Democracy Quotes | Sayings on the Spirit of Democracy

People should not be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people.
– Alan Moore

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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In democracy it’s your vote that counts; In feudalism it’s your count that votes.
– Mogens Jallberg

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

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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

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Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people
– Abraham Lincoln

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

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Freedom is when the people can speak, democracy is when the government listens.

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

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

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You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.
– G.K. Chesterton

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In a democracy, people are supreme.
– Arvind Kejriwal

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Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
– Winston Churchill

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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

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Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.

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