Democracy

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To govern according to the sense, and agreeably to the interests of the people is a great and glorious object of government. This object cannot be obtained but through the medium of popular election, and popular election is a mighty evil
I cannot help concurring with the opinion that an absolute democracy, no more than absolute monarchy, is to be reckoned among the legitimate forms of government
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter
Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization
Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been tried from time to time
At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy is the little man, walking into the little booth, with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper...
Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people
The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois
If there were a people consisting of gods, they would be governed democratically. So perfect a government is not suitable to men
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame
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