200+ Best Democracy Quotes And Sayings

Democracy is the best system of government, except that it’s not a system at all. It’s a process that allows people to participate in the formation of laws and policies that serve their best interests. If you are an American citizen interested in getting involved with your government, becoming more informed, or understanding the democratic process better, this collection of democracy quotes is for you. Whether you are an avid reader or political junkie, these quotes will help you understand the inner workings of the system.

Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom...
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Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. Unknown
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It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see.."" You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?"" No, " said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, "nothing so simple. Nothing anything like so straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people."" Odd, " said Arthur, "I thought you said it was a democracy."" I did, " said Ford. "It is."" So, " said Arthur, hoping he wasn't sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don't people get rid of the lizards?"" It honestly doesn't occur to them, " said Ford. "They've all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they've voted in more or less approximates to the government they want."" You mean they actually vote for the lizards?"" Oh yes, " said Ford with a shrug, "of course."" But, " said Arthur, going for the big one again, "why?""Because if they didn't vote for a lizard, " said Ford, "the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin?"" What?"" I said, " said Ford, with an increasing air of urgency creeping into his voice, "have you got any gin?"" I'll look. Tell me about the lizards." Ford shrugged again." Some people say that the lizards are the best thing that ever happenned to them, " he said. "They're completely wrong of course, completely and utterly wrong, but someone's got to say it."" But that's terrible, " said Arthur."Listen, bud, " said Ford, "if I had one Altairian dollar for every time I heard one bit of the Universe look at another bit of the Universe and say 'That's terrible' I wouldn't be sitting here like a lemon looking for a gin. . Douglas Adams
The first duty of a man is to think for...
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The first duty of a man is to think for himself Unknown
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a...
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You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker Malcolm X
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as...
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Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners. Vladimir Lenin
The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art...
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The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution! Albert Einstein
The end may justify the means as long as there...
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The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end. Leon Trotsky
The only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to...
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The only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba -- yes Cuba too. Malcolm X
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Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all. Adam Smith
Any war that requires the suspension of reason as a...
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Any war that requires the suspension of reason as a necessity for support is a bad war. Norman Mailer
Everything is relative in this world, where change alone endures.
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Everything is relative in this world, where change alone endures. Leon Trotsky
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A child who does not think about what happens around him and is content with living without wondering whether he lives honestly is like a man who lives from a scoundrel's work and is on the road to being a scoundrel. Unknown
Despair is typical of those who do not understand the...
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Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. Vladimir Lenin
I knew I was alone in a way that no...
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I knew I was alone in a way that no earthling has ever been before. Michael Collins
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But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove. Unknown
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Unity is a great thing and a great slogan. But what the workers’ cause needs is the unity of Marxists, not unity between Marxists, and opponents and distorters of Marxism. Vladimir Lenin
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The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens — tax livestock — labor under the chains of illusion in the service of their masters. Stefan Molyneux
The principle of democracy is a recognition of the sovereign,...
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The principle of democracy is a recognition of the sovereign, inalienable rights of man as a gift from God, the Source of law. Fulton J. Sheen
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The lesson we are indebted to Egypt for, our future generations learned that in the face of oppression silence is never golden. Aysha Taryam