I believe Gandhi is the only person who knew about real democracy — not democracy as the right to go and buy what you want, but democracy as the responsibility to be accountable to everyone around you. Democracy begins with freedom from hunger, freedom from unemployment, freedom from fear, and freedom from hatred. To me, those are the real freedoms on the basis of which good human societies are based.
Democracy is not a polite employer. The only way out of elective office is to get sick or die or get kicked out.herbert hoover
The separation of church and state has been a cornerstone of American Democracy for over two hundred years. Getting rid of it was long overdue.samuel alito
I do support direct action. I do not advocate or support violence.… Elections are not a viable means of ensuring democratic change in Russia. Therefore I do support using other methods to push for a change back towards Democracyboris berezovsky
Growing terrorism, permissive societies, Democracy collapsing through lack of law and order. If things continue on their present track, the disintegration of Western societies will occur much sooner than you think under the hammer blows of fascism and communism. Freedom is not something that does not have a breaking point, and your enemies would like you to reach that point.muhammad reza pahlavi
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.
I swear to the Lord, I still can't see, Why Democracy means, Everybody but me.langston hughes
Democracy is the great love of the failures and cowards of life.
The duty of a Democracy is to know then what it knows now.
In her death the subcontinent has lost an outstanding leader who worked for Democracy and reconciliation in her country. The manner of her going is a reminder of the common dangers that our region faces from cowardly acts of terrorism and of the need to eradicate this dangerous threat.benazir bhutto
We conceive the function of Tribune to be the expression in popular form, and to as large a public as possible, of the views of the Left and Marxist wing of social Democracy in this country. Its policy must be that of those who believe that the present leadership of the Labour Party is not sufficiently Socialist.anthony crosland
A modern, harmonic and lively architecture is the visible sign of an authentic Democracy.walter gropius
We have a lot more work to do in our common struggle against bigotry and discrimination. I say "common struggle" because I believe very strongly that all forms of bigotry and discrimination are equally wrong and should be opposed by right-thinking Americans everywhere. Freedom from discrimination based on sexual orientation is surely a fundamental human right in any great Democracy, as much as freedom from racial, religious, gender, or ethnic discrimination.coretta scott king
For us, Democracy is a question of human dignity. This includes the political liberties, the right to freely express our views, the right to criticize and to influence opinion. It embraces the right to health and work, to education and social security.olof palme
You don't spread Democracy through the barrel of a gun.helen thomas
But Cuba doesn’t have a dictatorship it’s a revolutionary Democracy.hugo chávez
The most widely discussed formulation of [the One World model] was the "end of history" thesis advanced by Francis Fukuyama. "We may be witnessing, Fukuyama argued, "…:;the end of history as such: that is, the end point of mankind's ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal Democracy as the final form of human government.":;… The future will be devoted not to great exhilarating struggles over ideas but rather to resolving mundane economic and technical problems. And, he concluded rather sadly, it will all be rather boring. (P. 31)samuel p. huntington
Under President Kibaki's leadership, Kenya is pursuing important reforms, and making the difficult and necessary and rewarding transition to permanent, multiparty Democracy. Mr. President, your courage serves the Kenyan people well, and you honor the American people with your visit.mwai kibaki
Where are the real sources of human dignity, freedom and modern Democracy, if not in the concept of infinity to which all men are equal?Louis Pasteur
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 stevenson
The conclusion, so vexatious to Democracy, that wisdom and not popularity qualifies for rule may be forced upon us by the peril in atomic energy.richard weaver
The principle of majority rule is the mildest form in which the force of numbers can be exercised. It is a pacific substitute for civil war in which the opposing armies are counted and the victory is awarded to the larger before any blood is shed. Except in the sacred tests of Democracy and in the incantations of the orators, we hardly take the trouble to pretend that the rule of the majority is not at bottom a rule of force.
A society that has moved beyond commodification is one that has embraced the most thoroughgoing radical Democracy in all spheres of social life.
The Fabians laid the groundwork for modern social Democracy, and their influence on the world would end up being at least as powerful as that of Marx .
It's wrong to claim, as some do, that the motivation of al-Qaeda and its allies is some desire to seek justice in the middle east [...] al-Qaeda and its allies have no clear demands for the middle east. The only common thread in their approach is a violent and destructive opposition to Democracy in any form. They find Democracy in Palestine abhorrent and seek to destroy it.
Politics, under a Democracy, reduces itself to a mere struggle for office by flatterers of the proletariat.
" I have often before now been convinced that a Democracy is incapable of empire..."