„Democracy, which means despair of finding any Heroes to govern you, and contented putting up with the want of them,“

1840s, Past and Present (1843)
Kontextus: Democracy, which means despair of finding any Heroes to govern you, and contented putting up with the want of them,—alas, thou too, mein Lieber, seest well how close it is of kin to Atheism, and other sad Isms: he who discovers no God whatever, how shall he discover Heroes, the visible Temples of God?

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Thomas Carlyle fénykép
Thomas Carlyle1
skót író, filozófus, történész, 1795-1881 1795 - 1881

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Marshall McLuhan fénykép

„The reader is the content of any poem or of the language he employs, and in order to use any of these forms, he must put them on.“

—  Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicatio… 1911 - 1980

"Roles, Masks, and Performances", New Literary History, Vol. 2, No. 3, Performances in Drama, the Arts, and Society (Spring, 1971), p. 520
1970s

Jacqueline Wilson fénykép
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Errico Malatesta fénykép

„Theoretically "democracy" means popular government; government by all for everybody by the efforts of all.“

—  Errico Malatesta Italian anarchist 1853 - 1932

Neither Democrats, Nor Dictators: Anarchists (1926)
Kontextus: Theoretically "democracy" means popular government; government by all for everybody by the efforts of all. In a democracy the people must be able to say what they want, to nominate the executors of their wishes, to monitor their performance and remove them when they see fit.
Naturally this presumes that all the individuals that make up a people are able to form an opinion and express it on all the subjects that interest them. It implies that everyone is politically and economically independent and therefore no-one, to live, would be obliged to submit to the will of others. <!--
If classes and individuals exist that are deprived of the means of production and therefore dependent on others with a monopoly over those means, the so-called democratic system can only be a lie, and one which serves to deceive the mass of the people and keep them docile with an outward show of sovereignty, while the rule of the privileged and dominant class is in fact salvaged and consolidated. Such is democracy and such it always has been in a capitalist structure, whatever form it takes, from constitutional monarchy to so-called direct rule.

„Whenever you put your faith in big government for any reason, sooner or later you wind up an apologist for mass murder.“

—  Karl Hess American journalist 1923 - 1994

As quoted in Why Americans Hate Politics, by E.J. Dionne, Jr., Simon & Schuster (2004) p. 267.

Janet Fitch fénykép
Upton Sinclair fénykép

„What life means to me is to put the content of Shelley into the form of Zola.“

—  Upton Sinclair American novelist, writer, journalist, political activist 1878 - 1968

Cosmopolitan (October 1906)
Kontextus: What life means to me is to put the content of Shelley into the form of Zola. The proletarian writer is a writer with a purpose; he thinks no more of "art for art's sake" than a man on a sinking ship thinks of painting a beautiful picture in the cabin; he thinks of getting ashore — and then there will be time enough for art.

Terry Pratchett fénykép
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Dolly Parton fénykép

„If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.“

—  Dolly Parton American singer-songwriter and actress 1946

Változat: The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!

Geoffrey West fénykép

„I’ve always wanted to find the rules that govern everything. It’s amazing that such rules exist. It’s even more amazing that we can find them.“

—  Geoffrey West British physicist 1940

2010s
Forrás: Jonah Lehredec. " A Physicist Solves the City http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/19/magazine/19Urban_West-t.html?pagewanted=5&_r=1," in www.nytimes.com. Dec 17, 2010.

Woodrow Wilson fénykép

„The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.“

—  Woodrow Wilson American politician, 28th president of the United States (in office from 1913 to 1921) 1856 - 1924

Section II: “What is Progress?”, p. 35 http://books.google.com/books?id=MW8SAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA35&dq=%22The+government,+which+was+designed%22
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Barack Obama fénykép
Dalton Trumbo fénykép

„Democracy means that people can say what they want to. All the people.“

—  Dalton Trumbo, The Remarkable Andrew

The Remarkable Andrew (1942)
Kontextus: Democracy means that people can say what they want to. All the people. It means that they can vote as they wish. All the people. It means that they can worship God in any way they feel right, and that includes Christians and Jews and voodoo doctors as well.

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