Here is another “Quint of Quotes” from my collection. Five quotes somewhat related to each other, but not exactly in agreement. Hope you find them interesting and thought-provoking. Enjoy!
“Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.” – E.B. White
“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” – H.L. Mencken
“Mankind will in time discover that unbridled majorities are as tyrannical and cruel as unlimited despots.” – John Adams
“Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.” – Edmund Burke
“No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.…” – Winston S. Churchill
See previous Quints: [#1], [#2], [#3] and other posts on quotes here.
One thought on “A Quint of Quotes #4: Is Democracy Good?”
Here in America we love to blame the government for our problems, but if we remember that we are a democracy we can see that (to twist a phrase) the fault lies not in our government but in ourselves.