Don’t forget to vote. Here is a collection of proverbs and quotes about democracy.

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A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
A. Philip Randolph

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.
Thomas Jefferson

A great democracy must be progressive or it will soon cease to be a great democracy.
Theodore Roosevelt

All democracies are based on the proposition that power is very dangerous and that it is extremely important not to let any one person or small group have too much power for too long a time.
Aldous Huxley

Democracy doesn't mean that the majority is right.

Democracy don't rule the world,
You'd better get that in your head;
this world is ruled by violence,
But I guess that's better left unsaid.
Bob Dylan
Source: Lyrics: Union Sundown

Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike.

Democracy is a government of the people, by the people, for the people.
Abraham Lincoln

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
H.L. Mencken

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
Jorge Luis Borges

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
Robert Byrne

Democracy is no way to establish a truth.
Richard Dawkins

Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority.
Albert Camus

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
Sydney J. Harris

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
James Bovard

Democracy requires compromise, even when you are 100 percent right.
Barack Obama

If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
Emma Goldman

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.

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
Winston Churchill

No one is born a good citizen; no nation is born a democracy. Rather, both are processes that continue to evolve over a lifetime. Young people must be included from birth. A society that cuts off from its youth severs its lifeline.
Kofi Annan

One has the right to be wrong in a democracy.
Claude Pepper

The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.
Winston Churchill

The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills of celery.
Dave Barry

The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy.
Theodore White

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
Ralph W. Sockman

The whole purpose of democracy is that we may hold counsel with one another, so as not to depend upon the understanding of one man.
Woodrow Wilson

Two cheers for democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism.
E.M. Forster

Voters make decisions with their feelings, not their brains.
(unknown author)

When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain

You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.
Abbie Hoffman

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