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Frank Field Quotes and Sayings

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Democracy no longer works for the poor if politicians
treat them as a separate race.
- Frank Field

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
- Jorge Luis Borges

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

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

 

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

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

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Democracy is the only system capable of reflecting
the humanist premise of equilibrium or balance.
The key to its secret is the involvement of the citizen.
- John Ralston Saul

Everybody's for democracy in principle.
It's only in practice that the thing gives rise to stiff objections.
- Meg Greenfield

It has been well over half a century and I'm glad to
say we have taken the right path from authoritarianism
to democracy and this is a road of no return.
- Chen Shui-bian

One has the right to be wrong in a democracy.
- Claude Pepper

Democracy is finding proximate solutions to insoluble problems.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Our constancy, same might call it our madness,
was necessary to wear down the oppressive forces of the old democracy which,
in Spain, was a hundred years behind the times.
- Frederica Montseny

Only a knowledgeable, empowered and vocal citizenry
can perform well in democracy.
- David Brin

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

Democracy was being saved from Communism by getting rid of democracy.
- Juan Bosch

Information is the currency of democracy.
- Thomas Jefferson

Democracy belongs to those who exercise it.
- Bill Moyers

Democracy, it appears, is a bit chancy.
But its chances also depend on what we do ourselves.
- Robert A. Dahl

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want,
and deserve to get it good and hard.
- H. L. Mencken

I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy,
civil liberties and an open society.
- George Soros

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

If a man went simply by what he saw,
he might be tempted to affirm that the essence of democracy is melodrama.
- Irving Babbitt

The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma
is a struggle for life and dignity.
It is a struggle that encompasses our political,
social and economic aspirations.
- Aung San Suu Kyi

Remember, democracy never lasts long.
It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.
There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
- John Adams

Adultery is the application of democracy to love.
- H. L. Mencken

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.
- Charles Bukowski

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

Democracy is the common pursuit of mankind,
and all countries must earnestly protect the democratic rights of the people.
- Jinato Hu

If a jerk burns the flag, America is not threatened,
democracy is not under siege, freedom is not at risk.
- Gary Ackerman

Democracy passes into despotism.
- Plato

Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy.
- Benito Mussolini

There is something inherent in our democracy that tends to want to level.
America is a little uncomfortable in the presence of
someone who is distinctly superior in whatever way.
- Carlisle Floyd

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

You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy,
Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

If we have a chance of succeeding and bringing stability and democracy to Iraq,
it will mean learning from our mistakes,
not denying them and not ignoring them.
- Carl Levin

As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled,
the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Thru the auspices of the viewers who become -
I think this is an import -
in a democracy,
become a working unit with law enforcement against the criminals.
- Robert Stack

Democracy is also a form of worship.
It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses.
- H. L. Mencken

Saddam's ouster will not necessarily lead to the same result,
since Iraq lacks democratic traditions.
Democracy doesn't just consist of holding elections.
- Brent Scowcroft

Democracy for us tends to be has to do with who shouts the loudest!
- Peter Hook

I think if people value democracy, they had damn well
better get out and exercise their right to vote while
their vote still means something.
- Bob Weir

American democracy must be a failure because it places
the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and
most ignorant part of the society.
- Thomas Babington

Democracy...
is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder;
and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
- Plato

But democracy isn't a state of perfection.
It has to be improved, and that means constant vigilance.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Americans cannot teach democracy to the world until they restore their own.
- William Greider

Democracy fascinates me.
- Lee H. Hamilton

Our constitutional liberties shall not be sacrificed
in our search for greater security,
for that is what our enemies and all enemies of freedom
and democracy hope to achieve.
- Tammy Baldwin

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.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy
than to imprison a person
or keep him in prison because he is unpopular.
This is really the test of civilization.
- Winston Churchill

If allowed to run free of the social system,
capitalism will attempt to corrupt and undermine democracy,
which is after all not a natural state.
- John Ralston Saul

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

As the tension eases, we must look in the direction of agriculture,
industry and education as our final goals,
and toward democracy under Mr Mubarak.
- Naguib Mahfouz

There is no dignity in wickedness, whether in purple or rags;
and hell is a democracy of devils,
where all are equals.
- Herman Melville

As free citizens in a political democracy,
we have a responsibility to be interested and involved
in the affairs of the human community,
be it at the local or the global level.
- Paul Wellstone


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