The best Quotes and Sayings about Democracy

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People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.

GovernmentsV for Vendetta, by V
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The day we stop believing democracy can work is the day we lose it.

Jamillia in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
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Democracy isn't just there. We have to work for it together - every day.

German Unity, 2021Angela Merkel, October 2021, during the 31st Day of German Unity
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It's every citizen's duty to challenge their leaders, to keep them honest, and hold them accountable if they're not.

Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 3 Episode 6
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The right to work is a slogan which should be accepted by every democracy.

WorkWilliam Beaverbrook
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Pretty much all I say politically is I encourage people to register to vote.

Elections & VotingEmmylou Harris
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Democracy functions best when we have an active citizenry.

Rick Perry
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Democracy is complicated. It enables openness, it values debates, free thoughts and arguments. That's why it's vulnerable - from the inside and outside.

Annalena Baerbock, August 2022
 
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Democracy has the power to quickly spread. But its erosion can happen just as fast. Democracy is freedom. We need to stand up for it.

Ursula von der Leyen, December 2021
 
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Democracy is based upon empathy and the recognition that some decisions are solely for the community's benefit without regard to one's own narrow self-interest.

EmpathyJohn Hickenlooper
 
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Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.

Robert Byrne
 
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Human beings do want peace, stability and harmony and that comes through democracy.

Shiva Ayyadurai
 
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Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president.

Johnny Carson
 
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Democracy is not static. It is a living force. Every new idea, every new invention offers opportunity for both good and evil.

Herbert Hoover
 
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A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.

SocietyA. Philip Randolph
 
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Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on.

JusticeThurgood Marshall
 
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When you become part of something, in some way you count. It could be a march; it could be a rally, even a brief one. You're part of something, and you suddenly realize you count. To count is very important.

RevolutionStuds Terkel
 
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I like the noise of democracy.

James Buchanan
 
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I will stand strong to defend people even if I don't agree with them.

DefenseSharron Angle
 
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A free press is the cornerstone of democracy; there is no question about that.

Freedom of PressHugh Grant
 
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Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.

Freedom, TalkingHubert H. Humphrey
 
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Too many people expect wonders from democracy, when the most wonderful thing of all is just having it.

Walter Winchell
 
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For me, democracy must deliver a better life for the people.

Joko Widodo
 
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Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy.

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

H. L. Mencken
 
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For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth.

Human Rights, Freedom, 2013Barack Obama, Inauguration Speech, 21st January 2013
 
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Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.

JusticeReinhold Niebuhr
 
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For the region, today's events prove once more, that the rule of an iron fist inevitably comes to an end.

2011Barack Obama, about Gaddafi's death
 
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This marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of Libya, who now have the opportunity, to determine their own destiny in a new and democratic Libya.

2011Barack Obama, about Gaddafi's death
 
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This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.

USA, Independence DayAbraham Lincoln (Inaugural Address), 1861
 
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