Sir Winston ChurchillSir Winston Churchill, (1874-1965) Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940-1945, 1951-1955)

Sir Winston Churchill Quote

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

Sir Winston ChurchillSir Winston Churchill
~ Sir Winston Churchill

Ratings and Comments

D. Williams, Carmel, IN

What more needs to be said.

Joel, Rochester, MI

I concur. I believe I'm above average ... but, doesn't everyone believe they are too?

G.W.D., Canada

Duh, what's the question again?

G W Bush, W D C

Dam true, look at america today! hicks incharge

Devon, Edmonton, AB

Truer words have never been said.

Ekoorb, Dorkfish

I dont get it and want to know what it means!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Skyhawk    12/31/07

The best quote ever about elections. How do you think George W Bush got elected.

Steven, Maryland, United States

It is a biggest fallacy to assume people know what they are doing.

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Anonymous    3/12/09

It's funny because it's true... sad.

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    Anonymous    5/13/09

    Which is why we should teach our prospective voters (students) to THINK instead of just memorize information and use it to fill in bubbles on scantrons. Duh!

    Dennis, Harrisville, UT

    Just go out and talk to anyone about our nation and its history, most don't know a damn thing. It's our inability to to understand our past that keeps our future in jeopardy. Lest everyone forget that we broke from England so that we were not run by government and taxation without representation.

    Low On Prozac, Baton Rouge, La.

    This is a great quote, and I’ll give it 5 stars, but Churchill also said, “… democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried”. I’ll go with the “Wisdom of the Crowd” over the wisdom of tyrants, kings, or philosophers.

    Gary Neville, Manchester

    I don't like africans

    warren, olathe

    Oh come on Skyhawk! Are you implying that Gore had a brain? Bush was proof twice that the voters in this country have at least some sense on occasion. And compared to what came just before and after him he seems to be a genius.

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    anonymous    11/3/14

    Everyone thinks they're above average. It just can't be so.

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      anonymous    11/3/14

      I don't like Gary Neville.

      Mary - MI
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      Mary - MI    11/3/14

      Hey Skyhawk - How do you think Barack Obama got elected???
      Oh, and Gary Neville ... I don't like numbskull racists like you.

      cal, lewisville, tx

      Right now I believe Ted Cruz to be the greatest, but will still have my doubts.

      E Archer, NYC

      Indeed! ;-) Which is why not everything can be up for vote.


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