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The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition.


John Acton


#absolute power #authority #based #between #choices

A functioning, robust democracy requires a healthy educated, participatory followership, and an educated, morally grounded leadership.


Chinua Achebe


#educated #functioning #grounded #healthy #leadership

Democracy is not something you put away for ten years, and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again. We have to begin to learn to rule ourselves again.


Chinua Achebe


#away #begin #democracy #learn #ourselves

The better the information it has, the better democracy works. Silence and secrecy are never good for it.


Kate Adie


#democracy #good #information #never #secrecy

Is America truly a democracy? Has America ever been a democracy with the institution of slavery?


Tatyana Ali


#been #democracy #ever #institution #slavery

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.


Aristotle


#democracy #men #property #rulers

Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.


Aristotle


#any #arises #because #claim #democracy

We've got to understand that the whole nature of the way American democracy guards its freedom has been changed.


John Ashcroft


#been #changed #democracy #freedom #got

Now the first step has to be taken, the step towards democracy. This step is full of risks, and requires trust on all sides. We don't know where it will lead. But if we just stand still, we will have no chance of escaping the violence.


Daniel Barenboim


#democracy #escaping #first #first step #full

I always assume that democracy is the only good form of government, quite frankly, and democracy is always to be preferred.


Jeane Kirkpatrick


#assume #democracy #form #frankly #good






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