„Democracy is good for you when you are not in power and worst when you are in power and that’s why it is best form of government.“

—  Zaman Ali

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9672840-democracy-is-good-for-you-when-you-are-not-in

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„Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

Speech in the House of Commons (11 November 1947), published in 206–07 The Official Report, House of Commons (5th Series), 11 November 1947, vol. 444, cc. http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1947/nov/11/parliament-bill#column_206
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Variante: Democracy is the worst form of government, except all the others that have been tried.
Kontext: Many forms of Government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.

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„The contraries are: to kingdom, tyranny, for kingdom does all things with the guidance of reason and tyranny nothing; to aristocracy, oligarchy, when not the best people but a few of the worst are rulers; to timocracy, democracy, when not the rich but the common folk possess the whole power.“

—  Sallustius Roman philosopher and writer

XI. Concerning right and wrong Social Organization.
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Kontext: Where all things are done according to reason and the best man in the nation rules, it is a kingdom; where more than one rule according to reason and fight, it is an aristocracy; where the government is according to desire and offices depend on money, that constitution is called a timocracy. The contraries are: to kingdom, tyranny, for kingdom does all things with the guidance of reason and tyranny nothing; to aristocracy, oligarchy, when not the best people but a few of the worst are rulers; to timocracy, democracy, when not the rich but the common folk possess the whole power.

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„Democracy, according to Ross Feingold, is considered the most legitimate form of government because the power of choice rests with the people. “But when this power dynamic is altered and citizens lose their influence, the legitimacy of the system is threatened.”“

—  Olusegun Adeniyi Nigerian journalist 1965

That is where we are in Nigeria today because the choices made by citizens with their ballots are being increasingly rendered useless. And this threat to ‘the legitimacy on the system’ is coming from our courts, including the highest court in the country whose decisions are not only final but affect those of lower courts.
Politics In Nigeria: When Judges Become Our Electoral College https://www.opinionnigeria.com/politics-in-nigeria-when-judges-become-our-electoral-college-by-olusegun-adeniyi/ (February 28, 2020), Opinion Nigeria.

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„It is praiseworthy when you give not only to your power but beyond your power.“

—  T. B. Joshua Nigerian Christian leader 1963

On the need to give what you cherish most - "Widow Gets N200 000 From TB Joshua" http://thepmnews.com/2009/08/28/widow-gets-n200000-from-tb-joshua The PM News (August 28 2009)

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„When you have hope in the future, you have power in the present. And when you lose that hope, your dream goes with it.“

—  Lewis Pugh Environmental campaigner, maritime lawyer and endurance swimmer 1969

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„People can go to the extreme like what we saw during the Cultural Revolution. For instance, in China, when people take everything into their own hands, then you cannot govern the place. … [It] was the people taking power into their own hands. Now that is what you mean by democracy if you take it to the full swing.“

—  Donald Tsang Hong Kong politician 1944

As quoted in "HK's Tsang apologises for gaffe" at BBC News (13 October 2007) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7042941.stm
Variant transcription or translation:
If you go to the extreme you have the cultural revolution for instance in China. Then people take everything into their hands, then you cannot govern the place. … It was people taking power into their own hands. This is what we mean by democracy.
As quoted in "Hong Kong leader apologises for democracy gaffe" at AFP (14 October 2007) http://web.archive.org/web/20070609092458/http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5h_ytPeUlA7mXw3eMQ6WHSo_emsLw

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„It's embarrassing when you try to overthrow the government and you wind up on the Best Seller's List.“

—  Abbie Hoffman, buch Steal This Book

On the success of his book, Steal This Book, as quoted in Steal This Book Too!‎ (2004) by Sean Curtis.

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„You have much more power when you are working for the right thing than when you are working against the wrong thing.“

—  Peace Pilgrim American non-denominational spiritual teacher 1908 - 1981

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Kontext: You have much more power when you are working for the right thing than when you are working against the wrong thing. And, of course, if the right thing is established wrong things will fade away of their own accord. Grass-roots peace work is vitally important. All who work for peace belong to a special peace fellowship — whether we work together or apart.

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„Love is when you give someone else the power to destroy you, and you trust them not to do it.“

—  E. Lockhart American writer of novels as E. Lockhart (mainly for teenage girls) and of picture books under real name Emily Jenkins 1967

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„When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength.“

—  Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946

interview with Playboy, March 1990; quoted in the New York Daily News ( Bury Trump in a Landslide http://interactive.nydailynews.com/2016/10/daily-news-editorial-bury-trump-in-landslide/, published October 20, 2016)
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