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Harlan Stone Quotes and Sayings

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Democracy cannot survive without the guidance of a creative minority.
- Harlan Stone

Distinctions between citizens solely because of their
ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free
people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality.
- Harlan Stone

To say that only those businesses affected with a public
interest may be regulated is but another way of stating
that all those businesses which may be regulated are
affected with a public interest.
- Harlan Stone

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

 

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

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

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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

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

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

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

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
- Jorge Luis Borges

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 motive power of democracy is love.
- Henri Bergson

Democracy is the road to socialism.
- Karl Marx

Liberals are concerned about the concentration of wealth
because it almost inevitably leads to a concentration
of power that undermines democracy.
- Robert Reich

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

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes,
our ancestors.
It is the democracy of the dead.
Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy
who merely happen to be walking around.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
- Voltaire

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule,
where fifty-one percent of the people
may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.
- attributed to Thomas Jefferson

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

If we are to keep democracy, there must be a commandment:
Thou shalt not ration justice.
- Learned Hand

Well, one of the first things is to restore the rule of law,
to place the government back under the cage of law.
Another thing is to stop falling for the myth of democracy.
- James Bovard

The road to democracy may be winding and is like a
river taking many curves,
but eventually the river will reach the ocean.
- Chen Shui-bian

When Jefferson and the Republicans rallied to the Union
and to the existing Federalist organization,
the fabric of traditional American democracy was almost completely woven.
- Herbert Croly

Ultimately, freedom and democracy are stronger than fear and tyranny.
- Gijs de Vries

Nobody should be allowed to tinker with democracy.
We will not discontinue the good works of the past government.
- Manmohan Singh

I believe in the greatness of our democracy.
- Chen Shui-bian

Since President Bush took office in 2001,
this Congress has supported an agenda of democracy,
freedom and expansion of rights for all peoples throughout the world.
- Ginny B. Waite

Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments,
but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest
blessing of free governments.
- Andrew Jackson

I always assume that democracy is the only good form of government,
quite frankly, and democracy is always to be preferred.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

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

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

Capitalism and the market are presented as synonymous,
but they are not.
Capitalism is both the enemy of the market and democracy.
- David Korten

Our political institutions work remarkably well.
They are designed to clang against each other.
The noise is democracy at work.
- Michael Novak

The capacity to combine commitment with skepticism
is essential to democracy.
- Mary Catherine Bateson

What we have is two important values in conflict:
freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy.
You can't have both.
- Dick Gephardt

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their
choice are prepared to choose wisely.
The real safeguard of democracy, therefore,
is education.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

When Bush says democracy, I often wonder what he's referring to.
- Angela Davis

I believe democracy flourishes when the government
can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when
the press can decide whether to print what it knows.
- Katherine Graham

A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined;
one discovers how far one can go only by traveling
in a straight line until one is stopped.
- Norman Mailer

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

If the war has faded into history, democracy's defeat
in Vietnam has left deep marks in the consciousness of both nations.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

Informed by our sad experience of history,
we require nothing short of a foundation for lasting democracy.
- Ibrahim Babangida

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

In our so-called democracy we are accustomed to give
the majority what they want rather than educate them
to understand what is best for them.
- Carter G. Woodson

Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy
because it stands for equal opportunity would like
to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise.
- Henry A. Wallace

Voting is fundamental in our democracy.
It has yielded enormous returns.
- Arlen Specter

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

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

Nobody and nothing will stop Russia on the road to
strengthening democracy and ensuring human rights and freedoms.
- Vladimir Putin

Sometimes democracy must be bathed in blood.
- Augusto Pinochet

I think the good old British democracy should keep
scrutinising and pressing to get the truth out.
- Clare Short

Small use it will be to save democracy for the race
if we cannot save the race for democracy.
- Jeanette Rankin

Democracy is stronger than terrorism,
and we will not cower to the terrorists' campaign of fear.
- John Doolittle


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