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Nigel Rees Quotes and Sayings

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

How come there's only one Monopolies Commission?
- Nigel Rees

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

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

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

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

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

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

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
- Jorge Luis Borges

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

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

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

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

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

All the ills of democracy can be cured by more democracy.
- Alfred E. Smith

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

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

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

In brief, Western democracy, as other political models,
is not exportable to all regions of the world.
- Omar Bongo

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

I tell you, in my opinion, the cornerstone of democracy is free press -
that's the cornerstone.
- Milos Forman

Democracy belongs to those who exercise it.
- Bill Moyers

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

In democracy everyone has the right to be represented,
even the jerks.
- Chris Patten

Those who abhors democracy would rarely immigrate to
an authoritarian state if they have to.
- Joe Chung

In a democracy there is a centralization of governmental
power in a simple majority.
- Robert Welch

Remember one thing about democracy.
We can have anything we want and at the same time,
we always end up with exactly what we deserve.
- Edward Albee

So, two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits
variety and two because it permits criticism.
- E. M. Forster

I never wanted to do biography just to tell the life of a famous man.
I always wanted to use the life of a man to examine political power,
because democracy shapes our lives.
- Robert Caro

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

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

We're not a democracy.
- Gore Vidal

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

The essence of a democracy is a free electorate.
- Arlen Specter

The primal principle of democracy is the worth and
dignity of the individual.
- Edward Bellamy

You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents,
not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.
- Abbie Hoffman

We always hear about the rights of democracy,
but the major responsibility of it is participation.
- Wynton Marsalis

To find ways of practicing democracy,
not ways of orating about it, is our great problem.
- Mary Barnett Gilson

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

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

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

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

Without the power of the Industrial Union behind it,
Democracy can only enter the State as the victim enters
the gullet of the Serpent.
- James Connolly

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

Passive fatalism can never be the role of a revolutionary party,
like the Social Democracy.
- Karl Liebknecht

Democracy, as has been said of Christianity,
has never really been tried.
- Stuart Chase

Despite what the pundits want us to think,
contested primaries aren't civil war,
they are democracy at work, and that's beautiful.
- Sarah Palin

Democracy encourages the majority to decide things
about which the majority is ignorant.
- John Simon

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

Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most
deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.
- Ronald Reagan

El Salvador is a democracy so it's not surprising that
there are many voices to be heard here.
Yet in my conversations with Salvadorans...
I have heard a single voice.
- Dan Quayle

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

The history of our country is not the history of any
other country in the world which is either practicing
advanced democracy or struggling to lay the foundation for democracy.
- Ibrahim Babangida

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

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

We can no longer allow multinationals to parade as
agents of progress and democracy in the newspapers,
even as they subvert it at the workplace.
- John J. Sweeney

Democracy is indispensable to socialism.
- Vladimir Lenin

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

Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do
not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy.
- Dan Rather

You can't be a full participant in our democracy if
you don't know our history.
- David McCullough

Global markets must be balanced by global values such
as respect for human rights and international law,
democracy, security and sustainable economic and environmental development.
- Anna Lindh


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