Democracy and Policy Quotes

Democracy should comprise of three ‘D’s of debate, dissent and decision, not the fourth ‘D’ of ‘disruption’. 

If you try to design something that’s idiot-proof, the universe will design a better idiot

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

Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy. You in America will see that some day.

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.

Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.