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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Elections (47 Quotations)

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

 

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

 

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To win in this country these days you have got to campaign down to a thirteen year-old's level of mental development .
~ Willie Brown

 

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Defeat has its lessons as well as victory.
~ Patrick Buchanan

 

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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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Do not run a campaign that would embarrass your mother.
~ Robert C. Byrd

 

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

 

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You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.
~ Mario Cuomo

 

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

 

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I never vote for anyone. I always vote against.
~ W. C. Fields

 

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I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all.
~ W. S. Gilbert

 

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In every election in American history both parties have their clichTs. The party that has the clichTs that ring true wins.
~ Newt Gingrich

 

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Everybody except us is running for governor.
~ Barry Gray

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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