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“The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
“Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.”
“Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.”
“If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.”
“Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.”
Henry Louis Mencken
“So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy.”
“The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.”
“Let us in education dream of an aristocracy of achievement arising out of a democracy of opportunity”
“America must be the teacher of democracy, not the advertiser of the consumer society. It is unrealistic for the rest of the world to reach the American living standard.”
“There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult - to begin a war and to end it”
Alexis de Tocqueville
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