Quotations About
democracy

Rick: Let’s get one thing clear, this isn’t a democracy anymore.

Beside the Dying Fire (season 2, episode 10)
Posted in: The Walking Dead

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

Felix Holt (1866)
Posted in: George Eliot

Let all people come in, and vote fairly; it is to support one or the other party, to deny any man’s vote.

Ashby v. White (1703), 2 Raym. Rep. 958; reported in James William Norton-Kyshe, Dictionary of Legal Quotations (1904)
Posted in: John Holt

Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens.

"Election Madness" The Progressive (March 2008)
Posted in: Howard Zinn

Many forms of government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, 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.

House of Commons, 11 Nov. 1947

Kent: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: democracy simply-doesn’t-work.

Posted in: The Simpsons

“I like the idea of democracy. You have to have someone everyone distrusts,” said Brutha. “That way, everyone’s happy.”

Small Gods
Posted in: Terry Pratchett