Quotes on Democracy

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  • Democracy is the rule of the people, by the people and for the people – Abraham Lincoln
  • Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time – Winston Churchill
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OF the people
OFF the people
FOR the people
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BUY the people
  • In a democracy, VOX POPULI (Voice of people) should be VOX DEI (Voice of God)
  • Pillars of democracy : 3D i.e. Debate, Discuss and Dialogue
  • Democracy can’t be restricted to elections and government. Democracy is strengthened by “Jan Bhagidari” i.e. People Participation
  •  Example of Jan Bhagidari – On independence Day people took oath to donate time for public service of their choice and by its implementation huge human resource were invested in various projects
  • Jan Bhagidari is the biggest asset of democracy
  • Democracy is nothing more than an angry mob, where 51% of the people may take away the rights of the other 49% – Thomas Jefferson
  • Good governance with good intentions is the hallmark of our government. Implementation with integrity is our core passion— Narendra Modi
  • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.—Margaret Mead
  • In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme. – Aristotle
  • Democracy works when people claim it as their own. – BILL MOYERS
  • The ballot is stronger than the bullet. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN
  • Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike. – Plato
  • Democracy, like liberty, justice and other social and political rights, is not “given”, it is earned through courage, resolution and sacrifice. – AUNG SAN SUU KYI
  • Democracy is the road to socialism. – KARL MARX
  • “A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.”  ― Theodore Roosevelt



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