Democracy Quotes

There is a limit to the application of democratic methods. You can inquire of all the passengers as to what type of car they like to ride in, but it is impossible to question them as to whether to apply the brakes when the train is at full speed and accident threatens.

A free America, democratic in the sense that our forefathers intended it to be, means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.

Free elections, a free press and an independent judiciary mean little when the free market means they are on sale to the highest bidder.

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from 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 a democracy always collapses […]

Americans like to talk about (or be told about) Democracy but, when put to the test, usually find it to be an ‘inconvenience’. We have opted instead for an authoritarian system “disguised’ as a Democracy. We pay through the nose for an enormous joke-of-a-government, let it push us around, and then wonder how all those […]

Democracy is the great love of the failures and cowards of life.

American democracy is like that of a rich man who hails the porter at his apartment block, ‘Hi Tom!’ (his name is really Jack) ‘How are the kids, Tom?’ (he has no children) Yet both parties are pleased with the transaction.

Democracy is supposed to be about voters picking their representatives, not the other way around.

To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to the citizens of a democracy.

Corruption is nature’s way of restoring our faith in democracy.