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Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
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The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
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Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work.
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Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right.
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Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course - because, like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you.
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Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
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Because of our Congressional committee system, our government is closer to a gerontocracy than a democracy.
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Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
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Democracy is a government where you can say what you think even if you don't think.
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Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
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If you want to understand democracy, spend less time in the library with Plato, and more time in the buses with people.
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Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
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Jorge Luis Borges Quotes

In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave.
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The commands of democracy are as imperative as its privileges and opportunities are wide and generous. Its compulsion is upon us.
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Earlier today, the Libyan government released Fathi Jahmi. She's a local government official who was imprisoned in 2002 for advocating free speech and democracy.
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Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors.
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People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote - a very different thing.
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Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
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Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
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Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
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