Democracy Quotes
The day we stop believing democracy can work is the day we lose it.

QUEEN JAMILLIA, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

This anonymous clan of slack-jawed troglodytes has cost me the election, and yet if I were to have them killed, I would be the one to go to jail. That's democracy for you!

MR. BURNS, The Simpsons, "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish" (1990)

In all the talk about democracy, we forget it's not a democracy. It's a republic. People don't make the decisions, they choose the people who make the decisions.

PRESIDENT JOSIAH "JED" BARTLET, The West Wing, "The Lame Duck Congress" (2000)

There's always a confused soul that thinks that one man can make a difference and you have to kill him to convince him otherwise. That's the hassle with democracy.


I'm sure this whole democracy thing is just a fad.

MAURICE, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

What's the point of having a democracy if everybody's going to vote wrong?

DR. DICK SOLOMON, 3rd Rock from the Sun, "Dick the Vote" (1996)

We're here to preserve democracy, not practice it.

CAPTAIN FRANK RAMSEY, Crimson Tide (1995)

Today "democracy", "liberty", and "equality" are words to fool the people. No nation can progress with such ideas, they stand in the way of action.

GARBITSCH, The Great Dictator (1940)

Being born here does not make you an American. I am not an American, you are not an American. You are one of the twenty-two million black people who are the victims of America. You and I, we've never seen any democracy. We didn't see any democracy on the...cotton fields of Georgia, wasn't no democracy down there. We didn't see any democracy. We didn't see any democracy on the streets of Harlem or on the streets of Brooklyn or on the streets of Detroit or Chicago. Ain't no democracy down there. No, we've never seen democracy! All we've seen is hypocrisy! We don't see any "American dream". We've experienced only the "American nightmare"!

MALCOLM X, Malcolm X (1992)

In a democracy it don't matter how stupid you are, you still get an equal share.

LENNIE PIKE, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)

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