Top 10 democracy quotes


What are the TOP 10 quotes about democracy?


The nature of a democracy consists to an important degree in the right of the people to criticize problems and mistakes.

Walter Ulbricht, politician

The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.

Charles Bukowski, author

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

Winston Churchill, politician

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, singer songwriter



A constitutional democracy is in serious trouble if its citizenry does not have a certain degree of education and civic virtue.

Phillip E. Johnson, educator

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

Bertrand Russell, philosopher

In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival.

Noam Chomsky, activist

Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.

Harry Emerson Fosdick, clergyman

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

Abraham Lincoln, president

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.

Abraham Lincoln, president


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