Voting Quotes

Best selected voting quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about votes & voting will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.

It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting. Tom Stoppard
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all. John F. Kennedy
Perhaps America will one day go fascist democratically, by popular vote. William L. Shirer
When he first ran for office, he appealed to the voters: ''I never stole anything in my life. All I ask is a chance.'' Anonymous
Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues. George F. Will
The effort to calculate exactly what the voters want at each particular moment leaves out of account the fact that when they are troubled the thing the voters most want is to be told what to want. Walter Lippmann
Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. Gore Vidal
We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate. Kin Hubbard
Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good. H. L. Mencken
The margin is narrow, but the responsibility is clear. John F. Kennedy
When a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me. Harry S. Truman
The ballot is stronger than the bullet. Abraham Lincoln
Suffrage is the pivotal right. Susan B. Anthony
It makes no difference whom you vote for -- the two parties are really one party representing four percent of the people. Gore Vidal
Our elections are free -- it's in the results where eventually we pay. Bill Stern
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
Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing. Bernard M. Baruch
The average man votes below himself; he votes with half a mind or a hundredth part of one. A man ought to vote with the whole of himself, as he worships or gets married. A man ought to vote with his head and heart, his soul and stomach, his eye for faces and his ear for music; also (when sufficiently provoked) with his hands and feet. If he has ever seen a fine sunset, the crimson color of it should creep into his vote. The question is not so much whether only a minority of the electorate votes. The point is that only a minority of the voter votes. Gilbert K. Chesterton
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
Where annual elections end where slavery begins. John Quincy Adams
''I'm so insane, I voted for Eisenhower.'' ''Oh yeah, well I'm so insane, I voted for Eisenhower TWICE!'' Ken Kesey
The fact that a man is to vote forces him to think. You may preach to a congregation by the year and not affect its thought because it is not called upon for definite action. But throw your subject into a campaign and it becomes a challenge. John Jay Chapman
There can no longer be anyone too poor to vote. Lyndon B. Johnson
The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet. Abraham Lincoln
You can milk a cow the wrong way once and still be a farmer, but vote the wrong way on a water tower and you can be in trouble. John F. Kennedy
There is no city in the United States in which I can get a warmer welcome and fewer votes than Columbia, Ohio. John F. Kennedy
Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. George Bernard Shaw
In times of stress and strain, people will vote. Anonymous
We just did a survey that showed.... something like 65 percent of the [American] people couldn't vote for the First Amendment if it was up for a vote today. Peter Prichard
Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust. Grover Cleveland
A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows. O. Henry
No matter whom you vote for, the Government always gets in. Anonymous

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