A monarchy is a merchantman, which sails well, but will sometimes strike on a rock and go to the bottom, whilst a republic is a raft which will never sink, but then your feet are always in water.
A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction. These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way.
Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism.- Benazir Bhutto
In a democracy everybody has a right to be represented, including the jerks.- Chris Patten
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Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy.- Peter Ustinov
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|Birth:||9th April, 1758|
|Death:||4th July, 1808|
Fisher Ames was born in Dedham, Massachusetts. He was an American politician and lawyer. He was a Representative in the United States Congress from the 1st Congressional District of Massachusetts. He was an important leader of the Federalists in the House, and was noted for his oratorical skill. He graduated from Harvard College in 1774 when he began work as a teacher. While teaching school Ames also studied law. He was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Dedham in 1781.
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