Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards.
There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots - suspicion.
Democracy passes into despotism.
I decline to accept the end of man.
Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
Communism destroys democracy. Democracy can also destroy Communism.
Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
I tell you, in my opinion, the cornerstone of democracy is free press - that's the cornerstone.
Maintain democracy or go to dictatorship: that is what is at stake in these elections.
Fear is proof of a degenerate mind.
Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.
Syntax, my lad. It has been restored to the highest place in the republic.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.
The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.
Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.
Despotism is a long crime.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander.
The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it.