20 Democracy Quotes on the International Day of Democracy
20 Democracy Quotes on the International Day of Democracy – On 15 September, International Day of Democracy is celebrated across the world. Ever since it was introduced by Cleisthenes in Athens, Greece in the 5th century BC, democracy (from Greek demo: common citizen, and kratos: power) has always meant a system of government where citizens exercise power by voting. Huh.
1.Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education
2.I don’t have any formula for ousting a dictator or building democracy. All I can suggest is to forget about yourself and just think of your people. It’s always the people who make things happen.
3.Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.
4.Democracy is the only system capable of reflecting the humanist premise of equilibrium or balance. The key to its secret is the involvement of the citizen
5.As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
6.Everybody now seems to be talking about democracy. I don’t understand this. As I think of it, democracy isn’t like a Sunday suit to be brought out and worn only for parades. It’s the kind of a life a decent man leads, it’s something to live for and to die for. Dalton Trumbo
7.If we put our trust in the common sense of common men and ‘with malice toward none and charity for all’ go forward on the great adventure of making political, economic, and social democracy a practical reality, we shall not fail. Henry A. Wallace
8Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation. Atifete Jahjaga
9Freedom of expression — in particular, freedom of the press — guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy. Corazon Aquino
10.Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy. Jesse Jackson
11.Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country. Franklin D. Roosevelt
12.Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
13.The single-most powerful word in our democracy is the word ‘we’. We the people. We shall overcome. Yes we can.
14.The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter
15.Democracy literally means the power of people. Democracy is not about politics, it is about the people.
16.A great democracy has got to be progressive or it will soon cease to be great or a democracy.
17At the time of the Civil War, there were six democracies in the face of the planet. Today, there’s 120 and they’ve been inspired by the American exceptionalism.
18.The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!
19.I believe that democracy is the best guarantor for peace and cooperation among nations.
20.Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it.