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"As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy." Abraham Lincoln 4.529411764705882 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"What is the most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class." Alexis de Tocqueville 4.636363636363637 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express." Alexis de Tocqueville 3.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens." Alexis de Tocqueville 4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it." Alexis de Tocqueville 3.625 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult - to begin a war and to end it." Alexis de Tocqueville 4.285714285714286 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"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 4.166666666666667 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president." Johnny Carson 4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself." John Adams 4.214285714285714 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"There cannot be true democracy unless women's voices are heard." Hillary Clinton 2.967741935483871 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting." Tom Stoppard 5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve." George Bernard Shaw 4.636363636363637 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"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." Henry Mencken 4.8 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard." Henry Mencken 5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Civilization is the encouragement of differences. Civilization thus becomes a synonym of democracy. Force, violence, pressure, or compulsion with a view to conformity, is both uncivilized and undemocratic." Mahatma Gandhi 4.375 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"There is no force so democratic as the force of an ideal." Calvin Coolidge 3 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few." George Bernard Shaw 4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid." Art Spander 3.4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried." Winston Churchill 4.806451612903226 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch." Benjamin Franklin 4.56989247311828 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote


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Abraham Lincoln Alexis de Tocqueville Aristotle
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Hillary Clinton Jesse Jackson John Adams
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