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


Democracy passes into despotism. - Plato [Platon]


No democracy can long survive which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence the recognition of the rights of minorities. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt


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


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


The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid. - Art Spander


In order to enjoy the inestimable benefits that the liberty of the press ensures, it is necessary to submit to the inevitable evils that it creates. (Democracy in America, 1840) - Alexis de Tocqueville


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


Democracy used to be a good thing, but now it has gotten into the wrong hands. - Jesse Helms