Quotation Explorer - 'Vote'

[To a first-term congressman who wanted wanted excused from voting with the party to satisfy his biggest contributors:] Son, if you can't take their money, drink their whiskey, screw their women, and then vote against 'em, you don't deserve to be here.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote! - Benjamin Franklin
Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good. - H.L. Mencken
VOTE, n. The instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country. - Ambrose Bierce
This country has been strip-mined by rich and powerful interests. If you dont like what they're doing, don't just sit there. Vote them out. - Ralph Nader
The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting. - Charles Bukowski
When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic. Sell not liberty to purchase power. - Benjamin Franklin
The value of a person’s quote or post is not determined by the number of online LIKE vote that it has got, but by the trustworthiness of the people who come truly in its support. - Anuj Somany
I am at liberty to vote as my conscience and judgment dictates to be right, without the yoke of any party on me... Look at my arms, you will find no party hand-cuff on them. - David Crockett
Children are more than we think they are; they can do more than we think they can do. All they need is a vote of confidence from grownups, whom they will ultimately replace anyway. Their dream today will become the realities of tomorrow. - Wess Stafford
There are two political truisms: Old people vote and Republicans eat their young. - Eddie Whitlock
In a democracy, people always vote for their alike! Pig for the pig, raven for the raven! Dull for the dull, wise for the wise! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Till the end of my life, I shall never canvas for a vote. I shall not even expect a word of praise from any quarter. - Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
The value of a quote is not determined by the number of online LIKE vote that it has got of the people, but only by the worth of a person who in its support is true to own nature. - Anuj Somany
Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours. - Grover Cleveland
There's no such thing as a vote that doesn't matter. - Barack Obama
Enough !! of the lion ruling the wild territory, time to vote the panther gentlemen. - Neymat Khan
Dirty politicians, corrupt leaders and thieves are sent to the Ugandan parliament and state house by lazy Ugandans who don’t go to vote. - Allan Amanyire
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
Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. - George Jean Nathan
People vote their resentment, not their appreciation. The average man does not vote for anything, but against something. - William Bennet Munro
Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing. - Bernard M. Baruch
Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch. Freedom comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote. - Marvin Simkin
If one candidate is appealing to your fears, and the other one's appealing to your hopes, you’d better vote for the person who wants you to think and hope! - Bill Clinton
As they say around the Texas Legislature, if you can't drink their whiskey, screw their women, take their money, and vote against 'em anyway, you don't belong in office. - Molly Ivins
Democracy is not just the right to vote, it is the right to live in dignity. - Naomi Klein
Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody. - Franklin P. Adams
As people do better, they start voting like Republicans- unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing.
If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. - Jay Leno
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
We don’t vote for people because they are the exact embodiment of our values, but because they are likely to be the most responsive to them. - Charles M. Blow
The right to vote is a *consequence*, not a primary cause, of a free social system -- and its value depends on the constitutional structure implementing and strictly delimiting the voters' power; unlimited majority rule is an instance of the principle of tyranny. - Ayn Rand
You've got to vote for someone. It's a shame, but it's got to be done. - Whoopi Goldberg
Our democracy is but a name. We vote? What does that mean? It means we choose between two bodies of real, though not avowed, autocrats. We choose between Tweedledum and Tweedledee... - Helen Keller
Every book purchase made from Amazon is a vote for a culture without content and without contentment. - Ursula K. Le Guin
Money has replaced the vote. - Chris Hedges
I never vote for anyone; I always vote against.
The desire to be a politician should bar you for life from ever becoming one."Don't vote. It just encourages them.... - Billy Connolly
People who don't exercise their freedom of voting (choosing their leaders) are irresponsible. Such people have no right to complain or want more than what they are receiving from the government. Intentional failure to vote is cowardly, irresponsible and a sign of ignorance. - Allan Amanyire
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. - Theodore Roosevelt
There has never been a more important time to vote for the Green Party! - Steven Magee
PLEBISCITE, n. A popular vote to ascertain the will of the sovereign. - Ambrose Bierce
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least. - Robert Byrne
Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger. - Ron Paul
History shows us that people often make mistakes, they give wrong decisions, they vote for the wrong persons! And history also shows us that in the end they pay a heavy price for it! - Mehmet Murat ildan
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
When people don’t know whom to vote, it is just waste of time and money. - M.F. Moonzajer
dumb cunts vote for whoever throws the biggest promotional budget at them - Sophie Cooke
Because of the power that we have given money: The government would rather have taxpayers who do not vote, than voters who do not pay tax. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Kids are never the problem. They are born scientists. The problem is always the adults. They beat the curiosity out of kids. They outnumber kids. They vote. They wield resources. That's why my public focus is primarily adults. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
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
Scripture is our norming norm and tradition is our normed norm and that in a doctrinal controversy Scripture alone has absolute veto power while The Great Tradition (orthodox doctrine) has a vote but not a veto. - Roger E. Olson
I won the vote but shunned the soft parade[...]I won every battle and lost the war"(Geronimo) - Shannon McNally
It's not in the interests of the self-serving government to educate the masses to the point where they are smart enough to see through the bullshit - because then people will be too smart to vote for them again. - Christina Engela
A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows. - O. Henry
A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote. - Benjamin Franklin
If you want kids, choose your girlfriend like your future child has the deciding vote. - Stefan Molyneux
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
It is not only the unit vote for the Presidency we are talking about, but a whole solar system of governmental power. If it is proposed to change the balance of power of one of the elements of the solar system, it is necessary to consider the others. - John F. Kennedy
The period of time between eligibility to vote and the start of adulthood is a window of opportunity that the liberals are willing to exploit to their advantage. - Mike Klepper
Vote early and vote often. - Al Capone
In democracy it's your vote that counts; In feudalism it's your count that votes. - Mogens Jallberg
The vote means nothing to women. We should be armed.
When the political columnists say 'Every thinking man' they mean themselves, and when candidates appeal to 'Every intelligent voter' they mean everybody who is going to vote for them. - Franklin P. Adams
Denying the popular vote is un-American and anti-democratic. - DaShanne Stokes
How can you put human rights to a popular vote and call it democracy? How many times do you need to redefine or haggle about the meaning of the word EQUALITY. - Christina Engela
I want to stand by my country, but I cannot vote for war - Jeannette Rankin
ultimately, the long-term goal is to have a critically informed public vote out of office representatives that are sacrificing children to the corporate bottom line with prepackaged teacher-proof curricula, standardized tests, and accountability schemes. - Pepi Leistyna
A person can never realize as how difficult it is to get even one ground support or an online like vote from the people unless and until he starts saying or doing consistently something of his own - Anuj Somany
REFERENDUM, n. A law for submission of proposed legislation to a popular vote to learn the nonsensus of public opinion. - Ambrose Bierce
People vote for whom they believe will be the best president and representative for our country. The First Lady is not on the ballot. - Venita Ellick
I vote, I participate, I am present, I am concerned" - mirror of a paradoxical mockery, mirror of the indifference of all public signification. - Jean Baudrillard
Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want. - Anna Lappé
God is on top of His own league and he doesn't need anyone's vote to fulfill His promises. - Euginia Herlihy
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