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QUOTES ON DEMOCRACY


Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, Maxims for Revolutionists

Our political experiment of democracy, the last refuge of cheap misgovernment, will ruin us if our citizens are ill bred.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, Dedicatory, Man and Superman

Democracy's worst fault is that its leaders are likely to reflect the faults and virtues of their constituents.

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN, Stranger in a Strange Land

We must either breed political capacity or be ruined by Democracy, which was forced on us by the failure of the older alternatives. Yet if Despotism failed only for want of a capable benevolent despot, what chance has Democracy, which requires a whole population of capable voters.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, Dedicatory, Man and Superman

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