Just the concept of personal freedom within a democracy, for instance, is a relatively young idea – only about 300 years old in this country.
Democracy and socialism are means to an end, not the end itself.
In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace.
Israel is the only democracy in this part of the world.
If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: ‘Thou shalt not ration justice.’
A constitutional democracy is in serious trouble if its citizenry does not have a certain degree of education and civic virtue.
Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.
Democracy is not about making speeches. It is about making committees work.
The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition.
The motive power of democracy is love.