You've got to be optimist to be a Democrat, and you've got to be a humorist to stay one.
The aristocrat is the democrat ripe, and gone to seed.
Ah God, for a man with heart, head, hand, Like some of the simple great ones gone For ever and ever by, One still strong man in a blatant land, Whatever they call him, what care I, Aristocrat, democrat, autocratone Who can rule and dare not lie.Tennyson
In the western world today everyone is a democrat.moses i. finley
Michael Foot, who has died aged 96, was a supreme parliamentary democrat who used his great gifts as an inspiring speaker and writer to urge peace, security, prosperity and opportunity for humanity and punishment for bigots and bullies of every kind. His bravery and generosity were unsurpassed. He used both to ensure that the Labour party survived as a political force when self-indulgent factionalism could have doomed it to irrelevance.michael foot
"I don't want to be a great leader. I would rather be a good democrat."josé luis rodríguez zapatero
If you're a social democrat, then you think it's cool to pay taxes. For me, tax is the finest expression for what politics really is.mona sahlin
To-day a democrat of the old school would demand, not freedom for the press, but freedom from the press; but mean-time the leaders have changed themselves into parvenus who have to secure their position vis-a-vis the masses.oswald spengler
A person is not a democrat thanks to his ignorance of literature and the arts, nor an elitist because he or she has cultivated them. The possession of knowledge makes for unjust power over others only if used for that very purpose: a physician or lawyer or clergyman can exploit or humiliate others, or he can be a humanitarian and a benefactor. In any case, it is absurd to conjure up behind anybody who exploits his educated status the existence of an "elite" scheming to oppress the rest of us.jacques barzun
A democrat by conviction rather than by temperament, urging democracy as 'the only method consistent with human instinct toward expansion,' he was yet an educator, and believed in equality upon a high, not upon a low plane. Like Ruskin , he demanded of men their best, and with less than their best refused to be satisfied.florence earle coates
In former days, men sold themselves to the Devil to acquire magical powers. Nowadays they acquire those powers from science, and find themselves compelled to become devils. There is no hope for the world unless power can be tamed, and brought into the service, not of this or that group of fanatical tyrants, but of the whole human race, white and yellow and black, fascist and communist and democrat; for science has made it inevitable that all must live or all must die.bertrand russell
As for me, I am deeply a democrat; this is why I am in no way a socialist. Democracy and socialism cannot go together. You can't have it both ways... socialism is a new form of slavery.
I am a free man, an American, a United States Senator, and a democrat, in that order.lyndon b. johnson
God isregistered tovote for Hollywood as a Republican. However,Jesus Christ is a democrat from Santa Monica.
I will pick up a large percentage of votes on both sides (Republican and democrat) and those in the middle.scott ashjian
On the Conservative-Liberal democrat coalition government: I think it should be made clear that the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats, they have not got into bed together; they are merely sharing a room.gyles brandreth
In choosing a president, we really don't choose a Republican or democrat, a conservative or liberal. We choose a leader.rudy giuliani
Why can't a democrat get fired up about protecting the environment and enacting gun control legislation just as right wing republicans get fired up about making sure that children have access to assault weapons and banning 'The catcher in the rye' and 'Harry Potter'?moby
I am not a member of any organized party — I am a democrat.will rogers
I regard every Social democrat as an enemy of the Empire and Fatherland.
The nation needs more leaders similar to Feingold - a democrat in the Wisconsin Progressive Party tradition - who don't just talk the talk, they walk the walk.russ feingold
Then the big white whale, Clinton . What about someone who is a war criminal, a taker of bribes from foreign dictatorships , almost certainly a rapist (plausibly accused, anyway, by three believable women, of rape), executed a black man (Ricky Ray Rector) who was so mentally retarded that he was unable to plead or to understand the charges You're against all that, right? But you're for it when it's someone who you think is a "New democrat".christopher hitchens
Democrats don't get criticized for anything. I mean I could probably drive a woman off a bridge in a car, if I were a democrat, and get elected.
You've got to be optimist to be a democrat, and you've got to be a humorist to stay one.
"A democrat who has infiltrated the Republican Party."