Election Quotes

The Oscars demonstrate the will of the people to control and judge those they have elected to stand above them (much, perhaps, as in bygone days, an election celebrated the same).

David Mamet

The idea of an election is much more interesting to me than the election itself...The act of voting is in itself the defining moment.

Jeff Melvoin

I guess truth can hurt you worse in an election than about anything that can happen to you.

Will Rogers

Sooner will a camel pass through a needle's eye than a great man be "discovered" by an election

Adolf Hitler

My family has never suggested to me that my identity or value to them depended on my station in life. I knew that they did not consider me any more or less valuable because I held some political office. They valued me as a husband and father, whether or not I won an election. Nor did they regard holding office on Capitol Hill or in the Missouri statehouse as the epitome of success. Quite the contrary, my family had endured numerous personal sacrifices because of my public positions.

John David Ashcroft

In the end, ... that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism, or do we participate in a politics of hope?

Barack Obama

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

Otto von Bismarck

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: You liberate a city by destroying it. Words are used to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.

Gore Vidal

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

George Bernard Shaw

The current political tension is very serious.... We have not yet ruled out a boycott of the election.

Abhisit Vejjajiva

In every election in American history both parties have their cliches. The party that has the cliches that ring true wins.

Newt Gingrich

Any politician who starts shouting election-year demagoguery about the rich and the poor should be asked, "What about the other 90 percent of the people?"

Thomas Sowell

The fastest way for a politician to become an elder statesman is to lose an election.

Earl Wilson

The only thing we learn from a new election is we learned nothing from the old

Gerald Barzan

A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.

James Freeman Clarke
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