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Democratic quotes by Ann Coulter
#1. It is an article of faith with the Democrats that they must fool Americans by simulating agreement with normal people. The winner of the Democratic primary is always the candidate who does the best impersonation of an American. #Quote by Ann Coulter
Democratic quotes by Francis Fukuyama
#2. Interest groups exercise influence way out of proportion to their place in society, distort both taxes and spending, and raise overall deficit levels through their ability to manipulate the budget in their favor. They also undermine the quality of public administration as a result of the multiple and often contradictory mandates they induce Congress to support. All of this has led to a crisis of representation, in which ordinary people feel their supposedly democratic government no longer truly reflects their interests but is under the control of a variety of shadowy elites. What is ironic and peculiar is that this crisis in representativeness has occurred in part because of reforms designed to make the system more democratic. #Quote by Francis Fukuyama
Democratic quotes by Rob Portman
#3. Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress believed we could spend our way to prosperity, and I guess they still do. #Quote by Rob Portman
Democratic quotes by Pat Robertson
#4. There's an assault on human sexuality, as Judge Scalia said, they've taken sides in the culture war and on top of that if we have a democracy, the democratic processes should be that we can elect representatives who will share our point of view and vote those things into law. #Quote by Pat Robertson
Democratic quotes by Beth Houston
#5. Deists, not religious authoritarians, codified the clear separation of church from state in addition to the division of powers within the state. Deists, not the Continental philosophers, established our democratic republic upon uniquely radical interpretations of constitutional and procedural stability, representation, accountability, and transparency. Deists, not autocrats, formed a more perfect Union that preserved equally for each individual the universal civil liberties inscribed in the Bill of Rights. It was Deists who stood up for Everyman by instituting true equality and freedom for all. #Quote by Beth Houston
Democratic quotes by Bernie Sanders
#6. Even in South Carolina, as badly as we did, and we did very badly, we won the votes of people 29 years of age or younger. The future of the Democratic Party, the future of this country is involving young people in the political process, getting them to stand up for their rights. #Quote by Bernie Sanders
Democratic quotes by Toby Keith
#7. I'm not a political guy. I've been a Democrat my whole life, but that didn't mean I went in and just pulled the Democratic ticket. #Quote by Toby Keith
Democratic quotes by Henri La Fontaine
#8. International institutions ought to be, as the national ones in democratic countries, established by the peoples and for the peoples. #Quote by Henri La Fontaine
Democratic quotes by Shane Claiborne
#9. The greatest sin of political imagination: Thinking there is no other way except the filthy rotten system we have today. #Quote by Shane Claiborne
Democratic quotes by Nirmala Srivastava
#10. Real democracy is only possible when people truly imbibe democratic principles and respect ethical values above everything else. #Quote by Nirmala Srivastava
Democratic quotes by Noah Feldman
#11. It seems strange to the rest of the world, but we Americans can't seem to stop talking about how other countries should be democratic like we are. #Quote by Noah Feldman
Democratic quotes by Thabo Mbeki
#12. One of the matters that must be addressed is that Rwanda and Uganda have to leave the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We're also supporting processes to ensure that the political dialogue among the Congolese themselves takes place so that the people there can decide their future. #Quote by Thabo Mbeki
Democratic quotes by Dennis Prager
#13. The next time your daughter asks, 'Where are all the men?' Tell them that the Democratic party and its policies got rid of them' #Quote by Dennis Prager
Democratic quotes by Anthony Foxx
#14. There is no such thing as a Democratic or Republican road, bridge, port, airfield or rail system. #Quote by Anthony Foxx
Democratic quotes by Roman Abramovich
#15. In my personal opinion, Russia is no less democratic than it used to be. It is a democratic country. It is democratic enough. #Quote by Roman Abramovich
Democratic quotes by Timothy Noah
#16. Republican presidents talk about freedom. Democratic presidents talk about equality. #Quote by Timothy Noah
Democratic quotes by Edward S. Greenberg
#17. The "evils of faction" theme recurs throughout our history, from the writings of the "muckrakers" at the turn of the twentieth century to the Democratic presidential primary campaigns of 2008 with talk of Halliburton's contracts in Iraq and the shady practices of sub-prime mortgage lenders. #Quote by Edward S. Greenberg
Democratic quotes by Geraldine Ferraro
#18. The Republicans love to say that the Democratic Party is ruled by 'special interests.' But when pressed to name these 'special interests,' the usual reply is women, blacks, teachers, and unions. Those are 'special interests' to be proud of - because together they comprise the majority of Americans. What about the 'special interests' that dominate the Republican Party - the oil companies, the banks, the gun lobby, and the apostles of religious intolerance? #Quote by Geraldine Ferraro
Democratic quotes by Antonin Scalia
#19. But I'm not pro death penalty. I - I'm just anti the notion that it is not a matter for democratic choice, that it has been taken away from the democratic choice of the people by a provision of the Constitution. #Quote by Antonin Scalia
Democratic quotes by Parker J. Palmer
#20. But our democratic institutions are not automated. They must be inhabited by citizens and citizen leaders who know how to hold conflict inwardly in a manner that converts it into creativity, allowing it to pull them open to new ideas, new courses of action, and each other. That kind of tension-holding is the work of the well-tempered heart: if democracy is to thrive as that restored prairie is thriving, our hearts and our institutions must work in concert. #Quote by Parker J. Palmer
Democratic quotes by Frances O'Grady
#21. From the ashes of a financial crash, there is a chance to create a new economic settlement that is more equal, sustainable and democratic. #Quote by Frances O'Grady
Democratic quotes by Paul Robeson
#22. If the United States and the United Nations truly want peace and security let them fulfill the hopes of the common people everywhere - let them work together to accomplish on a worldwide scale, precisely the kind of democratic association of free people which characterizes the Soviet Union today. #Quote by Paul Robeson
Democratic quotes by Karl Radek
#23. The Social-Democratic Federation took part in all the political and economic struggles of the English working class; it took pains to bring Socialist views home to them, not only through agitation and propaganda, but also by actions. #Quote by Karl Radek
Democratic quotes by Chuck Schumer
#24. But I don't think the Democratic Party is at eye level with the middle class. #Quote by Chuck Schumer
Democratic quotes by Vaclav Havel
#25. You may ask what kind of a republic I dream of. Let me reply: I dream of a republic independent, free, and democratic, of a republic economically prosperous and yet socially just; in short, of a humane republic which serves the individual and which therefore holds the hope that the individual will serve it in turn. Of a republic of well-rounded people, because without such it is impossible to solve any of our problems, human, economic, ecological, social, or political. #Quote by Vaclav Havel
Democratic quotes by Tom Ridge
#26. Credible reporting indicates that Al Qaeda is moving forward with its plans to carry out a large-scale attack in the United States in an effort to disrupt our democratic process ... #Quote by Tom Ridge
Democratic quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#27. Call it democracy, or call it democratic socialism, but there must be a better distribution of wealth within this country for all God's children. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Democratic quotes by Peter Thiel
#28. in a democratic society, a wrongful practice persists only when most people don't perceive it to be unjust. #Quote by Peter Thiel
Democratic quotes by Franklin D. Roosevelt
#29. The Democratic Party will live and continue to receive the support of the majority of Americans just so long as it remains a liberal party. #Quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic quotes by Jon Stewart
#30. Fox opposes a Syria peace plan because its modus operandi is to foment dissent in the form of a relentless and irrational contrarianism to Barack Obama and all things Democratic, to advance its ultimate objective of creating a deliberately misinformed body politic whose fear, anger, mistrust, and discontent is the manna upon which it sustains its parasitic succubus-like existence. #Quote by Jon Stewart
Democratic quotes by Dee Dee Myers
#31. Research confirms that both Republican and Democratic women are more likely than their male counterparts to initiate and fight for bills that champion social justice, protect the environment, advocate for families, and promote nonviolent conflict resolution. #Quote by Dee Dee Myers
Democratic quotes by Sean Hannity
#32. Slave holding is very unusual among the English-speaking peoples. Canadians didn't do it. Australians didn't do it. The Democratic Party and the states they controlled did it! #Quote by Sean Hannity
Democratic quotes by Joshua Oppenheimer
#33. Although we can talk about an Indonesian democracy, or we can talk about democratic elections and democratic rituals - the trappings of democracy - we can't genuinely talk about democracy in Indonesia because there is not rule of law, and democracy without rule of law is a nonsense. #Quote by Joshua Oppenheimer
Democratic quotes by Bernard Crick
#34. The populist mode of democracy is a politics of arousal more than of reason, but also a politics of diversion from serious concerns that need settling in either a liberal democratic or a civic republican manner. #Quote by Bernard Crick
Democratic quotes by Chris Hedges
#35. The charade of politics is to make voters think that the personal narrative of the candidate affects the operation of the corporate state. It doesn't really matter on the fundamental issues whether the President is Republican or Democratic. #Quote by Chris Hedges
Democratic quotes by Howard Dean
#36. So what we - all we really want, I think, from the so-called Democratic wing of the Democratic Party is really to stand up for what we believe in. #Quote by Howard Dean
Democratic quotes by Pope John Paul II
#37. Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society. #Quote by Pope John Paul II
Democratic quotes by Simon Sebag Montefiore
#38. Power is always personal: any study of a Western democratic leader today reveals that, even in a transparent system with its short periods in office, personalities shape administrations. Democratic leaders often rule through trusted retainers instead of official ministers. In any court, power is as fluid as human personality. #Quote by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Democratic quotes by Herbert Croly
#39. The more consciously democratic Americans became, however, the less they were satisfied with a conception of the Promised Land, which went no farther than a pervasive economic prosperity guaranteed by free institutions. #Quote by Herbert Croly
Democratic quotes by Karen Bohlin
#40. It is a mistake to tell students that their classroom is a democracy- it cannot and never will be. But children need to learn how to participate in a community and to prepare themselves for democratic citizenship. #Quote by Karen Bohlin
Democratic quotes by Bernie Sanders
#41. I am running for president as a Democrat. And if elected, not only do I hope to bring forth a major change in national priorities, but let me be frank, I do want to see major changes in the Democratic Party. #Quote by Bernie Sanders
Democratic quotes by Tom Vilsack
#42. I don't think the face of the Democratic Party is Nancy Pelosi. #Quote by Tom Vilsack
Democratic quotes by Ted Cruz
#43. If you look at that 2008 Democratic primary, there was no more formidable, unstoppable candidate - other than an incumbent President - in modern times than Hillary Clinton. #Quote by Ted Cruz
Democratic quotes by Tony Campolo
#44. The reason why I buy into the Democratic Party more than the Republican Party is because there are over 2,000 verses of Scripture that deal with responding to the needs of the poor. #Quote by Tony Campolo
Democratic quotes by Henry Giroux
#45. University presidents should be loud and forceful in defending the university as a social good, essential to the democratic culture and economy of a nation. They should be criticizing the prioritizing of funds for military and prison expenditures over funds for higher education. And this argument should be made as a defense of education, as a crucial public good, and it should be taken seriously. But they aren't making these arguments. #Quote by Henry Giroux
Democratic quotes by William O. Douglas
#46. The right to dissent is the only thing that makes life tolerable for a judge of an appellate court ... the affairs of government could not be conducted by democratic standards without it. #Quote by William O. Douglas
Democratic quotes by Michael Novak
#47. What is the most effective, practical way of raising the wealth of nations? What causes wealth? I have come to think that the dream of democratic socialism is inferior to the dream of democratic capitalism, and that the latter's superiority in actual practice is undeniable. #Quote by Michael Novak
Democratic quotes by Jack Kemp
#48. The leaders of the Democratic Party aren't soft on Communism. They're soft on Democracy. #Quote by Jack Kemp
Democratic quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#49. In order to ensure proper progressive, non-prejudicial and non-barbarian functioning of a government, on top of the government hierarchy, in each nation, all political activities will be monitored and guided by a group of scholars, comprising scientists and philosophers. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Democratic quotes by Noam Chomsky
#50. Among the many symbols used to frighten and manipulate the populace of the democratic states, few have been more important than "terror" and "terrorism." These terms have generally been confined to the use of violence by individuals and marginal groups. Official violence, which is far more extensive in both scale and destructiveness, is placed in a different category altogether. This usage has nothing to do with justice, causal sequence, or numbers abused. Whatever the actual sequence of cause and effect, official violence is described as responsive or provoked ("retaliation," "protective reaction," etc.), not as the active and initiating source of abuse. Similarly, the massive long-term violence inherent in the oppressive social structures that U.S. power has supported or imposed is typically disregarded. The numbers tormented and killed by official violence-wholesale as opposed to retail terror-during recent decades have exceeded those of unofficial terrorists by a factor running into the thousands. But this is not "terror," [...] "security forces" only retaliate and engage in "police action."

These terminological devices serve important functions. They help to justify the far more extensive violence of (friendly) state authorities by interpreting them as "reactive" and they implicitly sanction the suppression of information on the methods and scale of official violence by removing it from the category of "terrorism." [...] Thus the language is well-designed for #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Democratic quotes by Herbert Marcuse
#51. Domination has its own aesthetics, and democratic domination has its democratic aesthetics. #Quote by Herbert Marcuse
Democratic quotes by Ronald P. Carver
#52. I believe that the universe was formed around 15 billion years ago and that humans have evolved from their apelike ancestors over the past few million years. I believe we are more likely to live a good life if all humans try to work together in a world community, preserving planet earth. When decisions for groups are made in this world, I believe that the democratic process should be used. To protect the individual, I believe in freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, freedom from religion, freedom of inquiry, and a wall of separation between church and state. When making decisions about what is right or wrong, I believe I should use my intelligence to reason about the likely consequences of my actions. I believe that I should try to increase the happiness of everyone by caring for other people and finding ways to cooperate. Never should my actions discriminate against people simply because of their race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or national origin. I believe that ideas about what is right and wrong will change with education, so I am prepared to continually question ideas using evidence from experience and science. I believe there is no valid evidence to support claims for the existence of supernatural entities and deities. I will use these beliefs to guide my thinking and my actions until I find good reasons for revising them or replacing them with other beliefs that are more valid. #Quote by Ronald P. Carver
Democratic quotes by William J. Clinton
#53. There's a big conservative press unabashedly and for the Democrats and even people to the left of the Democratic party, there's almost virtually no outlets that you can compare with the vast array of conservative press that's out there. #Quote by William J. Clinton
Democratic quotes by Ivan Krastev
#54. Democracy has always been in crisis: democracy is all about practicing the art of bearable dissatisfaction. In democratic societies, people often complain about their leaders and their institutions. The gap between the ideal democracy and the existing one cannot be bridged. #Quote by Ivan Krastev
Democratic quotes by Ferdinand Lassalle
#55. Useful as a war against France, undertaken by the Government against the will of the people would be for our revolutionary development, just so dangerous must be the effect upon our democratic development of a war supported by blind popular enthusiasm. #Quote by Ferdinand Lassalle
Democratic quotes by Emma Goldman
#56. The government will ... go on in the highly democratic method of conscripting American manhood for European slaughter. #Quote by Emma Goldman
Democratic quotes by A.E. Samaan
#57. LENIN = "Revolutionary Social Democracy"
American Socialists = "Democratic Socialism". What is the difference? The USSR held democratic referendums too; all of which increased the power of the central planners and reduced the individual to nothingness. #Quote by A.E. Samaan
Democratic quotes by Moses Finley
#58. What I am arguing, in effect, is that the full democratic system of the second half of the fifth century B.C. would not have been introduced had there been no Athenian empire. #Quote by Moses Finley
Democratic quotes by William  Boyd
#59. The pleasures of my life here are simple – simple, inexpensive and democratic. A warm hill of Marmande tomatoes on a roadside vendor's stall. A cold beer on a pavement table of the Café de France – Marie Thérèse inside making me a sandwich au camembert. Munching the knob of a fresh baguette as I wander back from Sainte-Sabine. The farinaceous smell of the white dust raised by a breeze from the driveway. A cuckoo sounding the perfectly silent woods beyond the meadow. A huge grey, cerise, pink, orange and washed-out blue of a sunset seen from my rear terrace. The drilling of the cicadas at noon – the soft dialing-tone of the crickets at dusk slowly gathers. A good book, a hammock and a cold, beaded bottle of blanc sec. A rough red wine and steak frites. The cool, dark, shuttered silence of my bedroom – and, as I go to sleep, the prospect that all this will be available to me again, unchanged, tomorrow. #Quote by William Boyd
Democratic quotes by Noam Chomsky
#60. Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control, and to lay the basis for meaningful democracy. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Democratic quotes by Daniel Keyes
#61. I'm "exceptional"- a democratic term used to avoid the damning labels of "gifted" and "deprived" (which used to mean "bright" and "retarded") and as soon as "exceptional" begins to mean anything to anyone they'll change it. The idea seems to be: use an expression as long as it doesn't mean anything to anybody. "Exceptional" refers to both ends of the spectrum, so all my life I've been exceptional. #Quote by Daniel Keyes
Democratic quotes by Charles Stross
#62. Sociopath" was one of the most useful concepts that Miriam's Memetic Engineering Task Force had imported from the United States: Erasmus's Propaganda Ministry had been working overtime to raise awareness of it as an Anti-Democratic Problem: "People who think People are Things. #Quote by Charles Stross
Democratic quotes by Chen Shui-bian
#63. In the 1999 resolution regarding Taiwan's future passed by the Democratic Progressive Party, it is stated very clearly that any change to the status quo of Taiwan must be decided by the people of Taiwan through referenda. #Quote by Chen Shui-bian
Democratic quotes by Will Durant
#64. Our democratic dogma has leveled not only all voters but all leaders; we delight to show that living geniuses are only mediocrities, and that dead ones are myths. If #Quote by Will Durant
Democratic quotes by Michael Miklaucic
#65. Complex operations, in which agencies assume complementary roles and operate in close proximity-often with similar missions but conflicting mandates-accentuate these tensions. The tensions are evident in the processes of analyzing complex environments, planning for complex interventions, and implementing complex operations. Many reports and analyses forecast that these complex operations are precisely those that will demand our attention most in the indefinite future.

As essayist Barton and O'Connell note, our intelligence and understanding of the root cause of conflict, multiplicity of motivations and grievances, and disposition of actors is often inadequate. Moreover, the problems that complex operations are intended and implemented to address are convoluted, and often inscrutable. They exhibit many if not all the characteristics of "wicked problems," as enumerated by Rittel and Webber in 1973: they defy definitive formulations; any proposed solution or intervention causes the problem to mutate, so there is no second chance at a solution; every situation is unique; each wicked problem can be considered a symptom of another problem. As a result, policy objectives are often compound and ambiguous. The requirements of stability, for example, in Afghanistan today, may conflict with the requirements for democratic governance. Efforts to establish an equitable social contract may well exacerbate inter-communal tensions that can lead to violence. The rule of law, as we #Quote by Michael Miklaucic
Democratic quotes by Manning Marable
#66. Socialism lost its way largely when it became decoupled from the processes of democracy. My vision of a socially just society is one that is deeply democratic, that allows people's voices to be heard, where people actually govern. C.L.R James sometimes used the slogan "every cook can govern" to speak to the concept that there should be no hierarchies of power between those who lead and their constituencies. This idea is related to Antonio Gramsci's argument that the goal of the revolutionary party is for every member to be an intellectual. That is, everyone has the capacity, has the ability to articulate a vision of reality and to fight for the realization of their values and goals in society. Gramsci is pointing toward the development of a strategy that is deeply democratic, one where we don't have elitist, vanguardist notions of what society should look like, but have humility and the patience to listen to and learn from working class and poor people, who really are at the center of what any society is. #Quote by Manning Marable
Democratic quotes by Sami Al-Arian
#67. I came to the United States because I valued living as a free person, one who is able to advocate in a democratic society. Unfortunately, the U.S. has been turning into a less free society, a police and surveillance state, especially after 9/11. #Quote by Sami Al-Arian
Democratic quotes by Kathryn Schulz
#68. Here, then, are some ways we can try to prevent mistakes. We can foster the ability to listen to each other and the freedom to speak our minds. We can create open and transparent environments instead of cultures of secrecy and concealment. And we can permit and encourage everyone, not just a powerful inner circle, to speak up when they see the potential for error.
These measures might be a prescription for identifying and eliminating mistakes, but they sound like something else: a prescription for democracy. That's not an accident. Although we don't normally think of it in these terms, democratic governance represents another method - this time a political rather than an industrial or personal one - for accepting the existence of error and trying to curtail its more dangerous incarnations. #Quote by Kathryn Schulz
Democratic quotes by Jay Leno
#69. The Democratic Convention is $27 million in debt. They had to cancel the kick-off event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. A speedway is the perfect place for the Democratic Convention. You go around in circles, turn left every few seconds, and you end up right where you started. #Quote by Jay Leno
Democratic quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower
#70. Our forms of government - though both cast in the democratic pattern - are greatly different. Indeed, sometimes it appears that many of our misunderstandings spring from an imperfect knowledge on the part of both of us of the dissimilarities in our forms of government. #Quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Democratic quotes by Bruce Rauner
#71. I've completely lost faith in the Democratic Party to truly serve the disadvantaged. #Quote by Bruce Rauner
Democratic quotes by Kevin Mattson
#72. A democratic public forms when citizens gather together to deliberate and make public judgments about local and national issues that affect their lives. By associating together for public discussion, citizens learn the skills necessary for the health of a democratic public; listening persuading, arguing, compromising, and seeking common ground. When these skills are nurtured within the institutions of a democratic public, citizens educate themselves in order to make informed political decisions. #Quote by Kevin Mattson
Democratic quotes by Mickey Kaus
#73. I don't have any particular beef with Barbara Boxer. My beef is with the official Democratic doctrine that anybody who reaches Boxer's position has to spout and has to endorse. #Quote by Mickey Kaus
Democratic quotes by Thomas L. Friedman
#74. Social conservatives from the right wing of the Republican party, who do not like globalization or closer integration with the world because it brings too many foreigners and foreign cultural mores into America, might align themselves with unions from the left wing of the Democratic Party, who don't like globalization for the way it facilitates the outsourcing and offshoring of jobs. They might be called the Wall Party... #Quote by Thomas L. Friedman
Democratic quotes by Martin Filler
#75. Snohetta promotes a more democratic workplace atmosphere than most other architectural offices. This may merely reflect prevalent employment practices in Scandinavia, but Snohetta places a stronger emphasis on group participation in the design process than typical high-style firms. #Quote by Martin Filler
Democratic quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#76. What the engineers had first seen in the October coup d'état was ruin. (And for three years there had been ruin and nothing else.) Beyond that, they had seen the loss of even the most elementary freedoms. (And these freedoms never returned.) How, then, could engineers not have wanted a democratic republic? How could engineers accept the dictatorship of the workers, the dictatorship of their subordinates in industry, so little skilled or trained and comprehending neither the physical nor the economic laws of production, but now occupying the top positions, from which they supervised the engineers? Why shouldn't the engineers have considered it more natural for the structure of society to be headed by those who could intelligently direct its activity? #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Democratic quotes by Jeff Miller
#77. The 2004 Election marks the first time in modern political history that Republican voter turnout matched Democratic turnout in a presidential election year. #Quote by Jeff Miller
Democratic quotes by Slavoj Zizek
#78. In a democracy, every ordinary citizen is effectively a king
but a king in a constitutional democracy, a monarch who decides only formally, whose function is merely to sign off on measures proposed by an executive administration. This is why the problem with democratic rituals is homologous to the great problem of constitutional monarchy: how to protect the dignity of the king? How to maintain the appearance that the king effectively makes decisions, when we all know this not to be true? #Quote by Slavoj Zizek
Democratic quotes by Jeane Kirkpatrick
#79. It is a different matter entirely to commit military resources to keep peace in such areas, where often no peace can be kept, or to build nations in our own image before they are ready for our freedoms - or even want them. The military need not do the work of sanctions and diplomacy. As we carry on in this new century, we would do well to remember the importance of balancing the twin goals of our foreign policy: preserving national security and promoting democratic principles. And we must remember that historic conflicts between enemies can be won on moral force, without firing a single bullet or missile; that cultural, market, political, and perhaps religious forces can be far more transformative in areas of the world where chaos and violence reign; and that America can contribute to the building of nations by any and all of these means - while preserving our military and reserving our sovereign right to wage war to maintain true peace. #Quote by Jeane Kirkpatrick
Democratic quotes by Ta-Nehisi Coates
#80. The most powerful country in the world has handed over all of it's affairs, the prosperity of an entire economy, the security of some 300 million citizens, the purity of it's water, the viability of it's air, the safety of it's food, the future of it's vast system of education, the soundness of it's national highways, airways, and railways, the apocalyptic potential of nuclear arsenal to a carnival barker who introduce the phrase "grab em by the pussy", into the national lexicon. It is as if the white tribe united in demonstration to say "if a black man can be president than any white man, no matter how fallen, can be president", and in that perverse way, the democratic dreams of Jefferson and Jackson were fulfilled. The American Tragedy now being wrought, is larger than most imaged and will not end with Trump. In recent times, whiteness as an overt political tactic has been restrained by a kind of cordiality held that it's overt invocation would scare off moderate whites. This has proved to be only half-true at best. Trump's legacy will be exposing the patina of decency for what it is and revealing just how much a demagague can get away with. It does not take much to imagine another politician, wiser in the ways of Washington, schooled in the methodology of governance, now liberated from the pretense of anti-racist civility, doing a much more effective job than Trump. #Quote by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Democratic quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#81. I'm rarely wrong but I could be. There might be a third party. I just think that the realization that Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party posed the greatest threat to our future, children, grandchildren, all of that, is going to bring everybody back to reality. #Quote by Rush Limbaugh
Democratic quotes by Aristotle
#82. It is accepted as democratic when public offices are allocated by lot; and as oligarchic when they are filled by election. -- Aristotle, Politics, Book IV #Quote by Aristotle
Democratic quotes by Robert Bourassa
#83. There is nothing more foreign to a civilised and democratic system than preventive detention. #Quote by Robert Bourassa
Democratic quotes by Roland Martin
#84. The black vote is always important, and the reason is it serves as a tremendous base for the Democratic Party. On the national level, Democrats traditionally receive at least 90 percent of the black vote. #Quote by Roland Martin
Democratic quotes by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
#85. Modesty and reverence are no less virtues of freemen than the democratic feeling which will submit neither to arrogance nor to servility. #Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Democratic quotes by June Jordan
#86. If we lived in a democratic state our language would have to hurtle, fly, curse, and sing, in all the common American names, all the undeniable and representative and participating voices of everybody here. #Quote by June Jordan
Democratic quotes by Marguerite Young
#87. Every heart is the other heart. Every soul is the other soul. Every face is the other face. The individual is the one illusion. #Quote by Marguerite Young
Democratic quotes by Al Spalding
#88. The genius of our institutions is democratic - baseball is a democratic game. #Quote by Al Spalding
Democratic quotes by Evo Morales
#89. I'm just the democratic voice of Bolivia. #Quote by Evo Morales
Democratic quotes by Chris Hedges
#90. We are facing another economic meltdown. The ecosystem, on which the human species depends for life, is being destroyed at a rate that has not even been anticipated by climate scientists. We don't have a lot of time left. So either we get out and fight or we're finished. Fear is the only thing the Democratic Party has to offer - fear that the Republican Party is worse. #Quote by Chris Hedges
Democratic quotes by Nigel Farage
#91. Puppet Papademos is in place, and as Athens caught fire on Sunday night he rather took my breath away - he said violence and destruction have no place in a democratic country. #Quote by Nigel Farage
Democratic quotes by Rick Moranis
#92. When I got to filmmaking, the most democratic of environments where anybody could say anything, those were the best environments, but what you don't want to assume is that you know what the audience is thinking. #Quote by Rick Moranis
Democratic quotes by Alexis De Tocqueville
#93. The taste for well-being is the prominent and indelible feature of democratic times. #Quote by Alexis De Tocqueville
Democratic quotes by Stewart Lee Allen
#94. We all know how it went when Europe changed from a culture addicted to depressants to one high on stimulants [...] Within two hundred years of Europe's first cup, famine and the plague were historical footnotes. Governments became more democratic, slavery vanished, and the standards of living and literacy went through the roof. War became less frequent and more horrible. #Quote by Stewart Lee Allen
Democratic quotes by Hillary Clinton
#95. I'm not making excuses for the missed opportunities of the Israelis, or the lack of generosity, the lack of empathy that I think goes hand-in-hand with the suspicion. So, yes, there is more that the Israelis need to do to really demonstrate that they do understand the pain of an oppressed people in their minds, and they want to figure out, within the bounds of security and a Jewish democratic state, what can be accomplished. #Quote by Hillary Clinton
Democratic quotes by Nancy Gibbs
#96. Rooting from the sidelines is the most democratic of sporting rites: no skyboxes, no tickets required, just an unabashed will to holler and wave. #Quote by Nancy Gibbs
Democratic quotes by Zaha Hadid
#97. My father was a politician, and a very important politician, and one of the leaders of the Iraqi Democratic Party, who believed in progress. #Quote by Zaha Hadid
Democratic quotes by Edward S. Herman
#98. The United States has given frequent and enthusiastic support to the overthrow of democracy in favor of "investor friendly" regimes. The World Bank, IMF, and private banks have consistently lavished huge sums on terror regimes, following their displacement of democratic governments, and a number of quantitative studies have shown a systematic positive relationship between U.S. and IMF / World Bank aid to countries and their violations of human rights. #Quote by Edward S. Herman
Democratic quotes by Robert Dickson Crane
#99. The real causes of terrorism are not poverty and oppression per se, but rather the bankruptcy of materialist ideologies, like Neo-Conservatism, which promise much but deliver little. The central doctrine of Neo-Conservatism is "democratic capitalism." This is the ultimate oxymoron, because in practice the political pluralism that should underlie democracy cannot exist in a climate of economic plutocracy. #Quote by Robert Dickson Crane
Democratic quotes by Noam Chomsky
#100. That comes to about one hundred million people in India alone from 1947 to 1980. But we don't call that a crime of democratic capitalism. If we were to carry out that calculation throughout the world ... I wont even talk about it. But Sen is correct; they're not intended, just like the Chinese famine wasn't intended. But they are ideological and institutional crimes, and capitalist democracy and its advocates are responsible for them, in whatever sense supporters of so-called Communism are responsible for the Chinese famine. We don't have the entire responsibility, but certainly a large part of it #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Democratic quotes by David Mamet
#101. My dad was an immigrant kid and a Democrat and a Jew, and we didn't know any Republicans in our group. So I grew up Democratic. My dad was a labor lawyer - a very hardworking guy, a one-horse labor lawyer - and then I went to hippie college and lived in the bubble. #Quote by David Mamet
Democratic quotes by Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
#102. You cannot be democratic one day, and undemocratic on another. It is a state of mind, it is a way of living, and it is an essence of action. #Quote by Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
Democratic quotes by Alice Rivlin
#103. The 'American dream' ... means an economy in which people who work hard can get ahead and each new generation lives better than the last one. The 'American dream' also means a democratic political system in which most people feel they can affect public decisions and elect officials who will speak for them. In recent years, the dream has been fading. #Quote by Alice Rivlin
Democratic quotes by Gore Vidal
#104. Our only political party has two right wings, one called Republican, the other Democratic. But Henry Adams figured all that out back in the 1890s. "We have a single system," he wrote, and "in that system the only question is the price at which the proletariat is to be bought and sold, the bread and circuses." #Quote by Gore Vidal
Democratic quotes by Lyndon B. Johnson
#105. Our society is illuminated by the spiritual insights of the Hebrew prophets. America and Israel have a common love of human freedom, and they have a common faith in a democratic way of life. #Quote by Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic quotes by Saul D. Alinsky
#106. Conflict is the essential core of a free and open society. If one were to project the democratic way of life in the form of a musical score, its major theme would be the harmony of dissonance. #Quote by Saul D. Alinsky
Democratic quotes by Aung San Suu Kyi
#107. Agreeing to disagree is a prerogative only of those who live under a democratic system. #Quote by Aung San Suu Kyi
Democratic quotes by Jose Manuel Barroso
#108. Decisions taken by the most democratic institutions in the world are very often wrong. #Quote by Jose Manuel Barroso
Democratic quotes by Sebastian Gorka
#109. You cannot win a war if you cannot talk honestly about the enemy Since the 9/11 attacks, political correctness and ideological prejudice - under both Republican and Democratic presidents - have distorted our analysis of the enemy, preventing us from drawing an effective plan to defeat the likes of Al Qaeda and the Islamic State. The Obama administration, blinded by its own preconceived ideas of why terrorism occurs, is influenced by malevolent actors who have an interest in censoring any talk of the religious aspects of the enemy's ideology. At the highest level of the U.S. government, terrorism is deemed to be the result of poverty, unemployment, and lack of political enfranchisement. This fallacy must be jettisoned. We are not at war with Islam. The people most immanently in danger, in fact, are the nonviolent and non-extremist Muslims of the Middle East, such as our allies in Jordan and the modern Muslims of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. They are on the most important front of this war, and they understand just how much religion truly matters. We do a great disservice to those brave Muslims when we try to convince the world that the threat will disappear if enough people have good jobs and sound educations. #Quote by Sebastian Gorka
Democratic quotes by Daniel H. Wilson
#110. The dissemination of advanced implantable technology will likely be just as ruthlessly democratic as the ailments it is destined to treat. Meaning that, someday soon, we may have a new class of very smart, very fast people - yesterday's disabled and elderly. #Quote by Daniel H. Wilson
Democratic quotes by Tom Reiss
#111. But clothing themselves in the trappings of democracy, dictators may, like drag queens, tend to overdo it, and Napoleon wanted there to be no doubt that his French Republic was more democratic than any before it. #Quote by Tom Reiss
Democratic quotes by Tina Fey
#112. We're gonna promote freedom. Usher in democratic values and ideals. And fight terror-loving terrorists. #Quote by Tina Fey
Democratic quotes by Sheila Rowbotham
#113. It is only when women start to organize in large numbers that we become a political force, and begin to move towards the possibility of a truly democratic society in which every human being can be brave, responsible, thinking and diligent in the struggle to live at once freely and unselfishly. Such a democracy would be communism, and is beyond our present imagining. #Quote by Sheila Rowbotham
Democratic quotes by Bernard B. Kerik
#114. In a free and democratic society such as ours, justice should not eternally abrogate one's rights to freedom and liberty, except in the most extreme cases. #Quote by Bernard B. Kerik
Democratic quotes by Noam Chomsky
#115. Bolivia is a striking example. The mostly white, Europeanized elite, which is a minority, happens to be sitting on most of the hydrocarbon reserves. For the first time Bolivia is becoming democratic. So it's therefore bitterly hated by the West, which despises democracy, because it's much too dangerous. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Democratic quotes by Jay Gould
#116. It was the custom when men received nominations to come to me for contributions, and I made them and considered them good paying investments for the company. In a Republican district I was a strong Republican; in a Democratic district I was Democratic, and in doubtful districts I was doubtful. In politics I was an Erie Railroad man all the time. #Quote by Jay Gould
Democratic quotes by Alexis De Tocqueville
#117. It is extremely difficult to obtain a hearing from men living in democracies, unless it be to speak to them of themselves. They do not attend to the things said to them, because they are always fully engrossed with the things they are doing. For indeed few men are idle in democratic nations; life is passed in the midst of noise and excitement, and men are so engaged in acting that little remains to them for thinking. I would especially remark that they are not only employed, but that they are passionately devoted to their employments. They are always in action, and each of their actions absorbs their faculties: the zeal which they display in business puts out the enthusiasm they might otherwise entertain for idea. #Quote by Alexis De Tocqueville
Democratic quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#118. If your spouse gets sick, who would you visit - your non-doctor neighbor or an actual doctor! Any sane person would visit a doctor over a non-doctor neighbor, even if that neighbor happens to be a celebrity, because it is common knowledge that fame or charisma is not equivalent to medical expertise, yet when it comes to choosing a doctor to treat the sickness of a nation, the masses most proudly elect any charismatic chimpanzee over a humble, wise and conscientious leader. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Democratic quotes by Linda Åkeson McGurk
#119. The national curriculum for the Swedish preschool is twenty pages long and goes on at length about things like fostering respect for one another, human rights, and democratic values, as well as a lifelong desire to learn. The document's word choices are a pretty good clue to what Swedish society wants and expects from toddlers and preschoolers. The curriculum features the word "play" thirteen times, "language" twelve times, "nature" six times, and "math" five times. But there is not a single mention of "literacy" or "writing." Instead, two of the most frequently used words are "learning" (with forty-eight appearances) and "development" (forty-seven).

The other Scandinavian countries have similar early childhood education traditions. In Finland, formal teaching of reading doesn't start until the child begins first grade, at age seven, and in the Finnish equivalent of kindergarten, which children enroll in the year they turn six, teachers will only teach reading if a child is showing an interest in it. Despite this lack of emphasis on early literacy, Finland is considered the most literate country in the world, with Norway coming in second, and Iceland, Denmark, and Sweden rounding out the top five, according to a 2016 study by Central Connecticut State University. John Miller, who conducted the study, noted that the five Nordic countries scored so well because "their monolithic culture values reading. #Quote by Linda Åkeson McGurk
Democratic quotes by Naomi Wolf
#120. Democracy is disruptive ... there is no right in a democratic civil society to be free of disruption. #Quote by Naomi Wolf
Democratic quotes by Wynton Marsalis
#121. Nothing else will ever capture the democratic process in sound as perfectly as Jazz. #Quote by Wynton Marsalis
Democratic quotes by Matthew Quick
#122. How do you measure suffering? I mean, the fact that I live in a democratic country doesn't guarantee my life will be problem-free. Far from it. I understand that I am relatively privileged from a socioeconomical viewpoint, but so was Hamlet - so are a lot of miserable people. I bet there are people in Iran who are happier than I am - who wish to keep living there regardless of who is in charge politically, while I'm miserable here in this supposedly free country and just want out of this life at any cost. #Quote by Matthew Quick
Democratic quotes by Ida Tarbell
#123. Perhaps our national ambition to standardize ourselves has behind it the notion that democracy means standardization. But standardization is the surest way to destroy the initiative, to denumb the creative impulse above all else essential to the vitality and growth of democratic ideals. #Quote by Ida Tarbell
Democratic quotes by Jinato Hu
#124. In the past 20 years and more since China embarked on the road of reform and opening up, we have moved steadfastly to promote political restructuring and vigorously build democratic politics under socialism. #Quote by Jinato Hu
Democratic quotes by Jill Stein
#125. Is there's always an idea that the party will continue the movement but that movement always dies inside the Democratic Party. #Quote by Jill Stein
Democratic quotes by Benjamin Disraeli
#126. Popular privileges are consistent with a state of society in which there is great inequality of position. Democratic rights, on the contrary, demand that there should be equality of condition as the fundamental basis of the society they regulate. #Quote by Benjamin Disraeli
Democratic quotes by Albert Einstein
#127. Nevertheless, it is necessary to remember that a planned economy is not yet socialism. A planned economy as such may be accompanied by the complete enslavement of the individual. The achievement of socialism requires the solution of some extremely difficult socio-political problems: how is it possible, in view of the far-reaching centralisation of political and economic power, to prevent bureaucracy from becoming all-powerful and overweening? How can the rights of the individual be protected and therewith a democratic counterweight to the power of bureaucracy be assured? #Quote by Albert Einstein
Democratic quotes by Kesha
#128. I am leading a war against the British Empire. I'm not worried about what Democratic Party hacks say or do. #Quote by Kesha
Democratic quotes by Fidel Castro
#129. There is no more democratic government than a revolutionary government. #Quote by Fidel Castro
Democratic quotes by Don DeLillo
#130. Do you know why I believe in the novel? It's a democratic shout. Anybody can write a great novel, one great novel, almost any amateur off the street. I believe this, George. Some nameless drudge, some desperado with barely a nurtured dream can sit down and find his voice and luck out and do it. Something so angelic it makes your jaw hang open. The spray of talent, the spray of ideas. One thing unlike another, one voice unlike the next. Ambiguities, contradictions, whispers, hints. And this is what you want to destroy. #Quote by Don DeLillo
Democratic quotes by E.C. Riegel
#131. Money power cannot be separated from democratic power without miscarriage and ensuing frustration - political and economic. Democracy implies the sovereignty of man; and, since man cannot be sovereign without the money power, there can not be democracy under the political money system. #Quote by E.C. Riegel
Democratic quotes by Ginny Brown-Waite
#132. The list of non-democratic regimes that have seen significant reforms since 2001 is long and significant. #Quote by Ginny Brown-Waite
Democratic quotes by Massimo Pigliucci
#133. Given the power and influence that science increasingly has in our daily lives, it is important that we as citizens of an open and democratic society learn to separate good science from bunk. This is not just a matter of intellectual curiosity, as it affects where large portions of our tax money go, and in some cases even whether people's lives are lost as a result of nonsense. #Quote by Massimo Pigliucci
Democratic quotes by Pete Domenici
#134. As the Iraqi people better understand that Saddam Hussein and his regime are history, it is my hope that they will get behind the coalition effort to help them create a democratic government and rebuild their country. #Quote by Pete Domenici
Democratic quotes by Barry Eisler
#135. sold to the public on false pretenses, high officials confessing to ordering torture in violation of treaty and domestic law, and an economic meltdown even former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan acknowledges involved massive fraud - and no one has been prosecuted, no one has gone to prison, and Americans continue to dutifully cast their votes for the Democratic/Republican duopoly responsible for these disasters. #Quote by Barry Eisler
Democratic quotes by Oliver Markus Malloy
#136. Have you ever played Monopoly? It's a board game designed to teach kids capitalism. And what happens in the end? The winner has all the money, and everyone else has nothing. Woohoo! So much fun! That's literally how America works. That's why there are a few super rich people who own almost everything, and tens of millions of dirt poor people who have nothing. #Quote by Oliver Markus Malloy
Democratic quotes by Friedrich Hayek
#137. It is one of the saddest spectacles of our time to see a great democratic movement support a policy which must lead to the destruction of democracy and which meanwhile can benefit only a minority of the masses who support it. Yet it is this support from the Left of the tendencies toward monopoly which make them so irresistible and the prospects of the future so dark. #Quote by Friedrich Hayek
Democratic quotes by Chris Rock
#138. I'm an independent, but I got to admit I lean Democratic. #Quote by Chris Rock
Democratic quotes by Richard M. Daley
#139. They knew that Roosevelt and the Democratic party made a difference on them, on their quality of life issues, and they believed in that. But today it is completely different. #Quote by Richard M. Daley
Democratic quotes by Ralph Nader
#140. The Democratic and Republican parties, two apparently distinct political entities feeding at the same corporate trough. #Quote by Ralph Nader
Democratic quotes by Rohinton Mistry
#141. Multilate. Ha Ha Ha,' said Nusswan, avuncular and willing to pretend it was a clever joke. 'Its all relative. At the best of times, democracy is a see saw between complete chaos and tolerable confusion. You see, to make a democratic omelette you have to break a few democratic eggs. To fight fascism and other evil forces threatening our country, there is nothing wrong in taking strong measures. Especially when the foreign hand is always interfering to destabilize us. Did you know the CIA is trying to sabotage the Family Planning Programme? #Quote by Rohinton Mistry
Democratic quotes by Michael Parenti
#142. A tiny portion of the population controls the lions share of the wealth and most of the command positions of state, manufacturing, banking, investment, publishing, higher education, philanthropy, and media ... these individuals exercise a preponderant influence over what is passed off as public information and democratic discourse. #Quote by Michael Parenti
Democratic quotes by J. D. Hayworth
#143. And if you like socialized medicine, you will love this government bureaucracy under [then-Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee] Al Gore that will actually cost seniors who get $500 a year in prescription drugs right now - it will end up costing seniors more money and take away control from those seniors. #Quote by J. D. Hayworth
Democratic quotes by Desmond Tutu
#144. Nuclear abolition is the democratic wish of the world's people, and has been our goal almost since the dawn of the atomic age. Together, we have the power to decide whether the nuclear era ends in a bang or worldwide celebration. #Quote by Desmond Tutu
Democratic quotes by Jonathan Haidt
#145. The authors pointed out that nearly all research in psychology is conducted on a very small subset of the human population: people from cultures that are Western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic (forming the acronym WEIRD). They then reviewed dozens of studies showing that WEIRD people are statistical outliers; they are the least typical, least representative people you could study if you want to make generalizations about human nature. Even within the West, Americans are more extreme outliers than Europeans, and within the United States, the educated upper middle class (like my Penn sample) is the most unusual of all. #Quote by Jonathan Haidt
Democratic quotes by Julian Castro
#146. Republicans are so far out to the right, it's pushing people into the Democratic Party. #Quote by Julian Castro
Democratic quotes by Victor Davis Hanson
#147. The president who is most slandered as Hitler will probably prove to be the most zealous advocate of democratic government abroad, the staunchest friend of beleaguered Israel, and the greatest promoter of global individual freedom in our recent memory. #Quote by Victor Davis Hanson
Democratic quotes by Jim Webb
#148. I left the Democratic Party basically on issues of national security during the end of the Vietnam War. #Quote by Jim Webb
Democratic quotes by Aung San
#149. It would be consistent and proper for us to join the war for democratic freedom, only if we would likewise be assured that democratic freedom in theory as well as in practice. #Quote by Aung San
Democratic quotes by Mary McCarthy
#150. In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal, enjoy democratic equality. #Quote by Mary McCarthy
Democratic quotes by Noam Chomsky
#151. In Latin America, specialists and polling organisations have, for some time, observed that the extension of formal democracy was accompanied by an increasing disillusionment about democracy and a lack of faith in democratic institutions. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Democratic quotes by Friedrich Hayek
#152. Democracy is essentially a means, a utilitarian device for safeguarding internal peace and individual freedom. As such it is by no means infallible or certain. Nor must we forget that there has often been much more cultural and spiritual freedom under an autocratic rule than under some democracies and it is at least conceivable that under the government of a very homogeneous and doctrinaire majority democratic government might be as oppressive as the worst dictatorship. #Quote by Friedrich Hayek
Democratic quotes by P. J. O'Rourke
#153. Then there's politics. Just imagine politics with its dumbbell element subtracted. There would be no Republican candidates. There would be no Democratic voters. The whole system would collapse. #Quote by P. J. O'Rourke
Democratic quotes by Jack Kemp
#154. I can't understand why the Democratic parties seem so hostile to economic growth and business. #Quote by Jack Kemp
Democratic quotes by Matt Taibbi
#155. Goldman is not a company of geniuses, it's a company of criminals. And far from being the best fruit of a democratic, capitalist society, it's the apotheosis of the Grifter Era, a parasitic enterprise that has attached itself to the American government and taxpayer and shamelessly engorged itself on us all. #Quote by Matt Taibbi
Democratic quotes by Nelson Mandela
#156. Sabotage did not involve loss of life, and it offered the best hope for future race relations. Bitterness would be kept to a minimum and, if the policy bore fruit, democratic government could become a reality. #Quote by Nelson Mandela
Democratic quotes by Alain De Botton
#157. The secular are at this moment in history a great deal more optimistic than the religious – something of an irony, given the frequency with which the latter have been derided by the former for their apparent naivety and credulousness. It is the secular whose longing for perfection has grown so intense as to lead them to imagine that paradise might be realized on this earth after just a few more years of financial growth and medical research. With no evident awareness of the contradiction they may, in the same breath, gruffly dismiss a belief in angels while sincerely trusting that the combined powers of the IMF, the medical research establishment, Silicon Valley and democratic politics could together cure the ills of mankind.... It is telling that the secular world is not well versed in the art of gratitude: we no longer offer up thanks for harvests, meals, bees or clement weather. On a superficial level, we might suppose that this is because there is no one to say 'Thank you' to. But at base it seems more a matter of ambition and expectation. Many of those blessings for which our pious and pessimistic ancestors offered thanks, we now pride ourselves on having worked hard enough to take for granted. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Democratic quotes by Richard Ebeling
#158. Democracy in itself does not define or guarantee a free society. History has told many stories of democratic societies that have degenerated into corruption, plunder, and tyranny. #Quote by Richard Ebeling
Democratic quotes by W. H. Auden
#159. It's a pity I am so impatient and careless, as any ordinary person could learn all the techniques of photography in a week. It is the democratic art, i.e. technical skill is practically eliminated - the more foolproof cameras become with focusing and exposure gadgets the better - and artistic quality depends only on choice of subject. #Quote by W. H. Auden
Democratic quotes by Michael Austin
#160. Civic flattery - or a political culture that allows people to appear to engage in civic discourse without ever having their opinions, or even their claims of fact, seriously challenged - is ultimately more damaging to democracy than civic enmity. When we incorporate civic flattery into our personal relationships, we get shallow, insincere friendships. When we use it as the basis for political alliances, we get echo chambers. And when a skilled political manipulator flatters a large portion of the population in an attempt to acquire and consolidate power, we get perhaps the most dangerous test that a democratic society can ever face: the emergence of a demagogue. #Quote by Michael Austin
Democratic quotes by Klaus Schwab
#161. A winner-takes-all economy that offers only limited access to the middle class is a recipe for democratic malaise and dereliction. #Quote by Klaus Schwab
Democratic quotes by Steve Merrick
#162. Democracy. For something that has no specific dictionary definition, it is as open to interpretation as any holy book is, and as wide open to as many translative abuses, yet without any definitive definition the process means something very different to every person it impacts upon. I would add that until we get an accurate definition the word is meaningless, and when the process is so open to interpretation that the Koch Bros can buy it, legally, without any fuss, that action in itself is not democratic, but neither is it illegal? All that before i hit the dangers of party politics ... #Quote by Steve Merrick
Democratic quotes by Joyce Banda
#163. As a democratic society, Malawi has a moral obligation to ensure that each and every injustice, whether through acts of commission or omission, is met with deliberate and tangible action. #Quote by Joyce Banda
Democratic quotes by Gary Bauer
#164. Democratic politicians, liberal activists and liberal news outlets routinely deploy incendiary rhetoric and wicked accusations to marginalize Republicans. #Quote by Gary Bauer
Democratic quotes by Maajid Nawaz
#165. There are no globalized, youth-led, grassroots social movements advocating for democratic culture across Muslim-majority societies. There is no equivalent of Al-Qaeda without the terrorism. #Quote by Maajid Nawaz
Democratic quotes by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
#166. Today it is the Western democratic tradition that attracts and empowers people of all continents, creeds, and colors. When the Chinese students cried and died for democracy in Tiananmen Square, they brought with them not representations of Confucius or Buddha but a model of the Statue of Liberty. #Quote by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Democratic quotes by Bruce Willis
#167. I'm always being accused of being a Hollywood Republican, but I'm not! I have just as many Democratic ideas as Republican ones. If they could build three fewer bombs every month and give the money to foster care, that would be great. #Quote by Bruce Willis
Democratic quotes by Joy-Ann Reid
#168. Having lived in Florida for as long as you did as well, Jeb Bush has never really been that great of a politician. He's benefited from a lot of good luck.He torched his own campaign in '94, he had a weak Democratic opponent in '98, he benefited from the Clinton boom and got out before the Bush bust. #Quote by Joy-Ann Reid
Democratic quotes by Alain De Botton
#169. An understandable hunger for ... potential clients tempts many [career counseling therapists] to overpromise, like creative writing teachers who, out of greed or sentimentality, sometimes imply that all of their students could one day produce worthwhile literature, rather than frankly acknowledging the troubling truth, anathema to a democratic society, that the great writer, like the contented worker, remains an erratic and anomalous event, ... immune to the methods of factory farming. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Democratic quotes by John F. Kennedy
#170. I am not the Catholic candidate for President. I am the Democratic Party's candidate for President, who happens also to be a Catholic. #Quote by John F. Kennedy
Democratic quotes by Helen Gahagan Douglas
#171. The discrepancy between American ideals and American practice - between our aims and what we actually do - creates a moral dry rot which eats away at the foundations of our democratic faith. #Quote by Helen Gahagan Douglas
Democratic quotes by Noam Chomsky
#172. In accordance with the prevailing conceptions in the U.S., there is no infringement on democracy if a few corporations control the information system: in fact, that is the essence of democracy. In the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the leading figure of the public relations industry, Edward Bernays, explains that "the very essence of the democratic process" is "the freedom to persuade and suggest," what he calls "the engineering of consent." "A leader," he continues, "frequently cannot wait for the people to arrive at even general understanding … Democratic leaders must play their part in … engineering … consent to socially constructive goals and values," applying "scientific principles and tried practices to the task of getting people to support ideas and programs"; and although it remains unsaid, it is evident enough that those who control resources will be in a position to judge what is "socially constructive," to engineer consent through the media, and to implement policy through the mechanisms of the state. If the freedom to persuade happens to be concentrated in a few hands, we must recognize that such is the nature of a free society. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Democratic quotes by Israel Morrow
#173. One popular defense of the Founding Fathers says they were simply men of their time, flawed idealists for whom 'that was the culture then.' But in fact, they were not men of their time. The Founding Fathers were men of their color (white) of their status (wealthy) of their descent (European) of their time.
To say that the Founding Fathers were men of their time defines time according to them. It legitimizes their place at the top of the world--the origin of popular history--even if the leaders of other nations were more democratic and fair-handed. #Quote by Israel Morrow
Democratic quotes by Mike Pence
#174. I haven't agreed with every one of my Republican colleagues or Democratic colleagues on every issue. But I'm supporting Donald Trump because we need change in this country. #Quote by Mike Pence
Democratic quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#175. Rights are either God-given or evolve out of the democratic process. Most rights are based on the ability of people to agree on a social contract, the ability to make and keep agreements. #Quote by Rush Limbaugh
Democratic quotes by Bill Vaughan
#176. Because democratic institutions do not renew themselves as effortlessly as flowering trees, they demand the ceaseless tinkering of people who possess both the courage and the honesty to admit their mistakes and accept responsibility for even the most inglorious acts. #Quote by Bill Vaughan
Democratic quotes by John Ray
#177. The Democratic Party: Con-men elected by the ignorant and the arrogant. #Quote by John Ray
Democratic quotes by Gediminas T. Jankunas
#178. Relativism emerges as the contemporary supplement of a wish to appear democratic, tolerant and humble about one's ability to grasp the truth. Democracy is perceived as defending the "the right of each person to his or her own viewpoint, so much so, indeed, it seems to imply a tolerance that asks one to relativize one's own positions and to shrink from putting them forward as true #Quote by Gediminas T. Jankunas
Democratic quotes by Nancy Pearcey
#179. The fact/value split has taught most people to put religion in the same category. This explains why Christians are often accused of imposing their views, no matter how gentle and polite they may be in person. Christians intend to communicate life-giving, objective truths about the real world. But their statements are interpreted as attempts to impose personal preferences. For the secularist, then, Christians are not merely wrong or mistaken. They are violating the rules of the game in a democratic society. #Quote by Nancy Pearcey
Democratic quotes by Yitzhak Shamir
#180. I believe that the will of the people is resolved by a strong leadership. Even in a democratic society, events depend on a strong leadership with a strong power of persuasion, and not on the opinion of the masses. #Quote by Yitzhak Shamir
Democratic quotes by Howard Dean
#181. You know, to listen to Senator Lieberman, Senator Kerry, Representative Gephardt, I'm anti-Israel, I'm anti-trade, I'm anti-Medicare and I'm anti-Social Security. I wonder how I ended up in the Democratic Party. I'm not a new entrant to the Democratic Party. I've been here a long time. #Quote by Howard Dean
Democratic quotes by Nikki Haley
#182. Our country will need real leadership to undo President Obama's failed policies, and replace them with the conservative principles Mitt Romney learned turning around businesses and a failing Olympics and successfully, conservatively governing a Democratic state. I am proud to endorse him and will work my hardest to ensure he is elected so we can turn around our country. #Quote by Nikki Haley
Democratic quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#183. Nationalizing businesses, nationalizing banks, is not a solution for the democratic party, it's the objective. #Quote by Rush Limbaugh
Democratic quotes by David Icke
#184. Zionism is not the Jewish people, it is a political movement. Many Jews do not support it, many non-Jews do. To say that Zionism is the Jewish people is like saying the Democratic Party is the American people. Yet to challenge the extremes of Zionism is to be called anti-Semitic or anti-Jewish. #Quote by David Icke
Democratic quotes by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
#185. Nations need to understand their own strengths and weaknesses, and India's tradition of dissent and democratic debate is a positive aspect. #Quote by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Democratic quotes by Mark Sayers
#186. In the democratic, egalitarian spirit of our day, we hold in suspicion positions of social authority, yet we submit to the power of peers. Social anxiety, peer group pressure, and competition all dictate our lives. Many are more afraid of offending their friends than they are of offending figures of authority. We have moved from a culture based upon hierarchy to a peerarchy. Ironically we flee from relational distinctions and boundaries, yet without these traditions and boundaries we become mired in codependency. #Quote by Mark Sayers
Democratic quotes by Indro Montanelli
#187. Depression is a democratic sickness: it afflicts everyone. #Quote by Indro Montanelli
Democratic quotes by Maajid Nawaz
#188. Neoconservatism had the philosophy that you go in with a supply-led approach to impose democratic values from the top down. Whereas Islamists and far-right organizations, for decades, have been building demand for their ideology on the grassroots. #Quote by Maajid Nawaz
Democratic quotes by Harold Edmund Stearns
#189. When distinction of any kind, even intellectual distinction, is somehow resented as a betrayal of the American spirit of equal opportunity for all, the result must be just this terror of individualistic impulses setting us apart, either above or below our neighbours; just this determination to obey without questioning and to subscribe with passion to the conventions and traditions. The dilemma becomes a very real one: How can this sense of democratic equality be made compatible with respect for exceptional personalities or great minds? How can democracy, as we understand it today, with its iron repression of the free spirit, its monotonous standardisation of everything, learn to cherish an intellectual aristocracy without which any nation runs the risk of becoming a civilisation of the commonplace and the second-rate? #Quote by Harold Edmund Stearns
Democratic quotes by Nicholas Schou
#190. In a democratic society, there is always a struggle between the machinery of national security and press freedom, and the public's right to know is usually the loser. When our national security czars become, in effect, our media gatekeepers, we lose one of the essential cornerstones of a true democracy - an informed citizenry. Distracted by the manufactured flow of information produced by a news media that has fallen under the spell of its own official sources, and beguiled by militaristic and patriotic Hollywood myth-making, the American public is largely benighted when it comes to understanding the wars and covert violence carried out in our name. Spooked will explain exactly how this process occurs and what happens to journalists who dare to break the rules. The #Quote by Nicholas Schou
Democratic quotes by Erne Lewis
#191. A politician in our democratic government is a broker for the use of government force to the highest bidders. #Quote by Erne Lewis
Democratic quotes by Nina Easton
#192. In 1992, Bill Clinton ran on a platform of 'ending welfare as we know it.' His political worldview, drawn from like-minded thinkers at the Democratic Leadership Council, was based in private sector growth and personal responsibility. #Quote by Nina Easton
Democratic quotes by Friedrich Engels
#193. The state is nothing but an instrument of opression of one class by another - no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy. #Quote by Friedrich Engels
Democratic quotes by Oliver DeMille
#194. To prepare youth for success in entrepreneurial (and free) cultures, education tends to emphasize originality, creativity, breadth, depth and leadership skills rather than rote memorization, standardized curricula or socialization. The latter skill set is vital in societies with strong upper classes employing the lower castes, but the former is essential to free democratic nations. #Quote by Oliver DeMille
Democratic quotes by Aneurin Bevan
#195. There is only one hope for mankind - and that is democratic socialism. There is only one party in Great Britain which can do it - and that is the Labour Party. #Quote by Aneurin Bevan
Democratic quotes by Jonathan Tasini
#196. [Hillary Clinton] supports now a hike in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Prior to that, she did not support that. Other issues that you could see, at least in the Democratic Party platform, they're there entirely because of the [Bernie] Sanders movement. #Quote by Jonathan Tasini
Democratic quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#197. Even the average citizen of the very first democratic country has a few things to complain about with regard to their government's deeds or lack thereof. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Democratic quotes by Waseem Kanjo
#198. When Putin or any wealthy corrupted dictator can decide who is the US President, while Obama or the regular democratic authorities don't have the same power to decide who is the Russian or Chinese president, then the problem is not about Donald Trump, not about The Person,rather it is structural gap related to the Democracy and Dictatorship in deep substance and concept, and should be discussed, reflected, thought, spoke and solved from this very respect, not from drawing daily cartoons for Trump's hairstyle! #Quote by Waseem Kanjo
Democratic quotes by Slavoj Zizek
#199. We do not get to vote on who owns what, or on relations in factory and so on, for all this is deemed beyond the sphere of the political, and it is illusory to expect that one can actually change things by "extending" democracy to ple's control. Radical changes in this domain should be made outside the sphere of legal "rights", etcetera: no matter how radical our anti-capitalism, unless this is understood, the solution sought will involve applying democratic mechanisms (which, of course, can have a positive role to play)- mechanisms, one should never forget, which are themselves part of the apparatus of the "bourgeois" state that guarantees the undisturbed functioning of capitalist reproduction. In this precise sense, Badiou hit the mark with his apparently wired claim that "Today, the enemy is not called Empire or Capital. It's called Democracy." it is the "democratic illusion" the acceptance of democratic procedures as the sole framework for any possible change, that blocks any radical transformation of capitalist relations. #Quote by Slavoj Zizek
Democratic quotes by H.L. Mencken
#200. No democratic delusion is more fatuous than that which holds that all men are capable of reason, and hence susceptible to conversion by evidence. If religions depended upon evidence for their prolongation, then all of them would collapse. #Quote by H.L. Mencken

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