Quotations About
elections

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

Felix Holt (1866)
Posted in: George Eliot

Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.

Prejudices, First Series (1919)
Posted in: H. L. Mencken

Let all people come in, and vote fairly; it is to support one or the other party, to deny any man’s vote.

Ashby v. White (1703), 2 Raym. Rep. 958; reported in James William Norton-Kyshe, Dictionary of Legal Quotations (1904)
Posted in: John Holt

I consider biennial elections as a security that the sober, second thought of the people shall be law.

speech on Biennial Elections before the Convention of Massachusetts (January 1788)
Posted in: Fisher Ames

Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens.

"Election Madness" The Progressive (March 2008)
Posted in: Howard Zinn

No, this election, and every election, is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives.

Speech, 2016 Democratic National Convention
Posted in: Michelle Obama