Quotes about impossible democracy
Quotes about impossible democracy

Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
George Bernard Shaw

If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.
H. L. Mencken

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
Plato

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

Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses.
Henry Louis Mencken

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Henry Louis Mencken

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
John F. Kennedy

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

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

Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame.
Bertrand Russell

We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.
Louis D. Brandeis

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

I confess I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing.
Henry Louis Mencken

A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
Aldous Huxley

Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven.
Henry Louis Mencken

The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.
Gustave Flaubert

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
George Bernard Shaw

Democracy don’t rule the world, You’d better get that in your head; This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that’s better left unsaid.
Bob Dylan

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