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If liberty and equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.
- Aristotle

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

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 other forms that have been tried from time to time.
- Sir Winston Churchill

Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear.
- Alan Corenk

In democracy its your vote that counts.; In feudalism its your count that votes.
- Mogens Jallberg

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

Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them.
- Marquis de Flers Robert

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

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

It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.
- Tom Stoppard

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

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