Democracy Quotes and Sayings

Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven.
– H. L. Mencken

In a democracy, people are supreme.
Arvind Kejriwal

It is the people who take someone to heights and to the ground.
Bhagwant Mann

We are the government of those also who did not vote for us as this is a democracy.
Bhagwant Mann

Of course, the aim of a constitutional democracy is to safeguard the rights of the minority and avoid the tyranny of the majority.
– Cornel West

Free speech is the foundation of an open and liberal democracy from college campuses to the White House.
Hasan Minhaj

A society without democracy is a society of slaves and fools.

Democracy is good for you when you are not in power and worst when you are in power and that’s why it is best form of government.

Democracy is the most veiled form of tyranny.

Democracy cannot be exported to some other place. This must be a product of internal domestic development in a society.
Vladimir Putin

People are always teaching us democracy but the people who teach us democracy don’t want to learn it themselves.
Vladimir Putin

Truth be told, if you say you are not an objector, you are ranged against democracy. If you have a different point of view, say you are a dissenter. Post ten things on Facebook daily and say openly, ‘Yes, I have a difference of opinion.’ Being an objector is no crime.
Ravish Kumar

India is a democratic country & anyone can become a PM.
Narendra Modi

The motive power of democracy is love.
Henri Bergson

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the people discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy – to be followed by a dictatorship.
– Alexander Fraser Tytler

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

Democracy is essentially a political system that recognizes the equality of humans before the law.

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.
Winston Churchill

Democracy means the opportunity to be everyone’s slave.
– Karl Kraus

You cannot bring democracy to a country by attacking it.
– Akbar Ganji

The spirit of democracy cannot be established in the midst of terrorism, whether governmental or popular.
– Mohandas Gandhi

In true democracy every man and women is taught to think for himself or herself.
– Mohandas Gandhi

To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect, and their oneness.
– Mohandas Gandhi

I understand democracy as something that gives the weak the same chance as the strong.
– Mohandas Gandhi

In a democracy, the individual enjoys not only the ultimate power but carries the ultimate responsibility.
– Norman Cousins

Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority.
Albert Camus

Democracy is the ultimate, positive revolution because it gives each and every individual the power to control their lives. And we can work together to create a just, sustainable world.
– Bill Blackman

Democracy needs support and the best support for democracy comes from other democracies. Democratic nations should come together in an association designed to help each other and promote what is a universal value – democracy.
– Benazir Bhutto

Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism.
– Benazir Bhutto

The primal principle of democracy
is the worth and dignity of the individual.
– Edward Bellamy

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