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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)
QUOTATION: Democracy will prevail when men believe the vote of Judas as good as that of Jesus Christ.
ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to THOMAS CARLYLE, by Wendell Phillips, in “The Scholar in a Republic,” address at the centennial anniversary of the Phi Beta Kappa of Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 30, 1881.—Carlos Martyn, Wendell Phillips, the Agitator, p. 581 (1890). Unverified.
SUBJECTS: Democracy