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„Democracy must be something more than two wolves and also a lamb voting ~ above what to have for dinner.“

— James Bovard American journalist 1956



„So fare the fortunes that men, Skeeter believed bitterly, when seven wolves and a lamb decide what’s for lunch. Perfect democracy: everybody obtained to vote. Also the lunch.“

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

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


„Have you viewed "The silence of the Lambs"? What were the lambs doing? castle were maintaining silent. I wish girlfriend doing it as well.“

— Kuba Wojewódzki Polish journalist 1963

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

„If many people cast their lot with the latter, climate evil will prey forever upon humankind, together wolves and tigers food upon lambs.“

— Liu Xiaobo Chinese literary critic, writer, professor, and also human rights activist 1955 - 2017

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

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

— Homér, Iliad

XXII. 262–263 (tr. Samuel Butler); Achilles come 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 in between a democracy and also a dictatorship is the in a democracy you vote first and take it orders later; in a dictatorship you don't need to waste her time voting“

— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994

„Majority preeminence will only work if you're considering separation, personal, instance rights. Girlfriend can't have 5 wolves and one sheep vote on what they desire to have 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 code of the Woosters

Source: The code of the Woosters

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

— Stanley Lombardo Philosopher, Classicist 1943

Book XXII, lines 287–289; talked by Achilles.Translations, Iliad (1997)

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

— Samuel servant novelist 1835 - 1902

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

„It’s not the voting it is democracy, it’s the counting.“

— Tom Stoppard, Jumpers

Dotty, act ISource: Jumpers (1972)

„Even for this reason a shepherd, seeking security for his flock, lures the wolves at night by the bleating that a tethered lamb right into the pitfall masking by a slender covering 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 once every 4 years is not the very same thing as democracy.“

— Hugh Laurie, publication The gun Seller

Source: The pistol Seller

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

— Walter Scott, book Peveril that the Peak

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

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

— Janusz Korwin-Mikke polish politician 1942

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

„Such protection as vultures provide to lambs.“

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

Pizarro (first action 24 might 1799), act ii, scene 2.

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„Unlike what neo-liberals say, market and democracy clash at a fundamental level. Democracy runs on the rule of 'one man (one person), one vote'. The industry runs on the principle of 'one dollar, one vote'.“

— Ha-Joon Chang, book poor Samaritans: The myth of free Trade and also the Secret background of Capitalism

Source: bad Samaritans: The legend of free Trade and the Secret background of Capitalism (2008), Ch. 8, Democracy and the free market, p. 172Context: unequal what neo-liberals say, market and also democracy clash in ~ a basic level. Democracy operation on the rule of 'one guy (one person), one vote'. The market runs ~ above 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 offer greater load to richer people. Therefore, autonomous decisions usually subvert the logic of market.

„The definition of throwing her vote away is to go into that voting booth and also vote for one of two next that will certainly not change the direction this country's going in.“

— Bob Barr Republican and also Libertarian politician 1948

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

„Democratic elections need that votes are supreme, no big-money. Lock require contested candidacies, not a two-party duopoly that increasingly reflects the very same commercial interests.“

— Ralph Nader American customer rights activist and corporate movie critic 1934

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


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