A Quote by Magus Peter H. Gilmore on government, democracy, pursuit of happiness, freedom, diversity, and individuality

"...when a nation encourages the individual pursuit of happiness,  there is no guarantee that everyone is going to like what everyone else  is doing. That is part of freedom—tolerance of diversity."

Peter Gilmore

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on liberty and democracy

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.  Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Aung San Suu Kyi on prison, freedom, fear, peace, burma, and democracy

The only real prison is fear, and the only real
freedom is freedom from fear.

Aung San Suu Kyi


Contributed by: Mike

A Quote by Aung San Suu Kyi on peace, join, hands, democracy, burma, and monks

We will surely get to our destination if we join hands.

Aung San Suu Kyi


Contributed by: Mike

A Quote by Andrew Carnegie on library and democracy

"There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration."

Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1919)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on thomas jefferson, fascism, elite, and democracy

"The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history,
whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite."

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)


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A Quote by Andrew Jackson on courage, majority, and democracy

Desperate courage makes One a majority.

Andrew Jackson (1767 - 1845)

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A Quote by Robert Anson Heinlein on democracy, autocracy, representative, judgment, and fairness

Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are wiser than one man. How's that again? I missed something. Autocracy is based on the assumption that one man is wiser than a million men. Let's play that over again too. Who decides?

Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)

Source: "The Notebooks of Lazarus Long," Time Enough for Love

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A Quote by Edward Bernays on opinions, masses, democratic, democracy, society, conscious, intelligent, manipulation, invisible government, and ruling power

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.

Edward Bernays

Source: Father of Modern Public Relations, 1928

Contributed by: PiALOGUE

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