The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders...tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.— Hermann Goring
Gorgeous Democracy Freedom quotations
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.
If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking.
Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.
Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.
Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.
Democracy is a con game. It’s a word invented to placate people to make them accept a given institution. All institutions sing, ‘We are free.’ The minute you hear ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’, watch out… because in a truly free nation, no one has to tell you you’re free.
Fools take the knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the cord and free themselves from the fools.
People always have been and they always will be stupid victims of deceit and self-deception in politics.
Equality is the heart and essence of democracy, freedom, and justice, equality of opportunity in industry, in labor unions, schools and colleges, government, politics, and before the law. There must be no dual standards of justice, no dual rights, privileges, duties, or responsibilities of citizenship. No dual forms of freedom.
Under a socialist system every nation will be the supreme arbiter of its own destinies, national and international; will be forced into no alliance against its will, but will have its independence guaranteed and its freedom respected by the enlightened self-interest of the socialist democracy of the world.
One of the greatest mental freedoms is truly not caring what anyone else thinks of you.
Freedom of the press is not just important to democracy, it is democracy.
The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power.
Freedom of conscience, of education, of speech, of assembly are among the very fundamentals of democracy and all of them would be nullified should freedom of the press ever be successfully challenged.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Nil desperandum, -- Never Despair. That is a motto for you and me. All are not dead; and where there is a spark of patriotic fire, we will rekindle it.
Of the people, by the people, for the people.
We are now forming a republican government.
Real liberty is never found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.
Without a strong educational system — free of government control — democracy is crippled. Knowledge is not only the key to power. It is the citadel of human freedom.
Power, after all, is not just military strength.
It is the social power that comes from democracy, the cultural power that comes from freedom of expression and research, the personal power that entitles every Arab citizen to feel that he or she is in fact a citizen, and not just a sheep in some great shepherd's flock.
I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.
Democracy has nothing to do with freedom.
Democracy is a soft variant of communism, and rarely in the history of ideas has it been taken for anything else.
I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy -- but that could change.
Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish.
It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.
WIth freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy.
Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them until they're so sick of the killing that they leave us and our freedoms intact.
Democracy is not something you believe in or a place to hang your hat, but it's something you do. You participate. If you stop doing it, democracy crumbles.
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, and are right.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it.
Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos.
Democracy is four wolves and a sheep voting on dinner.
I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.
Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.
We want the full works of citizenship with no reservations.
We will accept nothing less . . . This condition of freedom, equality, and democracy is not the gift of gods. It is the task of men, yes, men, brave men, honest men, determined men.
Freedom of the press is essential to the preservation of a democracy;
but there is a difference between freedom and license. Editorialists who tell downright lies in order to advance their own agendas do more to discredit the press than all the censors in the world.
Ever loved someone so much, you would do anything for them? Yeah, well, make that someone yourself and do whatever the hell you want.
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.
We are not hated because we practice democracy, value freedom, or uphold human rights. We are hated because our government denies these things to people in Third World countries whose resources are coveted by multinational corporations. That hatred we have sown has come back to haunt us in the form of terrorism....
With few exceptions, democracy has not brought good government to new developing countries. What Asians value may not necessarily be what Americans or Europeans value. Westerners value the freedoms and liberties of the individual. As an Asian of Chinese cultural backround, my values are for a government which is honest, effective and efficient.
Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch.
It is bad to be oppressed by a minority, but it is worse to be oppressed by a majority.