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George W. Brown
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Those who have responsibilities without rights are slaves, those who have rights without responsibility are parasites.

1952 - from "Canadian Democracy In Action", J.M. Dent and Sons publisher
Democracy must have people who understand and believe in its principles and are determined to preserve them, for it will not last by itself or by wishful thinking. Democracy must have people who are determined to work together, who have convictions of their own but are willing to respect and co-operate with those with whom they disagree. Democracy must have educated and thinking people, people who believe not merely in preserving their rights but in shouldering their share of responsibilities, people of self discipline and community spirit.

1952 - from "Canadian Democracy In Action", J.M. Dent and Sons publisher
Having seen dictatorships rise in other countries, we should be foolish to say 'it can't happen here.' As Abraham Lincoln said: 'The price of liberty is eternal vigilance', and liberty is our most precious possession So, then, should vigilance be our constant care.

1952 - from "Canadian Democracy In Action", J.M. Dent and Sons publisher
The greatest danger which faces democratic government in the modern world is that the peoples of the democracies themselves may not understand their own institutions.

1952 - from "Canadian Democracy In Action", J.M. Dent and Sons publisher
In a true democracy the majority must not use its power as a steam roller riding ruthlessly over the interests and feelings of the minority; while, at the same time, the minority has an equal obligation to respect and co-operate with the majority. Whatever democracy is, it is not government by brute force but by persuasion. It is a sense of fair play, of justice and sportsmanship in the highest sense of that term.

1952 - from "Canadian Democracy In Action", J.M. Dent and Sons publisher