Thought provoking: Quotes on Democracy

  1. Here is a list of quotes on democracy.Some I agree with and others, I don't. Nonetheless, they are very interesting and thought provoking. The list is long, so I will not put them all here. I will just post a few of my favorites, along with a link.

    In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.
    J. William Fulbright

    Democracy is not something you believe in or a place to hang your hat, but it's something you do. You participate. If you stop doing it, democracy crumbles.
    Abbie Hoffman

    Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

    Elections belong to the people. It is their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.
    Abraham Lincoln

    The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

    Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.
    African proverb

    This next one could especially apply to nursing. Allice Walker is one of my favorite authors.

    The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
    Alice Walker

    There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
    Elie Wiesel

    Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
    Galbraith's Law

    Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
    George Jean Nathan

    Under democracy, one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right.
    H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

    We must all live so that our children do not have to pay for our deeds.
    Andrejs Upits

  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   fergus51
    The one by Elie Wiesel rigns with me.
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    Thank you Hellllllo Nurse!
    I need to be reminded of the same wisdoms over and over.