The best Quotations


Remember, democracy never lasts long. it soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. there never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
- John Adams

Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
- Aristotle

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

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 the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking around.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Democracy isn't perfect, i just don't know a better system.
- Winston Churchill

Democracy's the worst form of government except for all the others.
- Winston Churchill

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
- Winston Churchill

Many forms of government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. no one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those others that have been tried from time to time.
- Winston Churchill

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. this is really the test of civilization.
- Winston Churchill

The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those aboard.
- Grover Cleveland

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

Democracy don't rule the world, you better get that in your head; this world is ruled by violence, but i guess that's better left unsaid.
- Bob Dylan

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.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Two cheers for democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism.
- Edward M. Forster

Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Democracy! bah! when i hear that word i reach for my feather boa!
- Allen Ginsberg

Democracy is the wholesome and pure air without which a socialist public organization cannot live a full-blooded life.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

The soviet people want full-blooded and unconditional democracy.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

The east knew and to the present day knows only that one is free; the greek and the roman world, that some are free; the german world knows that all are free. the first political form therefore which we observe in history, is despotism, the second democracy and aristocracy, the third, monarchy.
- Georg Hegel

I swear to the lord, i still can't see, why democracy means, everybody but me.
- Langston Hughes

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

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.
- Aldous Huxley

Information is the currency of democracy.
- Thomas Jefferson

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy


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Quotation The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone: the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood. - writer
Quotation Was this the face that launched a thousand ships, and burnt the topless towers of Ileum? - writer
Quotation To be happy, we must be true to nature, and carry our age along with us. - writer
Quotation Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes). - writer
Quotation You can protect your liberties in this world only by protecting the other man's freedom. You can be free only if I am free. - writer
Quotation Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility. - writer