, essentially, a worthless democracy.
- Aaron McGruder

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

Let's win the peace and democracy the good people of
Iraq so richly deserve after decades of tyranny.
- Mike Pence

It is a paradox that far too few Americans participate
in the wonderful ritual of democracy that we call Election Day.
- Brad Henry

Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy.
- Benito Mussolini


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