Molly Ivins Quotes

The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion.

The trouble with blaming politicians for everything is that we tend to forget that we, the voters, are the ones who put them in power.

Politics is a game, and it’s a dirty one. But sometimes, it’s the only game worth playing.

In politics, the only thing you can count on is that there will always be someone trying to deceive you.

The best defense against political bullshit is a healthy sense of skepticism.

The media is the watchdog of democracy, but it can only bite if we hold it accountable.

A good journalist is someone who asks the tough questions and follows the story wherever it leads, even if it’s unpopular.

The power of the pen is mightier than the sword, but only if we have the courage to use it.

Democracy is not a spectator sport. It requires active participation from all of us.

If we don’t fight for our rights, we can’t expect anyone else to do it for us.

The beauty of democracy is that it allows us to peacefully change our government if we’re not satisfied with the one in power.

When it comes to politics, passion and reason should go hand in hand.

Politics is a never-ending battle between those who seek power and those who seek justice.

Hope is the fuel that keeps the fire of democracy burning.

A good leader is someone who listens to the people, not just the powerful.

Without a free press, there can be no free society.

The truth is often the first casualty in politics. It’s our job to bring it back to life.

Democracy is messy, but the alternatives are much worse.

The only way to make a difference is to get involved and stay involved.

The true measure of a democracy is how it treats its most vulnerable citizens.

Politics should be about serving the people, not serving ourselves.

The fight for justice is never easy, but it’s always worth it.

We must never stop questioning authority, even when it’s uncomfortable.

Apathy is the enemy of democracy. We must never stop caring.

The power of the people can overcome the power of the few.

A democracy without informed citizens is no democracy at all.

In the battle for truth, we must always stand on the side of the facts.

Every voice matters in a democracy, no matter how small or marginalized.

If we want change, we have to vote for it.

A free press is the oxygen that democracy breathes.

The greatest injustice is when people suffer in silence.

Complacency is the enemy of progress. We must always strive for more.

A strong democracy is built on the foundation of an engaged citizenry.

The fight for justice is a marathon, not a sprint.

We must be the change we want to see in the world.

The power of love is stronger than the love of power.

No one is above the law, especially those who make and enforce it.

We must have the courage to confront our own biases and prejudices.

Every setback is an opportunity for a comeback.

The arc of the moral universe may be long, but it bends towards justice.

We must never forget that democracy is a fragile gift that must be preserved and protected.

The power of a single voice can shake the world.

We must fight for justice not just for ourselves, but for those who can’t fight for themselves.

Change starts within each one of us. We must be the change we want to see in the world.

Democracy is not a destination, it’s a journey that requires our constant vigilance and participation.

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