In this article, I’ve shared the best democracy and independence quotes and sayings from well-known democrats, republication and inspiring people. I hope many of the quotes will inspire you and help you understand the real meaning of democracy and independence.
This post also include patriotic and patriotism quotes. So keep reading this.
Best Democracy Quotes
1. “If there have been those who doubted whether a confederated representative democracy were a government competent to the wise and orderly management of the common concerns of a mighty nation, those doubts have been dispelled.” _John Quincy Adams
2. “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.” –Aristotle
3. “For, if liberty and equality, as some persons suppose, are chiefly to be found in a democracy, they will be attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.” -Aristotle
4. “The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself—always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested in adversity.” -Jimmy Carter
5. “Democracy is not an easy form of government, because it is never final; it is a living, changing organism, with a continuous shifting and adjusting of balance between individual freedom and general order.” -Ilka Chase
6. “Many forms of government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” -Winston Churchill
7. “In the democratic vision, the freedom achieved by a democratic order is above all the freedom of self-determination in making collective and binding decisions: the self-determination of citizens entitled to participate as political equals in the making of the rules and laws under which they will live together as citizens.” –Robert Dahl, Democracy and Its Critics, 1989
8. “Democracy does not give the people the most skilful government, but it produces what the ablest governments are frequently unable to create: namely, an all-pervading and restless activity, a superabundant force, and an energy which is inseparable from it and which may, however, unfavourable circumstances may be, produce wonders.” -Alexis de Tocqueville
Quotes On Democracy
9. “Democratic nations care but little for what has been, but they are haunted by visions of what will be; in this direction, their unbounded imagination grows and dilates beyond all measure. Democracy, which shuts the past against the poet, opens the future before him.” -Alexis de Tocqueville
10. “It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.” -Thomas Mann
11. “Thus not only does democracy make every man forget his ancestors, but it hides his descendants and separates his contemporaries from him; it throws him back forever upon himself alone and threatens, in the end, to confine him entirely within the solitude of his own heart.” -Alexis de Tocqueville
12. “The principle on which this country was founded and by which it has always been governed is that Americanism is a matter of the mind and heart; Americanism is not, and never was, a matter of race and ancestry. A good American is one who is loyal to this country and to our creed of liberty and democracy.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1943
13. “Equality and justice, the two great distinguishing characteristics of democracy, follow inevitably from the conception of men, all men, as rational and spiritual beings.” -Robert M. Hutchins
14. “A democracy is more than a form of government; it is primarily a mode of associated living, of conjoint communicated experience.” -John Dewey
Short Quotes About Democracy
15. “Democracy is like blowing your nose. You may not do it well, but it’s something you ought to do yourself.” -G.K. Chesterton
16. “Democracy is a slow process of stumbling to the right decision instead of going straight forward to the wrong one.” _Anonymous
17. “Democracy doesn’t rule the world, You’d better get that in your head; This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that’s better left unsaid.” -Bob Dylan
18. “Democracy is measured not by its leaders doing extraordinary things, but by its citizens doing things extraordinarily well.” –John Gardner
19. “In contrast to totalitarianism, a democracy can face and live with the truth about itself.” –Sidney Hook
20. “Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them.” -William R. Inge
21. “A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by travelling in a straight line until one is stopped.” -Norman Mailer
22. “Democracy means not ‘I’m as good as you are,’ but ‘You’re as good as I am.’” -Theodore Parker
23. “Democracy is not a fragile flower; still it needs cultivating.” -Ronald Reagan
24. “Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.” -Agnes Repplier
25. “As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the lawgivers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.” -Adlai Stevenson, 1956
26. “Democracy’s ceremonial, its feast, its great function, is the election.” -H.G. Wells
27. “The only title in our democracy superior to that of President is the title of citizen.” -Louis Brandeis, 1937
Best Independence Quotes and Slogans
28. “The complete independence of the courts of justice is peculiarly essential in a limited constitution.” -Alexander Hamilton
29. “A good citizen is an earner because independence is the indelibly necessary quality of genuine, democratic citizenship.” -Judith N. Shklar
30. Independence is a heady draught, and if you drink it in your youth, it can have the same effect on the brain as young wine does. It does not matter that its taste is not always appealing. It is addictive and with each drink, you want more. -Maya Angelou
31. Independence? That’s middle-class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth. George Bernard Shaw
32. At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence. Booker T. Washington
33. The most unpardonable sin in society is the independence of thought. Emma Goldman
34. Throughout the day no time for memorandums now. Go ahead! Liberty and independence forever. Davy Crockett
35. Those who won our independence… valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. Louis D. Brandeis
36. You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence. William J. H. Boetcker
37. The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence. Eddie Rickenbacker
38. Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence. David Ben-Gurion
39. Impatience is the mark of independence, not of bondage. Marianne Moore
40. Independence doesn’t mean you decide the way you want. Stephen Breyer
Inspirational Quotes on independence
41. If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. Henry Ford
42. True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made. Franklin D. Roosevelt
43. Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy. Benjamin Disraeli
44. In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence. Henry Van Dyke
45. It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, independence now and independence forever. Daniel Webster
46. I don’t have luxurious tastes or great needs, but my independence is worth a lot to me. Emmanuel Macron
47. We will remain independent for as long as our economy develops as needed. We won’t be able to maintain our independence if we ruin the economy. Alexander Lukashenko
48. The independence of all political and other bother is happiness. Rutherford B. Hayes
49. Independence means we enjoy freedom. We are not colonised by people. And we can govern our own country and develop it independently so that our people can live a better life. Mahathir Mohamad
Women Independence Quotes
50. Women today are dealing with both their independence and also the fact that their lives are built around finding and satisfying the romantic models we grew up with. Jane Campion
51. Men spend their whole lives showing that they’re strong and silent. They fight for independence the way women struggle to connect. George Weinberg
52. I work hard, I make my own living and I love it. I like having financial independence. Salma Hayek
53. Perhaps my problem in marriage – and it is the problem of many women – was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage. Hedy Lamarr
54. I had fought for my independence and fought for my freedom to do as I chose. Kris Kristofferson
55. It’s important for women to work. They need to keep their independence, to keep earning and being challenged. Tamara Mellon
56. “We hold ourselves back in ways both big and small, by lacking self-confidence, by not raising our hands, and by pulling back when we should be leaning in.” _Sheryl Sandberg
57. “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” _Oprah Winfrey
58. “I have always been actively involved in my community, belonging to organizations that promote the interests of Latinos. But I also know that the issues we confront are the same issues, in many respects, as the larger community. So what we do helps not just us but everybody.” _Sonia Sotomayor
Freedom and Independence Day Quotes
59. Freedom is the independence of the compulsory will of another, and in so far as it tends to exist with the freedom of all according to a universal law, it is the one sole original inborn right belonging to every man in virtue of his humanity. – Immanuel Kant.
60. Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance.– Woodrow Wilson.
61. Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life. -Bob Marley.
62. They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin.
63. If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. -George Washington.
64. Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. –Ronald Reagan.
65. Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. They claim it as their own and none can keep it from them. – Kwame Nkrumah
Motivational Quotes About Independence Day
66. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character.– Martin Luther King, Jr.
67. For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.– Nelson Mandela.
68. If yet your blood does not rage, then it is water that flows in your veins. For what is the flush of youth, if it is not of service to the motherland. – Chandra Shekhar Azad.
69. “The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.”
70. “Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right … and a desire to know.”
—John Adams, 1765
71. “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
72. “I must study politics and war that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.”
73. Whoever can conquer the street will one day conquer the state, for every form of power politics and any dictatorship-run state has its roots in the street. – Joseph Goebbels.
74. People want to make sacrifices but they don’t want to be sacrificed. – Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
75. We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.- Martin Luther King, Jr.
I’m Murshid Akram, a introvert who love reading and sharing positive vibes through quotes and sayings. I believe with love and compassion we can make this world a better place.