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Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated
Democracy means the opportunity to be everyone's slave
Democracy divides people into workers and loafers. It makes no provision for those who have no time to work
The love of democracy is that of equality
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage
Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven
Only a government that is rich and safe can afford to be a democracy, for democracy is the most expensive and nefarious kind of government ever heard of on earth
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance
In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."