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Democracy


Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy.
Peter Ustinov

Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
George Bernard Shaw

Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
George Bernard Shaw

Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Bertrand Russell

Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
Plato

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.
John Adams

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.
Voltaire

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
Winston Churchill

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
Joseph Stalin

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
Winston Churchill

The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong.
George Bernard Shaw

You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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