Election Proverbs

By | January 11, 2017

Sayings about Elections

The only thing we learn from new elections is we learned nothing from the old. ~ American Proverbs

Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical. ~ American Proverb

If you take too long to choose, you will end up with the leftovers. ~ Croatian Proverbs

A slave does not choose his master. ~ Ghanaian Proverbs

Many promises impair confidence. ~ Latin Proverbs

Thirty-six plans of how to win the battle are not so good as one plan to withdraw from the fight. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength. ~ Traditional Proverb

A three inch tongue — the iron bulwark of politics. ~ Japanese Proverb

Saying about Election

Quotations about Election

Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation. ~ Simon Sinek

Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they’ve told you what you think it is you want to hear. ~ Alan Coren

If you want to get elected, shake hands with 25, 000 people between and November 7. ~ Harry S. Truman

It’s not the voting that’s democracy; it’s the counting. ~ Tom Stoppard

If elected I shall be thankful; if not, it will be all the same. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody. ~ Franklin P. Adams

In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected. ~ Clare Boothe Luce

Truth is not determined by majority vote. ~ Doug Gwyn

The general election is not an organizational exercise – it’s a mass media exercise. ~ Roger Stone

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant. ~ Charles de Gaulle

The poll that matters is the one that happens on Election Day. ~ Heather Wilson

To vote is like the payment of a debt, a duty never to be neglected, if its performance is possible. ~ Rutherford B. Hayes

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be. ~ Sydney J. Harris

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so. ~ Gore Vidal

The universe is not rich enough to buy the vote of an honest man. ~ St. Gregory The Great

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ George Jean Nathan

If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven. ~ Will Rogers

People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote – a very different thing. ~ Walter H. Judd

The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~ Henry Cate

We have a presidential election coming up. And I think the big problem, of course, is that someone will win.~ Barry Crimmins

The most important political office is that of the private citizen. ~ Louis Brandeis

The fastest way for a politician to become an elder statesman is to lose an election. ~ Earl Wilson

In an election, one needs both hope and audacity. ~ Francois Hollande

Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion. ~ Richard M. Nixon

Elections are held to delude the populace into believing that they are participating in government. ~ Gerald F. Lieberman

You don’t have to fool all the people all of the time; you just have to fool enough to get elected. ~ Gerald Barzan

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least. ~ Robert Byrne

Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right? ~ Robert Orben

If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. ~ Jay Leno

During a campaign the air is full of speeches – and vice versa. ~ Author Unknown

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it. ~ Clarence Darrow

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. ~ Winston Churchill

The election is not very far off when a candidate can recognize you across the street. ~ Kin Hubbard

Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor. ~ James Russell Lowell

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~ Oscar Ameringer

Don’t vote, it only encourages them. ~ Billy Connolly

Mankind will never see an end of trouble until… lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power… become lovers of wisdom. ~ Plato

Democracy: The state of affairs in which you consent to having your pocket picked, and elect the best man to do it. ~ Benjamin Lichtenberg

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

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

Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves. ~ Herbert Marcuse

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. ~ Joseph Stalin

Vote early and vote often. ~ William Porcher Miles

Regardless of who wins, an election should be a time for optimism and fresh approaches. ~ Gary Johnson

If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal. ~ Emma Goldman

Votes should be weighed not counted. ~ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

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

I’m tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn’t work. Of course it doesn’t work. We are supposed to work it. ~ Alexander Woollcott

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

We have plenty of Confidence in this country, but we are a little short of good men to place our Confidence in. ~ Will Rogers

Get the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything. ~ Frank Dane

The right of election is the very essence of the constitution. ~ Junius

Politicians all too often think about the next election. Statesmen think about the next generation. ~ Linda Lingle

A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected. ~ Carl Sandburg

To finalize, the purpose of an election is to hear the will of the people, not to fabricate votes. ~ Lincoln Diaz-Balart

Let’s try winning and see what it feels like. If we don’t like it, we can go back to our traditions. ~ Paul Tsongas

Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods. ~ H. L. Mencken

There are elections in which everyone knows that ‘the people have spoken’ but they don’t always know exactly what the people have said. ~ Kay Bailey Hutchison

 

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