International Democracy Day 2024: Famous Quotes, Wishes, Messages Collection

Here is a collection of quotes on International Democracy Day (well known and original) that you can share with your circle of relatives and friends to help raise public awareness about democracy with the help of the United Nations on this important day of the year.

Famous Quotes on International Democracy Day


  • Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.  Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • I don’t have any formula for ousting a dictator or building democracy. All I can suggest is to forget about yourself and just think of your people. It’s always the people who make things happen. Corazon Aquino
  • Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country. Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Democracy is the only system capable of reflecting the humanist premise of equilibrium or balance. The key to its secret is the involvement of the citizen. John Ralston Saul
  • As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.  Abraham Lincoln
  • Everybody now seems to be talking about democracy. I don’t understand this. As I think of it, democracy isn’t like a Sunday suit to be brought out and worn only for parades. It’s the kind of a life a decent man leads, it’s something to live for and to die for. Dalton Trumbo
  • If we put our trust in the common sense of common men and ‘with malice toward none and charity for all’ go forward on the great adventure of making political, economic, and social democracy a practical reality, we shall not fail. Henry A. Wallace
  • Freedom of expression — in particular, freedom of the press — guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy. Corazon Aquino
  • Democracy is a daring concept — a hope that we’ll be best governed if all of us participate in the act of government. It is meant to be a conversation, a place where the intelligence and local knowledge of the electorate sums together to arrive at actions that reflect the participation of the largest possible number of people. Brian Eno
  • Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy. Jesse Jackson
  • Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country. Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers. Benazir Bhutto
  • The single-most powerful word in our democracy is the word ‘we’. We the people. We shall overcome. Yes we can. Barack Obama
  • The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Winston S. Churchill
  • Democracy literally means the power of people. Democracy is not about politics, it is about the people. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
  • A great democracy has got to be progressive or it will soon cease to be great or a democracy. Theodore Roosevelt

International Democracy Day Wishes, Messages Collection

  • At the time of the Civil War, there were six democracies in the face of the planet. Today, there’s 120 and they’ve been inspired by the American exceptionalism. Robert Kennedy, Jr.
  • The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution! Albert Einstein 
  • I believe that democracy is the best guarantor for peace and cooperation among nations. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it. Howard Zinn 
  • The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return. Gore Vidal
  • The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. Aristotle 
  • When Jefferson and the Republicans rallied to the Union and to the existing Federalist organization, the fabric of traditional American democracy was almost completely woven. Herbert Croly
  • It’s not unpatriotic to denounce an injustice committed on our behalf, perhaps it’s the most patriotic thing we can do. E.A. Bucchianeri


Democracy helps citizens choose their leaders to run their government. It provides equal rights among citizens on the basis of race, religion, and gender. It also enhances the quality of decision-making and the dignity of citizens. Share these quotes on International Democracy Day to grow the awareness of people’s rights.

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