“Democracy is a small hard core of common agreement, surrounded by a rich variety of individual differences.”
James B. Conant
“Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.”
“Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.”
“Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.”
“In every well-governed state, wealth is a sacred thing; in democracies it is the only sacred thing”
“This agreement is a victory for democracy, a victory for our EU citizens, and a victory for the fundamental rights.”
“The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.”
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