A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
Information is the currency of democracy.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.