The Quotations Page
Whilst playing around with quotes searching that brought the Tom Stoppard gem in the previous post I found this wonderful page, that I will be flogging to death in the next few weeks, if only because the quotes will generally be far wittier and more profound that most of the stuff I spew.
For now a few favourites regarding Democracy
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948), "Non-Violence in Peace and War"
The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
Robert Maynard Hutchins
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.