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

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

Democracy is also a form of religion. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses.

Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic.

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 (1735-1826) Second President of the USA.

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.


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

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

Democracy give every man the right to be his own oppressor.

James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American poet, critic and editor.

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 (1923-?) American writer.

The freeman, casting with unpurchased hand the vote that shakes the turrets of the land.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) American author and poet.

Democracy is the menopause of Western society, the Grand Climacteric of the body social. Fascism is its middle-aged lust.

Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) French sociologist, and philosopher.