Election Quotes

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

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

Adolf Hitler

We always want the best man to win an election. Unfortunately, he never runs.

Will Rogers

Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good: 'Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.

Bill Vaughan

Advertising is of the very essence of democracy. An election goes on every minute of the business day across the counters of hundreds of thousands of stores and shops where the customers state their preferences and determine which manufacturer and which product shall be the leader today, and which shall lead tomorrow.

Bruce Barton

The election isn't very far off when a candidate can recognize you across the street

Kin Hubbard

I'll be glad to reply to or dodge your questions, depending on what I think will help our election most.

George Bush

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

T.S. Eliot

War, n: A time-tested political tactic guaranteed to raise a president’s popularity rating by at least 30 points. It is especially useful during election years and economic downturns.

Chaz Bufe

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote in a national election

Bill Vaughn

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 principles and aims as two peas in the same pod

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Millions of votes are thrown out in election after election in this country. Now that's a story.

Andrew Lack

When seagull droppings landed on my head at a campaign event at Bowers Beach two days before Election Day, I chose to read it as a sign of a coming success.

Joseph Robinette

The general election of 1983 has produced one important result that has passed virtually without comment in the media. It is that, for the first time since 1945, a political party with an openly socialist policy has received the support of over eight and a half million people. This is a remarkable development by any standards and it deserves some analysis ... the 1983 Labour manifesto commanded the loyalty of millions of voters and a democratic socialist bridge-head in public understanding and support can be made.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

If there are further steps to European integration, the people should have their say at a general election or in a referendum.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

I shall not rest until, once again, the destinies of our people and our party are joined together again in victory at the next general election Labour in its rightful place in government again.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

Thales was the first man to have seen the cause of, and to predict, an eclipse of the sun. This means he figured out that the heavens move in regular ways that accord with mathematical reasoning. He was able to reason from visible effects to invisible causes and speculate about the intelligible order of nature as a whole. ... This moment contains many elements: satisfaction at having solved a problem; pleasure in using his faculties; fullness of pride, more complete than that of any conqueror, for he surveys and possesses all; certitude drawn from within himself, requiring no authorities; self-sufficiency, not depending, for the fulfillment of what is highest in himself, on other men or opinions or on accidents such as birth or election to power, on anything that can be taken from him; a happiness that has no admixture of illusion.

Allan David Bloom
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