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Juan Bosch Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our democracy is the centerpiece of who we are as a nation.
And it is the fondest hope of all Americans that we
can help bring democracy to every corner of the world.
- Barbara Boxer

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government,
except all the others that have been tried.
- Winston Churchill

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

Mr. Speaker, democracy works best when the American
electorate is engaged and informed.
- Melissa Bean

I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy -
but that could change.
- Dan Quayle

I swear to the Lord, I still can't see,
why Democracy means, everybody but me.
- Langston Hughes

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

The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has
degraded into politicians.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Democracy means government by discussion,
but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
- Clement Attlee

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

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

One is actually the democracy here, you know,
people are, people assume that this election means
that there is democracy in Pakistan.
There is no democracy.
- Imran Khan

A constitutional democracy is in serious trouble if
its citizenry does not have a certain degree of education and civic virtue.
- Phillip E. Johnson

In other words, the bar should be maintained at the
level of a pluralistic and participatory democracy.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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

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

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

Either we are all free, or we fail; democracy must belong to all of us.
- Dennis Chavez

Democracy is only an experiment in government,
and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting
votes instead of weighing them.
- Dean Inge

Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy,
human rights, and freedom of expression.
- Taslima Nasrin

Democracy may mean something more than a theoretically
absolute popular government,
but it assuredly cannot mean anything less.
- Herbert Croly

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

Education and democracy have the same goal:
the fullest possible development of human capabilities.
- Paul Wellstone

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

The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms,
may sink through the mutiny of those on board.
- Grover Cleveland

The motive power of democracy is love.
- Henri Bergson

Democracy passes into despotism.
- Plato

Our democracy poses problems and these problems must
and shall be solved by courageous leadership.
- Charles Edison

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

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

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

Judicial review has been a part of our democracy in
this constitutional government for over 200 years.
- Ron Kind

Democracy is the art of thinking independently together.
- Alexander Meiklejohn

And we are grateful to the American young men and women
who are risking their lives to give the Iraqi people this chance,
this dream of democracy in Iraq now.
- Ahmed Chalabi

We need to remind our core supporters that we have
not forgotten their concern with the way our democracy
is being replaced by European bureaucracy in so many areas.
- John Redwood

We have had a long wait for democracy.
- Chen Shui-bian

I pray that this council, which will probably be too late to save Iraq,
will do what it can, which will be immeasurably strong
in what it does in trying to save our democracy.
- Ed Asner

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

Democracy is too good to share with just anybody.
- Nigel Rees

My door will always be open to those who genuinely
renounce violence and seek peaceful accommodation into our nascent democracy.
- Jalal Talabani

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

In a few decades, the relationship between the environment,
resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as
the connection we see today between human rights,
democracy and peace.
- Wangari Maathai

Violence is hidden within democratic structures because
they are not radically democratic -
Western democracy is merely a domestic convenience of consumerism.
- Edward Bond

Even though the Bush campaign ad tells you that Afghanistan
is a new democracy at the Olympics because of Bush's efforts,
Afghanistan hasn't actually had an election.
- Peter Schuyler

Television is the most perfect democracy.
You sit there with your remote control and vote.
- Aaron Brown

Christianity, democracy, science, education,
wealth, and the cumulative inheritance of a thousand years,
have not preserved us from the vain repetition of history.
- Ralph A. Cram

Without democracy there is no freedom.
Violence, no matter who is using it,
is always reactionary.
- Friedrich Ebert

The last two elections were stolen.
They were stolen and so we will not rest until we reclaim
our democracy and this is what today is all about.
- Barbara Lee


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