Democracy Quotes and Sayings

Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
William Penn

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

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

Is democracy all about casting your vote once in five years and then letting these parties and their leaders rule the roost? This cannot be a democracy. There is something wrong somewhere. The basic problem in our country is that there is no democracy. We want democracy. The politics of voting once in five years is no longer acceptable. The people want a direct participation in power. The people shall take decisions, and politicians and officials will have to implement them.
Arvind Kejriwal

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


Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
James Russell Lowell

Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
– Kofi Annan

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

The root cause of the problem is that in the political system of our country we can cast out votes once in five years and for the next five we grovel in front of the same people we voted for and chose as our representatives. The people have no say whatsoever in the entire system.
Arvind Kejriwal

The key to democracy is an enlightened public.

Submitted by: Brenda Alston

It’s not the voting that’s democracy; it’s the counting.


You can’t afford to hate politics. The politics of this country is democracy. Democracy is by the people, of the people and for the people. The day people stop taking active part in the politics of this country, democracy will not survive.
Arvind Kejriwal

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

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

Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
– Reinhold Niebuhr

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