101Kidz : Quotations : Democracy


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Democracy is the ultimate, positive revolution because it gives each and every individual the power to control their lives. And we can work together to create a just, sustainable world.
- Bill Blackman

Dictatorships are one-way streets. Democracy boasts two-way traffic.
- Albert Moravia

Democracy is not something you believe in or a place to hang your hat, but it's something you do. You participate. If you stop doing it, democracy crumbles.
- Abbie Hoffman

Elections belong to the people. It is their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.
- Abraham Lincoln

I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
- Elie Wiesel

Those who love peace must learn to organize as well as those who love war.
- Dr. Martin Luther King

It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant.
- Bishop Desmond Tutu

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
- Lucy Larcom

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
-Jane Addams

Liberty and equality...will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.
- Aristotle

What our country deserves from everyone who enjoys its fruits and freedoms is a little more gratitude – and a lot less greed.
- Michelle Malkin

The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
- Unknown

Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government. . -Thomas Jefferson

The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colors breaking through.
- Alexis De Tocqueville

America's support for human rights and democracy is our noblest export to the world.
- William J. Bennett