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„Democracy need to be something much more than two wolves and a sheep voting ~ above what to have actually for dinner.“

— James Bovard American journalist 1956



„So fare the fortunes of men, Skeeter thought bitterly, once seven wolves and also a sheep decide what’s for lunch. Perfect democracy: everybody got to vote. Even the lunch.“

— Robert Lynn Asprin American science fiction and also fantasy writer 1946 - 2008

Epilogue (p. 448)Wagers the Sin (1996)


„Have you seen "The silence of the Lambs"? What to be the lambs doing? lock were maintaining silent. Ns wish you doing it as well.“

— Kuba Wojewódzki Polish reporter 1963

Widziałaś film "Milczenie owiec"?Co robiły owce? Milczały. Czego ns tobie życzę.To Idol contestants

„If many people cast their lot v the latter, then evil will certainly prey forever upon humankind, as wolves and also tigers prey upon lambs.“

— Liu Xiaobo Chinese literature critic, writer, professor, and human civil liberties activist 1955 - 2017

"On Living with Dignity in China"No Enemies, No Hate: Selected Essays and also PoemsContext: Admittedly, righteousness is weak unless it is backed by power, yet power devoid of righteousness is evil. If many people cast their lot through the latter, climate evil will prey forever upon humankind, together wolves and also tigers prey upon lambs.

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„There deserve to be no covenants in between men and also lions, wolves and lambs deserve to never it is in of one mind.“

— Homér, Iliad

XXII. 262–263 (tr. Samuel Butler); Achilles to Hector.Iliad (c. 750 BC)Original: (el) Ὡς οὐκ ἔστι λέουσι καὶ ἀνδράσιν ὅρκια πιστά,οὐδὲ λύκοι τε καὶ ἄρνες ὁμόφρονα θυμὸν ἔχουσιν.

„The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is the in a democracy girlfriend vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship friend don't need to waste your time voting“

— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994

„Majority preeminence will only work if you're considering individual rights. You can't have five wolves and also one lamb vote on what they want to have actually for supper“

— Larry Flynt American publisher 1942

„Well, you definitely are the many wonderfully woolly baa-lamb that ever before stepped.“

— P.G. Wodehouse, publication The password of the Woosters

Source: The password of the Woosters

„Don't shot to cut any deals v me, Hector.Do lions make tranquility treaties with men?Do wolves and also lambs agree to get along?“

— Stanley Lombardo Philosopher, Classicist 1943

Book XXII, present 287–289; spoken by Achilles.Translations, Iliad (1997)

„There can be no covenants in between men and lions, wolves and also lambs can never it is in of one mind, but hate each various other out and also out one through.“

— Samuel servant novelist 1835 - 1902

The Iliad of Homer, Rendered into English Prose (1898), book XXII

„It’s no the voting that’s democracy, that the counting.“

— Tom Stoppard, Jumpers

Dotty, action ISource: Jumpers (1972)

„Even so a shepherd, seeking safety for his flock, lures the wolves at night by the bleating that a tethered lamb into the pitfall masking by a slender spanning of leafage.“

— Silius Italicus, Punica

Book VI, currently 329–331PunicaOriginal: (la) Haud secus ac stabulis procurans otia pastorin foveam parco tectam velamine frondisducit nocte lupos positae balatibus agnae.

„Having a vote as soon as every 4 years is not the exact same thing as democracy.“

— Hugh Laurie, publication The pistol Seller

Source: The gun Seller

„"Lambe them, lads! lambe them!" a cant expression of the time acquired from the fate the Dr. Lambe, one astrologer and also quack, that was knocked top top the head by the rabble in Charles the First's time.“

— Walter Scott, book Peveril the the Peak

Peveril that the Peak, Chap. Xlii.Bartlett's familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

„Democracy method that if this man, you, and I will be trapped on an island, we having actually a bulk of votes will decide the you need to sleep through us. That's the Democracy. And also with 2/3 votes us can also put the in the constitution.“

— Janusz Korwin-Mikke polish politician 1942

Source: speech during a meeting in the R. Barbosa High School

„Such defense as vultures give to lambs.“

— Richard Brinsley Sheridan Irish-British politician, playwright and also writer 1751 - 1816

Pizarro (first acted 24 might 1799), plot ii, scene 2.

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„Unlike what neo-liberals say, market and also democracy clash in ~ a an essential level. Democracy operation on the rule of 'one male (one person), one vote'. The industry runs ~ above the rule of 'one dollar, one vote'.“

— Ha-Joon Chang, book poor Samaritans: The legend of totally free Trade and the Secret history of Capitalism

Source: negative Samaritans: The myth of complimentary Trade and also the Secret history of Capitalism (2008), Ch. 8, Democracy and also the cost-free market, p. 172Context: unequal what neo-liberals say, market and also democracy clash at a fundamental level. Democracy runs on the principle of 'one male (one person), one vote'. The market runs on the rule of 'one dollar, one vote'. Naturally, the former gives same weight to each person, regardless of the money she/he has. The latter provide greater load to richer people. Therefore, autonomous decisions typically subvert the logic of market.

„The an interpretation of throwing her vote far is to enter that voting booth and also vote for among two parties that will not change the direction this country's walking in.“

— Bob Barr Republican and Libertarian politician 1948

Concord Monitor, (22 July 2008) Libertarian appeals come decisive voters, Concord Monitor, 22 July 2008.2000s, 2008

„Democratic elections need that votes space supreme, not big-money. They require disputed candidacies, not a two-party duopoly that increasingly reflects the same commercial interests.“

— Ralph Nader American consumer rights activist and also corporate critic 1934

"American Mythology and the lose of Democracy" (2018)


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