Democracy is the form of government in which the free are rulers. – Aristotle

Democracy … is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike. – Plato

Party is the madness of the many for the gain of the few. – Alexander Pope

Were there a people of gods, their government would be democratic. So perfect a government is not for men. – Rousseau