Popular Quotes and Sayings about Democracy

Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them. ~Marquis de Flers Robert and Arman de Caillavet

The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good. ~Robert Graves

I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life. ~James M. Barrie

The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid. ~Art Spander

Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking. ~Clement Atlee

In archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known. ~Thomas Pickering

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time. ~E. B. White

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard. ~H. L. Mencken

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. ~H. L. Mencken

Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame. ~Laurence J. Peter

On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does. ~Will Rogers

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

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. ~George Bernard Shaw