Most popular voting quotes
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
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.
It's not the hand that signs the laws that holds the destiny of America. It's the hand that casts the ballot.
It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.
If you don't vote, you're going to get a spanking.
Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.
We go by the major vote, and if the majority are insane, the sane must go to the hospital.
When a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me.
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.
If the ballot doesn't work, we'll try something else. But let us try the ballot.
Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.
A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.
Voting, the first duty of democracy.
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.
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.
Act as if the whole election depended on your single vote.
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.
Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody, rather than for somebody.
Rare is the citizen who will accept responsibility for the politician he voted into office.
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.
Voting is a civic sacrament.
If voting mattered, they wouldn't let us do it.
If God wanted us to vote, He'd have given us candidates.
When you skip voting, it's not rebellion. It's surrender.
A man without a vote in this land is like a man without a hand.
Vote, n. The instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
"A straw vote," says I, "only shows which way the hot air blows."
Voting is simply a way of determining which side is the stronger without putting it to the test of fighting.
Perhaps America will one day go fascist democratically, by popular vote.
It's true that voting isn't the most we can do—but it is the least.
It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.
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.
Vote early and vote often.
Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.
If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.