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The Best Quotes About Election

Updated June 14, 2019 1.1k votes 464 voters 53.1k views

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A list of the best election quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous election quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic election quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational election quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about election?" and "What are inspirational election quotes?"

This list includes notable election quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest election quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite election sayings get to the bottom of the list.
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    The election is not very far off when a candidate can recognize you across the street.

    Kin Hubbard
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    Votes should be weighed not counted.

    Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
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    An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.

    George Bernard Shaw
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    Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.

    Richard Nixon
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    Football strategy does not originate in a scrimmage: it is useless to expect solutions in a political campaign.

    Walter Lippmann
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    Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.

    George Bernard Shaw
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    I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all.

    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert
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    Get the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.

    Frank Dane
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    The only thing we learn from new elections is we learned nothing from the old.

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    The Republicans have their splits right after election and Democrats have theirs just before an election.

    Will Rogers
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    Which one of the three candidates would you want your daughter to marry?

    Ross Perot
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    I have just received the following wire from my generous Daddy. It says, Dear Jack: Don't buy a single vote more than is necessary. I'll be damned if I am going to pay for a landslide.

    John F. Kennedy
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    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 principals and aims as two peas in the same pod.

    Franklin D. Roosevelt
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    When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.

    Edmund Burke
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    The English people believes itself to be free; it is gravely mistaken; it is free only during election of members of parliament; as soon as the members are elected, the people is enslaved; it is nothing. In the brief moment of its freedom, the English people makes such a use of that freedom that it deserves to lose it.

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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    If you want to get elected, shake hands with 25, 000 people between and November 7.

    Harry S. Truman
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    If elected I shall be thankful; if not, it will be all the same.

    Abraham Lincoln
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    I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.

    Adlai Stevenson I
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    American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age.

    Marshall McLuhan
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    Maybe a nation that consumes as much booze and dope as we do and has our kind of divorce statistics should pipe down about character issues. Either that or just go ahead and determine the presidency with three-legged races and pie-eating contests. It would make better TV.

    P. J. O'Rourke
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    There isn't any finer folks living than a Republican that votes the Democratic ticket.

    Will Rogers
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    In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected.

    Clare Boothe Luce
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    anytime you see white men suppose to fight each other an you not white, well you know you got trouble, because they blah-blah loud about Democrat or Republican an they huffing an puff about democracy someplace else but relentless, see, the deal come down evil on somebody don have no shirt an tie, somebody don live in no whiteman house no whiteman country.

    June Jordan
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    The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal -- that you can gather votes like box tops -- is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.

    Adlai Stevenson I
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    I never vote for anyone. I always vote against.

    W. C. Fields