Election Quotes

Election Quotes

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

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

“Through the repeated hammer blows of defeat, destruction, and deportation, interpreted by the faithful prophets, Israel has to learn that election is not for comfort and security but for suffering and humiliation.” ~ Lesslie Newbigin

“No man will ever bring out of that office the reputation which carries him into it. The honeymoon would be as short in that case as in any other, and its moments of ecstasy would be ransomed by years of torment and hatred.” ~ Thomas Jefferson


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

“Why is it that we all say we hate our hypocritical politicians being controlled by special interests groups, and every election…we vote them in again.” ~ Colleen Hitchcock

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

“Every election is determined by the people who show up.” ~ Larry J. Sabato

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

“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

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

“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

“The people who cast the votes don’t decide an election, the people who count the votes do.” ~ Joseph Stalin

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

“Most people hates politicians and politics itself:but always vote during election to elect a president. I am always tempted to ask who a politician is?” ~ Aboagye Williamson De-graft

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

“My friends…” ~ John McCain

“In an election, one needs both hope and audacity.Francois Hollande

“That we have the vote means nothing. That we use it in the right way means everything.” ~ Lou Henry Hoover

“Elections determine who is in power, but they do not determine how power is used.” ~ Paul Collier


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