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Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition. ...
by Mercy Otis Warren

Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.
- Mercy Otis Warren

Related topics: Equality

It may be a mistake, that man, in a state of nature,
is more disposed to cruelty than courtesy.
- Mercy Otis Warren

On the evening of December 25, General Washington in
a most severe season crossed the Delaware with a part of his army,
then reduced to less than 2000 men in the whole.
- Mercy Otis Warren

The love of domination and an uncontrolled lust of
arbitrary power have prevailed among all nations and
perhaps in proportion to the degrees of civilization.
- Mercy Otis Warren

 

The bulk of mankind have indeed, in all countries in their turn,
been made the prey of ambition.
- Mercy Otis Warren

Public emergencies may require the hand of severity
to fall heavily on those who are not personally guilty,
but compassion prompts, and ever urges to milder methods.
- Mercy Otis Warren

The study of the human character opens at once a beautiful
and a deformed picture of the soul.
- Mercy Otis Warren

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General Washington had rather incautiously encamped
the bulk of his army on Long Island -
a large and plentiful district about two miles from the city of New York.
- Mercy Otis Warren

The British were indeed very far superior to the Americans
in every respect necessary to military operations,
except the revivified courage and resolution,
the result of sudden success after despair.
- Mercy Otis Warren

A superfluity of wealth, and a train of domestic slaves,
naturally banish a sense of general liberty,
and nourish the seeds of that kind of independence
that usually terminates in aristocracy.
- Mercy Otis Warren

A declaration of the independence of America,
and the sovereignty of the United STates was drawn
by the ingenious and philosophic pen of Thomas Jefferson,
Esquire, a delegate from the state of Virginia.
- Mercy Otis Warren

The defeat of the Americans in Canada and the advantages
gained by the British arms in the Jerseys,
and indeed for some months in every other quarter,
gave to the royal cause an air of triumph.
- Mercy Otis Warren

By the Declaration of Independence, dreaded by the
foes an for a time doubtfully viewed by many of the friends of America,
everything stood on a new and more respectable footing,
both with regard to the operations of war or negotiations with foreign powers.
- Mercy Otis Warren

The extraordinary exertions of the colonies,
in cooperation with British measures,
against the French, in the late war,
were acknowledged by the British parliament to be more
than adequate to their ability.
- Mercy Otis Warren

But truth is most likely to be exhibited by the general sense of contemporaries,
when the feelings of the heart can be expressed without
suffering itself to be disguised by the prejudices of man.
- Mercy Otis Warren

The honorable William Penn, late governor of Pennsylvania,
was chosen agent to the Court of Britain,
and directed to deliver the petition to the King himself
and to endeavor by his personal influence to procure
a favorable reception to this last address.
- Mercy Otis Warren

Before this address to my countrymen is closed,
I beg leave to observe, that as a new century has dawned upon us,
the mind is naturally led ot contemplate the great
events that have run parallel with and have just closed the last.
- Mercy Otis Warren

The progress of the American Revolution has been so
rapid and such the alteration of manners,
the blending of characters, and the new train of ideas
that almost universally prevail,
that the principles which animated to the noblest exertions
have been nearly annihilated.
- Mercy Otis Warren

The United States form a young republic,
a confederacy which ought ever to be cemented by a
union of interests and affection,
under the influence of those principles which obtained their independence.
- Mercy Otis Warren

A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss,
in the Republican Party he is a leader.
- Harry S. Truman

Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long
gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic
societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
- Jacques Chirac

Radical changes in world politics leave America with
a heightened responsibility to be,
for the world, an example of a genuinely free,
democratic, just and humane society.
- Pope John Paul II

Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.
- Alvin Toffler

Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve
the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.
- Margaret Thatcher

The completion of the Iraqi cabinet with the appointment
of three critical ministers is also confirmation of
continued movement toward a just and democratic society in Iraq.
- Spencer Bachus

No poll can equal the day-to-day visits of the men
and women of the Democratic Party.
- Richard J. Daley

It is the American vice, the democratic disease which
expresses its tyranny by reducing everything unique
to the level of the herd.
- Henry Miller

The class distinctions proper to a democratic society
are not those of rank or money,
still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned,
of race, but of age.
- W. H. Auden

Israel is the only country in the Middle East where
Arabs can be elected to the parliament in a democratic election.
- Adam Michnik

The teachings of the Church line up more with the Democratic
Party than the Republican Party.
- James Carville

The 2004 Election marks the first time in modern political
history that Republican voter turnout matched Democratic
turnout in a presidential election year.
- Jeff Miller

Clearly, a stable, unified and democratic Iraq cannot
be achieved militarily by the U.S.
- John Olver

We must remain steadfast in our commitment to our troops,
and to those fighting for a free and democratic Iraq
because freedom makes our country and the world a safer place.
- Chris Chocola

I believe and I say it is true Democratic feeling,
that all the measures of the Government are directed
to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
- William Henry Harrison

If the Labour party goes back to reasserting its socialist and democratic beliefs,
that's where I belong.
- Shirley Williams

During the presidential primaries of 1940,
I received a request from the Democratic National Committee
to sing God Bless America before the speeches.
- Kate Smith

The reason why I buy into the Democratic Party more
than the Republican Party is because there are over
2,000 verses of Scripture that deal with responding
to the needs of the poor.
- Tony Campolo

A community is democratic only when the humblest and
weakest person can enjoy the highest civil,
economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
- A. Philip Randolph

Few businessmen are capable of being in politics,
they don't understand the democratic process,
they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes.
Democracy isn't a business.
- Malcolm Forbes

So I think we're, we're, we're as broad a political party,
if not broader than the Democratic Party,
just in a different political spectrum.
- Rudy Giuliani

The strength of the Democratic Party of Cook County
is not something that just happened.
- Richard J. Daley

I am aware of the thesis that the United States has
long since invested exclusively in stability and this
has obviated democratic transformation in the Middle East.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

What my job is, is to get on with getting the process of democratic politics,
back on the road, entrenching the peace settlement,
and I ask you to judge me on my record.
- Peter Hain

Non-democratic regimes always need to mobilize their
people against external enemies in order to maintain internal stability.
- Natan Sharansky

But we don't have an example of a democratic society
existing in a socialist economy -
which is the only real alternative to capitalism in the modern world.
- Peter L. Berger

Criticism in a time of war is essential to the maintenance
of any kind of democratic government.
- Robert Taft

Mexico doesn't deserve what has happened to us.
A democratic change is urgent, a change that will permit
us to stop being a loser country.
- Vicente Fox

But I know that the vote of 9 out of 10 black Americans
for the Democratic Party or for leftist kinds of policies
just is not reflective of their opinions.
- Clarence Thomas

I believe in trade unionism, and I believe in democracy,
in democratic trade unionism.
- Richard Attenborough

Democratic societies are unfit for the publication
of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.
- Salvador Dali

The whole new Democratic Party is the old Republican Party.
We have a whole bunch of elephants running around in donkey's clothes.
- Robert Novak

While there continues to be differences,
the important point is that all citizens and elected
officials use democratic and legal avenues for solving those differences.
- Boris Trajkovski

The Senate is a remarkable institution.
It is unique.
There is no other body, no other political body,
no other democratic legislature in the world quite like the U.S.
Senate.
- Max Baucus

I stand for simple justice, equal opportunity and human rights.
The indispensable elements in a democratic society -
and well worth fighting for.
- Helen Suzman

All of the candidates agree that the Democratic Party
needs to undergo fundamental reforms.
- Martin Frost

Today's Communism can survive only if it abandons the
myth of an infallible party,
if it continues to think, and if it becomes democratic.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

The democratic idealist is prone to make light of the
whole question of standards and leadership because
of his unbounded faith in the plain people.
- Irving Babbitt

There is nothing more foreign to a civilised and democratic
system than preventive detention.
- Robert Bourassa

I represent the Democratic wing of the Democratic party.
- Paul Wellstone

One needs to know what the hierarchy of values are
from which one takes inspiration,
and in a democratic society this is the subject of
continuous democratic debate.
- Rocco Buttiglione

The E.U.
is the world's fastest growing democratic body.
- John Bruton

I think the Democratic Party realizes,
having lost two presidential elections,
we need to do a better job of creating a farm team.
- John Mahoney

All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic
nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

I see Turkey's future as being in Europe,
as one of many prosperous, tolerant,
democratic countries.
- Orhan Pamuk

It does not seem that the contradiction which exists
between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic
structure of modern society can ever be resolved.
- Herbert Read

The foundations of democratic transition should be
laid in accordance with a sincere and committed strategy
that is supported by various policy tools,
and implemented wisely.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Intolerance is itself a form of violence
and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If we have only one that can govern,
and we chose him...
does that mean we're not democratic?
- Ahmed Ali

We've been doing this here since 1968,
so we have been identified as an example of a free,
democratic school, and many professors want to expose
their students to our philosophy.
- Daniel Greenberg

If we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday at
a time of presidential inaugurals,
this is thanks to Ronald Reagan who created the holiday,
and not to the Democratic Congress of the Carter years,
which rejected it.
- David Horowitz

Everyone agrees that our ultimate goal is to establish a free,
open and democratic Iraqi government and bring our
men and women in uniform home as soon as possible.
- James T. Walsh


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