Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Funny quotes on democracy

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

— Winston Churchill

"Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people."

- Oscar Wilde

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"

— B.Franklin

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

― H.L. Mencken

"Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear."

— Alan Coren

"Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president."

— J. Carson

"Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time."

— E.B. White

"Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage."

— H.L. Mencken

“You have to remember one thing about the will of the people: it wasn't that long ago that we were swept away by the Macarena.”

— Jon Stewart

"Two Cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism. Two cheers are quite enough: there is no occasion to give three."

— E. M. Forster, "What I Believe", 1938

“Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.”

— George Bernard Shaw