Monday, July 23, 2012

12 Quotes on Democracy

12 Quotable Quotes on Democracy

  1. “Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.” Harry Emerson Fosdick
  2. “Too many people expect wonders from democracy, when the most wonderful thing of all is just having it.” Walter Winchell
  3. “Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.” Reinhold Niebuhr
  4. “The great thing about living in a democracy is that you can say what you think without thinking.” Dwight D. Eisenhower
  5. “Two cheers for democracy; one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism.” E.M. Forster
  6. “Democracy is not a fragile flower; still, it needs cultivating.” Ronald Reagan
  7. “One of the most difficult decisions the individual in a democracy faces is whether or not he should forgo an immediate personal gain or advantage for the good of his country.” Dwight D. Eisenhower
  8. “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a mast. This expresses my idea of democracy.” Abraham Lincoln
  9. “The central tenet of every democracy in the end is trust.” Bill Clinton
  10. “A monarchy requires a virtuous king; a democracy requires a virtuous people.” Henry Hyde
  11. “Democracy is direct self-government, over all the people, for all the people, by all the people.” Theodore Parker
  12. “Were there a people of gods, their government would be democratic.” Rousseau

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