Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
George Bernard Shaw
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The art of government is the organization of idolatry. The bureaucracy consists of functionaries; the aristocracy, of idols; the democracy, of idolaters. The populace cannot understand the bureaucracy: it can only worship the national idols.
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At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy is the little man walking into the little booth with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper. No amount of rhetoric or voluminous discussion can possibly diminish the overwhelming importance of that point.
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare. While he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.
It isn’t making mistakes that’s critical; it’s correcting them and getting on with the principal task.
It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
A man who has no office to go to – I don’t care who he is – is a trial of which you can have no conception.
I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.