Quotation Explorer - 'Election'

I know nothing grander, better exercise, better digestion, more positive proof of the past, the triumphant result of faith in human kind, than a well-contested American national election. - Walt Whitman
Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods. - H.L. Mencken
I've said it before, history repeats itself for those who don't learn from the past. Can we please learn from all this? Please? Or is everyone waiting for yet another savior to come along and charm them Hollywood style if freedom is still around for America's next election? - L.M. Fields
I cannot live to hear the news from England.But I do prophesy th' election lightsOn Fortinbras; he has my dying voice.So tell him, with th' occurents, more and less,Which have solicited - the rest is silence. - William Shakespeare
Washington DC is the only place in America where people put bumper stickers on their cars the day *after* the election.
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
The people who cast the votes do not decide an election, the people who count the votes do. - Joseph Stalin
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. - T. S. Eliot
The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks about the next election while the statesman think about the next generation. - James Freeman Clarke
For those suggesting criticisms of drone kills should wait until the election: that'd be reasonable if he stops killing until the election. - Glenn Greenwald
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 to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests. - Gore Vidal
The collaboration between secretaries of state, election officials and the voting system manufacturers on the matter of enforcing this black box proprietary code secrecy with election systems, is nothing less than the commoditization and monetization of American Democracy - James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology
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
That's the trouble with a politician's life-somebody is always interrupting it with an election. - Will Rogers
Doesn't it seem more reasonable to take action to heal the social pathology that generates crime than to use gun control to blow another political toe off American liberalism during each election cycle? - Joe Bageant
The 2016 USA presidential election race clarified how an evil Nazi dictator like Adolf Hitler was able to come to power in global politics. - Steven Magee
Coming out on June 15 - "For the People, Time to Take Our Country Back!" Just in time for the presidential general election campaign. More details to follow as the date approaches - I.Vicente
A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman of the next generation. - James Clarke
No one knows, and few conceive, the agony of mind that I have suffered from the time that I was made by circumstances, and not by my volition, a candidate for the Presidency till I was dismissed from that station by the failure of my election. - John Quincy Adams
Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves. - Herbert Marcuse
Most politicians are corrupt as they do not represent the masses that voted for them, but rather they choose to return numerous favors to the corporations that funded their election campaigns. - Steven Magee
America is a land where a citizen will cross the ocean to fight for democracy - and wont cross the street to vote in a national election. - Bill Vaughn
The security theater we are witnessing in our election system boasting the illusion of security via ‘clunky as heck’ and air gap defense will do nothing against the real and sophisticated adversarial landscape that is zeroing in on our democracy - James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology
Democracy: The substitution of election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. - George Bernard Shaw
It's nice to see a Democrat blow something besides an election.
If this election had gone down in another country we'd be invading them right now to install a democracy.
Believe it; 25 years from now or less, you will be voted for or appointed by the actions you are taking today! Guess what the vote will mean. Will it be an election for you to occupy the edifice of failure or to be the administrator in the kingdom of success? Rise up and optimize your potentials! - Israelmore Ayivor
Josh: So, Toby, it’s election night. What do you say about a country that goes out of its way to protect even those citizens that try to destroy it?Toby: God bless America. - Aaron Sorkin
If a politician wins in a dirty way at election, he will sat in position and works with corruption. - Bradley B. Dalina
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. - George Bernard Shaw
An honest election, under democracy, is an act of innocence which does not take place more than once in the history of a given nation.
Maybe I should have gone into politics. If you were a political activist, election season brought moments of intensity, whichever side you were on, and meanwhile here I was inarguably withering away, - Michel Houellebecq
To understand what's happening in the U.S. presidential election of 2016, you need to know what's going on in the year 2024! Soundscape: Where hearing is believing. - Royce Flippin
If we would learn what the human race really is at bottom, we need only observe it in election times. - Mark Twain
People never lie so much as before an election, during a war, or after a hunt. - Otto von Bismarck
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