Quotes containing word "democracy"

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Definitions and meanings of word "democracy"

• Noun: the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives

• Noun: a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

• Noun: the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group

Featured authors with quotes containing word "democracy"

Recep Tayyip Erdogan
10 quotes about democracy
Turkish Politician
Born Friday 26 February 1954
Chen Shui-bian
8 quotes about democracy
Chinese Statesman, Politician
Born Sunday 18 February 1951
Natan Sharansky
6 quotes about democracy
Russian Writer
Born Tuesday 20 January 1948
Barbara Boxer
5 quotes about democracy
American Politician
Born Monday 11 November 1940
H. L. Mencken
7 quotes about democracy
American Writer, Critic, Journalist, Editor, Scholar
Sunday 12 September 1880 - Sunday 29 January 1956
Ibrahim Babangida
5 quotes about democracy
Nigerian Statesman
Born Sunday 17 August 1941
Henry A. Wallace
6 quotes about democracy
American Vice President
Sunday 7 October 1888 - Thursday 18 November 1965
Gael Garcia Bernal
3 quotes about democracy
Mexican Actor
Born Thursday 30 November 1978
Robert Caro
5 quotes about democracy
American Writer, Author, Journalist
Born Wednesday 30 October 1935
Herbert Croly
5 quotes about democracy
American Philosopher, Leader, Author, Editor
Saturday 23 January 1869 - Saturday 17 May 1930
Archibald MacLeish
one quote about democracy
American Writer, Poet
Saturday 7 May 1892 - Tuesday 20 April 1982
Lee H. Hamilton
5 quotes about democracy
American Politician
Born Monday 20 April 1931

Democracy is never a thing done. Democracy is always something that a nation must be doing. What is necessary now is one thing and one thing only that democracy become again democracy in action, not democracy accomplished and piled up in goods and gold.

Archibald MacLeish

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This country has always been run by elite, and it's an elitist democracy. And that's not a radical concept. It's elitist democracy. When people talk about democracy, they don't talk - really talk about participatory democracy, until the point that we get us at Election Day.

Danny Glover

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Democracy doesn't recognize east or west; democracy is simply people's will. Therefore, I do not acknowledge that there are various models of democracy; there is just democracy itself.

Shirin Ebadi

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We think that democracy can change a lot of things, but we're being fooled, because democracy is not the election. We've been taught that democracy is having elections. And it isn't. Elections are the most horrendous aspect of democracy. It's the most mundane, trivial, disappointing, dirty aspect.

Gael Garcia Bernal

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Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.

John Adams

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One is actually the democracy here, you know, people are, people assume that this election means that there is democracy in Pakistan. There is no democracy.

Imran Khan

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We have shown that Islam can rule the world perfectly for 14 centuries, and during this time of Muslim power we did not borrow ideas like democracy from others, so why do we need to learn democracy from them now?

Abu Bakar Bashir

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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.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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If you know how to read, you have a complete education about life, then you know how to vote within a democracy. But if you don't know how to read, you don't know how to decide. That's the great thing about our country - we're a democracy of readers, and we should keep it that way.

Ray Bradbury

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Communism destroys democracy. Democracy can also destroy Communism.

Andre Malraux

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Moreover, as we live in an era of the ascendancy of democracy and human rights, we must see that Taiwan has been a vibrant democracy with a democratically elected president and legislature.

Nick Lampson

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Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.

Reinhold Niebuhr

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Is America truly a democracy? Has America ever been a democracy with the institution of slavery?

Tatyana Ali

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Small use it will be to save democracy for the race if we cannot save the race for democracy.

Jeanette Rankin

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Iraq is part of a legitimate American effort not to have democracy everywhere but to have democracy somewhere.

Dinesh D'Souza

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The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.

Charles Bukowski

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Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.

Alexis de Tocqueville

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Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.

John Adams

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Democracy derailed is democracy denied.

Chaka Fattah

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