Voting Quotes

Most popular voting quotes

Vote early and vote often.
Voting is a civic sacrament.
Voting, the first duty of democracy.
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

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If voting mattered, they wouldn't let us do it.
If you don't vote, you're going to get a spanking.
If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.


A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.
Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.


If God wanted us to vote, He'd have given us candidates.
It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.


It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.
When you skip voting, it's not rebellion.  It's surrender.
Act as if the whole election depended on your single vote.
Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.

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Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.
A man without a vote in this land is like a man without a hand.


"A straw vote," says I, "only shows which way the hot air blows."
It's true that voting isn't the most we can do—but it is the least.
Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.
Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.
Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
Perhaps America will one day go fascist democratically, by popular vote.
When a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me.
If the ballot doesn't work, we'll try something else. But let us try the ballot.
We go by the major vote, and if the majority are insane, the sane must go to the hospital.
Rare is the citizen who will accept responsibility for the politician he voted into office.


Voting is simply a way of determining which side is the stronger without putting it to the test of fighting.
It's not the hand that signs the laws that holds the destiny of America. It's the hand that casts the ballot.

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Vote, n.  The instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody, rather than for somebody.


A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
Politics is not just about voting one day every four years. Politics is the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the road we walk on.


Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.
In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard's vote.
Inside the polling booth every American man and woman stands as the equal of every other American man and woman. There they have no superiors. There they have no masters save their own minds and consciences.
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.

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At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy is the little man, walking into the little booth, with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper—no amount of rhetoric or voluminous discussion can possibly diminish the overwhelming importance of that point.