Democracy is the lifeblood of a political system and these democracy quotes plays on this very fact. Read these famous majority quotations and sayings to know what makes democracy the most preferred forms of system.

Democracy Quotes

Democracy is perhaps the only form of government that offers maximum say to the people. In fact, democracy is the only political system that allows active participation of the citizens in its political and civic life. Democracy not only is the best way to check the autocratic instincts of the government but is also one of the most effective ways to generate public opinion, diffuse power, achieve general consensus and more. These famous majority quotations and sayings bring out the true spirit of democracy. Read on for more on this.

In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival.

- Noam Chomsky

Democracy passes into despotism.

- Plato

Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.

- Plato

An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.

- Voltaire

Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.

- Andrew Jackson

The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests.

- Thomas More

El Salvador is a democracy so it's not surprising that there are many voices to be heard here. Yet in my conversations with Salvadorans... I have heard a single voice.

- Dan Quayle

I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change.

- Dan Quayle

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.

- James Madison

In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!

- Simone Weil

Republicans have nothing but bad ideas and Democrats have no ideas.

- Lewis Black

All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

Grant me thirty years of equal division of inheritances and a free press, and I will provide you with a republic.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

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

The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.

- Democracy in America , Alexis de Tocqueville

Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!

- Allen Ginsberg

There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult - to begin a war and to end it.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

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

Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.

- Alexander Hamilton

In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.

- Alexander Hamilton

I hate government. I'm apolitical. Write that down. I'm not a Republican.

- Bruce Willis

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

- Charles Bukowski

I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

- Charles de Gaulle

I swear to the Lord, I still can't see, why Democracy means, everybody but me.

- Langston Hughes

Everyone's entitled to express their political beliefs. I don\\\'t presume to tell anybody who to vote for. I am comfortable telling people what my opinions are.

- Ben Affleck

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.

- Aristotle

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.

- George MacDonald

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.

- Abraham Lincoln

Adultery is the application of democracy to love.

- H. L. Mencken

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

- H. L. Mencken

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.

- H. L. Mencken

Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.

- Lord Acton

The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.

- Lord Acton

The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.

- Niels Bohr

I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution.

- Vladimir Nabokov

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.

- Jorge Luis Borges

Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.

- John Quincy Adams

No power of government ought to be employed in the endeavor to establish any system or article of belief on the subject of religion.

- Constitutional Code; For the Use All Nations and All Governments Professing Liberal Opinions Volume 1 , Jeremy Bentham

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