63 Quotes About Voting - Page 3
When I have to choose between voting for the people or the special interests, I always stick with the special interests. They remember. The people forget.
Henry F. Ashurst
Why do the people humiliate themselves by voting? I didn't vote because I have dignity. If I had closed my nose and voted for one of them, I would spit on my own face.
I consider all proposals for government action with an open mind before voting "no."
The elector, who gives his vote for one whom he is persuaded on good grounds is dishonest in his motives, abuses the most sacred of his public duties.
James Fenimore Cooper
When people put their ballots in the boxes, they are, by that act, inoculated against the feeling that the government is not theirs. They then accept, in some measure, that its errors are their errors, its aberrations their aberrations, that any revolt will be against themselves. It's a remarkably shrewd and rather conservative arrangement when one thinks of it.
John Kenneth Galbraith
In this country, the vote is not the bottom line--the bottom line is.
Richard M. Gross
Our democracy is but a name. We vote? What does that mean? It means that we choose between two bodies of real, though not avowed, autocrats. We choose between Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
Our people are slow to learn the wisdom of sending character instead of talent to Congress.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
While the President is a million votes ahead in the popular vote, when the country vote comes in Mr. Truman will be defeated by an overwhelming majority.
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H. V. Kaltenborn
The people have spoken--the bastards!
Perhaps America will one day go fascist democratically, by popular vote.
William L. Shirer
All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong.
Henry David Thoreau
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
John Quincy Adams
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