"Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated."

G.K. Chesterton


"The weather is like the government, always in the wrong."

Jerome K. Jerome


"The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter."

Winston S. Churchill


“One of the necessary accompaniments of capitalism in a democracy is political corruption.”

Upton Sinclair


"It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions."

Daniel Defoe


“Nations are born in the hearts of poets, they prosper and die in the hands of politicians.”

Muhammad Iqbal


"Wars come and wars go but the world does not change"

Radclyffe Hall


“Every man is a king so long as he has someone to look down on.”

Sinclair Lewis


“A man with a club bat is a law-maker, a man to be obeyed, but not necessarily conciliated.”

Jack London


“Government is nothing but the regulated injustice that every rascal has in his heart.”

Mariano Azuela


"I never joined the army for patriotic reasons."

Isaac Rosenberg


"I know but little of the customs of war, and wish to know less."

James Fenimoore Cooper


“Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.” 

Mark Twain


"Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage."

Ambrose Bierce


"Politics have no relation to morals."

Niccolo Machiavelli