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Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least (Quote by - Robert Byrne)

Democracy has not failed; the intelligence of the race has failed before the problems the race has raised (Quote by - Robert Hutchins)

Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either [aristocracy or monarchy]. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide. (Quote by - John Adams)

A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it. (Quote by - Frank Lloyd Wright)

Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, are right (Quote by - H. L. Mencken)

This is not the age of pamphleteers. It is the age of the engineers. The spark-gap is mightier than the pen. Democracy will not be salvaged by men who talk fluently, debate forcefully and quote aptly. (Quote by - Lancelot Hogben)

In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme. (Quote by - Aristotle)

A perfect democracy is therefore the most shameless thing in the world. (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time. (Quote by - Alfred Emanuel Smith)

The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians. (Quote by - Benjamin Disraeli)

Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy but an inevitable complement to it. (Quote by - J A Schumpeter)

A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy. (Quote by - Aldous Huxley)

Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor. (Quote by - James Russell Lowell)

While democracy in the long run is the most stable form of government, in the short run, it is among the most fragile. (Quote by - Madeleine Albright)

Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards. (Quote by - Aeschines)

It's a place where we can conduct our democracy and get very large amounts of data to very large numbers of people. (Quote by - Frank James)

Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism. (Quote by - Benazir Bhutto)

You are a slave, no liberty, no freedom, no democracy, no human rights. (Quote by - Jose Mourinho)

The evils we experience flow from the excess of democracy. The people do not want virtue, but are dupes of pretended patriots. (Quote by - Elbridge Gerry)

Television has made dictatorship impossible, but democracy unbearable (Quote by - Shimon Peres)

Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

The ship of Democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those aboard. (Quote by - Grover Cleveland)

It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting. (Quote by - Alfred Emanuel Smith)

Eloquence is an engine invented to manage and wield at will the fierce democracy, and, like medicine to the sick, is only employed in the paroxysms of a disordered state. (Quote by - Montaigne)

In free countries, every man is entitled to express his opinions and every other man is entitled not to listen. (Quote by - G. Norman Collie)

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