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Emile Lahud Quotes and Sayings

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Democracy, good governance and modernity cannot be
imported or imposed from outside a country.
- Emile Lahud

Despair and frustration will not shake our belief that
the resistance is the only way of liberation.
- Emile Lahud

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions -
it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
- Irving Kristol

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
- H. L. Mencken

 

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than
half of the people are right more than half of the time.
- E. B. White

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property,
are the rulers.
- Aristotle

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
- Robert Byrne

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So long as we have enough people in this country willing
to fight for their rights,
we'll be called a democracy.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

Reading builds the educated and informed electorate
so vital to our democracy.
- Brad Henry

Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
- James Russell Lowell

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people
by the people for the people.
- Oscar Wilde

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens,
who assemble and administer the government in person.
- James Madison

I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work.
Of course it doesn't work.
We are supposed to work it.
- Alexander Woollcott

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.
- Aristotle

Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections
are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
- Gore Vidal

When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power,
it is called a democracy.
- Charles de Secondat

In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.
- J. William Fulbright

Every government is a parliament of whores.
The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking
the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
- Sydney J. Harris

A healthy democracy requires a decent society;
it requires that we are honorable,
generous, tolerant and respectful.
- Charles W. Pickering

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
- Jorge Luis Borges

The flood of money that gushes into politics today
is a pollution of democracy.
- Theodore White

Television has made dictatorship impossible but democracy unbearable.
- Shimon Peres

The soviet people want full-blooded and unconditional democracy.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism.
- Benazir Bhutto

If information and knowledge are central to democracy,
they are the conditions for development.
- Kofi Annan

America is stronger than ever.
We will forever remember those we lost on September 11,
2001.
In honoring their memory, we will remain true to our
commitment to freedom and democracy.
- Evan Bayh

And one of the frustrating parts, but it's an inherent part of our democracy,
is we have separation of powers.
- George Pataki

I think the Iraqi people have shown extraordinary patience
and courage in the last few months.
They have really put a political system on the way to success,
to a real democracy here.
- Paul Bremer

A democracy, the realistic observer is forced to conclude,
is likely to be idealistic in its feelings about itself,
but imperialistic about its practice.
- Irving Babbitt

Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy.
Deceit is a poison in its veins.
- Edward Kennedy

Dishonesty in government is the business of every citizen.
It is not enough to do your own job.
There's no particular virtue in that.
Democracy isn't a gift.
It's a responsibility.
- Dalton Trumbo

In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism.
In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy.
- Fran Lebowitz

In a democracy everybody has a right to be represented,
including the jerks.
- Chris Patten

In order every one in our homeland learns principles
of democracy and the peaceful transition of power,
and in order to stabilize and develop multiple choices in democratic practice.
- Ali A. Saleh

The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy.
It's not our job to cozy up to power.
We're supposed to be the check and balance on government.
- Amy Goodman

It is a paradox that far too few Americans participate
in the wonderful ritual of democracy that we call Election Day.
- Brad Henry

No matter how many troops we have in place or how long they stay,
we cannot impose a parliamentary democracy there any
more than the insurgents can impose a theocracy.
- Nick Clooney

I think Russian people are learning that democracy is not an alien thing;
it's not a western invention.
- Garry Kasparov

Liberty, freedom and democracy are very fuzzy words,
but human rights is very specific.
- Joichi Ito

The years between 1800 and 1825 were distinguished,
so far as our domestic development was concerned,
by the growth of the Western pioneer Democracy in power and self-consciousness.
- Herbert Croly

And they understand that to be an effective member of a democracy,
you have to accept responsibility.
- Daniel Greenberg

The deadliest foe of democracy is not autocracy but liberty frenzied.
- Otto Hermann Kahn

We Americans have the great gifts of freedom and democracy,
but it has been our education system that has fulfilled
the promise of democracy.
- James E. Rogers

The thing about democracy, beloveds,
is that it is not neat,
orderly, or quiet.
It requires a certain relish for confusion.
- Molly Ivins

However, democracy cannot be defined as the existence
of parliaments and elections alone.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

In a democracy dissent is an act of faith.
Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste,
but in its effects.
- James W. Fulbright

Democracy not only requires equality but also an unshakable
conviction in the value of each person,
who is then equal.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Democracy without morality is impossible.
- Jack Kemp

We have, essentially, a worthless democracy.
- Aaron McGruder

Once you don't vote your ideals...
that has serious undermining affects.
It erodes the moral basis of our democracy.
- Ralph Nader

In Europe, it appears that in the name of democracy,
elites are pursuing an autocratic, centralized power,
seeking economic control and social regimentation.
- Maggie Gallagher

Democracy: An institution in which the whole is equal
to the scum of the parts.
- Keith Preston

I am more convinced than ever that a lively two party
system is essential to our democracy.
- Stockwell Day

You don't spread democracy through the barrel of a gun.
- Helen Thomas

This is supposed to be a participatory democracy and
if we're not in there participating then the people
that will manipulate and exploit the system will step in there.
- George Takei

It is not enough to merely defend democracy.
To defend it may be to lose it; to extend it is to strengthen it.
Democracy is not property; it is an idea.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

And that is my definition of democracy,
the right to be in a minority and not be suppressed.
- Lee Harvey Oswald

While democracy must have its organization and controls,
its vital breath is individual liberty.
- Charles Evans Hughes

Democracy and socialism are means to an end,
not the end itself.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

It's politely assumed that democracy is a means of
containing and restraining violence.
But violence comes not from genes but from ideas.
- Edward Bond

There is an idea of democracy produced by one-sided thinking.
- Omar Bongo

Being 'at the mercy of legislative majorities' is merely
another way of describing the basic American plan:
representative democracy.
- Robert Bork

The democracy process provides for political and social change without violence.
- Aung San Suu Kyi

The American flag is the most recognized symbol of
freedom and democracy in the world.
- Virginia Foxx

I have great confidence in Taiwan's democracy.
- Chen Shui-bian

The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing
to be adjusted by abolition of forms.
It requires change of heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We urge all democratic nations and the United Nations
to answer the Iraqi Governing Council's call for support
for the people of Iraq in making the transition to democracy.
- Dick Cheney

It will take years to bring Iraq the democracy it deserves.
- Bill Owens


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