Quotations that match 'democracy'.

Democracy fascinates me. Lee H. Hamilton
[ Democracy Fascinates]
Democracy is never a thing done. Democracy is always something that a nation must be doing. What is necessary now is one thing and one thing only that democracy become again democracy in action, not democracy accomplished and piled up in goods and gold. Archibald MacLeish
[ Accomplished Action Again Always Become Democracy Doing Done Gold Goods Must Nation Necessary Never Now Only Piled Something Thing Up]
The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy. Theodore White Politics
[ Democracy Flood Into Money Politics Pollution Today]
Maintain democracy or go to dictatorship: that is what is at stake in these elections. Mario Vargas Llosa
[ Democracy Dictatorship Elections Go Maintain Stake These]
And we are grateful to the American young men and women who are risking their lives to give the Iraqi people this chance, this dream of democracy in Iraq now. Ahmed Chalabi
[ American Chance Democracy Dream Give Grateful Iraq Iraqi Lives Men Now Risking Their Women Young]
We should insist that governments receiving American aid live up to standards of accountability and transparency, and we should support countries that embrace market reforms, democracy, and the rule of law. Lee H. Hamilton
[ Accountability Aid American Countries Democracy Embrace Governments Insist Law Live Market Receiving Reforms Rule Should Standards Support Transparency Up]
Democracy, good governance and modernity cannot be imported or imposed from outside a country. Emile Lahud
[ Cannot Country Democracy Good Governance Imported Imposed Modernity Outside]
Ultimately, freedom and democracy are stronger than fear and tyranny. Gijs de Vries
[ Democracy Fear Freedom Stronger Than Tyranny Ultimately]
Our brave soldiers and support personnel are engaged in a battle as important as any the United States has ever before waged, for the success of democracy in Iraq is a crucial test of the ideals this Nation was founded upon. Virginia Foxx
[ Any Battle Before Brave Crucial Democracy Engaged Ever Founded Ideals Important Iraq Nation Our Personnel Soldiers States Success Support Test United Upon Waged]
And in a democracy, when we say we're mad at what's going on, what we need to be saying is we're mad at ourselves. Mike Lowry
[ Democracy Going Mad Need Ourselves Say Saying]
Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens. William Beveridge
[ Afford Among Citizens Cultivate Democracy Dictators Dupes Evil Ignorance May Their Weed Which]
Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy. Benito Mussolini
[ Beautiful Democracy Fallacy Practice Theory]
Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty. Plato
[ Aggravated Arises Democracy Dictatorship Extreme Form Liberty Most Naturally Out Slavery Tyranny]
As the world's finest democracy, we do not do guillotines. But there are other less bloody rituals of humiliation, designed to reassure the populace that order is restored, the Republic cleansed. William Greider
[ Bloody Cleansed Democracy Designed Finest Humiliation Less Order Other Populace Reassure Republic Restored Rituals World]
Is America truly a democracy? Has America ever been a democracy with the institution of slavery? Tatyana Ali
[ America Been Democracy Ever Institution Slavery Truly]
One has the right to be wrong in a democracy. Claude Pepper
[ Democracy Right Wrong]
To win the cause we all believe in, the spread of true democracy all over the world, we need to win by example, not just with speeches but by example; not just with military might but by gaining the respect of the world. Barbara Boxer
[ Believe Cause Democracy Example Gaining Just Might Military Need Over Respect Speeches Spread True Win World]
Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. Jack Schwartz
[ Democracy East Israel Middle Only]
We need religion as a guide. We need it because we are imperfect. Our government needs the church, because only those humble enough to admit they are sinners can bring to democracy the tolerance it requires in order to survive. Jeff Miller
[ Admit Because Bring Church Democracy Enough Government Guide Humble Imperfect Need Needs Only Order Our Religion Requires Sinners Survive Those Tolerance]
A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped. Norman Mailer
[ Borders Democracy Discovers Far Go How Line Modern Only Stopped Straight Traveling Tyranny Undefined Until Whose]
Everybody's for democracy in principle. It's only in practice that the thing gives rise to stiff objections. Meg Greenfield
[ Democracy Everybody Gives Objections Only Practice Principle Rise Stiff Thing]
Our constitutional liberties shall not be sacrificed in our search for greater security, for that is what our enemies and all enemies of freedom and democracy hope to achieve. Tammy Baldwin
[ Achieve Constitutional Democracy Enemies Freedom Greater Hope Liberties Our Sacrificed Search Security Shall]
And one of the frustrating parts, but it's an inherent part of our democracy, is we have separation of powers. George Pataki
[ Democracy Frustrating Inherent Our Part Parts Powers Separation]
Democracy is not about one party dominating. Ed Townsend
[ Democracy Dominating Party]
There's an assault on human sexuality, as Judge Scalia said, they've taken sides in the culture war and on top of that if we have a democracy, the democratic processes should be that we can elect representatives who will share our point of view and vote those things into law. Pat Robertson
[ Assault Culture Democracy Democratic Elect Human Into Judge Law Our Point Processes Representatives Said Sexuality Share Should Sides Taken Things Those Top View Vote War Will]
The three main sources of scepticism are first, that not every people desires freedom; second, that democracy in certain parts of the world would be dangerous; and third, that there is little the world's democracies can do to advance freedom outside their countries. Natan Sharansky
[ Advance Certain Countries Dangerous Democracies Democracy Desires Every First Freedom Little Main Outside Parts Scepticism Second Sources Their Third Three World Would]
But the West is trying to weaken Islam from outside and inside. They attack our people and invade our countries from outside, and they weaken us from within with ideas like secularism, liberalism and democracy. This is all designed to contaminate our pure Islam. Abu Bakar Bashir
[ Attack Contaminate Countries Democracy Designed Ideas Inside Invade Islam Liberalism Our Outside Pure Secularism Trying Us Weaken West Within]
What our men and women in uniform are doing is providing for the Iraqi people and other surrounding nations the opportunity to see, to taste and to experience the democracy that equals freedom and ultimately justice. Robin Hayes
[ Democracy Doing Equals Experience Freedom Iraqi Justice Men Nations Opportunity Other Our Providing See Surrounding Taste Ultimately Uniform Women]
Under the leadership of this President, the state of the union is not strong. We are being pulled apart rather than pulling together. Our democracy is suffering from the choices being made, and yet we are offered the same tired excuses and unrealistic analyses. Jose Serrano
[ Analyses Apart Being Choices Democracy Excuses Leadership Made Offered Our President Pulled Pulling Rather Same State Strong Suffering Than Tired Together Under Union Unrealistic Yet]
How do we get democracy at the international level? That's our problem. and it's essentially the same problem people faced in the 18th Century when they tried to get democracy nationally. Now we need it internationally. Susan George
[ Century Democracy Essentially Faced Get How International Internationally Level Nationally Need Now Our Problem Same Tried]
Even if I were knocked down by one gunshot it wouldn't affect our democracy and I wasn't knocked down and I have great confidence in our democracy and in Taiwan and in the people of Taiwan. Chen Shui-bian
[ Affect Confidence Democracy Down Even Great Knocked Our Taiwan Were]
Remember one thing about democracy. We can have anything we want and at the same time, we always end up with exactly what we deserve. Edward Albee
[ Always Anything Democracy Deserve End Exactly Remember Same Thing Time Up Want]
The EU will face problems similar to the US: an increasing gap between the citizens and decision makers in Brussels and a perceived or even real lack of democracy. David Korten
[ Between Brussels Citizens Decision Democracy Eu Even Face Gap Increasing Lack Makers Perceived Problems Real Similar Us Will]
The defense of our democracy against the forces that threaten it from without has made some of its failures to function at home glaringly apparent. Wendell Willkie
[ Against Apparent Defense Democracy Failures Forces Function Glaringly Home Made Our Some Threaten Without]
Democracy: An institution in which the whole is equal to the scum of the parts. Keith Preston
[ Democracy Equal Institution Parts Scum Which Whole]
If we have a chance of succeeding and bringing stability and democracy to Iraq, it will mean learning from our mistakes, not denying them and not ignoring them. Carl Levin
[ Bringing Chance Democracy Denying Ignoring Iraq Learning Mean Mistakes Our Stability Succeeding Them Will]
Democracy in Yemen did not stop, instead it is in a continuous development, there is no other way to follow rather than democracy, it is our national way for building up our country, it was not imposed on us by others. Ali A. Saleh
[ Building Continuous Country Democracy Development Did Follow Imposed Instead National Other Others Our Rather Stop Than Up Us Way Yemen]
Similarly, it is argued that the culture of Islam is incompatible with democracy. Basically, this conventional perspective of the Middle East thus contends that democracy in that region is neither possible nor even desirable. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
[ Argued Basically Conventional Culture Democracy Desirable East Even Incompatible Islam Middle Neither Nor Perspective Possible Region Similarly Thus]
I think Russians today have a distorted picture of capitalism, liberal democracy and market economy. Garry Kasparov
[ Capitalism Democracy Distorted Economy Liberal Market Picture Russians Think Today]
Our form of democracy is bribery, on the highest scale. Gore Vidal
[ Bribery Democracy Form Highest Our Scale]
Democracy cannot survive without the guidance of a creative minority. Harlan Stone
[ Cannot Creative Democracy Guidance Minority Survive Without]
If democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner. Liberty is a Constitutional Republic that allows the sheep to contest the vote. Airot Parker Politics
[ democracy republic]
I always assume that democracy is the only good form of government, quite frankly, and democracy is always to be preferred. Jeane Kirkpatrick
[ Always Assume Democracy Form Frankly Good Government Only Preferred Quite]
The grandeur and strength or our people and democracy are as big as a forest. Chen Shui-bian
[ Big Democracy Forest Grandeur Our Strength]
Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor. James Russell Lowell Government
[ Democracy Every Gives His Man Oppressor Own Right]
As you know from reading many of these Negro writers, we don't deal too much with the discussion of democracy and what it means and how improvisation fits in all that. Stanley Crouch
[ Deal Democracy Discussion Fits How Improvisation Know Many Means Much Negro Reading These Too Writers]
The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois. Gustave Flaubert
[ Attained Bourgeois Democracy Dream Level Proletarian Raise Stupidity Whole]
While Kuwait is not a democracy, giving only half the population a voice in their government is not a policy this Congress should support and one that I am glad that Kuwait's leaders are changing. Ginny B. Waite
[ Am Changing Congress Democracy Giving Glad Government Half Kuwait Leaders Only Policy Population Should Support Their Voice While]
I think the good old British democracy should keep scrutinising and pressing to get the truth out. Clare Short
[ British Democracy Get Good Keep Old Out Pressing Should Think Truth]
Since President Bush took office in 2001, this Congress has supported an agenda of democracy, freedom and expansion of rights for all peoples throughout the world. Ginny B. Waite
[ Agenda Bush Congress Democracy Expansion Freedom Office Peoples President Rights Since Supported Throughout Took World]
Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work. Michael Novak
[ Against Democracy Designed Each Institutions Noise Other Our Political Remarkably Well Work]
In democracy everyone has the right to be represented, even the jerks. Chris Patten
[ Democracy Even Everyone Jerks Represented Right]
Jeans represent democracy in fashion. Giorgio Armani
[ Democracy Fashion Jeans Represent]
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
[ Conversations Democracy El Heard Here Many Salvador Single Surprising Voice Voices Yet]
The U.S. Constitution is the basic framework for the greatest democracy on Earth. Some of my colleagues find it easy to amend it. I don't. Byron Dorgan
[ Amend Basic Colleagues Constitution Democracy Earth Easy Find Framework Greatest Some]
The word democracy has no meaning. Duty has gone. Only rights remain. Fiona Shaw
[ Democracy Duty Gone Meaning Only Remain Rights Word]
There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship. Ralph Nader
[ Citizenship Daily Democracy Without]
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated. Gilbert K. Chesterton
[ Aristocracy Badly Democracy Educated Government Means Uneducated While]
I believe our country has to do whatever we can do to protect ourselves-we're king of the hill. We need to protect democracy and the lives of those who live in the free world. Rick Yune
[ Believe Country Democracy Free Hill King Live Lives Need Our Protect Those Whatever World]
Democracy for us tends to be has to do with who shouts the loudest! Peter Hook
[ Democracy Loudest Shouts Tends Us]
Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship. William Blum
[ Democracy Dictatorship Propaganda Violence]
America's support for human rights and democracy is our noblest export to the world. William Bennett
[ America Democracy Export Human Noblest Our Rights Support World]
The capacity to combine commitment with skepticism is essential to democracy. Mary Catherine Bateson
[ Capacity Combine Commitment Democracy Essential Skepticism]
We have accepted the principle of democracy and we are committed to respect the popular verdict and the result of that national consultation. Mahmoud Abbas
[ Accepted Committed Consultation Democracy National Popular Principle Respect Result Verdict]
The US and the European Union needs to help in the translation of the demand for democracy into a political will. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
[ Demand Democracy European Help Into Needs Political Translation Union Us Will]
I think clearly the United States, as well as other western nations, should stand by their commitments to human rights and democracy and should try to influence other countries to move in that direction. Samuel P. Huntington
[ Clearly Commitments Countries Democracy Direction Human Influence Move Nations Other Rights Should Stand States Their Think Try United Well Western]
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all. John F. Kennedy
[ Democracy Ignorance Impairs Security Voter]
We discussed the history of postwar Japan and how Japan had missed an opportunity to build a more functional democracy because of the focus on fighting communism driven in large part by the American occupation. Joichi Ito
[ American Because Build Communism Democracy Discussed Driven Fighting Focus Functional Had History How Japan Large Missed More Occupation Opportunity Part Postwar]
I told the students that we can exert pressure without resorting to violence, and that we can move towards democracy without violence; that way, God will allow it. Abdurrahman Wahid
[ Allow Democracy Exert God Move Pressure Resorting Students Told Towards Violence Way Will Without]
The issue is whether the ultimate civil authority of the United States can tolerate actions in contempt of constitutional lines of authority. Any lessening of civil power over military power must inevitably lead away from democracy. Harold Russell
[ Actions Any Authority Away Civil Constitutional Contempt Democracy Inevitably Issue Lead Lessening Lines Military Must Over Power States Tolerate Ultimate United Whether]
Television is democracy at its ugliest. Paddy Chayefsky Politics
[ Democracy Television Ugliest]
I think that it's a vital moment now for Russian democracy to convince people that it's only our actions, our joined actions and protests that could force Kremlin to reconsider its plans to abolish presidential elections. Garry Kasparov
[ Abolish Actions Convince Could Democracy Elections Force Joined Kremlin Moment Now Only Our Plans Presidential Protests Reconsider Russian Think Vital]
My submission to you is we're fighting the war on terror not overseas but in our own streets, and we'd be spending vast more fortunes to try to be a defensive country to protect ourselves rather than an offensive country to spread democracy wherever people yearn for it. Johnny Isakson
[ Country Defensive Democracy Fighting Fortunes More Offensive Our Ourselves Overseas Own Protect Rather Spending Spread Streets Submission Terror Than Try Vast War Wherever Yearn]
It's important to address young people in the reopening of New Orleans. In rebuilding, let's revisit the potential of American democracy and American glory. Wynton Marsalis
[ Address American Democracy Glory Important New Orleans Potential Rebuilding Revisit Young]
In remembering those who lost their lives in the London attacks and the September 11th attacks we continue our commitment to fighting for freedom, democracy and justice. Doc Hastings
[ Attacks Commitment Continue Democracy Fighting Freedom Justice Lives London Lost Our Remembering September Their Those]
Even though the Bush campaign ad tells you that Afghanistan is a new democracy at the Olympics because of Bush's efforts, Afghanistan hasn't actually had an election. Peter Schuyler
[ Actually Ad Afghanistan Because Bush Campaign Democracy Efforts Election Even Had Hasn New Olympics Tells Though]
I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife. James Russell Lowell
[ Against Always Been Democracy Effective Manners Mind Only Weapons]
Advertising is the very essence of democracy. Anton Chekhov
[ Advertising Democracy Essence Very]
Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization. Winston Churchill
[ Abhorrent Because Civilization Democracy Him Imprison Keep More Nothing Person Prison Really Test Than Unpopular]
Democracy is the common pursuit of mankind, and all countries must earnestly protect the democratic rights of the people. Jinato Hu
[ Common Countries Democracy Democratic Earnestly Mankind Must Protect Pursuit Rights]
The best Governments of the World have bin composed of Monarchy, Aristocracy, and Democracy. Algernon Sydney
[ Aristocracy Best Bin Composed Democracy Governments Monarchy World]
Ukraine is also successfully moving toward democracy and making progress expanding freedoms and rights to its people. We can help Ukraine achieve these goals and improve its economy by normalizing trade relations. Vito Fossella
[ Achieve Also Democracy Economy Expanding Freedoms Goals Help Improve Making Moving Progress Relations Rights Successfully These Toward Trade Ukraine]
So, two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism. E. M. Forster
[ Admits Because Cheers Criticism Democracy Permits Two Variety]
I may be wrong in that, but not I think in putting the questions. In our modern democracy the government needs not a unanimous but a general support for war before it orders our forces to fight. Douglas Hurd
[ Before Democracy Fight Forces General Government May Modern Needs Orders Our Putting Questions Support Think Unanimous War Wrong]
It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting. Tom Stoppard Government
[ Counting Democracy Voting]
You can't put democracy and freedom back into a box. George W. Bush
[ Back Box Democracy Freedom Into Put]
Everybody now seems to be talking about democracy. I don't understand this. As I think of it, democracy isn't like a Sunday suit to be brought out and worn only for parades. It's the kind of a life a decent man leads, it's something to live for and to die for. Dalton Trumbo
[ Brought Decent Democracy Die Everybody Kind Leads Life Live Man Now Only Out Parades Seems Something Suit Sunday Talking Think Understand Worn]
We're not perfect, but we do have democracy. Hugo Chavez
[ Democracy Perfect]
If we put our trust in the common sense of common men and 'with malice toward none and charity for all' go forward on the great adventure of making political, economic and social democracy a practical reality, we shall not fail. Henry A. Wallace
[ Adventure Charity Common Democracy Economic Fail Forward Go Great Making Malice Men None Our Political Practical Put Reality Sense Shall Social Toward Trust]
Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be. Sydney J. Harris Government
[ Asking Democracy Only Ought Persists Powers System Whether]
Liberty, freedom and democracy are very fuzzy words, but human rights is very specific. Joichi Ito
[ Democracy Freedom Fuzzy Human Liberty Rights Specific Very Words]
In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy. Fran Lebowitz
[ Capitalism Communism Country Democracy Over Soviet Triumphed Union]
The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy. It's not our job to cozy up to power. We're supposed to be the check and balance on government. Amy Goodman
[ Absolutely Balance Check Cozy Democracy Essential Functioning Government Job Media Our Power Supposed Up]
In brief, Western democracy, as other political models, is not exportable to all regions of the world. Omar Bongo
[ Brief Democracy Models Other Political Regions Western World]
Recent action in Syria and Palestine also tell us that the awakening voices of democracy in those regions are occurring, and that those in that region are able to pursue it without being stifled by terrorists that are despotic. Judd Gregg
[ Able Action Also Awakening Being Democracy Despotic Occurring Palestine Pursue Recent Region Regions Stifled Syria Tell Terrorists Those Us Voices Without]
Many of the contradictions in Postmodern art come from the fact that we're trying to be artists in a democratic society. This is because in a democracy, the ideal is compromise. In art, it isn't. Brad Holland
[ Art Artists Because Come Compromise Contradictions Democracy Democratic Fact Ideal Many Postmodern Society Trying]
And that is my definition of democracy, the right to be in a minority and not be suppressed. Lee Harvey Oswald
[ Definition Democracy Minority Right Suppressed]
The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition. John Acton
[ Absolute Authority Based Between Choices Democracy Depends Every Fate Government Hand Legality Makes Opposite Other Power Principles Restraints Sovereignty These Tradition]
The essence of democracy is its assurance that every human being should so respect himself and should be so respected in his own personality that he should have opportunity equal to that of every other human being to show what he was meant to become. Anna Garlin Spencer
[ Assurance Become Being Democracy Equal Essence Every Himself His Human Meant Opportunity Other Own Personality Respect Respected Should Show]
Christianity, democracy, science, education, wealth, and the cumulative inheritance of a thousand years, have not preserved us from the vain repetition of history. Ralph A. Cram
[ Christianity Cumulative Democracy Education History Inheritance Preserved Repetition Science Thousand Us Vain Wealth Years]
And it is essential that in fighting terrorism, sacrifices should not be made on democracy. Bulent Ecevit
[ Democracy Essential Fighting Made Sacrifices Should Terrorism]
The primal principle of democracy is the worth and dignity of the individual. Edward Bellamy
[ Democracy Dignity Individual Primal Principle Worth]
Democracy is stronger than terrorism, and we will not cower to the terrorists' campaign of fear. John Doolittle
[ Campaign Democracy Fear Stronger Terrorism Terrorists Than Will]
We shouldn't waste any more time in making sure that democracy is properly rooted in our political life and the supremacy of the law becomes an integral part of our state's structure. Ahmet Necdet Sezner
[ Any Becomes Democracy Integral Law Life Making More Our Part Political Properly Rooted State Structure Supremacy Sure Time Waste]
I'm not overly alarmist about it, but I do think there are some worrying signs, like the growing accumulation of wealth by a very small proportion of the population, plus elections in the US are much more dominated by money than anywhere else calling itself a democracy. Peter Singer
[ Accumulation Anywhere Calling Democracy Dominated Elections Else Growing Itself Money More Much Overly Plus Population Proportion Signs Small Some Than Think Us Very Wealth Worrying]
America is stronger than ever. We will forever remember those we lost on September 11, 2001. In honoring their memory, we will remain true to our commitment to freedom and democracy. Evan Bayh
[ America Commitment Democracy Ever Forever Freedom Honoring Lost Memory Our Remain Remember September Stronger Than Their Those True Will]
I think it is absolutely essential in a democracy to have competition in the media, a lot of competition, and we seem to be moving away from that. Walter Cronkite
[ Absolutely Away Competition Democracy Essential Lot Media Moving Seem Think]
Debate is almost non-existent and no one is apparently accountable to anybody apart from their political party bosses. It is bad news for democracy in this country. Helen Suzman
[ Accountable Almost Anybody Apart Apparently Bad Bosses Country Debate Democracy News Non-Existent Party Political Their]
Democracy means that people can say what they want to. All the people. It means that they can vote as they wish. All the people. It means that they can worship God in any way they feel right, and that includes Christians and Jews and voodoo doctors as well. Dalton Trumbo
[ Any Christians Democracy Doctors Feel God Includes Jews Means Right Say Voodoo Vote Want Way Well Wish Worship]
This country has always been run by elite, and it's an elitist democracy. And that's not a radical concept. It's elitist democracy. When people talk about democracy, they don't talk - really talk about participatory democracy, until the point that we get us at Election Day. Danny Glover
[ Always Been Concept Country Day Democracy Election Elite Elitist Get Participatory Point Radical Really Run Talk Until Us]
A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction. These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way. Fisher Ames
[ Carry Conceals Democracy Desolation Destruction Eruption Fiery Materials Own Produce Their These Volcano Way Which Will]
I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society. George Soros
[ America Because Chose Civil Democracy Freedom Home Liberties Open Society Value]
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people. Harry Emerson Fosdick
[ Based Conviction Democracy Extraordinary Ordinary Possibilities Upon]
Throughout American history many of our social gains and much of our progress toward democracy were made possible by the active intervention of the federal government. Harold Washington
[ Active American Democracy Federal Gains Government History Intervention Made Many Much Our Possible Progress Social Throughout Toward Were]
As Taiwan's friend and ally, I believe it is important for the United States to monitor the situation in the Taiwan Strait very carefully to help ensure Taiwan is not forced into a position which would endanger its freedom or its democracy. Jim Costa
[ Ally Believe Carefully Democracy Endanger Ensure Forced Freedom Friend Help Important Into Monitor Position Situation States Strait Taiwan United Very Which Would]
Liberals are concerned about the concentration of wealth because it almost inevitably leads to a concentration of power that undermines democracy. Robert Reich
[ Almost Because Concentration Concerned Democracy Inevitably Leads Liberals Power Undermines Wealth]
There will always be a place for us somewhere, somehow, as long as we see to it that working people fight for everything they have, everything they hope to get, for dignity, equality, democracy, to oppose war and to bring to the world a better life. Harry Bridges
[ Always Better Bring Democracy Dignity Equality Everything Fight Get Hope Life Long Oppose Place See Somehow Somewhere Us War Will Working World]
Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity. Irving Kristol Equality
[ Conditions Democracy Does Equality Guarantee Guarantees Only Opportunity]
Only a knowledgeable, empowered and vocal citizenry can perform well in democracy. David Brin
[ Citizenry Democracy Empowered Knowledgeable Only Perform Vocal Well]
The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those on board. Grover Cleveland
[ Board Democracy May Mutiny Ship Sink Storms Those Through Weathered Which]
Moreover, as we live in an era of the ascendancy of democracy and human rights, we must see that Taiwan has been a vibrant democracy with a democratically elected president and legislature. Nick Lampson
[ Ascendancy Been Democracy Democratically Elected Era Human Legislature Live Moreover Must President Rights See Taiwan Vibrant]
The Election Assistance Commission represents a major, unprecedented commitment from the federal government to sustained freedom and vibrant democracy. I am humbled by the prospect of being one its charter members. DeForest Soaries
[ Am Assistance Being Charter Commission Commitment Democracy Election Federal Freedom Government Humbled Major Members Prospect Represents Sustained Unprecedented Vibrant]
Our democracy is the centerpiece of who we are as a nation. And it is the fondest hope of all Americans that we can help bring democracy to every corner of the world. Barbara Boxer
[ Americans Bring Corner Democracy Every Fondest Help Hope Nation Our World]
We're going to have to forgive a great deal of the Soviet era debt. There's no question about that. Let's face up to that. We're going to have to put in money if Russia is really going to consolidate a democracy. Jeffrey Sachs
[ Consolidate Deal Debt Democracy Era Face Forgive Going Great Money Put Question Really Russia Soviet Up]
A constitutional democracy is in serious trouble if its citizenry does not have a certain degree of education and civic virtue. Phillip E. Johnson
[ Certain Citizenry Civic Constitutional Degree Democracy Does Education Serious Trouble Virtue]
Democracy may mean something more than a theoretically absolute popular government, but it assuredly cannot mean anything less. Herbert Croly
[ Absolute Anything Assuredly Cannot Democracy Government Less May Mean More Popular Something Than Theoretically]
Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy because it stands for equal opportunity would like to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise. Henry A. Wallace
[ Against Because Competition Democracy Distrust Energetic Enterprise Equal Fear Opportunity Position Secure Small Stands Their Would]
The President, in talking about freedom and democracy, is sparking a wave of very positive democratic sentiment that might help us override both Islamic fundamentalism that has formed in that region, and also some of the hatred for our policies of invading Iraq. Bill Richardson
[ Also Both Democracy Democratic Formed Freedom Fundamentalism Hatred Help Invading Iraq Islamic Might Our Override Policies Positive President Region Sentiment Some Talking Us Very Wave]
Let's win the peace and democracy the good people of Iraq so richly deserve after decades of tyranny. Mike Pence
[ After Decades Democracy Deserve Good Iraq Peace Richly Tyranny Win]
Democracy means the opportunity to be everyone's slave. Karl Kraus
[ Democracy Everyone Means Opportunity Slave]
Free nations of the world cannot allow Taiwan, a beacon of democracy, to be subdued by an authoritarian China. Nick Lampson
[ Allow Authoritarian Beacon Cannot China Democracy Free Nations Subdued Taiwan World]
What we are doing in fact is recovering and progressing and sustaining the recovery of our democracy. Alberto Fujimori
[ Democracy Doing Fact Our Progressing Recovering Recovery Sustaining]
The better the information it has, the better democracy works. Silence and secrecy are never good for it. Kate Adie
[ Better Democracy Good Information Never Secrecy Silence Works]
The advanced levels which the democratic world has attained at the end of lengthy processes may have created the perception in the region that democracy is a distant concept; this perception can be addressed. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
[ Addressed Advanced Attained Concept Created Democracy Democratic Distant End Lengthy Levels May Perception Processes Region Which World]
Speak up! We live in a democracy. We all need to make sure our voices are heard and our opinions are known. Bill Lipinski
[ Democracy Heard Known Live Make Need Opinions Our Speak Sure Up Voices]
And for well over a hundred years our politicians, statesmen, and people remembered that this was a republic, not a democracy, and knew what they meant when they made that distinction. Robert Welch
[ Democracy Distinction Hundred Knew Made Meant Our Over Politicians Remembered Republic Statesmen Well Years]
This election marks a significant moment in Haiti; it not only serves as the basis of hope along the road to democracy, but also serves as a testament to the resolve and character of the Haitian people during their long struggle for peace, reconciliation, and prosperity. Kendrick Meek
[ Along Also Basis Character Democracy During Election Haiti Haitian Hope Long Marks Moment Only Peace Prosperity Reconciliation Resolve Road Serves Significant Struggle Testament Their]
My own ideals for the university are those of a genuine democracy and serious scholarship. These two, indeed, seem to go together. Woodrow Wilson
[ Democracy Genuine Go Ideals Indeed Own Scholarship Seem Serious These Those Together Two University]
We will not let terrorists change our way of life; we will not live in fear; and we will not undermine the civil liberties that characterize our Democracy. Adam Schiff
[ Change Characterize Civil Democracy Fear Liberties Life Live Our Terrorists Undermine Way Will]
Democracy, like any non-coercive relationship, rests on a shared understanding of limits. Elizabeth Drew
[ Any Democracy Limits Relationship Rests Shared Understanding]
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 Essential Existence Freedom Human Ideals Just May More Phase Possibly Survival Terminal Than Valued]
So in Asia I want to make - I want to succeed to make a model of what success, practicing democracy, and market economy. Then that will give a good influence over Asian countries. Kim Dae Jung
[ Asia Asian Countries Democracy Economy Give Good Influence Make Market Model Over Practicing Succeed Success Then Want Will]
Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy. Dan Rather
[ Americans Capitalism Democracy Despite Many Most Soviets Think Yearn]
I have absolutely no idea what my generation did to enrich our democracy. We dropped the ball. We entered a period of complacency and closed our eyes to the public corruption of our democracy. Wynton Marsalis
[ Absolutely Ball Closed Complacency Corruption Democracy Did Dropped Enrich Entered Eyes Generation Idea Our Period Public]
American and Israel share a special bond. Our relationship is unique among all nations. Like America, Israel is a strong democracy, a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty, a home to the oppressed and persecuted. William J. Clinton
[ America American Among Bond Democracy Freedom Home Israel Liberty Nations Oasis Oppressed Our Persecuted Relationship Share Special Strong Symbol Unique]
In our system of democracy, our government works on a system of checks and balances. Instead of stripping power from the courts, I believe we should follow the process prescribed in our Constitution - consideration of a Constitutional amendment. Dennis Cardoza
[ Amendment Balances Believe Checks Consideration Constitution Constitutional Courts Democracy Follow Government Instead Our Power Prescribed Process Should Stripping System Works]
Democracy in China is like Viagra; no such thing as free elections. George Montgomery
[ China Democracy Elections Free Such Thing Viagra]
We must take proactive steps to promote democracy and human rights abroad. Sam Brownback
[ Abroad Democracy Human Must Proactive Promote Rights Steps Take]
More socialism means more democracy, openness and collectivism in everyday life. Mikhail Gorbachev
[ Collectivism Democracy Everyday Life Means More Openness Socialism]
Trade creates jobs and lifts people out of poverty. And when that happens, societies stabilize and grow. And there is nothing like a stable society to fight terrorism and strengthen democracy, freedom and rule of law. Dennis Hastert
[ Creates Democracy Fight Freedom Grow Happens Jobs Law Lifts Nothing Out Poverty Rule Societies Society Stabilize Stable Strengthen Terrorism Trade]
The great thing about our system of democracy is when they call you for jury duty, you have to come... It's an honor and a privilege. I was called and I've got to be here. Antonio Villaraigosa
[ Call Called Come Democracy Duty Got Great Here Honor Jury Our Privilege System Thing]
A sailing ship is no democracy; you don't caucus a crew as to where you'll go anymore than you inquire when they'd like to shorten sail. Sterling Hayden
[ Anymore Caucus Crew Democracy Go Inquire Sail Sailing Ship Shorten Than Where]
A lot of young poets today, from what I've heard and experienced, can't get their heads past George W. Bush, and I've heard so many poems about this democracy and this era of politics that I'm kind of bored by it. Amber Tamblyn
[ Bored Bush Democracy Era Experienced George Get Heads Heard Kind Lot Many Past Poems Poets Politics Their Today Young]
We have, essentially, a worthless democracy. Aaron McGruder
[ Democracy Essentially Worthless]
The nature of a democracy consists to an important degree in the right of the people to criticize problems and mistakes. Walter Ulbricht
[ Consists Criticize Degree Democracy Important Mistakes Nature Problems Right]
I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows. Katherine Graham
[ Believe Decide Democracy Flourishes Government Keep Knows Legitimate Press Print Secrets Steps Take Whether]
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. H. L. Mencken Government
[ Art Cage Circus Democracy Monkey Running Science]
A basic tenet of a healthy democracy is open dialogue and transparency. Peter Fenn
[ Basic Democracy Dialogue Healthy Open Tenet Transparency]
We need to give the Iraqis a chance to build their own future. It should be in their hands. It must be in their hands. That is what democracy is all about. We can teach it, we can explain it, but they must want it enough to make it work for them. Barbara Boxer
[ Build Chance Democracy Enough Explain Future Give Hands Iraqis Make Must Need Own Should Teach Their Them Want Work]
Democracy is now going forth on a crusade against imperialism. Irving Babbitt
[ Against Crusade Democracy Forth Going Imperialism Now]
Democracy is not something that happens, you know, just at election time, and it's not something that happens just with one event. It's an ongoing building process. But it also ought to be a part of our culture, a part of our lives. Jim Hightower
[ Also Building Culture Democracy Election Event Happens Just Know Lives Ongoing Ought Our Part Process Something Time]
In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave. John James Ingalls
[ Dead Democracy Equal Grave Last Men Neither Nor Prerogative Rank Republic Station]
Democracy no longer works for the poor if politicians treat them as a separate race. Frank Field
[ Democracy Longer Politicians Poor Race Separate Them Treat Works]
The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma is a struggle for life and dignity. It is a struggle that encompasses our political, social and economic aspirations. Aung San Suu Kyi
[ Aspirations Burma Democracy Dignity Economic Encompasses Human Life Our Political Rights Social Struggle]
Democracy can only spring from practising it early, and democratic action was not to expected from young people brought up under a close authoritarian system. Dora Russell
[ Action Authoritarian Brought Close Democracy Democratic Early Expected Only Practising Spring System Under Up Young]
And when they do spin out of control there are important ramifications that affect America, not just its direct national interest but its broader interests as a nation which has thought of itself as a beacon to other nations, of freedom, liberty, democracy, whatever. John Pomfret
[ Affect America Beacon Broader Control Democracy Direct Freedom Important Interest Interests Itself Just Liberty Nation National Nations Other Out Ramifications Spin Thought Whatever Which]
We're not a democracy. Gore Vidal
[ Democracy]
The democracy process provides for political and social change without violence. Aung San Suu Kyi
[ Change Democracy Political Process Provides Social Violence Without]
The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy. Woodrow Wilson Government
[ Above Been Bosses Democracy Designed Empire Employers Forms Got Government Hands Interests Into Invisible Set Special Their Up Which]
We urge all democratic nations and the United Nations to answer the Iraqi Governing Council's call for support for the people of Iraq in making the transition to democracy. Dick Cheney
[ Answer Call Council Democracy Democratic Governing Iraq Iraqi Making Nations Support Transition United Urge]
In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects. James W. Fulbright
[ Act Democracy Dissent Effects Faith Medicine Taste Test Value]
Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country. Franklin D. Roosevelt
[ Alien Congressmen Country Democracy Forget Government Never Officials Our Ourselves Over Power President Rulers Senators Ultimate Us Voters]
As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end. Adlai E. Stevenson
[ Beginning Citizens Democracy End Law-Abiding Ruled Rulers]
We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy. Joe Baca
[ Democracy Fight Holds Ii Learned Monopoly Morality Must Nation Power Promote Right Single War Weak Wisdom World]
Unfortunately, the true force which propels our endless political disputes, our constant struggles for political advantage, is often not our burning concern for democracy, it is often of our dedication to the principle of the rule of law. Olusegun Obasanjo
[ Advantage Burning Concern Constant Dedication Democracy Disputes Endless Force Law Often Our Political Principle Propels Rule Struggles True Unfortunately Which]
By helping readers understand these mechanics, I hope they will appreciate why freedom is for everyone, why it is essential for our security and why the free world plays a critically important role in advancing democracy around the globe. Natan Sharansky
[ Advancing Appreciate Around Critically Democracy Essential Everyone Free Freedom Globe Helping Hope Important Mechanics Our Plays Readers Role Security These Understand Why Will World]
I think we're at risk with our democracy. I think we're dealing with the most closed, imperialistic, nastiest administration in living memory. They even put Richard Nixon to shame. Wesley Clark
[ Administration Closed Dealing Democracy Even Imperialistic Living Memory Most Nixon Our Put Richard Risk Shame Think]
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least. Robert Byrne Politics
[ Allowed Being Candidate Democracy Dislike Least Vote]
Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements. Agnes Repplier
[ Achievements Between Contrast Democracy Forever Heroic Ideals Possibilities Realities Sorry Teases Us]
Democracy is the wholesome and pure air without which a socialist public organization cannot live a full-blooded life. Mikhail Gorbachev
[ Air Cannot Democracy Life Live Organization Public Pure Socialist Which Wholesome Without]
Newspapers write ringing editorials declaring that this is and always was a democracy. Robert Welch
[ Always Declaring Democracy Editorials Newspapers Ringing Write]
It's a democracy and if I am outvoted, I have to accept the majority decisions. Moshe Dayan
[ Accept Am Decisions Democracy Majority]
You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
[ Democracy Development Equality Guard Islamic Justice Maintenance Manhood Native Over Own Social Soil Stand Your]
We will not fail your expectations of us as a new nation dedicated to peace, democracy, and freedom. Shigeru Yoshida
[ Dedicated Democracy Expectations Fail Freedom Nation New Peace Us Will Your]
Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. Franklin D. Roosevelt
[ Cannot Choice Choose Democracy Education Express Prepared Real Safeguard Succeed Their Therefore Those Unless Wisely]
For about ten years now, the struggle for democracy and the respect of human rights has been in the focus point - if not a commodity - of political groups aiming to rise to power. Omar Bongo
[ Aiming Been Commodity Democracy Focus Groups Human Now Point Political Power Respect Rights Rise Struggle Ten Years]
In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith. J. William Fulbright Politics
[ Act Democracy Dissent Faith]
What is 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
[ Class Democracy Exist Form Fortunes Great Hands Important Men Most Remain Rich Same Should Way]
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development. Kofi Annan
[ Central Conditions Democracy Development Information Knowledge]
Two cheers for Democracy; one because it admits variety, and two because it permits criticism. E. M. Forster
[ Admits Because Cheers Criticism Democracy Permits Two Variety]
The United Nations has a critical role to play in promoting stability, security, democracy, human rights, and economic development. The UN is as relevant today as at any time in its history, but it needs reform. Chuck Hagel
[ Any Critical Democracy Development Economic History Human Nations Needs Play Promoting Reform Relevant Rights Role Security Stability Time Today Un United]
And when we draw lines in the sand with regard to certain basic things that are vital to our interest and to the interest of democracy and our friends around the world, we have to be willing to back that up. Fred Thompson
[ Around Back Basic Certain Democracy Draw Friends Interest Lines Our Regard Sand Things Up Vital Willing World]
The years between 1800 and 1825 were distinguished, so far as our domestic development was concerned, by the growth of the Western pioneer Democracy in power and self-consciousness. Herbert Croly
[ Between Concerned Democracy Development Distinguished Domestic Far Growth Our Pioneer Power Self-Consciousness Were Western Years]
Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal. Aristotle
[ Absolutely Any Arises Because Claim Democracy Equal Equally Free Men Notion Out Respect Respects Those]
The American flag is the most recognized symbol of freedom and democracy in the world. Virginia Foxx
[ American Democracy Flag Freedom Most Recognized Symbol World]
This dullness of vision regarding the importance of the general welfare to the individual is the measure of the failure of our schools and churches to teach the spiritual significance of genuine democracy. Henry A. Wallace
[ Churches Democracy Dullness Failure General Genuine Importance Individual Measure Our Regarding Schools Significance Spiritual Teach Vision Welfare]
In order to build basic democracy here we'll need lives of two generations - at least forty years. Aleksandr Lebed
[ Basic Build Democracy Forty Generations Here Least Lives Need Order Two Years]
The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion. Molly Ivins
[ Certain Confusion Democracy Neat Orderly Quiet Relish Requires Thing]
Democracy belongs to those who exercise it. Bill Moyers
[ Belongs Democracy Exercise Those]
Small use it will be to save democracy for the race if we cannot save the race for democracy. Jeanette Rankin
[ Cannot Democracy Race Save Small Use Will]
Democracy is supposed to give you the feeling of choice, like Painkiller X and Painkiller Y. But they're both just aspirin. Gore Vidal
[ Aspirin Both Choice Democracy Feeling Give Just Supposed]
Without the power of the Industrial Union behind it, Democracy can only enter the State as the victim enters the gullet of the Serpent. James Connolly
[ Behind Democracy Enter Enters Industrial Only Power Serpent State Union Victim Without]
The reality is that we are hated not because of our democracy, freedoms, and generous social security system; rather, we are hated because of our involvement in foreign conflicts and quarrels that were never our concern. Amir Butler
[ Because Concern Conflicts Democracy Foreign Freedoms Generous Hated Involvement Never Our Quarrels Rather Reality Security Social System Were]
I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change. Dan Quayle
[ Believe Change Could Democracy Freedom Irreversible More Toward Trend]
The ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination. Voltaire
[ Assassination Democracy Form Government Ideal Tempered]
Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles. Woodrow Wilson
[ Democracy Form Government Much Principles Set]
Congress is functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well. They understood that if you move too quickly, our democracy will be less responsible to the majority. Barber B. Conable, Jr.
[ Congress Democracy Fathers Founding Functioning Less Majority Move Our Quickly Responsible Too Understood Very Way Well Will]
You know, I wish the world well. I want Iraq to have democracy and the Haitians to have democracy. I want the people of Afghanistan to thrive. Lord knows, we spend enough money there to help them. What about people at home? Isn't that our first responsibility? Barbara Boxer
[ Afghanistan Democracy Enough First Haitians Help Home Iraq Know Knows Lord Money Our Responsibility Spend Them Thrive Want Well Wish World]
Standards of conduct appropriate to civil society or the workings of a democracy cannot be purely and simply applied to the Church. Joseph Ratzinger
[ Applied Appropriate Cannot Church Civil Conduct Democracy Purely Simply Society Standards Workings]
So now is the time, more than ever, for those who truly value all the principles of democracy, especially including dissent, to be the most forceful in speaking up, standing up and speaking out. Jim Hightower
[ Democracy Dissent Especially Ever Forceful Including More Most Now Out Principles Speaking Standing Than Those Time Truly Up Value]
Democracy doesn't recognize east or west; democracy is simply people's will. Therefore, I do not acknowledge that there are various models of democracy; there is just democracy itself. Shirin Ebadi
[ Acknowledge Democracy East Itself Just Models Recognize Simply Therefore Various West Will]
Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them. Dean Inge
[ Counting Democracy Disadvantage Experiment Government Instead Merely Obvious Only Them Votes Weighing]
Reading builds the educated and informed electorate so vital to our democracy. Brad Henry Education
[ Builds Democracy Educated Electorate Informed Our Reading Vital]
You would like me to say that the veil will be ripped from the voters' eyes sometime between now and November, thereby restoring the proper version of Democracy to the House and Senate. I won't say that, of course. The simple reason is, I don't know. Gwen Ifill
[ Between Course Democracy Eyes House Know November Now Proper Reason Restoring Ripped Say Senate Simple Sometime Thereby Veil Version Voters Will Won Would]
Speaking as a Democrat, all my life battling for what I conceived to be Democracy, and what I conceived to be right, I am yet an American above Democracy. Richard Parks Bland
[ Above Am American Battling Conceived Democracy Democrat Life Right Speaking Yet]
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
[ Blessing Democracy Free Governments Greatest Men Only Power Race Reforming Shows]
Thru the auspices of the viewers who become - I think this is an import - in a democracy, become a working unit with law enforcement against the criminals. Robert Stack
[ Against Auspices Become Criminals Democracy Enforcement Import Law Think Thru Unit Viewers Working]
Liberal democracy must finally become the vital element of our society. Gustav Heinemann
[ Become Democracy Element Finally Liberal Must Our Society Vital]
Democracy may not prove in the long run to be as efficient as other forms of government, but it has one saving grace: it allows us to know and say that it isn't. Bill Moyers
[ Allows Democracy Efficient Forms Government Grace Know Long May Other Prove Run Saving Say Us]
Although we dealt decisively with all terrorist organizations, we at the same time not only maintained, preserved our democracy, but kept improving it. Bulent Ecevit
[ Although Dealt Decisively Democracy Improving Kept Maintained Only Organizations Our Preserved Same Terrorist Time]
Television has made dictatorship impossible but democracy unbearable. Shimon Peres
[ Democracy Dictatorship Impossible Made Television Unbearable]
It's politely assumed that democracy is a means of containing and restraining violence. But violence comes not from genes but from ideas. Edward Bond
[ Assumed Comes Containing Democracy Genes Ideas Means Politely Restraining Violence]
My argument has always been that this is not an anti-Bush film, it's a pro-democracy film. And if Bush comes out on the wrong side of democracy, that's his problem. John Sayles
[ Always Argument Been Bush Comes Democracy Film His Out Problem Side Wrong]
If our republican form of government is perishing because communications - the infrastructure of that republic - is under the yoke of international business how, at last, do we save it? We must build a confrontational movement to reclaim our democracy, a movement committed to active and sustained protest against the present order. Mark Lloyd
[ Active Against Because Build Business Committed Communications Confrontational Democracy Form Government How Infrastructure International Last Movement Must Order Our Perishing Present Protest Reclaim Republic Republican Save Sus]
Nobody and nothing will stop Russia on the road to strengthening democracy and ensuring human rights and freedoms. Vladimir Putin
[ Democracy Ensuring Freedoms Human Nobody Nothing Rights Road Russia Stop Strengthening Will]
It's not a democracy here, it's the Middle East. Silvan Shalom
[ Democracy East Here Middle]
It is important to remember that some of the most serious thinkers once thought that democracy was not compatible with the cultures of Germany, Italy, Japan, Latin America and Russia. Natan Sharansky
[ America Compatible Cultures Democracy Germany Important Italy Japan Latin Most Once Remember Russia Serious Some Thinkers Thought]
It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship. Corazon Aquino
[ Cannot Cells Democracy Dictatorship Eat Freedom Light Machinery Neither Political Power Prisoners Then True Turn]
People who want to understand democracy should spend less time in the library with Aristotle and more time on the buses and in the subway. Simeon Strunsky
[ Aristotle Buses Democracy Less Library More Should Spend Subway Time Understand Want]
Democracy derailed is democracy denied. Chaka Fattah
[ Democracy Denied]
You can't be a full participant in our democracy if you don't know our history. David McCullough
[ Democracy Full History Know Our Participant]
Let me say again that the relationship is asymmetrical: there's no democracy without a market economy, but you can have a market economy without democracy. Peter L. Berger
[ Again Democracy Economy Market Relationship Say Without]
Passive fatalism can never be the role of a revolutionary party, like the Social Democracy. Karl Liebknecht
[ Democracy Fatalism Never Party Passive Revolutionary Role Social]
Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for. Adlai E. Stevenson
[ Confidence Democracy Everything Faith Fight Government Indispensable Integrity Lose Lost Public Spend System]
Nevertheless, I resist cynicism and continue to believe in the possibilities for genuine democracy. William Greider
[ Believe Continue Cynicism Democracy Genuine Nevertheless Possibilities Resist]
The United States is not for democracy in Iraq, it's for setting up a puppet government. Peter Camejo
[ Democracy Government Iraq Puppet Setting States United Up]
Running a school where the students all succeed, even if some students have to help others to make the grade, is good preparation for democracy. William Glasser
[ Democracy Even Good Grade Help Make Others Preparation Running School Some Students Succeed Where]
If the war has faded into history, democracy's defeat in Vietnam has left deep marks in the consciousness of both nations. Nguyen Cao Ky
[ Both Consciousness Deep Defeat Democracy Faded History Into Left Marks Nations Vietnam War]
Education and democracy have the same goal: the fullest possible development of human capabilities. Paul Wellstone
[ Capabilities Democracy Development Education Fullest Goal Human Possible Same]
I think Russian people are learning that democracy is not an alien thing; it's not a western invention. Garry Kasparov
[ Alien Democracy Invention Learning Russian Thing Think Western]
The Chinese leadership hoped that the world would soon forget the Tiananmen Square massacre. Our job in Congress is to ensure that we never forget those who lost their lives in Tiananmen Square that day or the pro-democracy cause for which they fought. Tom Lantos
[ Cause Chinese Congress Day Ensure Forget Fought Hoped Job Leadership Lives Lost Massacre Never Our Soon Square Their Those Which World Would]
Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism. Benazir Bhutto
[ Democracy Forces Necessary Peace Terrorism Undermining]
Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country. John Acton
[ Against Being Constitution Country Democracy Democratic English Far Favor Institutions Mother Opposition Powerful Product Reaction Result Revolution States Traditions United]
America has never seen itself as a national state like all others, but rather as an experiment in human freedom and democracy. Brent Scowcroft
[ America Democracy Experiment Freedom Human Itself National Never Others Rather Seen State]
I don't run democracy. I train troops to defend democracy and I happen to be their surrogate father and mother as well as their commanding general. Alfred M. Gray
[ Commanding Defend Democracy Father General Happen Mother Run Surrogate Their Train Troops Well]
Despite what the pundits want us to think, contested primaries aren't civil war, they are democracy at work, and that's beautiful. Sarah Palin
[ Beautiful Civil Contested Democracy Despite Primaries Pundits Think Us Want War Work]
Our democracy is not a product but a continual process. It is preserved not by monuments but deeds. Sometimes it needs refining; sometimes it needs amending; sometimes it needs defending. Always, it needs improving. Lee H. Hamilton
[ Always Amending Continual Deeds Defending Democracy Improving Monuments Needs Our Preserved Process Product Refining Sometimes]
The US constitution's First Amendment rights only cover Americans, but I believe that in a democracy the competition of ideas and free speech should combat beliefs that it does not agree with - more speech and debate, not censorship. Joichi Ito
[ Agree Amendment Americans Beliefs Believe Censorship Combat Competition Constitution Cover Debate Democracy Does First Free Ideas More Only Rights Should Speech Us]
Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy. Ron Paul
[ Cherished Country Democracy Founders Liberty Our]
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 your time voting. Charles Bukowski
[ Between Democracy Dictatorship Difference First Later Orders Take Time Vote Voting Waste Your]
In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy, the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order, has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today. Lincoln Kirstein
[ Absolute Anarchy Anxious Aristocratic Authority Been Classic Compact Dance Democracy Expression Freedom Independent Liberal Necessity Never Order Promising Today Traditional]
We believe democracy to be the only real guarantor of stability and we have sought to create a 'Jordanian model' that might also inspire others in our region. I wish democracy and peace to be my legacy to my people and the shield of generations to come. King Hussein I
[ Also Believe Come Create Democracy Generations Guarantor Inspire Jordanian Legacy Might Model Only Others Our Peace Real Region Shield Sought Stability Wish]
Now the first step has to be taken, the step towards democracy. This step is full of risks, and requires trust on all sides. We don't know where it will lead. But if we just stand still, we will have no chance of escaping the violence. Daniel Barenboim
[ Chance Democracy Escaping First Full Just Know Lead Now Requires Risks Sides Stand Step Still Taken Towards Trust Violence Where Will]
Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in its veins. Edward Kennedy
[ Deceit Democracy Integrity Lifeblood Poison Veins]
The majority of the world's Muslims do not believe that terrorism is a legitimate strategy or that Islam is incompatible with democracy. Gijs de Vries
[ Believe Democracy Incompatible Islam Legitimate Majority Muslims Strategy Terrorism World]
In our so-called democracy we are accustomed to give the majority what they want rather than educate them to understand what is best for them. Carter G. Woodson
[ Accustomed Best Democracy Educate Give Majority Our Rather So-Called Than Them Understand Want]
The Communists automatically violated the daily practices of democracy to which I was accustomed. Elia Kazan
[ Accustomed Automatically Communists Daily Democracy Practices Violated Which]
With attention deficit democracy, I am trying to wake up people to how the combination of mass ignorance, fear mongering by the government, and lying politicians is putting our entire system of government to a death spiral. James Bovard
[ Am Attention Combination Death Deficit Democracy Entire Fear Government How Ignorance Lying Mass Our Politicians Putting Spiral System Trying Up Wake]
Britain, which in the years immediately before this war was rapidly losing such democratic virtues as it possessed, is now being bombed and burned into democracy. J. B. Priestley
[ Before Being Bombed Britain Burned Democracy Democratic Immediately Into Losing Now Possessed Rapidly Such Virtues War Which Years]
It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive. Thomas Mann
[ Basic Considered Contradictory Democracy Equality Exclusive Extent Fact Freedom Ideas Individual Just Logically Mutually Society Some Strange Two]
Democracy still has a real hope and chance in Iraq, and true freedom in this country would be the greatest testament to those who gave their lives for it. Mary Landrieu
[ Chance Country Democracy Freedom Gave Greatest Hope Iraq Lives Real Still Testament Their Those True Would]
There can only be democracy when money is not allowed to be spent in Politics. Imran Khan
[ Allowed Democracy Money Only Politics Spent]
The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity. Jimmy Carter
[ Adversity Been Changing Democracy Experience Having Infinite Life More Sometimes Tested Turbulent Valuable Variety]
Politicians, no matter who they are, shouldn't be able to manipulate the public on a single issue and then call an election at the height of support - that's a little bit of a manipulation of democracy. Jim Bolger
[ Able Bit Call Democracy Election Height Issue Little Manipulate Manipulation Matter Politicians Public Single Support Then]
Democracy may have arisen in the West as the way of striving for the universal aspiration to dignity and freedom, but it isn't alien to the underlying concepts that infuse religion and moral philosophy everywhere. Flora Lewis
[ Alien Arisen Aspiration Concepts Democracy Dignity Everywhere Freedom Infuse May Moral Philosophy Religion Striving Underlying Universal Way West]
At a time when 2500 American soldiers have given their lives for the cause of bringing democracy to Iraq, it is sad and frustrating to watch the Republican establishment disgrace the exercise of democracy in our own House of Representatives. Earl Blumenauer
[ American Bringing Cause Democracy Disgrace Establishment Exercise Frustrating Given House Iraq Lives Our Own Representatives Republican Sad Soldiers Their Time Watch]
Amnesty International continues to report that extra judicial tortures and murders continue. This is not democracy that we are exporting to Mexico, and this is certainly not what the Mexican workers signed up for. Stephen F. Lynch
[ Amnesty Certainly Continue Continues Democracy Exporting Extra International Judicial Mexican Mexico Murders Report Signed Tortures Up Workers]
It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it; consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning. George Orwell
[ Almost Any Call Claim Consequently Country Defenders Democracy Democratic Down Every Fear Felt Kind Meaning Might Praising Regime Stop Tied Universally Using Were Word]
My thinking tends to be libertarian. That is, I oppose intrusions of the state into the private realm - as in abortion, sodomy, prostitution, pornography, drug use, or suicide, all of which I would strongly defend as matters of free choice in a representative democracy. Camille Paglia
[ Abortion Choice Defend Democracy Free Into Intrusions Libertarian Matters Oppose Private Realm Representative Sodomy State Strongly Suicide Tends Thinking Use Which Would]
It means that, in fact, it's - whether fascist is the right word I don't know - more of a plutocracy than anything resembling a democracy; it has become a nation controlled by a very small, very wealthy elite. Peter Singer
[ Anything Become Controlled Democracy Elite Fact Fascist Know Means More Nation Resembling Right Small Than Very Wealthy Whether Word]
Journalism is what maintains democracy. It's the force for progressive social change. Andrew Vachss
[ Change Democracy Force Journalism Maintains Progressive Social]
The equality that we are all entitled to, as citizens of this democracy, can't be avoided by some religious dogma of a President who's is supposed to believe in the notion of separation of church and state. And he frankly doesn't. Rosie O'Donnell
[ Avoided Believe Church Citizens Democracy Dogma Entitled Equality Frankly Notion President Religious Separation Some State Supposed]
In real danger sometimes even a democracy can really keep a secret. Stuart Symington
[ Danger Democracy Even Keep Real Really Secret Sometimes]
Democracy is not something you put away for ten years, and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again. We have to begin to learn to rule ourselves again. Chinua Achebe
[ Again Away Begin Democracy Learn Ourselves Practicing Put Rule Something Start Ten Then Up Wake Year Years]
Our Founding Fathers crafted a constitutional Republic for the first time in the history of the world because they were shaping a form of government that would not have the failures of a democracy in it, but had the representation of democracy in it. Steve King
[ Because Constitutional Crafted Democracy Failures Fathers First Form Founding Government Had History Our Representation Republic Shaping Time Were World Would]
Class struggle: external peace, international solidarity, peace among peoples. This is the sacred slogan of international socialist democracy that liberates nations. Karl Liebknecht
[ Among Class Democracy External International Liberates Nations Peace Peoples Sacred Slogan Socialist Solidarity Struggle]
We have shown that Islam can rule the world perfectly for 14 centuries, and during this time of Muslim power we did not borrow ideas like democracy from others, so why do we need to learn democracy from them now? Abu Bakar Bashir
[ Borrow Centuries Democracy Did During Ideas Islam Learn Muslim Need Now Others Perfectly Power Rule Shown Them Time Why World]
The rights of democracy are not reserved for a select group within society, they are the rights of all the people. Olof Palme
[ Democracy Group Reserved Rights Select Society Within]
Israelis can be proud of the vibrant democracy that they have created, and I know that many Rhode Islanders share my deep appreciation for the close friendship between our two nations. Lincoln Chafee
[ Appreciation Between Close Created Deep Democracy Friendship Israelis Know Many Nations Our Proud Rhode Share Two Vibrant]
The history of our country is not the history of any other country in the world which is either practicing advanced democracy or struggling to lay the foundation for democracy. Ibrahim Babangida
[ Advanced Any Country Democracy Either Foundation History Lay Other Our Practicing Struggling Which World]
If you say simply that pressures toward democracy are created by the market, I would say yes. Peter L. Berger
[ Created Democracy Market Pressures Say Simply Toward Would Yes]
Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards. Aeschines
[ Armed Assured Citizen Citizens Constitution Democracy Despot Fellow Find Guard Guards Laws Person Protection State Suspicion Their Whereas]
The Paris Commune was first and foremost a democracy. The government was a body elected by universal suffrage. C. L. R. James
[ Body Commune Democracy Elected First Foremost Government Paris Suffrage Universal]
The American system of democracy is founded on the concept that every citizen has the right to vote, to know that their vote is counted, and that the vote is counted accurately. Barbara Mikulski
[ Accurately American Citizen Concept Counted Democracy Every Founded Know Right System Their Vote]
In Iran the whole reform and democracy movement has been based on the emerging free press. Christiane Amanpour
[ Based Been Democracy Emerging Free Iran Movement Press Reform Whole]
I have - I have more than an interesting task in piloting Wales into our new democracy, without wanting to exercise draconian powers on behalf of anybody else - I can assure of that. Ron Davies
[ Anybody Assure Behalf Democracy Draconian Else Exercise Interesting Into More New Our Piloting Powers Task Than Wales Wanting Without]
Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy. Peter Ustinov
[ Corruption Democracy Faith Nature Our Restoring Way]
The Greens have every right to run, that's what democracy is, and they should argue their point by saying how they think people should vote, not by telling us to be silent. Peter Camejo
[ Argue Democracy Every Greens How Point Right Run Saying Should Silent Telling Their Think Us Vote]
Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president. Johnny Carson
[ Anyone Democracy Grow Means President Up Vice]
One is actually the democracy here, you know, people are, people assume that this election means that there is democracy in Pakistan. There is no democracy. Imran Khan
[ Actually Assume Democracy Election Here Know Means Pakistan]
Voting is fundamental in our democracy. It has yielded enormous returns. Arlen Specter
[ Democracy Enormous Fundamental Our Returns Voting Yielded]
War on terrorism defines the central preoccupation of the United States in the world today, and it does reflect in my view a rather narrow and extremist vision of foreign policy of the world's first superpower, of a great democracy, with genuinely idealistic traditions. Zbigniew Brzezinski
[ Central Defines Democracy Does Extremist First Foreign Genuinely Great Idealistic Narrow Policy Preoccupation Rather Reflect States Superpower Terrorism Today Traditions United View Vision War World]
It's all a sham: I have seen, and I know firsthand, indeed from my own pen, how the organized Right has sabotaged not only journalism but also democracy and truth. David Brock
[ Also Democracy Firsthand How Indeed Journalism Know Only Organized Own Pen Right Seen Sham Truth]
The theory of relativity worked out by Mr. Einstein, which is in the domain of natural science, I believe can also be applied to the political field. Both democracy and human rights are relative concepts - and not absolute and general. Jiang Zemin
[ Absolute Also Applied Believe Both Concepts Democracy Domain Einstein Field General Human Mr Natural Out Political Relative Relativity Rights Science Theory Which Worked]
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was indeed a vital instrument of democracy, ensuring the integrity and reliability of a democratic process that we as a Country hold so dear. Charles Rangel
[ Act Country Dear Democracy Democratic Ensuring Hold Indeed Instrument Integrity Process Reliability Rights Vital Voting]
Taiwan is a budding democracy, and the people have participated in multi-party democratic elections since 1996. Todd Akin
[ Budding Democracy Democratic Elections Participated Since Taiwan]
As long as we're in a democracy, I have to give what I think the majority of people will enjoy. Norman Granz
[ Democracy Enjoy Give Long Majority Think Will]
We have had a long wait for democracy. Chen Shui-bian
[ Democracy Had Long Wait]
Too many people expect wonders from democracy, when the most wonderful thing of all is just having it. Walter Winchell
[ Democracy Expect Having Just Many Most Thing Too Wonderful Wonders]
When Bush says democracy, I often wonder what he's referring to. Angela Davis
[ Bush Democracy Often Referring Says Wonder]
I was never convinced that war was the best system to bring democracy to the country. Silvio Berlusconi
[ Best Bring Convinced Country Democracy Never System War]
Democracy is the art of thinking independently together. Alexander Meiklejohn
[ Art Democracy Independently Thinking Together]
We have a war dictator who was not elected, he snuck in. so he punishes people that threaten him in any way, or even say something he doesn't like. It has no resemblance to democracy. Joni Mitchell
[ Any Democracy Dictator Elected Even Him Punishes Resemblance Say Something Threaten War Way]
When a government goes to war, particularly a democracy, it is the most solemn and awesome responsibility of our leaders - to decide to send our kids to go off and kill and die for us. Joe Wilson
[ Awesome Decide Democracy Die Go Goes Government Kids Kill Leaders Most Off Our Particularly Responsibility Send Solemn Us War]
It is a paradox that far too few Americans participate in the wonderful ritual of democracy that we call Election Day. Brad Henry
[ Americans Call Day Democracy Election Far Few Paradox Participate Ritual Too Wonderful]
The good news, to relieve all this gloom, is that a democracy is inherently self-correcting. Here, the people are sovereign. Inept political leaders can be replaced. Foolish policies can be changed. Disastrous mistakes can be reversed. Theodore C. Sorensen
[ Changed Democracy Disastrous Foolish Gloom Good Here Inept Inherently Leaders Mistakes News Policies Political Relieve Replaced Reversed Sovereign]
What we say is that democracy means that you have the right to vote without intimidation and undue burdens. But if you stand in line for six hours, technically, today there is no document, no standard, no law that says that that's wrong. DeForest Soaries
[ Burdens Democracy Document Hours Intimidation Law Line Means Right Say Says Six Stand Standard Technically Today Undue Vote Without Wrong]
We Americans have the great gifts of freedom and democracy, but it has been our education system that has fulfilled the promise of democracy. James E. Rogers
[ Americans Been Democracy Education Freedom Fulfilled Gifts Great Our Promise System]
As I understand I took most so-called democratic states about 200 years on average to build their democracies. That is why, when we go to sleep under totalitarian rule and wake up in a democracy, it makes me laugh. Aleksandr Lebed
[ Average Build Democracies Democracy Democratic Go Laugh Makes Most Rule Sleep So-Called States Their Took Totalitarian Under Understand Up Wake Why Years]
The more that social democracy develops, grows, and becomes stronger, the more the enlightened masses of workers will take their own destinies, the leadership of their movement, and the determination of its direction into their own hands. Rosa Luxemburg
[ Becomes Democracy Destinies Determination Develops Direction Enlightened Grows Hands Into Leadership Masses More Movement Own Social Stronger Take Their Will Workers]
Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant. John Simon
[ Decide Democracy Encourages Ignorant Majority Things Which]
We know that if we're going to remain economically competitive in the world, and viable as a civic democracy, that we're going to have to get more people educated to higher levels. Margaret Spellings
[ Civic Competitive Democracy Economically Educated Get Going Higher Know Levels More Remain Viable World]
Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses. H. L. Mencken
[ Also Democracy Form Jackals Worship]
Democracy is hypocrisy without limitation. Iskander Mirza
[ Democracy Hypocrisy Limitation Without]
To say that most of us today are purely expansive is only another way of saying that most of us continue to be more concerned with the quantity than with the quality of our democracy. Irving Babbitt
[ Another Concerned Continue Democracy Expansive More Most Only Our Purely Quality Quantity Say Saying Than Today Us Way]
A democracy, the realistic observer is forced to conclude, is likely to be idealistic in its feelings about itself, but imperialistic about its practice. Irving Babbitt
[ Conclude Democracy Feelings Forced Idealistic Imperialistic Itself Likely Observer Practice Realistic]
In Egypt today most people are concerned with getting bread to eat. Only some of the educated understand how democracy works. Naguib Mahfouz
[ Bread Concerned Democracy Eat Educated Egypt Getting How Most Only Some Today Understand Works]
Our constancy, same might call it our madness, was necessary to wear down the oppressive forces of the old democracy which, in Spain, was a hundred years behind the times. Frederica Montseny
[ Behind Call Constancy Democracy Down Forces Hundred Madness Might Necessary Old Oppressive Our Same Spain Times Wear Which Years]
Democracy is an extraordinary adventure. It's difficult, full of daring and risk and danger. But it's the greatest gift we have. Jon Voight
[ Adventure Danger Daring Democracy Difficult Extraordinary Full Gift Greatest Risk]
I have said democracy and freedom do not work too well if you are hungry, if you are starving. Pete Domenici
[ Democracy Freedom Hungry Said Starving Too Well Work]
As the tension eases, we must look in the direction of agriculture, industry and education as our final goals, and toward democracy under Mr Mubarak. Naguib Mahfouz
[ Agriculture Democracy Direction Eases Education Final Goals Industry Look Mr Must Our Tension Toward Under]
The stakes are very high for us in Haiti. We have many important interests there. Perhaps the most important to me is our interest in the promotion of democracy in this hemisphere. Warren Christopher
[ Democracy Haiti Hemisphere High Important Interest Interests Many Most Our Perhaps Promotion Stakes Us Very]
The act of voting by ordinary Iraqis in the face of extreme danger confirms President Bush's belief that people around the globe, when given a chance, will choose liberty and democracy over enslavement and tyranny. John Ensign
[ Act Around Belief Bush Chance Choose Confirms Danger Democracy Enslavement Extreme Face Given Globe Iraqis Liberty Ordinary Over President Tyranny Voting Will]
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame. Bertrand Russell
[ Blame Choose Democracy Get Man Process Which]
Only that Swiss in the heart want still a king or at least a strong Upper House of Parliament. Swiss long themselves for less democracy and more dictatorship. Peter Bichsel
[ Democracy Dictatorship Heart House King Least Less Long More Only Parliament Still Strong Swiss Themselves Upper Want]
I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences. Walt Whitman
[ Anywhere Art Been Beyond Democracy Displacing Exists Forms Grows Influences Itself Never Opposite Own Past Poems Produced Prove Say Schools Theology Under Until]
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers. Aristotle Politics
[ Democracy Men Property Rulers]
Democracy, as has been said of Christianity, has never really been tried. Stuart Chase
[ Been Christianity Democracy Never Really Said Tried]
Christianity is the root of all democracy, the highest fact in the rights of men. Novalis
[ Christianity Democracy Fact Highest Men Rights Root]
What should be targeted is a concept of organic, and not just mechanic, democracy that preserves the rule of law, separation of powers, and that is participatory and pluralistic. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
[ Concept Democracy Just Law Mechanic Organic Participatory Pluralistic Powers Preserves Rule Separation Should Targeted]
On Jan. 30, millions of Iraqis will cast ballots in the country's first fair and free election in decades, marking continued progress in Iraq's transition toward a country built on the pillars of democracy and freedom for all. Jim Gerlach
[ Ballots Built Cast Continued Country Decades Democracy Election Fair First Free Freedom Iraq Iraqis Jan Marking Millions Pillars Progress Toward Transition Will]
The road to democracy may be winding and is like a river taking many curves, but eventually the river will reach the ocean. Chen Shui-bian
[ Curves Democracy Eventually Many May Ocean Reach River Road Taking Will Winding]
The word democracy comes from the Greek and means, literally, government by the people. Robert Welch
[ Comes Democracy Government Greek Literally Means Word]
Democracy is fatal for the arts; it leads only to chaos or the achievement of new and lower common denominators of quality. Walter Legge
[ Achievement Arts Chaos Common Democracy Fatal Leads Lower New Only Quality]
In an effort to eliminate the possibility of any rival growing up, some monopolists would sacrifice democracy itself. Henry A. Wallace
[ Any Democracy Effort Eliminate Growing Itself Possibility Rival Sacrifice Some Up Would]
Democracy is the road to socialism. Karl Marx
[ Democracy Road Socialism]
So I think that if we want to have a Congress, if we want to have government that looks like America, if we want to have government that is truly a representative Democracy, then we need to clearly address how we get our campaign laws out of the way of Democracy. Carol Moseley Braun
[ Address America Campaign Clearly Congress Democracy Get Government How Laws Looks Need Our Out Representative Then Think Truly Want Way]
Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates. Gore Vidal Politics
[ Apparently Candidates Cost Democracy Elections Great Held Interchangeable Issues Numerous Place Where Without]
Either we are all free, or we fail; democracy must belong to all of us. Dennis Chavez
[ Belong Democracy Either Fail Free Must Us]
The risk of a terrorist victory is greater when in fighting terror, democracy betrays its own essence. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
[ Betrays Democracy Essence Fighting Greater Own Risk Terror Terrorist Victory]
For not only every democracy, but certainly every republic, bears within itself the seeds of its own destruction. Robert Welch
[ Bears Certainly Democracy Destruction Every Itself Only Own Republic Seeds Within]
No amount of charters, direct primaries, or short ballots will make a democracy out of an illiterate people. Walter Lippmann
[ Amount Ballots Charters Democracy Direct Illiterate Make Out Primaries Short Will]
I am more convinced than ever that a lively two party system is essential to our democracy. Stockwell Day
[ Am Convinced Democracy Essential Ever Lively More Our Party System Than Two]
To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain. Louis L'Amour
[ Complain Democracy Does Make Must Notion Observers Participants Right Simply Vote Work]
America must be the teacher of democracy, not the advertiser of the consumer society. It is unrealistic for the rest of the world to reach the American living standard. Mikhail Gorbachev
[ Advertiser America American Consumer Democracy Living Must Reach Rest Society Standard Teacher Unrealistic World]
I sow; my successor reaps. This is the majesty of democracy. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
[ Democracy Majesty Reaps Sow Successor]
Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven. H. L. Mencken
[ Arcadia Category Claus Democracy Dream Heaven Only Put Same Santa Should]
In this film George presents issues that are important, essential and vital, whoever you are, about constitutional rights and the bedrock of a democracy. I am drawn to those kinds of stories because they inspire me - they are responsible to a populace and responsible to man. David Strathairn
[ Am Because Bedrock Constitutional Democracy Drawn Essential Film George Important Inspire Issues Kinds Man Populace Presents Responsible Rights Stories Those Vital Whoever]
The closer Iraq approaches freedom and democracy, the more impediments and barriers the terrorists will erect. Howard Coble
[ Approaches Barriers Closer Democracy Erect Freedom Impediments Iraq More Terrorists Will]
I am convinced that the majority of American people do understand that we have a moral responsibility to foster the concepts of opportunity, free enterprise, the rule of law, and democracy. They understand that these values are the hope of the world. Richard Lugar
[ Am American Concepts Convinced Democracy Enterprise Foster Free Hope Law Majority Moral Opportunity Responsibility Rule These Understand Values World]
Now, mark it. This may be strong language, but heed it. The people mean it, and, my friends of the Eastern Democracy, we bid farewell when you do that thing. Richard Parks Bland
[ Bid Democracy Eastern Farewell Friends Heed Language Mark May Mean Now Strong Thing]
Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy. Plato
[ Arises Democracy Naturally Out Tyranny]
From a monarchy followed by suffering under Communism, Ethiopians must be given the opportunity to flourish under the greatest of systems - democracy. Jack Kingston
[ Communism Democracy Flourish Followed Given Greatest Monarchy Must Opportunity Suffering Systems Under]
The American polity is infected with a serious imbalance of power between elites and masses, a power which is the principal threat to our democracy. Paul Wellstone
[ American Between Democracy Elites Imbalance Infected Masses Our Polity Power Principal Serious Threat Which]
The need to help spread democracy and the ability to do that will be much greater if we break this addiction to oil, which gives the oil princes and sultans the power in the Mideast. Jay Inslee
[ Ability Addiction Break Democracy Gives Greater Help Mideast Much Need Oil Power Princes Spread Which Will]
Global markets must be balanced by global values such as respect for human rights and international law, democracy, security and sustainable economic and environmental development. Anna Lindh
[ Balanced Democracy Development Economic Environmental Global Human International Law Markets Must Respect Rights Security Such Sustainable Values]
I'm much more attracted personally to governments going their full term. It's very hard to have a fixed term election I know with ah... a parliamentary democracy, but I've always had an instinct to say there should be a fixed term. Jim Bolger
[ Ah Always Attracted Democracy Election Fixed Full Going Governments Had Hard Instinct Know More Much Parliamentary Personally Say Should Term Their Very]
So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy. Roger Nash Baldwin Politics
[ Called Country Democracy Enough Fight Long Rights Their Willing]
We are losing the democracy that we're trying to sell in the Mideast and everywhere else right here in our own nation. Rosie O'Donnell
[ Democracy Else Everywhere Here Losing Mideast Nation Our Own Right Sell Trying]
Violence is hidden within democratic structures because they are not radically democratic - Western democracy is merely a domestic convenience of consumerism. Edward Bond
[ Because Consumerism Convenience Democracy Democratic Domestic Hidden Merely Radically Structures Violence Western Within]
The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves. Bernard Baruch
[ Analysis Blessing Democracy Discipline Freedom Greatest Last Only Our Ourselves]
And they understand that to be an effective member of a democracy, you have to accept responsibility. Daniel Greenberg
[ Accept Democracy Effective Member Responsibility Understand]
In order every one in our homeland learns principles of democracy and the peaceful transition of power, and in order to stabilize and develop multiple choices in democratic practice. Ali A. Saleh
[ Choices Democracy Democratic Develop Every Homeland Learns Multiple Order Our Peaceful Power Practice Principles Stabilize Transition]
Our democracy, our constitutional framework is really a kind of software for harnessing the creativity and political imagination for all of our people. The American democratic system was an early political version of Napster. Al Gore
[ American Constitutional Creativity Democracy Democratic Early Framework Harnessing Imagination Kind Napster Our Political Really Software System Version]
I think if people value democracy, they had damn well better get out and exercise their right to vote while their vote still means something. Bob Weir
[ Better Damn Democracy Exercise Get Had Means Out Right Something Still Their Think Value Vote Well While]
We in universities are not in the democracy business. What we do, when we're doing it, is teach and learn. Stanley Fish
[ Business Democracy Doing Learn Teach Universities]
Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa! Allen Ginsberg
[ Bah Boa Democracy Feather Hear Reach]
If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: "Thou shalt not ration justice." Sophocles
[ Commandment Democracy Justice Keep Must Our Ration Shalt Thou]
Communism destroys democracy. Democracy can also destroy Communism. Andre Malraux
[ Also Communism Democracy Destroy Destroys]
It will take years to bring Iraq the democracy it deserves. Bill Owens
[ Bring Democracy Deserves Iraq Take Will Years]
We live in a democracy. We have this extraordinary opportunity to use our mind and say what we think, speak as we think. Sometimes what we say is objectionable to other people. But that is part of a free society. Hal Holbrook
[ Democracy Extraordinary Free Live Mind Objectionable Opportunity Other Our Part Say Society Sometimes Speak Think Use]
You don't spread democracy through the barrel of a gun. Helen Thomas
[ Barrel Democracy Gun Spread Through]
I think we need to just be very clear about what we're trying to do in Afghanistan. Frankly, we're not trying to create the perfect democracy. We're never going to create some ideal society. We are simply there for our own national security. David Cameron
[ Afghanistan Clear Create Democracy Frankly Going Ideal Just National Need Never Our Own Perfect Security Simply Society Some Think Trying Very]
The last two elections were stolen. They were stolen and so we will not rest until we reclaim our democracy and this is what today is all about. Barbara Lee
[ Democracy Elections Last Our Reclaim Rest Stolen Today Two Until Were Will]
The essence of a democracy is a free electorate. Arlen Specter
[ Democracy Electorate Essence Free]
Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression. Taslima Nasrin
[ Against Also Democracy Expression Freedom Human Oppressive Religions Rights Those Women]
So I think one can say on empirical grounds - not because of some philosophical principle - that you can't have democracy unless you have a market economy. Peter L. Berger
[ Because Democracy Economy Empirical Grounds Market Philosophical Principle Say Some Think Unless]
Our democracy poses problems and these problems must and shall be solved by courageous leadership. Charles Edison
[ Courageous Democracy Leadership Must Our Poses Problems Shall Solved These]
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around. Gilbert K. Chesterton Politics
[ Ancestors Around Arrogant Classes Dead Democracy Giving Happen Means Merely Most Obscure Oligarchy Our Refuses Submit Tradition Votes Walking]
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried. Winston Churchill
[ Been Democracy Except Form Government Others Said Tried Worst]
Democracy is timelessly human, and timelessness always implies a certain amount of potential youthfulness. Thomas Mann
[ Always Amount Certain Democracy Human Implies Potential Timelessness Youthfulness]
You do not export democracy through the Defense Department or the Defense Secretary. You do it through trade agreements, through the Department of Commerce and favorable agreements with our friends and neighbors across the globe. Stephen F. Lynch
[ Across Agreements Commerce Defense Democracy Department Export Favorable Friends Globe Neighbors Our Secretary Through Trade]
Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us. P. J. O'Rourke Government
[ Democracy Every Government Parliament Trouble Us Whores]
Nobody should be allowed to tinker with democracy. We will not discontinue the good works of the past government. Manmohan Singh
[ Allowed Democracy Good Government Nobody Past Should Tinker Will Works]
It has been well over half a century and I'm glad to say we have taken the right path from authoritarianism to democracy and this is a road of no return. Chen Shui-bian
[ Authoritarianism Been Century Democracy Glad Half Over Path Return Right Road Say Taken Well]
The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment. Robert M. Hutchins
[ Apathy Assassination Death Democracy Extinction Indifference Likely Slow Will]
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. John Adams
[ Commit Democracy Did Exhausts Itself Lasts Long Murders Never Remember Soon Suicide Wastes Yet]
I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it. Alexander Woollcott Government
[ Course Democracy Hearing Said Supposed Tired Work]
Therefore, until the day I die, I am going to do what I can, regardless of the cost to me, to try to stop this awful corruption that is destroying our beloved democracy. John Jay Hooker
[ Am Awful Beloved Corruption Cost Day Democracy Destroying Die Going Our Regardless Stop Therefore Try Until]
The worldwide, agelong struggle between fascism and democracy will not stop when the fighting ends in Germany and Japan. Henry A. Wallace
[ Between Democracy Ends Fascism Fighting Germany Japan Stop Struggle Will Worldwide]
Well, one of the first things is to restore the rule of law, to place the government back under the cage of law. Another thing is to stop falling for the myth of democracy. James Bovard
[ Another Back Cage Democracy Falling First Government Law Myth Place Restore Rule Stop Thing Things Under Well]
In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority. Edmund Burke
[ Capable Citizens Cruel Democracy Exercising Majority Minority Most Oppressions Upon]
I take a grave view of the press. It is the weak slat under the bed of democracy. A. J. Liebling
[ Bed Democracy Grave Press Take Under View Weak]
Robert Moses wasn't elected to anything. We're taught that in a democracy power comes from being elected. He had more power than anyone, and he held it for 48 years. Robert Caro
[ Anyone Anything Being Comes Democracy Elected Had Held More Moses Power Robert Taught Than Years]
Democracy's a very fragile thing. You have to take care of democracy. As soon as you stop being responsible to it and allow it to turn into scare tactics, it's no longer democracy, is it? It's something else. It may be an inch away from totalitarianism. Sam Shepard
[ Allow Away Being Care Democracy Else Fragile Inch Into Longer May Responsible Scare Something Soon Stop Tactics Take Thing Totalitarianism Turn Very]
Once you don't vote your ideals... that has serious undermining affects. It erodes the moral basis of our democracy. Ralph Nader
[ Affects Basis Democracy Ideals Moral Once Our Serious Undermining Vote Your]
There is something inherent in our democracy that tends to want to level. America is a little uncomfortable in the presence of someone who is distinctly superior in whatever way. Carlisle Floyd
[ America Democracy Distinctly Inherent Level Little Our Presence Someone Something Superior Tends Uncomfortable Want Way Whatever]
Democracy don't rule the world, You'd better get that in your head; This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that's better left unsaid. Bob Dylan
[ Better Democracy Get Guess Head Left Rule Ruled Unsaid Violence World Your]
Those who abhors democracy would rarely immigrate to an authoritarian state if they have to. Joe Chung
[ Abhors Authoritarian Democracy Rarely State Those Would]
When Jefferson and the Republicans rallied to the Union and to the existing Federalist organization, the fabric of traditional American democracy was almost completely woven. Herbert Croly
[ Almost American Completely Democracy Existing Fabric Federalist Jefferson Organization Republicans Traditional Union Woven]
This is supposed to be a participatory democracy and if we're not in there participating then the people that will manipulate and exploit the system will step in there. George Takei
[ Democracy Exploit Manipulate Participating Participatory Step Supposed System Then Will]
The deadliest foe of democracy is not autocracy but liberty frenzied. Otto Hermann Kahn
[ Autocracy Deadliest Democracy Foe Frenzied Liberty]
America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams. David Brooks
[ America Aspirations Certain Clash Competitive Culture Democracy Dreams Interests Just Merely Mobility Personality Politics Represents]
Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear. Alan Coren
[ After Choosing Consists Democracy Dictators Hear Think Told Want Your]
The Western world, the free world, loses what it cherishes most, and that is freedom and liberty we've seen for a couple of hundred years in this grand experiment that we call democracy. Tommy Franks
[ Call Cherishes Couple Democracy Experiment Free Freedom Grand Hundred Liberty Loses Most Seen Western World Years]
I do think that we are facing a crisis in our democracy. As true patriots, each and every one of us has to speak up, speak out, and change those in charge. Our democracy depends upon it. Robert Greenwald
[ Change Charge Crisis Democracy Depends Each Every Facing Our Out Patriots Speak Think Those True Up Upon Us]
But foremost, I do not subscribe to the view that Islamic culture and democracy cannot be reconciled. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
[ Cannot Culture Democracy Foremost Islamic Reconciled Subscribe View]
If allowed to run free of the social system, capitalism will attempt to corrupt and undermine democracy, which is after all not a natural state. John Ralston Saul
[ After Allowed Attempt Capitalism Corrupt Democracy Free Natural Run Social State System Undermine Which Will]
Inflation is bringing us true democracy. For the first time in history, luxuries and necessities are selling at the same price. Robert Orben
[ Bringing Democracy First History Inflation Luxuries Necessities Price Same Selling Time True Us]
There are some things the general public does not need to know and shouldn't. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets, and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows. Katherine Graham
[ Believe Decide Democracy Does Flourishes General Government Keep Know Knows Legitimate Need Press Print Public Secrets Some Steps Take Things Whether]
Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state. Noam Chomsky
[ Bludgeon Democracy Propaganda State Totalitarian]
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. H. L. Mencken
[ Belief Collective Democracy Ignorance Individual Pathetic Wisdom]
A healthy democracy requires a decent society; it requires that we are honorable, generous, tolerant and respectful. Charles W. Pickering Politics
[ Decent Democracy Generous Healthy Honorable Requires Respectful Society Tolerant]
Mr. Speaker, democracy works best when the American electorate is engaged and informed. Melissa Bean
[ American Best Democracy Electorate Engaged Informed Mr Speaker Works]
The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. Woodrow Wilson
[ Democracy Foundations Liberty Made Must Peace Planted Political Safe Tested Upon World]
Our country was thereby saved from the consequences of its distracting individualistic conception of democracy, and its merely legal conception of nationality. It was because the followers of Jackson and Douglas did fight for it, that the Union was preserved. Herbert Croly
[ Because Conception Consequences Country Democracy Did Distracting Douglas Fight Followers Individualistic Jackson Legal Merely Nationality Our Preserved Saved Thereby Union]
Republicans are pushing legislation forward that will improve the effectiveness of and bring more accountability to U.S. foreign assistance around the world and bring democracy even further into the light. Virginia Foxx
[ Accountability Around Assistance Bring Democracy Effectiveness Even Foreign Forward Further Improve Into Legislation Light More Pushing Republicans Will World]
A global democracy works only when countries trust one another. Armstrong Williams
[ Another Countries Democracy Global Only Trust Works]
No matter how many troops we have in place or how long they stay, we cannot impose a parliamentary democracy there any more than the insurgents can impose a theocracy. Nick Clooney
[ Any Cannot Democracy How Impose Insurgents Long Many Matter More Parliamentary Place Stay Than Theocracy Troops]
Democracy divides people into workers and loafers. It makes no provision for those who have no time to work. Karl Kraus
[ Democracy Divides Into Makes Provision Those Time Work Workers]
Democracy makes us articulate our views, defend them, and refine them. Lee H. Hamilton
[ Articulate Defend Democracy Makes Our Refine Them Us Views]
While democracy must have its organization and controls, its vital breath is individual liberty. Charles Evans Hughes
[ Breath Controls Democracy Individual Liberty Must Organization Vital While]
In Jefferson's mind democracy was tantamount to extreme individualism. Herbert Croly
[ Democracy Extreme Individualism Jefferson Mind Tantamount]
When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power, it is called a democracy. Charles de Secondat Politics
[ Body Called Democracy Possessed Power Supreme]
In other words, the bar should be maintained at the level of a pluralistic and participatory democracy. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
[ Bar Democracy Level Maintained Other Participatory Pluralistic Should Words]
Social democracy seeks and finds the ways, and particular slogans, of the workers' struggle only in the course of the development of this struggle, and gains directions for the way forward through this struggle alone. Rosa Luxemburg
[ Alone Course Democracy Development Directions Finds Forward Gains Only Particular Seeks Slogans Social Struggle Through Way Ways Workers]
There is no dignity in wickedness, whether in purple or rags; and hell is a democracy of devils, where all are equals. Herman Melville
[ Democracy Devils Dignity Equals Hell Purple Rags Where Whether Wickedness]
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 government to the utmost. Aristotle Equality
[ Alike Attained Best Chiefly Democracy Equality Found Government Liberty Persons Share Some Thought Utmost Will]
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
[ Always Carrying Democracy Elections Evil Force Fraud Majority Party Pervading Rather Succeeds Tyranny]
Liberal democracy - as you know, in the old days, we were saying we want socialism with a human face. Today's left effectively offers global capitalism with a human face, more tolerance, more rights and so on. So the question is, is this enough or not? Here I remain a Marxist: I think not. Slavoj Zizek
[ Capitalism Days Democracy Effectively Enough Face Global Here Human Know Left Liberal Marxist More Offers Old Question Remain Rights Saying Socialism Think Today Tolerance Want Were]
A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person. James Madison Society
[ Administer Assemble Citizens Consisting Democracy Government Number Person Pure Small Society]
The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be liberty. Fisher Ames
[ Ambitious Believe Call Democracy Ignorant Known Liberty Licentiousness Propensity Which]
Social democracy... is only the advance guard of the proletariat, a small piece of the total working masses; blood from their blood, and flesh from their flesh. Rosa Luxemburg
[ Advance Blood Democracy Flesh Guard Masses Only Piece Proletariat Small Social Their Total Working]
The view that we hold in Iraq now is this - that democracy is associated with elections. I believe that elections are possible. Ahmed Chalabi
[ Associated Believe Democracy Elections Hold Iraq Now Possible View]
The idea of democracy has been stripped of it moral imperatives and come to denote hollowness and hypocrisy. Paul Wellstone
[ Been Come Democracy Hypocrisy Idea Imperatives Moral Stripped]
Protection of private property is a fundamental right protected in a strong democracy. Jim Ryun
[ Democracy Fundamental Private Property Protected Protection Right Strong]
Just the concept of personal freedom within a democracy, for instance, is a relatively young idea - only about 300 years old in this country. Daniel Greenberg
[ Concept Country Democracy Freedom Idea Instance Just Old Only Personal Relatively Within Years Young]
Not less, but more democracy - that is the demand, that is the great goal that we have to prescribe for ourselves, and especially for our youth. Gustav Heinemann
[ Demand Democracy Especially Goal Great Less More Our Ourselves Prescribe Youth]
Well my briefing was that Honduras was a small and vulnerable country just back on the path towards democracy it was about to have just before I arrived, the first elections for a civilian president in more than 9 years. John Negroponte
[ Arrived Back Before Briefing Civilian Country Democracy Elections First Honduras Just More Path President Small Than Towards Vulnerable Well Years]
Despite elections and the experience of post-Soviet personal freedoms by the Russian people, the fate of democracy in Russia is perhaps more ambiguous now than at any time since the collapse of the Communist system. Richard Lugar
[ Ambiguous Any Collapse Communist Democracy Despite Elections Experience Fate Freedoms More Now Perhaps Personal Russia Russian Since System Than Time]
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. H. L. Mencken
[ Common Democracy Deserve Get Good Hard Know Theory Want]
Democracy without morality is impossible. Jack Kemp
[ Democracy Impossible Morality Without]
For us democracy is a question of human dignity. And human dignity is political freedom. Olof Palme
[ Democracy Dignity Freedom Human Political Question Us]
I pray that this council, which will probably be too late to save Iraq, will do what it can, which will be immeasurably strong in what it does in trying to save our democracy. Ed Asner
[ Council Democracy Does Immeasurably Iraq Late Our Pray Probably Save Strong Too Trying Which Will]
Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy but an inevitable complement to it. Joseph A. Schumpeter
[ Bureaucracy Complement Democracy Inevitable Obstacle]
After all, we didn't bring democracy to Germany in 1945; Hitler destroyed democracy there first. Brent Scowcroft
[ After Bring Democracy Destroyed First Germany Hitler]
Democracy passes into despotism. Plato
[ Democracy Despotism Into Passes]
Judicial review has been a part of our democracy in this constitutional government for over 200 years. Ron Kind
[ Been Constitutional Democracy Government Judicial Our Over Part Review Years]
The more I see of democracy the more I dislike it. It just brings everything down to the mere vulgar level of wages and prices, electric light and water closets, and nothing else. David Herbert Lawrence
[ Brings Closets Democracy Dislike Down Electric Else Everything Just Level Light Mere More Nothing Prices See Vulgar Wages Water]
Abortion on demand, throughout the full nine months of a pregnancy, for virtually any reason, became public policy in the United States of America. No other developed democracy had, or has, such a permissive abortion regime. Robert Casey
[ Abortion America Any Became Demand Democracy Developed Full Had Months Nine Other Permissive Policy Pregnancy Public Reason Regime States Such Throughout United Virtually]
Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. Ronald Reagan
[ Cannot Democracy Endure God Long Will Without]
You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution. Gilbert K. Chesterton
[ Democracy Establish Must Never Order Revolution]
All the ills of democracy can be cured by more democracy. Alfred E. Smith
[ Cured Democracy Ills More]
A full and fair discussion is essential to democracy. George Soros
[ Democracy Discussion Essential Fair Full]
The US has not imposed democracy in Yemen, its people have. Ali A. Saleh
[ Democracy Imposed Us Yemen]
We can no longer allow multinationals to parade as agents of progress and democracy in the newspapers, even as they subvert it at the workplace. John J. Sweeney
[ Agents Allow Democracy Even Longer Multinationals Newspapers Parade Progress Subvert Workplace]
The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school. Grace Abbott
[ Age Argument Attend Children Continuing Could Curtailment Democracy Education First Hours Minimum Necessary Raising School Working]
However, democracy cannot be defined as the existence of parliaments and elections alone. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
[ Alone Cannot Defined Democracy Elections Existence However Parliaments]
But if there's an erosion at home, you know, Thomas Jefferson warned about a tyranny of an oligarchy and if we surrender our democracy to the tyranny of an oligarchy, we've made a terrible mistake. Pat Robertson
[ Democracy Erosion Home Jefferson Know Made Mistake Oligarchy Our Surrender Terrible Thomas Tyranny Warned]
A marvel that has nothing to offer, democracy is at once a nation's paradise and its tomb. Emile M. Cioran
[ Democracy Marvel Nation Nothing Offer Once Paradise Tomb]
We need to thank all of our troops, and particularly those for whom we can never express enough gratitude for they have given their lives so that all of us may be free and that our democracy can be a shining light for the rest of the world. Virgil Goode
[ Democracy Enough Express Free Given Gratitude Light Lives May Need Never Our Particularly Rest Shining Thank Their Those Troops Us Whom World]
I believe in trade unionism, and I believe in democracy, in democratic trade unionism. Richard Attenborough
[ Believe Democracy Democratic Trade Unionism]
I like the noise of democracy. James Buchanan
[ Democracy Noise]
It would be hard to ignore the absence of democracy in any Arab nation. Jack Schwartz
[ Absence Any Arab Democracy Hard Ignore Nation Would]
In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace. Wangari Maathai Environmental
[ Almost Between Conflict Connection Decades Democracy Environment Few Human May Obvious Peace Relationship Resources Rights See Seem Today]
On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does. Will Rogers
[ Account Being Democracy Does Four Government Keep Matter Nation Only Run World Years]
Everything has to be done to build some sort of international democracy. We've seen only the tiniest beginnings of that. Susan George
[ Beginnings Build Democracy Done Everything International Only Seen Some Sort Tiniest]
But despite this breathtaking pace, I believe in the capacity of our democracy to meet these challenges. Lee H. Hamilton
[ Believe Breathtaking Capacity Challenges Democracy Despite Meet Our Pace These]
Democracy is not about making speeches. It is about making committees work. Alan Bullock
[ Committees Democracy Making Speeches Work]
Democracy, it appears, is a bit chancy. But its chances also depend on what we do ourselves. Robert A. Dahl
[ Also Appears Bit Chances Democracy Depend Ourselves]
The return of democracy in our land has indeed thrown the problems of development into bolder relief. Ibrahim Babangida
[ Bolder Democracy Development Indeed Into Land Our Problems Relief Return Thrown]
Therefore, the question is not whether such democratization is possible, but instead how to meet the yearning of the masses in the Middle East for democracy; in other words, how to achieve democratization in the Middle East. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
[ Achieve Democracy Democratization East How Instead Masses Meet Middle Other Possible Question Such Therefore Whether Words Yearning]
Nonetheless, we continue to be obsessed with finding or inventing a European nation which, as in the nation state, guarantees homogeneity and thus an appropriate form of democracy and centralized government. Ulrich Beck
[ Appropriate Centralized Continue Democracy European Finding Form Government Guarantees Homogeneity Inventing Nation Nonetheless Obsessed State Thus Which]
Democratic societies can no longer give religious fanatics a free hand to abuse and murder non believers. Such action betrays contempt for the basic human rights which animate any democracy with meaning. Armstrong Williams
[ Abuse Action Animate Any Basic Believers Betrays Contempt Democracy Democratic Fanatics Free Give Hand Human Longer Meaning Murder Non Religious Rights Societies Such Which]
I am confident that in the end freedom and democracy will prevail over terror and tyranny. We will win this war on terror - and when we do Americans, the British, Iraqis, and people around the world will be more secure. Doc Hastings
[ Am Americans Around British Confident Democracy End Freedom Iraqis More Over Prevail Secure Terror Tyranny War Will Win World]
To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to the citizens of a democracy. Bertrand Russell
[ Acquire Citizens Democracy Eloquence Immunity Importance Utmost]
America's corporate and political elites now form a regime of their own and they're privatizing democracy. All the benefits - the tax cuts, policies and rewards flow in one direction: up. Bill Moyers
[ America Benefits Corporate Cuts Democracy Direction Elites Flow Form Now Own Policies Political Privatizing Regime Rewards Tax Their Up]
We always hear about the rights of democracy, but the major responsibility of it is participation. Wynton Marsalis
[ Always Democracy Hear Major Participation Responsibility Rights]
Democracy functions best when we have an active citizenry. Rick Perry
[ Active Best Citizenry Democracy Functions]
We cannot cut and run. If we are to ensure freedom and democracy, it is essential that we follow through on our obligation to bring about stability in Iraq. Richard Shelby
[ Bring Cannot Cut Democracy Ensure Essential Follow Freedom Iraq Obligation Our Run Stability Through]
An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination. Voltaire
[ Assassination Democracy Form Government Ideal Tempered]
I take the debate on the method of promoting democracy seriously. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
[ Debate Democracy Method Promoting Seriously Take]
The elections that have taken place in these countries are a reflection of the lure of Democracy, and the resilience of our men and women in uniform who helped bring freedom to many who never knew what the word truly meant. Jim Sensenbrenner
[ Bring Countries Democracy Elections Freedom Helped Knew Lure Many Meant Men Never Our Place Reflection Resilience Taken These Truly Uniform Women Word]
I believe in the greatness of our democracy. Chen Shui-bian
[ Believe Democracy Greatness Our]
I tell you, in my opinion, the cornerstone of democracy is free press - that's the cornerstone. Milos Forman
[ Cornerstone Democracy Free Opinion Press Tell]
I can't talk about foreign policy like anyone who's spent their life reading and learning foreign policy. But as a citizen in a democracy, it's very important that I participate in that. Ron Silver
[ Anyone Citizen Democracy Foreign Important Learning Life Participate Policy Reading Spent Talk Their Very]
But democracy isn't a state of perfection. It has to be improved, and that means constant vigilance. Antonio Tabucchi
[ Constant Democracy Improved Means Perfection State Vigilance]
I will protect democracy with my life. Thaksin Shinawatra
[ Democracy Life Protect Will]
Here's to democracy. May we get the government we deserve. Rick Mercer
[ Democracy Deserve Get Government Here May]
My optimism is not based primarily on the successful march of democracy in recent times but rather is based on the experience of having lived in a fear society and studied the mechanics of tyranny that sustain such a society. Natan Sharansky
[ Based Democracy Experience Fear Having Lived March Mechanics Optimism Primarily Rather Recent Society Studied Successful Such Sustain Times Tyranny]
Sir, I am a republican; and I desire to see this House observe the principles of that democracy which is ever on the lips of its members, and which, I hope, is in their hearts, as I know and feel it is in mine, and mean it shall be in my conduct. Caleb Cushing
[ Am Conduct Democracy Desire Ever Feel Hearts Hope House Know Lips Mean Members Mine Observe Principles Republican See Shall Sir Their Which]
In nation after nation, democracy has taken the place of autocracy. John Charles Polanyi
[ After Autocracy Democracy Nation Place Taken]
The two most important things that can be done to promote democracy in the world is first, to bring moral clarity back to world affairs and second, to link international policies to the advance of democracy around the globe. Natan Sharansky
[ Advance Affairs Around Back Bring Clarity Democracy Done First Globe Important International Link Moral Most Policies Promote Second Things Two World]
Democracy is a process by which people are free to choose the man who will get the blame. Laurence J. Peter
[ Blame Choose Democracy Free Get Man Process Which Will]
I have made a film about jazz that tries to look through jazz to see what it tells us about who we are as a people. I think that jazz is a spectacularly accurate model of democracy and a kind of look into our redemptive future possibilities. Ken Burns
[ Accurate Democracy Film Future Into Jazz Kind Look Made Model Our Possibilities Redemptive See Tells Think Through Tries Us]
It is not enough to merely defend democracy. To defend it may be to lose it; to extend it is to strengthen it. Democracy is not property; it is an idea. Hubert H. Humphrey
[ Defend Democracy Enough Extend Idea Lose May Merely Property Strengthen]
Everybody has a right to be defended, and every lawyer has a duty to defend people accused. And my office is to defend him, to discuss the accusation point by point, as I think this is a normal step in a democracy. Jacques Verges
[ Accusation Accused Defend Defended Democracy Discuss Duty Every Everybody Him Lawyer Normal Office Point Right Step Think]
As free citizens in a political democracy, we have a responsibility to be interested and involved in the affairs of the human community, be it at the local or the global level. Paul Wellstone
[ Affairs Citizens Community Democracy Free Global Human Interested Involved Level Local Political Responsibility]
Saddam's ouster will not necessarily lead to the same result, since Iraq lacks democratic traditions. Democracy doesn't just consist of holding elections. Brent Scowcroft
[ Consist Democracy Democratic Elections Holding Iraq Just Lacks Lead Necessarily Result Saddam Same Since Traditions Will]
We will not be intimidated or pushed off the world stage by people who do not like what we stand for, and that is, freedom, democracy and the fight against disease, poverty and terrorism. Madeleine Albright
[ Against Democracy Disease Fight Freedom Intimidated Off Poverty Pushed Stage Stand Terrorism Will World]
Democracy and socialism are means to an end, not the end itself. Jawaharlal Nehru
[ Democracy End Itself Means Socialism]
I confess I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing. H. L. Mencken
[ Amusing Confess Democracy Enjoy Hence Idiotic Immensely Incomparably]
Words like feminism or democracy scare me. They are words with barnacles on them, and you can't see what's underneath. William Collins
[ Democracy Feminism Scare See Them Underneath Words]
Dr. King's leadership reaffirmed the promise of our democracy: that everyday people, working together, have the power to change our government and our institutions for the better. Maria Cantwell
[ Better Change Democracy Dr Everyday Government Institutions King Leadership Our Power Promise Together Working]
But the Western countries that link their partnership with the poorest countries with respect for democracy also have to consider that they have obligations towards these countries. Omar Bongo
[ Also Consider Countries Democracy Link Obligations Partnership Poorest Respect Their These Towards Western]
America is a country ready to be taken, in fact, longing to be taken by political leaders ready to restore democracy and trust to the political process. Arianna Huffington
[ America Country Democracy Fact Leaders Longing Political Process Ready Restore Taken Trust]
Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy. Jesse Jackson
[ Debate Deliberation Democracy Our Soul Stir Way]
I've always been very interested in the struggle for human rights, not just here but abroad, and I wanted to be an inside player in that struggle. I wanted to make the laws reflect our ideals and ideas in this democracy that is America. Leah Ward Sears
[ Abroad Always America Been Democracy Here Human Ideals Ideas Inside Interested Just Laws Make Our Player Reflect Rights Struggle Very Wanted]
On a Chinese film you just give orders, no one questions you. Here, you have to convince people, you have to tell them why you want to do it a certain way, and they argue with you. Democracy. Ang Lee
[ Argue Certain Chinese Convince Democracy Film Give Here Just Orders Questions Tell Them Want Way Why]
When public access to voting is impaired or when public confidence in voting is diluted, democracy suffers and our freedom is less secure. DeForest Soaries
[ Access Confidence Democracy Diluted Freedom Impaired Less Our Public Secure Suffers Voting]
The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was to restructure the economy decisively in the direction of a modern free market as an appropriate environment for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural emergence of a new social order. Ibrahim Babangida
[ Appropriate Challenge Cultivation Decisively Democracy Direction Economy Emergence Environment Free Freedom Market Modern Natural New Nigerian Order Project Restructure Saw Social]
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election. Bill Vaughan
[ America Citizen Cross Democracy Election Fight National Ocean Street Vote Will Won]
The true victory is the victory for democracy and pluralism. Hosni Mubarak
[ Democracy Pluralism True Victory]
But our energy woes are in many ways the result of classic market failures that can only be addressed through collective action, and government is the vehicle for collective action in a democracy. Sherwood Boehlert
[ Action Addressed Classic Collective Democracy Energy Failures Government Many Market Only Our Result Through Vehicle Ways Woes]
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time. E. B. White Politics
[ Democracy Half More Recurrent Right Suspicion Than Time]
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Winston Churchill Government
[ Against Argument Average Best Conversation Democracy Five-Minute Voter]
Now, al Qaeda's on the run. Afghanistan is no longer a base of operations. The Afghan government is a friendly government that is trying to bring democracy to its people. Condoleezza Rice
[ Afghan Afghanistan Al Base Bring Democracy Friendly Government Longer Now Operations Qaeda Run Trying]
In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme. Aristotle
[ Because Democracy Majority More Poor Power Rich Supreme Than Them Will]
Democracy is constructed like an edifice, freedom by freedom, right by right, until it reaches its snapping point. Abdoulaye Wade
[ Constructed Democracy Edifice Freedom Point Reaches Right Until]
Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking. Clement Attlee
[ Democracy Discussion Effective Government Means Only Stop Talking]
A free America... 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. Frank Lloyd Wright Politics
[ America Call Democracy Else Enslave Expedient Free Freedom Government Him Individual Just Machine Make Man Means Only Poor Rich System]
Bosses are no more inevitable in state and local governments than dictators are in national governments. They will arise and prosper, nevertheless, if true believers of democracy - citizens devoted to the democratic ideals - do not constantly oppose them. Charles Edison
[ Arise Believers Bosses Citizens Constantly Democracy Democratic Devoted Dictators Governments Ideals Inevitable Local More National Nevertheless Oppose Prosper State Than Them True Will]
The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness. Niels Bohr
[ Best Democracy Dictatorship Openness Secrecy Should Weapon]
Slowly but surely, we are acquiring that famous culture of democracy, which is our objective. Paul Biya
[ Acquiring Culture Democracy Famous Objective Our Slowly Surely Which]
We need to remind our core supporters that we have not forgotten their concern with the way our democracy is being replaced by European bureaucracy in so many areas. John Redwood
[ Areas Being Bureaucracy Concern Core Democracy European Forgotten Many Need Our Remind Replaced Supporters Their Way]
In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock! Graham Greene
[ Brotherly Clock Democracy Did Five Had Hundred Love Peace Produce Switzerland Years]
Democracy must learn to defend itself. Mikhail Gorbachev
[ Defend Democracy Itself Learn Must]
If we expose the Chinese to our freedoms, it may create a greater hunger for democracy, reform and liberties in China. Gary Locke
[ China Chinese Create Democracy Expose Freedoms Greater Hunger Liberties May Our Reform]
In a democracy everybody has a right to be represented, including the jerks. Chris Patten
[ Democracy Everybody Including Jerks Represented Right]
If we are to keep democracy, there must be a commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice. Learned Hand
[ Commandment Democracy Justice Keep Must Ration Shalt Thou]
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy. Aldous Huxley
[ Bureaucracy Cease Country Democracy Democratic Effectively Even Governed Head Highly Makes Modern Must Necessarily Obedient Perfectly Prepared Prepares Really Scientific Trained Tyrant Unless War Well Which]
My door will always be open to those who genuinely renounce violence and seek peaceful accommodation into our nascent democracy. Jalal Talabani
[ Accommodation Always Democracy Door Genuinely Into Nascent Open Our Peaceful Renounce Seek Those Violence Will]
We should seek international support for our mutual objectives abroad, in promoting freedom, democracy, respect for human rights, and also the elimination of weapons of mass destruction. Robert Menendez
[ Abroad Also Democracy Destruction Elimination Freedom Human International Mass Mutual Objectives Our Promoting Respect Rights Seek Should Support Weapons]
Television is the most perfect democracy. You sit there with your remote control and vote. Aaron Brown
[ Control Democracy Most Perfect Remote Sit Television Vote Your]
Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike. Plato
[ Alike Charming Democracy Disorder Equality Equals Form Full Government Sort Variety]
Until democracy in effective enthusiastic action fills the vacuum created by the power of modern inventions, we may expect the fascists to increase in power after the war both in the United States and in the world. Henry A. Wallace
[ Action After Both Created Democracy Effective Enthusiastic Expect Fascists Fills Increase Inventions May Modern Power States United Until Vacuum War World]
For starters, this country embodies something utterly unique: History's first democratic empire. Beginning in the post war era, we have used free trade and democracy to create a series of interlocking relationships that end war. Armstrong Williams
[ Beginning Country Create Democracy Democratic Embodies Empire End Era First Free History Post Relationships Series Something Starters Trade Unique Used Utterly War]
To my mind, there is a solution which has to do with democracy, because democratic governments are subject to the will of the people. So, if the people will it, you can actually create international institutions through the democratic states. George Soros
[ Actually Because Create Democracy Democratic Governments Institutions International Mind Solution States Subject Through Which Will]
According to this view, democracy is a product of western culture, and it cannot be applied to the Middle East which has a different cultural, religious, sociological and historical background. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
[ According Applied Background Cannot Cultural Culture Democracy Different East Historical Middle Product Religious Sociological View Western Which]
When public men indulge themselves in abuse, when they deny others a fair trial, when they resort to innuendo and insinuation, to libel, scandal, and suspicion, then our democratic society is outraged, and democracy is baffled. J. William Fulbright
[ Abuse Baffled Democracy Democratic Deny Fair Indulge Innuendo Libel Men Others Our Outraged Public Resort Scandal Society Suspicion Themselves Then Trial]
Texas has a lot of challenges, but if I choose to run I will talk about opening democracy to mainstream Texans and not just to a closed circle of entrenched ideologues. Chris Bell
[ Challenges Choose Circle Closed Democracy Entrenched Ideologues Just Lot Mainstream Opening Run Talk Texans Texas Will]
To find ways of practicing democracy, not ways of orating about it, is our great problem. Mary Barnett Gilson
[ Democracy Find Great Our Practicing Problem Ways]
I don't have any formula for ousting a dictator or building democracy. All I can suggest is to forget about yourself and just think of your people. It's always the people who make things happen. Corazon Aquino
[ Always Any Building Democracy Dictator Forget Formula Happen Just Make Suggest Things Think Your Yourself]
Capitalism and the market are presented as synonymous, but they are not. Capitalism is both the enemy of the market and democracy. David Korten
[ Both Capitalism Democracy Enemy Market Presented Synonymous]
The E.U. is more than just a trade organization or a common market; it is a guarantee of democracy, freedom, justice, and human rights. Nations cannot stay in the E.U. if they do not respect these guarantees. John Bruton
[ Cannot Common Democracy Freedom Guarantee Guarantees Human Just Justice Market More Nations Organization Respect Rights Stay Than These Trade]
The birth of democracy in Iraq is one of the great positive changes of our era. Ernest Istook
[ Birth Changes Democracy Era Great Iraq Our Positive]
The motive power of democracy is love. Henri Bergson
[ Democracy Love Motive Power]
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
[ Common Democracy Difference Equality Liberty Nothing Notice Restraint Seeks Servitude Socialism While Word]
The United States and Israel have a unique relationship based on our mutual commitment to democracy, freedom, and peace. Therefore, just as our commitment to these principles must be steadfast, so must our support for Israel. John Boehner
[ Based Commitment Democracy Freedom Israel Just Must Mutual Our Peace Principles Relationship States Steadfast Support Therefore These Unique United]
Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse. Jawaharlal Nehru
[ Because Democracy Good Other Say Systems Worse]
The merit of our Constitution was, not that it promotes democracy, but checks it. Horatio Seymour
[ Checks Constitution Democracy Merit Our Promotes]
Democracy is a political method, that is to say, a certain type of institutional arrangement for arriving at political - legislative and administrative - decisions and hence incapable of being an end in itself. Joseph A. Schumpeter
[ Administrative Arrangement Arriving Being Certain Decisions Democracy End Hence Incapable Institutional Itself Legislative Method Political Say Type]
Now that we have a democracy and you can go back and the airport air is not laden with evil any more, you can actually breathe oxygen when you land in Johannesburg. Janet Suzman
[ Actually Air Airport Any Back Breathe Democracy Evil Go Johannesburg Laden Land More Now Oxygen]
Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom. John F. Kennedy
[ Adversity Brave Broken Carries Child Created Democracy Demoralized Disappear Endure Flourish Freedom Home Honors Hope Israel Neither Nor Order Shield Success Sword Will]
Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor. James Russell Lowell
[ Democracy Every Form Gives Government His Man Oppressor Own Right]
If a man went simply by what he saw, he might be tempted to affirm that the essence of democracy is melodrama. Irving Babbitt
[ Affirm Democracy Essence Man Melodrama Might Saw Simply Tempted Went]
Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course - because, like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you. Alice Duer Miller
[ Because Broken College Course Dare Democracy Ever Freedom Get Hearts Know Many Matter Never Take Their Your]
Democracy opens new vistas and opportunities. We should use the opportunities it offers to correct past mistakes not to blunder anew. Ibrahim Babangida
[ Anew Blunder Correct Democracy Mistakes New Offers Opens Opportunities Past Should Use Vistas]
Since the birth of our Nation, no other right has been more important than having the ability to vote. Unfortunately, as history has shown, the denial of this right to minorities is a scar on our system of democracy. Jan Schakowsky
[ Ability Been Birth Democracy Denial Having History Important Minorities More Nation Other Our Right Scar Shown Since System Than Unfortunately Vote]
Socialist democracy is not, a luxury and its need is not limited to the most advanced industrial countries. Ernest Mandel
[ Advanced Countries Democracy Industrial Limited Luxury Most Need Socialist]
The problem with the United Nations is that while democracy within nations is the best available form of government, democracy among nations can be a moral disaster - especially if some nations are not democracies. Jonah Goldberg
[ Among Available Best Democracies Democracy Disaster Especially Form Government Moral Nations Problem Some United While Within]
The soviet people want full-blooded and unconditional democracy. Mikhail Gorbachev
[ Democracy Soviet Unconditional Want]
There is an idea of democracy produced by one-sided thinking. Omar Bongo
[ Democracy Idea One-Sided One-Sided Produced Thinking]
Voters must have faith in the electoral process for our democracy to succeed. Blanche Lincoln
[ Democracy Electoral Faith Must Our Process Succeed Voters]
While democracy in the long run is the most stable form of government, in the short run, it is among the most fragile. Madeleine Albright
[ Among Democracy Form Fragile Government Long Most Run Short Stable While]
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development. Kofi Annan
[ Cornerstones Democracy Development Education Foundation Freedom Human Immense Power Rest Right Sustainable Transform]
In this era of the global village, the tide of democracy is running. And it will not cease, not in China, not in South Africa, not in any corner of this earth, where the simple idea of democracy and freedom has taken root. Paul Tsongas
[ Africa Any Cease China Corner Democracy Earth Era Freedom Global Idea Root Running Simple South Taken Tide Village Where Will]
Without democracy there is no freedom. Violence, no matter who is using it, is always reactionary. Friedrich Ebert
[ Always Democracy Freedom Matter Reactionary Using Violence Without]
We in the press have a special role since there is no other institution in our society that can hold the President accountable. I do believe that our democracy can endure and prevail only if the American people are informed. Helen Thomas
[ Accountable American Believe Democracy Endure Hold Informed Institution Only Other Our President Press Prevail Role Since Society Special]
Informed by our sad experience of history, we require nothing short of a foundation for lasting democracy. Ibrahim Babangida
[ Democracy Experience Foundation History Informed Lasting Nothing Our Require Sad Short]
I never wanted to do biography just to tell the life of a famous man. I always wanted to use the life of a man to examine political power, because democracy shapes our lives. Robert Caro
[ Always Because Biography Democracy Examine Famous Just Life Lives Man Never Our Political Power Shapes Tell Use Wanted]
The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians. Benjamin Disraeli
[ Degraded Democracy Into Politicians Statesmen Weary Whom World]
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. James Bovard
[ Democracy Dinner More Must Sheep Something Than Two Voting Wolves]
The beliefs expressed in the Declaration of Independence remain a standard for our nation today. They also remain a standard for those nations across the globe striving to achieve democracy. Paul Gillmor
[ Achieve Across Also Beliefs Declaration Democracy Expressed Globe Independence Nation Nations Our Remain Standard Striving Those Today]
It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting. Alfred Emanuel Smith
[ Counting Democracy Voting]
We've got to understand that the whole nature of the way American democracy guards its freedom has been changed. John Ashcroft
[ American Been Changed Democracy Freedom Got Guards Nature Understand Way Whole]
Also, an area that interests me - and it will probably take years to state what I mean - is the period of the rise of democracy, with Tom Paine, which is around the turn of the 18th century into the 19th. Fiona Shaw
[ Also Area Around Century Democracy Interests Into Mean Paine Period Probably Rise State Take Tom Turn Which Will Years]
Iraq can emerge as a beacon of hope and democracy in the Middle East, and the world, with our help. Chris Chocola
[ Beacon Democracy East Emerge Help Hope Iraq Middle Our World]
Our alliances should be understood as a means to expand our influence, not as a constraint on our power. The expansion of democracy and freedom in the world should be a shared interest and value with all nations. Chuck Hagel
[ Alliances Constraint Democracy Expand Expansion Freedom Influence Interest Means Nations Our Power Shared Should Understood Value World]
A monoculture is not only Hollywood, but Americans trying to export democracy. Bernardo Bertolucci
[ Americans Democracy Export Hollywood Only Trying]
Americans cannot teach democracy to the world until they restore their own. William Greider
[ Americans Cannot Democracy Own Restore Teach Their Until World]
Democracy is finding proximate solutions to insoluble problems. Reinhold Niebuhr
[ Democracy Finding Insoluble Problems Solutions]
Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve. Maureen Dowd
[ Authority Beautiful Celebrity Democracy Deserve Distorts Famous Giving More Rich Than]
A central claim of the Bush administration's foreign policy is that the spread of democracy in the Middle East is the cure for terrorism. Timothy Garton Ash
[ Administration Bush Central Claim Cure Democracy East Foreign Middle Policy Spread Terrorism]
If we don't have an informed electorate we don't have a democracy. So I don't care how people get the information, as long as they get it. I'm just doing it my particular way and I feel lucky I can do it the way I want to do it. Jim Lehrer
[ Care Democracy Doing Electorate Feel Get How Information Informed Just Long Lucky Particular Want Way]
But if we had to trade with a Europe dominated by the present German trade policies, we might have to change our methods to some totalitarian form. This is a prospect that any lover of democracy must view with consternation. Wendell Willkie
[ Any Change Democracy Dominated Europe Form German Had Lover Methods Might Must Our Policies Present Prospect Some Totalitarian Trade View]
Democracy is an abuse of statistics. Jorge Luis Borges Government
[ Abuse Democracy Statistics]
137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy. Doc Hastings Patriotism
[ America Changed Cherished Day Defending Democracy Died Freedom Honor Later Memorial Most Observances Our Patriotic Remains Spirit Those Years]
We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. Louis D. Brandeis
[ Both Concentrated Country Democracy Few Great Hands Wealth]
Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country. Maximilien Robespierre
[ Applied Consequence Country Democracy Distinct General Inflexible Justice Less Most Natural Only Pressing Principle Prompt Severe Terror Than Then Virtue Wants]
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to honor the greatest champion of racial equality who taught a nation - through compassion and courage - about democracy, nonviolence and racial justice. Mark Pryor
[ Champion Compassion Courage Day Democracy Equality Greatest Honor Jr Justice King Luther Martin Nation Nonviolence Racial Taught Through Time]
We must never forget that many around the globe are denied the basic rights we enjoy as Americans. If we are to continue enjoying these privileges and freedoms we must accept our mission of expanding democracy around the globe. James Inhofe
[ Accept Americans Around Basic Continue Democracy Denied Enjoy Enjoying Expanding Forget Freedoms Globe Many Mission Must Never Our Privileges Rights These]
In Europe, it appears that in the name of democracy, elites are pursuing an autocratic, centralized power, seeking economic control and social regimentation. Maggie Gallagher
[ Appears Autocratic Centralized Control Democracy Economic Elites Europe Name Power Pursuing Seeking Social]
You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists. Abbie Hoffman
[ Assimilated Conformists Democracy Dissidents Freedom Gives Measure]
We women of America tell you that America is not a democracy. Twenty million women are denied the right to vote. Alice Paul
[ America Democracy Denied Million Right Tell Twenty Vote Women]
What we have is two important values in conflict: freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy. You can't have both. Dick Gephardt
[ Both Campaigns Conflict Democracy Desire Freedom Healthy Important Our Speech Two Values]
Few businessmen are capable of being in politics, they don't understand the democratic process, they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes. Democracy isn't a business. Malcolm Forbes
[ Being Business Businessmen Capable Democracy Democratic Depth Few Neither Politics Process Takes Tolerance Understand]
We Chileans have to be able to understand that in a democracy institutions must function freely and with sovereignty. Ricardo Lagos
[ Able Democracy Freely Function Institutions Must Sovereignty Understand]
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
[ Aristocracy Bloody Commit Democracy Did Either Exhausts Itself Lasts Long Monarchy More Murders Never Remember Soon Suicide Than Wastes While]
In Ethiopia, democracy is in its infancy and it must be nurtured along by its leaders. Jack Kingston
[ Along Democracy Ethiopia Infancy Leaders Must Nurtured]
Being 'at the mercy of legislative majorities' is merely another way of describing the basic American plan: representative democracy. Robert Bork
[ American Another Basic Being Democracy Describing Legislative Majorities Mercy Merely Plan Representative Way]
I also know that there have been many times in our history when the proximity of an election has induced exactly the kind of leadership and consensus-building that produce progress in our democracy. Joe Lieberman
[ Also Been Democracy Election Exactly History Induced Kind Know Leadership Many Our Produce Progress Proximity Times]
If a jerk burns the flag, America is not threatened, democracy is not under siege, freedom is not at risk. Gary Ackerman
[ America Burns Democracy Flag Freedom Jerk Risk Siege Threatened Under]
But at the same time, I think we recognize we can't impose democracy from without, particularly American-style democracy. We need to work with those elements in the region that are moving towards a reformed process and there are a number of them. Frank Carlucci
[ American-Style Democracy Elements Impose Moving Need Number Particularly Process Recognize Reformed Region Same Them Think Those Time Towards Without Work]
Adultery is the application of democracy to love. H. L. Mencken
[ Adultery Application Democracy Love]
Democracy is too good to share with just anybody. Nigel Rees
[ Anybody Democracy Good Just Share Too]
It's true that General Musharraf opposes my return, seeing me as a symbol of democracy in the country. He is comfortable with dictatorship. I hope better sense prevails. Benazir Bhutto
[ Better Comfortable Country Democracy Dictatorship General Hope Musharraf Opposes Prevails Return Seeing Sense Symbol True]
The American people need to know the truth. The American people need to see the truth. In a democracy, letting the people know the truth is the essence of what it means to be free. Barbara Boxer
[ American Democracy Essence Free Know Letting Means Need See Truth]
The American people expect public servants to be able to police themselves. But instead of designing a system to enforce ethical conduct, Tom Delay and his cohorts have implemented a self protection system. Obviously, it wasn't good for democracy. Chris Bell
[ Able American Conduct Delay Democracy Designing Enforce Ethical Expect Good His Implemented Instead Obviously Police Protection Public Self Servants System Themselves Tom]
I noticed that democracy was broken and tried to work on fixing that in Japan. Then I realized that it was broken all over the place and decided to work on that too. Joichi Ito
[ Broken Decided Democracy Fixing Japan Noticed Over Place Realized Then Too Tried Work]
Sometimes democracy must be bathed in blood. Augusto Pinochet
[ Bathed Blood Democracy Must Sometimes]
Democracy was being saved from Communism by getting rid of democracy. Juan Bosch
[ Being Communism Democracy Getting Rid Saved]
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Abraham Lincoln
[ Democracy Expresses Idea Master Slave Would]
Even in a society as tightly controlled as Singapore's, the market creates certain forces which perhaps in the long run may lead to democracy. Peter L. Berger
[ Certain Controlled Creates Democracy Even Forces Lead Long Market May Perhaps Run Singapore Society Tightly Which]
I regard freedom of expression as the primary right without which one can not have a proper functioning democracy. Lord Hailsham
[ Democracy Expression Freedom Functioning Primary Proper Regard Right Which Without]
America's Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world. John Doolittle
[ America Around Belief Country Democracy Freedom Ideals Served Their Upheld Veterans World]
In a constitutional democracy the moral content of law must be given by the morality of the framer or legislator, never by the morality of the judge. Robert Bork
[ Constitutional Content Democracy Given Judge Law Legislator Moral Morality Must Never]
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy. Charles de Montesquieu
[ Apathy Citizen Dangerous Democracy Oligarchy Prince Public Tyranny Welfare]
Dishonesty in government is the business of every citizen. It is not enough to do your own job. There's no particular virtue in that. Democracy isn't a gift. It's a responsibility. Dalton Trumbo
[ Business Citizen Democracy Dishonesty Enough Every Gift Government Job Own Particular Responsibility Virtue Your]
While we enjoy the benefits of living in the greatest democracy in the world, we must be ever conscious of the fact that none of the achievements or freedoms enjoyed in America would be possible without the price that has been paid for by our servicemen and women. Mark Kennedy
[ Achievements America Been Benefits Conscious Democracy Enjoy Enjoyed Ever Fact Freedoms Greatest Living Must None Our Paid Possible Price Servicemen While Without Women World Would]
Democracy is indispensable to socialism. Vladimir Lenin
[ Democracy Indispensable Socialism]
Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man. Ronald Reagan
[ Because Deeply Democracy Devised Dying Ever Form Government Honorable Man Most Worth]
Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary. Reinhold Niebuhr
[ Capacity Democracy Inclination Injustice Justice Makes Man Necessary Possible]
The American flag is an enduring symbol of liberty, democracy, and justice. It is fitting that the House act to protect it as we approach our nation's birthday, and as our men and women in uniform rally behind it in Iraq's battlefields. Joe Barton
[ Act American Approach Battlefields Behind Birthday Democracy Enduring Fitting Flag House Iraq Justice Liberty Men Nation Our Protect Rally Symbol Uniform Women]
Freedom of expression - in particular, freedom of the press - guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy. Corazon Aquino
[ Actions Decisions Democracy Essence Expression Freedom Government Guarantees Our Participation Particular Popular Press]
Fundamentalists are not friends of democracy. And that includes your fundamentalists in the United States. Karen Armstrong
[ Democracy Friends Fundamentalists Includes States United Your]
Let me reassure that the Kingdom of Cambodia a country with independence, neutrality, peace, freedom, democracy and human rights as you all have seen, shall be existing with no end. Hun Sen
[ Cambodia Country Democracy End Existing Freedom Human Independence Kingdom Neutrality Peace Reassure Rights Seen Shall]
I swear to the Lord, I still can't see, why Democracy means, everybody but me. Langston Hughes
[ Democracy Everybody Lord Means See Still Swear Why]
American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society. Thomas Babington
[ American Authority Because Democracy Failure Hands Ignorant Most Must Part Places Poorest Society Supreme]
There is so much that can be done, you see, the assembly is about improving our democracy. Ron Davies
[ Assembly Democracy Done Improving Much Our See]
I think the Iraqi people have shown extraordinary patience and courage in the last few months. They have really put a political system on the way to success, to a real democracy here. Paul Bremer
[ Courage Democracy Extraordinary Few Here Iraqi Last Months Patience Political Put Real Really Shown Success System Think Way]
Democracy not only requires equality but also an unshakable conviction in the value of each person, who is then equal. Jeane Kirkpatrick
[ Also Conviction Democracy Each Equal Equality Only Person Requires Then Unshakable Value]
Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility, all talks of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile. William Lyon Mackenzie King
[ Conspicuous Control Credit Currency Democracy Futile Government Idle Issue Most Parliament Recognized Responsibility Restored Sacred Sovereignty Talks Until]
People in so many countries look up to the United States as a model of democracy, but I doubt if that can continue. It leaves me with a great sense of loss. Bianca Jagger
[ Continue Countries Democracy Doubt Great Leaves Look Loss Many Model Sense States United Up]
Democracy is the only system capable of reflecting the humanist premise of equilibrium or balance. The key to its secret is the involvement of the citizen. John Ralston Saul
[ Balance Capable Citizen Democracy Equilibrium Humanist Involvement Key Only Premise Reflecting Secret System]
Now that our media companies and it appears are policies are traded for cash, what is there to check the continuing consolidation of power and diminishing of democracy? Joichi Ito
[ Appears Cash Check Companies Consolidation Continuing Democracy Diminishing Media Now Our Policies Power Traded]
A short exposure to the convention convinced me that the Internet may save the Democracy in that it is a way for the people, for the citizens, to have some direct influence on the government. John Jay Hooker
[ Citizens Convention Convinced Democracy Direct Exposure Government Influence Internet May Save Short Some Way]
Japan is not a Western democracy. The Japanese have kept their traditions, culture and heritage, but they have joined the community of free nations. Natan Sharansky
[ Community Culture Democracy Free Heritage Japan Japanese Joined Kept Nations Their Traditions Western]
However, I must say that I am very happy to see that we have such a positive result for our first referendum in our history and that gives me more confidence in Taiwan's democracy. Chen Shui-bian
[ Am Confidence Democracy First Gives Happy History However More Must Our Positive Referendum Result Say See Such Taiwan Very]
Two hundred years ago, our Founding Fathers gave us a democracy. It was based upon the simple, yet noble, idea that government derives its validity from the consent of the governed. Paul Tsongas
[ Ago Based Consent Democracy Derives Fathers Founding Gave Governed Government Hundred Idea Noble Our Simple Two Upon Us Validity Years Yet]
After each war there is a little less democracy to save. Brooks Atkinson
[ After Democracy Each Less Little Save War]
In a democracy there is a centralization of governmental power in a simple majority. Robert Welch
[ Centralization Democracy Governmental Majority Power Simple]
I have great confidence in Taiwan's democracy. Chen Shui-bian
[ Confidence Democracy Great Taiwan]