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All the ills of democracy can be cured by more democracy.

Author: Alfred E. Smith (1873-1944)

Profession: American Politician

There is a limit to the application of democratic methods. You can inquire of all the passengers as to what type of car they like to ride in, but it is impossible to question them as to whether to apply the brakes when the train is at full speed and accident threatens.

Author: Leon Trotsky (1879-1940)

Profession: Russian Revolutionary

I am a democrat only on principle, not by instinct -- nobody is that. Doubtless some people say they are, but this world is grievously given to lying.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

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

Author: Gore Vidal (1925)

Profession: American Novelist, Critic

Democracy is supposed to give you the feeling of choice, like Painkiller X and Painkiller Y. But they're both just aspirin.

Author: Gore Vidal (1925)

Profession: American Novelist, Critic

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

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.

Author: Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924)

Profession: Twenty-eighth President of the USA

The world must be made safe for democracy.

Author: Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924)

Profession: Twenty-eighth President of the USA

I believe in democracy, because it releases the energies of every human being.

Author: Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924)

Profession: Twenty-eighth President of the USA

America is the place where you cannot kill your government by killing the men who conduct it.

Author: Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924)

Profession: Twenty-eighth President of the USA

That a peasant may become king does not render the kingdom democratic.

Author: Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924)

Profession: Twenty-eighth President of the USA