Famous Quotes About The Death Of Democracy
Browse 25 famous quotes and sayings about The Death Of Democracy.
Top Quotes About The Death Of Democracy
1. "Being cheerful keeps you healthy. It is slow death to be gloomy all the time."
2. "The essence of a democracy is a free electorate."
Author: Arlen Specter
3. "The only position that leaves me with no cognitive dissonance is atheism. It is not a creed. Death is certain, replacing both the siren-song of Paradise and the dread of Hell. Life on this earth, with all its mystery and beauty and pain, is then to be lived far more intensely: we stumble and get up, we are sad, confident, insecure, feel loneliness and joy and love. There is nothing more; but I want nothing more."
Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
4. "I can't let my mother's death have been in vain. Democracy is the best revenge, and we will have it."
Author: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
5. "Maybe the conference was an inversion layer of another kind, bringing me face-to-face with old friends and old places. With cancer and the Gap and the Old Man, railing about newfangled players and spicy food. Bringing me face-to-face early with death and old age and change."
Author: Connie Willis
6. "I'd been brought up on the Upper East Side in a WASP society, which was death on crutches."
Author: Harry Mathews
7. "They have seen Death and ultimate defeat,and yet they would not in despair retreat,but oft to victory have tuned the lyreand kindled hearts with legendary fire,illuminating Now and dark Hath-beenwith light of suns as yet by no man seen."
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
8. "I'm just wondering how exactly I went from being the Spider to the Robin fucking Hood of the greater Ashland area... Instead of stealing from the rich, I'm stabbing them to death for the poor."
Author: Jennifer Estep
9. "I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even the enemy"
Author: Jessica Dovey
10. "My brother the vampire, whose kiss was a slow death sentence, had a stable and loving relationship with a girl who was crazy about him. By contrast, I could barely talk to a woman, at least about anything pertaining to a relationship. Given that my only long-term girlfriends had faked their own death, died, and broken free of enslaving enchantments to end the relationship, the empirical evidence seemed to indicate that he knew something I didn't. Keep your life tonight, Harry. Complicate it tomorrow."
Author: Jim Butcher
11. "I was finally beginning to perceive that no matter how many dead people I might see, or people at the instant of their death, I would never manage to grasp death, that very moment, precisely in itself. It was one thing or the other: either you are dead, and then in any case there's nothing else to understand, or else you are not yet dead, and in that case, even with the rifle at the back of your head or the rope around your neck, death remains incomprehensible, a pure abstraction, this absurd idea that I, the only living person in the world, could disappear. Dying, we may already be dead, but we never die, that moment never comes, or rather it never stops coming, there it is, it's coming, and then it's still coming, and then it's already over, without ever having come."
Author: Jonathan Littell
12. "When Tony lost it, it would be up to Ruger to take Lady Death by the tits and giver a good tweak. That's how he saw it. Give Lady Death's tits a good tweak."
Author: Jonathan Maberry
13. "We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both."
Author: Louis D. Brandeis
14. "They know that as long as they keep us undereducated, or with an inferior education, it's impossible for us to compete with them for job openings. And as long as we can't compete with them and get a decent job, we're trapped. We are low-wage earners. We have to live in a run-down neighborhood, which means our children go to inferior schools. They get inferior education. And when they grow up, they fall right into the same cycle again. This is the American way. This is the American democracy that she tries to sell to the whole world as being that which will solve the problems of other people too."
Author: Malcolm X
15. "Captain Carswell Thorne, is it?""That's right.""I'm afraid you won't have claim to that title for long. I'm about to commandeer your Rampion for the queen.""I am sorry to hear about that.""Additionally, I assume you are aware that assisting a wanted fugitive, such as Linh Cinder, is a crime punishable by death on Luna. Your sentence is to be carried out immediately.""Efficiency. I respect that."
Author: Marissa Meyer
16. "We ourselves can die with comfort and even with joy if we know that death is but a passport to blessedness, that this intellect, freed from all material chains, shall rise and shine."
Author: Matthew Simpson
17. "Though we were all taught to be proud of living in this great parliamentary democracy the civil servants who ran it were a fearsome bunch - a nameless mass of people with jobs (police, social workers, record-keepers, teachers, councilmen) whose sole purpose was to keep everyone shuffling from birth to death in a nice orderly queue. Surely some social-service record had been passed to the local constabulary bearing a huge black question mark beside the name Finn and the scrawled words, " Why isn't this boy in school"
Author: Meg Rosoff
18. "I carry the seeds of death within me and plant them wherever I linger long enough to love."
Author: Orson Scott Card
19. "The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment."
Author: Robert M. Hutchins
20. "All right, kids. We're going to a party where they don't like us very much. Everyone know what they're doing? (Sin)Not a clue, but I think certain death and dismemberment is in my forecast, followed by a light rain of guys and flayed skin. (Kish)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
21. "War is the certain proof that humans find death more attractive than life."
Author: Stefan Boldisor
22. "My objection to the death penalty is based on the idea that this is a democracy, and in a democracy the government is me, and if the government kills somebody then I'm killing somebody."
Author: Steve Earle
23. "...neither fate, nor history, nor the anger of the State, nor the glory or infamy of battle has any power to affect those who call themselves human beings. No, whatever life holds in store --- hard-won glory, poverty and despair, or death in a labor camp --- they will live as human beings and die as human beings, the same as those who have already perished; and in this alone lies man's eternal and bitter victory over all the grandiose and inhuman forces that ever have been or will be..."
Author: Vasily Grossman
24. "When we reach out to pluck a flower the stem trembles, seeming both to shrink and to offer itself. The human body has something of this tremor at the moment when the mysterious hand of death reaches out to pluck a soul."
Author: Victor Hugo
25. "Ukraine is also successfully moving toward democracy and making progress expanding freedoms and rights to its people. We can help Ukraine achieve these goals and improve its economy by normalizing trade relations."
Author: Vito Fossella
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