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Stuart Chase Quotes

I hope you find these Stuart Chase Quotes inspiring and motivational.

Democracy, as has been said of Christianity,
has never really been tried.
- Stuart Chase

Sanely applied advertising could remake the world.
- Stuart Chase

I find it difficult to believe that words have no meaning in themselves,
hard as I try.
Habits of a lifetime are not lightly thrown aside.
- Stuart Chase

For those who believe, no proof is necessary.
For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.
- Stuart Chase


 

Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws,
or your rejection of the natural laws.
- Stuart Chase

The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete
promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.
- Stuart Chase

Information is the currency of democracy.
- Thomas Jefferson


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A democracy is nothing more than mob rule,
where fifty-one percent of the people
may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.
- attributed to Thomas Jefferson

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy
than to imprison a person
or keep him in prison because he is unpopular.
This is really the test of civilization.
- Winston Churchill

When we talk about democracy, if the people's
stomach is empty, democracy is also empty.
Democracy can not be installed by fiat;
it must be achieved by the people themselves.
- Jimmy Yen

As I would not be a slave,
so I would not be a master.
This expresses my idea of democracy.
- Abraham Lincoln

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government,
except all the others that have been tried.
- Winston Churchill

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
- John F. Kennedy

The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people
by the people for the people.
- Oscar Wilde

The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing
to be adjusted by abolition of forms.
It requires change of heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
- Robert Byrne

America and Israel share a special bond.
Our relationship is unique among all nations.
Like America, Israel is a strong democracy,
a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty,
a home to the oppressed and persecuted.
- William J. Clinton

I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work.
Of course it doesn't work.
We are supposed to work it.
- Alexander Woollcott

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 by adversity.
- Jimmy Carter

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens,
who assemble and administer the government in person.
- James Madison

Reading builds the educated and informed electorate
so vital to our democracy.
- Brad Henry

Memorial Day remains one of America's
most cherished patriotic observances.
The spirit of this day has not changed -
it remains a day to honor those who
died defending our freedom and democracy.
- Doc Hastings

So long as we have enough people in this country willing
to fight for their rights,
we'll be called a democracy.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.
- J. William Fulbright

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property,
are the rulers.
- Aristotle

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking
the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
- Sydney J. Harris

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
- James Russell Lowell

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions -
it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
- Irving Kristol

A free America... means just this:
individual freedom for all, rich or poor,
or else this system of government we call democracy
is only an expedient to enslave man
to the machine and make him like it.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
- H. L. Mencken

Every government is a parliament of whores.
The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections
are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
- Gore Vidal

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than
half of the people are right more than half of the time.
- E. B. White

The flood of money that gushes into politics today
is a pollution of democracy.
- Theodore White

When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power,
it is called a democracy.
- Charles de Secondat

A healthy democracy requires a decent society;
it requires that we are honorable,
generous, tolerant and respectful.
- Charles W. Pickering

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some,
are chiefly to be found in democracy,
they will be best attained when all persons alike share
in government to the utmost.
- Aristotle

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

What difference does it make to the dead,
the orphans, and the homeless,
whether the mad destruction is wrought
under the name of totalitarianism
or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Despite what the pundits want us to think,
contested primaries aren't civil war,
they are democracy at work, and that's beautiful.
- Sarah Palin

In Switzerland they had brotherly love,
five hundred years of democracy and peace,
and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!
- Graham Greene

We will not fail your expectations of us as a new nation dedicated to peace,
democracy, and freedom.
- Shigeru Yoshida

The capacity to combine commitment with skepticism
is essential to democracy.
- Mary Catherine Bateson

Just the concept of personal freedom within a democracy,
for instance, is a relatively young idea -
only about 300 years old in this country.
- Daniel Greenberg

When Jefferson and the Republicans rallied to the Union
and to the existing Federalist organization,
the fabric of traditional American democracy was almost completely woven.
- Herbert Croly

Therefore, until the day I die, I am going to do what I can,
regardless of the cost to me, to try to stop this awful
corruption that is destroying our beloved democracy.
- John Jay Hooker

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and
a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
- James Bovard

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was indeed a vital instrument of democracy,
ensuring the integrity and reliability of a democratic
process that we as a Country hold so dear.
- Charles Rangel

The merit of our Constitution was, not that it promotes democracy,
but checks it.
- Horatio Seymour

The world must be made safe for democracy.
Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.
- Woodrow Wilson

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy,
and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery
out of the most extreme liberty.
- Plato

We will not let terrorists change our way of life;
we will not live in fear; and we will not undermine
the civil liberties that characterize our Democracy.
- Adam Schiff

Education is a human right with immense power to transform.
On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom,
democracy and sustainable human development.
- Kofi Annan

There is something inherent in our democracy that tends to want to level.
America is a little uncomfortable in the presence of
someone who is distinctly superior in whatever way.
- Carlisle Floyd

The last two elections were stolen.
They were stolen and so we will not rest until we reclaim
our democracy and this is what today is all about.
- Barbara Lee

The American polity is infected with a serious imbalance
of power between elites and masses,
a power which is the principal threat to our democracy.
- Paul Wellstone

I have great confidence in Taiwan's democracy.
- Chen Shui-bian

In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal.
There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in
the republic of the grave.
- John James Ingalls

In a democracy dissent is an act of faith.
Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste,
but in its effects.
- James W. Fulbright

There is an idea of democracy produced by one-sided thinking.
- Omar Bongo

Let's win the peace and democracy the good people of
Iraq so richly deserve after decades of tyranny.
- Mike Pence

Liberal democracy must finally become the vital element of our society.
- Gustav Heinemann

Debate is almost non-existent and no one is apparently
accountable to anybody apart from their political party bosses.
It is bad news for democracy in this country.
- Helen Suzman

I swear to the Lord, I still can't see,
why Democracy means, everybody but me.
- Langston Hughes

It's all a sham: I have seen, and I know firsthand,
indeed from my own pen, how the organized Right has
sabotaged not only journalism but also democracy and truth.
- David Brock

In a democracy there is a centralization of governmental
power in a simple majority.
- Robert Welch

Democracy is not something you put away for ten years,
and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again.
We have to begin to learn to rule ourselves again.
- Chinua Achebe

To find ways of practicing democracy,
not ways of orating about it, is our great problem.
- Mary Barnett Gilson

Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course -
because,
like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never
know have broken their hearts to get it for you.
- Alice Duer Miller


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