Quote category: Democracy


Force, violence, pressure, or compulsion with a view to conformity are both uncivilized and undemocratic.

Democracy

Mahatma Gandhi Permalink to Mahatma Gandhi quote

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

Democracy

Oscar Wilde Permalink to Oscar Wilde quote

The democracy process provides for political and social change without violence.

Democracy

Aung San Suu Kyi Permalink to Aung San Suu Kyi quote

It is often in the name of cultural integrity as well as social stability and national security that democratic reforms based on human rights are resisted by authoritarian governments.

Democracy

Aung San Suu Kyi Permalink to Aung San Suu Kyi quote

The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma is a struggle for life and dignity. It is a struggle that encompasses our political, social and economic aspirations.

Democracy

Aung San Suu Kyi Permalink to Aung San Suu Kyi quote

A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.

Democracy

Aldous Huxley Permalink to Aldous Huxley quote

Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.

Democracy

George Bernard Shaw Permalink to George Bernard Shaw quote

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.

Democracy

Joseph Stalin Permalink to Joseph Stalin quote