Thursday, August 14, 2008

Democracy is the exaltation of mercy at the expense of justice.
~Gustave Flaubert

The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.
~Gustave Flaubert

Several from here:

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

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time.
~E. B. White

Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
~George Bernard Shaw

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
~H. L. Mencken

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

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