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Election Quotes

One of the most surreal moments in this election was after the third debate, when I heard a talking head say, Al Gore won on substance, on the issues. But you have to give the victory to Bush because he seems presidential. Bradley Whitford

Elections are not a beauty contest. It is all about tolerance. Vladimir Franz

“Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King could walk. Martin Luther King walked so Obama could run. Obama’s running so we all can fly.” 
― Jay-Z

“Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.” 
― Gore Vidal, 

Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.”

7839The election is not very far off when a candidate can recognize you across the street.Kin Hubbard

Voting is a civic sacrament.” — Theodore Hesburgh

Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate. Orson Welles

Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.H. L. Mencken

Pops added,”you know, they say if you don’t vote, you get the government you deserve.”
“And if you do, you never get the results you expected,” (Katherine) replied.” 
― E.A. Bucchianeri,

“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” 
― Abraham Lincoln

4415Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.Richard Nixon

 “I believe that voting is the first act of building a community, as well as building a country.” — John Ensign

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician’s objective. Election and power are. Cal Thomas

Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves .Herbert Marcuse

.they say if you don’t vote, you get the government you deserve, and if you do, you never get the results you expected.” 
― E.A. Bucchianeri,

“When one with honeyed words but evil mind
Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.” 
― Euripides,

An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.George Bernard Shaw

“I am sure that every one of my colleagues — Democrat, Republican, and Independent — agrees with that statement. That in the voting booth, every one is equal.” — Barbara Boxer

Rajeev Gandhi was prime minister. We’ve had a long family relationship with them. He asked me to fight an election, and I went ahead and did it. But I was not qualified as a politician, and I am not going back there again. Amitabh Bachchan

Winning or losing of the election is less important than strengthening the country.     Indira Gandhi

“When you turn an election into a three-ring circus, there’s always a chance that the dancing bear will win.” 
― Nancy Isenberg,

A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.” 
― Theodore Roosevelt

3915Votes should be weighed not counted.Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

By voting, we add our voice to the chorus that forms opinions and the basis for actions.” — Jens Stoltenberg

Election days come and go. But the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the one percent – a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice – that struggle continues. Bernie Sanders

The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.     Joseph Stalin

“If I were to vote, I would intentionally vote for the goofiest candidate. It is my theory that when the people can outwit the leader, the more respected their voices will be.” 
― Criss Jami,

“Don’t blow off another’s candle for it won’t make yours shine brighter.” 
― Jaachynma N.E. Agu, 

Get the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.Frank Dane

“Voting is as much an emotional act as it is an intellectual one.” — Monica Crowley

Winning or losing of the election is less important than strengthening the country. Indira Gandhi

If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.     Mark Twain

“Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown.
And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves. I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a ‘community organizer,’ except that you have actual responsibilities.” 
― Sarah Palin

Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important.” 
― Jaachynma N.E. Agu

The only thing we learn from new elections is we learned nothing from the old.

“It’s up to all of us, the consumers, to take charge of our health. It’s almost like voting. It’s your responsibility.” — Anne Wojcicki

As I have done in every election since I started voting so many years ago, I always like to take my time and examine the two candidates, see not only the two candidates but the policies they will bring in, the people they will bring in, who they might appoint to the Supreme Court, and look at the whole range of issues before making a decision. Colin Powell

An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.     George Bernard Shaw

“Contrary to popular opinion, leadership is not a reserved position for a particular group of people who were elected or appointed, ordained or enthroned. Leadership is self-made, self-retained, self-inculcated and then exposed through a faithful, sincere and examplary life.” 
― Israelmore Ayivor

“Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves.” 
― Herbert Marcuse

If elected I shall be thankful; if not, it will be all the same.Abraham Lincoln

“Having personally watched the Voting Rights Act being signed into law that August day, I can’t begin to imagine how we could have all been so wrong in believing that more Americans would vote once they were all truly free to do so.” — Andrew Young

As I have done in every election since I started voting so many years ago, I always like to take my time and examine the two candidates, see not only the two candidates but the policies they will bring in, the people they will bring in, who they might appoint to the Supreme Court, and look at the whole range of issues before making a decision. Colin Powell

Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation.     Simon Sinek

Self-leaders are still true leaders even if they have no known followers. True leaders inspire by the influence of their characters and general self-made brands. Leadership is defined by the virtues of one’s behaviour.” 
― Israelmore Ayivor

“The ballot is stronger than the bullet.” 
― Abraham Lincoln

In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected.Clare Boothe Luce

Voting is like alchemy – taking an abstract value and breathing life into it.” — Sharon Salzberg

What we need is some people to stand up with the courage of their convictions, to do what they promised when they ran for election, and fight to stop Obamacare. Jim DeMint

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election .Otto von Bismarck

In philosophy seminars, the choice is usually between good and evil. In the real world, however, the choice is often between a bad guy and a worse guy.” 
― Dinesh D’Souza

“Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best” 
― Otto von Bismarck

I’m not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.Adlai Stevenson I

Voting is how we participate in a civic society — be it for president, be it for a municipal election. It’s the way we teach our children — in school elections — how to be citizens, and the importance of their voice.” — Loretta Lynch

What we need is some people to stand up with the courage of their convictions, to do what they promised when they ran for election, and fight to stop Obamacare. Jim DeMint

Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men     George Bernard Shaw

Self-leaders do not look for followers because they are busily pursuing their influencial dreams that followers will trace and ask for. Followers look for influence and that can be obtained from self-leaders.” 
― Israelmore Ayivor

In a democracy, someone who fails to get elected to office can always console himself with the thought that there was something not quite fair about it.” 
― Thucydides,

101I have just received the following wire from my generous Daddy. It says, Dear Jack: Don’t buy a single vote more than is necessary. I’ll be damned if I am going to pay for a landslide. John F. Kennedy

“Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world.” — Sharon Salzberg

Trust is not something that’s given because you win an election; it’s something you have to earn. Tom Perez

This election could come down to just a handful of votes. It could come down to just one vote.Vicky Hartzler

“Every four years we go through the same cycle of hope and disillusionment.” 
― Sheri Holman,

Politics: the art of using euphemisms, lies, emotionalism and fear-mongering to dupe average people into accepting–or even demanding–their own enslavement.” 
― Larken Rose

An election cannot give a country a firm sense of direction if it has two or more national parties which merely have different names, but are as alike in their principals and aims as two peas in the same pod.Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Every citizen of this country should be guaranteed that their vote matters, that their vote is counted, and that in the voting booth, their vote has a much weight as that of any CEO, any member of Congress, or any President.” — Barbara Boxer

Our love, our gratitude, our admiration for our men and women in uniform, our veterans and their families – all of that is bigger than any one party or any one election. Michelle Obama

The election is not very far off when a candidate can recognize you across the street .Kin Hubbard

“You can be in your room and lead people. Just develop your potentials and publicize them and you will see people looking for your product. That is influence; self-made leaders do not look for followers. Followers look for them.” 
― Israelmore Ayivor

When widely followed public figures feel free to say anything, without any fact-checking, it becomes impossible for a democracy to think intelligently about big issues.” 
― Thomas L. Friedman

114When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.Edmund Burke

Politicians all too often think about the next election. Statesmen think about the next generation. Linda Lingle

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry .George Eliot

“Humans elect leaders on the basis of the promises they make. We [vampires] try to elect ours based solely on the strength of their character.” 
― Darren Shan

“To win the people, always cook them some savoury that pleases them.” 
― Aristophanes

Football strategy does not originate in a scrimmage: it is useless to expect solutions in a political campaign.Walter Lippmann