Quotes on Democracy


"Democracy is not a state in which people act like sheep."

"Democracy cannot consist solely of elections that are nearly always fictitious and managed by rich landowners and professional politicians."

"But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."

"Democracy is four wolves and a sheep voting on dinner."

"Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit."

"Democracy is a very admirable form of government - for dogs"

"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."

"The happiest thing that can be said about democracy... is that it is one of the few systems that has been willing to risk a long period of confusion and mixed purposes for the sake of giving man a chance to grow up in mind and responsibility."

Harry Allen Overstreet

"Those who trade liberty for security have neither."

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