H. L. Mencken
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Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses.
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
Democracy is the art form of running the circus from the monkey cage.
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
Democracy the domination of unreflective and timorous men, moved in vast herds by mob conditions.
Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other, and the candidates spend so much time making each other's speeches, that by the time election day is past there is nothing much to do save turn the sitting rascals out and let a new gang in.
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
Experience is a poor guide to man, and is seldom followed. What really teaches a man is not experience, but observation.