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Quotations about Democracy


Democracy is a system of government that allows citizens to have a say in decision-making through elections, representation, and civic engagement. It stands as a cornerstone of modern society, offering the promise of collective decision-making, protection of individual rights, and the pursuit of common good. While democracy carries both ideals and challenges, it provides a platform for diverse voices to be heard and for progress to be achieved. In this compilation, we delve into the lighter side of democracy, presenting a collection of funny quotations that touch upon the amusing, ironic, and sometimes perplexing aspects of this political system. So, prepare to embrace the laughter, challenge assumptions, and embark on a journey filled with humor and insights into the world of democracy.

Get ready to chuckle as we present a compilation of funny quotations about democracy. While democracy is a serious and important system of governance, there are moments of levity, irony, and playful observation that arise when exploring the world of politics and civic engagement. From witty remarks on the idiosyncrasies of elections to humorous reflections on the challenges of political discourse, these quotes offer a lighthearted perspective on the whimsical and often comical aspects of democracy.

quotations about democracy

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter." Winston Churchill (British Conservative statesman, 1874-1965)

"Democracy is the road to socialism." Henrietta Marx (German mother of the German philosopher Karl Marx (1818-1883))

Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed *no better than we deserve.*well*badly* George Bernard Shaw (Irish dramatist, 1856-1950)

"If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: 'Thou shalt not ration justice.'" Sophocles (Greek tragedian, 497-406 BC)

"Propaganda is to a democracy what *violence*voting*the media* is to a dictatorship." William Blum (American author, 1933-2018)

"All the ills of democracy can be cured by more democracy." Al Smith (American politician, 1873-1944)

"Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage." H. L. Mencken (American journalist and literary critic, 1880-1956)

"If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910, )

"Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others." Winston Churchill (British Prime Minister, 1874-1965)

"Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few." George Bernard Shaw (Irish writer, 1856-1950)

"As long as there are dictatorships, I won't have the heart to *criticize*follow*vote for* a democracy." Jean Rostand (French philosopher, 1894-1977)

"Democracy may not be perfect, but at least I don't have to build a wall to keep my people in." John Kennedy (American President, 1917-1963)

There's really no point to voting. If it made any difference, it would probably be *illegal.*great.*expensive.* H. L. Mencken (American journalist and literary critic, 1880-1956)

"The best defense against democracy is to distract people." Noam Chomsky (American philosopher, 1928-)

"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 (American writer, 1920-1994)

"We'd all like to vote for the best man but he's never a candidate." Kin Hubbard (American cartoonist, 1868-1930)

"A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls." George W. Bush (American President,1946-)

"Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking." Clement Attlee (British Labour statesman, 1883-1967)

"Democracy must be something more than two wolves and *a sheep*two lions*a dinosaur* voting on what to have for dinner." James Bovard (American writer, 1956-)

"A majority is always the best repartee." Benjamin Disraeli (British Tory statesman and novelist, 1804-81)

"Hell, I never vote for anybody. I always vote against." W. C. Fields (American humorist, 1880-1946)

"Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them." Robert, Marquis de Flers (French dramatists, 1872-1927) and Armand de Caillavet (French dramatist, 1869-1915)

"A triumph for democracy. It proves that a millionaire has just as good a chance as anybody else." Bob Hope (American comedian, 1903-2003) talking about John F. Kennedy's electoral victory in Wisconsin

"Under democracy one party always devotes its energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule – and both commonly succeed and are right." H. L. Mencken (American journalist and literary critic, 1880-1956)

It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the *counting.*media.*family.* Tom Stoppard (British dramatist, 1937-)

"Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time." E. B. White (American humorist, 1899-1985)

"Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people." Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

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