Quotes and Sayings about Vote



"No, you can't call your vote in. You have to be there on the floor to vote."
- Gary Ackerman
(Related: Vote)

"Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody."
- Franklin P. Adams
(Related: Men, Women, People, Elections, Vote)

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost."
- John Quincy Adams
(Related: May, Reflection, Vote)

"In the lack of judgment great harm arises, but one vote cast can set right a house."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Harm, Judgment, Right, Vote)

"Everyone's entitled to express their political beliefs. I don't presume to tell anybody who to vote for. I am comfortable telling people what my opinions are."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: People, Beliefs, Opinions, Vote)

"Well, there are certain words and emotions I don't want kids hearing, and I'm not changing because they think it's going to sell better. This is going to sound horrible, but I got 12 million votes doing what I did."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Emotions, Hearing, Kids, Sound, Want, Words)

"It is an essential tenet of our whole representative form of government, the idea that there should not be some tyranny which makes it so nobody can even have a chance to vote."
- Todd Akin
(Related: Government, Idea, Chance, Tyranny, Vote)

"The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning."
- Mitch Albom
(Related: Life, Purpose, Community, Meaning)

"If Mr. Bush and Mr. Forbes don't get most of the votes, they should be arrested for wasting money."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: Money)

"Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it."
- James Allen
(Related: Purpose)

"Even as voters, we try to keep up with the guys as much as possible, mainly through television or ESPN."
- Marcus Allen
(Related: Television)

"America feels like home as much as it does here. Although it's a strange situation as I feel almost like I'm in no-man's land some of the time, because although I'm a resident, I still can't vote so I don't really have a say in what goes on where I live."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Home, Time, America, Land, Vote)

"Nixon regarded himself as having been cheated by life. He never got my vote."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Life, Nixon, Vote)

"You know, it's a big version of an episode, which I think is necessary at this point because we're drawing in people who not only people who have seen the show before and are devoted to it, but people who have never seen it before."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: People)

"The Democratic Party is on the move across the country. Voters are responding to our message of progress and fiscal responsibility."
- Joe Andrew
(Related: Progress, Country, Party, Responsibility)

"Our Founders warned against this. They said don't... that your liberty is only as secure as the people are. Because once they, um, get the ability to vote themselves entitlements from the largesse of the government, liberty is done; freedom is over with. We were warned. We are there."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Government, People, Ability, Freedom, Liberty, Vote)

"Women, we might as well be dogs baying the moon as petitioners without the right to vote!"
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Women, Dogs, Moon, Right)

"I think when you've lost an election by 179, there's going to be a period of time after eighteen years in government when you can't do anything right, and people just kick you for the sake of it, will never admit they voted Conservative."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Government, Time, People, Conservative, Right, Will, Years)

"My fiction is reviewed by the mainstream press, by science fiction periodicals, romance magazines, small press publications and various other journals, including some usually devoted to archaeological and other science material."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Science, Romance, Fiction, Press)

"The half minute which we daily devote to the winding-up of our watches is an exertion of labour almost insensible; yet, by the aid of a few wheels, its effect is spread over the whole twenty-four hours."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Effect)

"It is crucial that members of Congress cast votes that are supportive of the values upon which our nation was founded: equality, freedom, and opportunity for all people."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Equality, People, Opportunity, Values, Congress, Freedom, Nation)

"For 180 years, we voted in English. That is the true American tradition, and this amendment is true to our heritage, not what has existed unnaturally for the last 20 years."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: American, English, Tradition, Years)

"Bush wasn't elected, he was selected - selected by five judges up in Washington who voted along party lines."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: Judges, Party, Washington)

"When we talk about stem cells, we are actually talking about a complicated series of things, including adult stem cells which are largely cells devoted to replacing individual tissues like blood elements or liver or even the brain."
- David Baltimore
(Related: Blood, Talk, Talking)

"After all, I have spent the better part of my adult life insisting that government be open... that government be accessible... and that government be held accountable to people who voted us into office."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Government, Life, People, Office, Open)

"Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Man, Promises, Vote)

"I assure you I will not miss the chance to show you that you were right when you voted for me."
- Traian Basescu
(Related: Chance, Right, Will)

"We are a Nation of peace and compassion, yet these people have and will devote every fiber of their beings to the destruction of Americans and our Country."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Peace, People, Americans, Compassion, Country, Destruction, Nation, Will)

"It is to the Riddle of the Sphinx that I have devoted fifty years of professional life as an anthropologist."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Life, Years)

"I'm inclined to vote for Roberts unless something else comes up. It's a close call."
- Max Baucus
(Related: Vote)

"I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age, where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Age, Thought, People, Being, Congress, Fortune, Injustice, Old, Right, Vietnam, Vote, Voting)

"But people that are worried about unborn babies are the same ones that vote against kindergarten programs in Indiana or school lunch funds out of the federal government."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Government, People, Babies, School, Vote)

"If we want to truly regain the public's trust, we can provide greater accountability and transparency with a simple step. Let's start by communicating to our constituents about the votes we take."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Trust, Public, Want)

"It's very clear you have to engage the public and say: You have to vote no on 74, no on 75, no on 76, no on 77. Those are the issues that Arnold pushing. And those are reactionary, Republican initiatives."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Public, Republican, Vote)

"Lenin said that people vote with their feet. Well, that's what's happening. They either go, or they don't go. It's all politics. It's all demographics."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Politics, People, Feet, Vote)

"The British electors will not vote for a man who does not wear a hat."
- Lord Beaverbrook
(Related: Man, Vote, Will)

"I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight."
- Venerable Bede
(Related: Discipline, Church, Delight, Singing, Study, Teaching, Writing)

"I filed the ethics complaint against Tom DeLay not because I'm a Democrat and he's a Republican or even because he drew me out of my congressional seat but because he engaged in corruption to further his plans to disenfranchise voters in Texas."
- Chris Bell
(Related: Complaint, Corruption, Delay, Ethics, Republican)

"In many ways I wish I wasn't an actor dragging around the baggage from being one so that I could just devote my energies to encouraging people to find their true selves."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: People, Encouraging, Actor, Being)

"I probably would have voted against Justice Thomas, and, and, and I've been disappointed by what Justice Roberts has done."
- Michael Bennett
(Related: Justice)

"Listen, I, I did vote - I did cast a vote for health care, and I also said that I thought the process was horrible. The status quo before we passed health care was also horrible."
- Michael Bennett
(Related: Health, Thought, Care, Vote)

"I decided that my means were sufficient to enable me to devote myself to botany, a determination which I never, during the long period of my subsequent career, had on any occasion any reason to repent of."
- George Bentham
(Related: Determination, Career, Reason)

"This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before."
- Leonard Bernstein
(Related: Music, Will)

"Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do."
- Wendell Berry
(Related: Nature, Deals, Decisions, Justice, Memory, Party, Politicians, Sense)

"Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible."
- Mary McLeod Bethune
(Related: Faith, Life, First, Nothing, Service)

"General Musharraf needs my participation to give credibility to the electoral process, as well as to respect the fundamental right of all those who wish to vote for me."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Credibility, Needs, Participation, Respect, Right, Vote)

"I got involved because I wanted to help inspire more people to get off their butts and register and vote - not just in this election, but in every other election from now on, you know?"
- Jello Biafra
(Related: People, Help, Now, Vote)

"Suffrage, noun. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man's choice, and is highly prized."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Choice, Expression, Man, Opinion, Privilege, Right, Vote)

"Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Power, Country, Fool, Symbol)

"I am a universalist, passionately devoted to the cause of equality within the human family."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Equality, Family, Cause)

"The sad thing is, when it comes to diet, is that even when well-intentioned Feds try to do right by us, they fail. Either they're outvoted by puppets of agribusiness, or they are puppets of agribusiness."
- Mark Bittman
(Related: Diet, Right)

"I believe that people who do not vote in this country have no right to complain about the government that we are now living under. By the same token, if you don't really vote in television, you're never going to have your way. Write a letter to the president of the network."
- Bill Bixby
(Related: Government, People, Country, Living, Network, Now, President, Right, Television, Vote)

"People aren't as stupid as the politicians think. More and more of us are laughing off our 'civic duty' to vote, rejecting the role of compulsory constituent."
- Bob Black
(Related: People, Duty, Politicians, Vote)

"I think that, on the reconciliation issue, if they had the votes, we wouldn't have had the summit. And if they try to go through reconciliation, it will be a change in semantics. Instead of the American people saying 'stop the bill' or 'kill the bill,' it's all going to be about repealing the bill. That's not the kind of discussion that they want."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Change, People, American, Saying, Semantics, Want, Will)

"They reality is that we have 70% of our voters use a punch card system that I tried to change and that bipartisan resistance in the legislature stopped."
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Related: Change, Reality)

"The reason it takes us from November the second to December the sixth to certify is because we have a very tedious, very comprehensive process where we audit by precinct, across the state, every vote that was cast to make sure that every vote that was legally cast is counted."
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Related: December, Reason, State, Vote)

"I have nothing to do with counting the votes."
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Related: Nothing)

"I would anticipate that the Electoral College will be held on the 13th of December, and our 20 electorate votes will go to the certified winner."
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Related: College, December, Will)

"Touch screen voting is a fine thing so long as they have a voter-verified paper trail."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Voting)

"We've got 50 percent voter turnout for presidential elections. That's appalling. We can do so much better."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Elections)

"When you become active in the system and communicate to your representatives, and they don't vote in accordance with your values, your responsibility is to support candidates who will."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Values, Responsibility, Support, Vote, Will)

"Many now born, by the time they are voters will compose part of a nation with a genius nowhere equaled, and with a vast territory upon which those energies and that genius can operate."
- Richard Parks Bland
(Related: Time, Genius, Nation, Now, Will)

"I've been campaigning like anything for restoring these changes. For 27 years. I wrote a book about it, well, a portion of the book was devoted to these scenes and why they should have been in the movie."
- William Peter Blatty
(Related: Years)

"For a devotee or lover, the being, worshipped or loved, will always be the only one for her or him."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Being, Will)

"Having yet another vote on refinery legislation that uses high oil prices as an excuse to weaken environmental protections and to give more legislative gifts to the oil industry is misguided in the extreme."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Environmental, Extreme, Gifts, Legislation, Oil, Vote)

"Make no mistake, a 'yes' vote on the Democrats' health care bill is a vote for taxpayer-funded abortions."
- John Boehner
(Related: Health, Mistake, Care, Democrats, Vote)

"And Hale was devoted to President Kennedy, and there was some talk following the assassination that Hale had warned the President not to go to Dallas, and the connotation was that it would be physically dangerous for him to do so."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: Assassination, President, Talk)

"The very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision."
- David Boies
(Related: Love, Decision, Purpose, Constitution, Court, Decisions, Rights, Legislation, Majority, Minority, Past)

"The U.S. Olympic spirit award is an award that is given to an athlete who embodies the Olympic spirit in more ways than just on the playing field, in showing incredible perseverance, in overcoming obstacles, and what we wanted to do is have everybody can vote on-line."
- Brian Boitano
(Related: Perseverance, Obstacles, Overcoming, Spirit, Vote)

"I want to step up our voter-registration activities. Not every branch does it, and not all the time. I want them to go back and get out the vote because I want us to have a big impact on the Congressional elections this year."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Time, Elections, Vote, Want)

"Every citizen of this country should be guaranteed that their vote matters, that their vote is counted, and that in the voting booth, their vote has a much weight as that of any CEO, any member of Congress, or any President."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Congress, Country, President, Vote, Voting, Weight)

"It is in Saudi Arabia's best interest to allow women to fully participate in its society, and this includes the right to vote and run for office."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Women, Society, Interest, Office, Right, Vote)

"The equality among all members of the League, which is provided in the statutes giving each state only one vote, cannot of course abolish the actual material inequality of the powers concerned."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Equality, Giving, Inequality, State, Vote)

"Illinois has less than a 12 percent black population and I won with 55 percent of the vote."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Population, Vote)

"The failure in Ohio to have adequate voting capacity for the people who were registered and eligible to vote was an absolute denial of their right to vote."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: People, Failure, Denial, Right, Vote, Voting)

"No voters will be left behind."
- Donna Brazile
(Related: Will)

"Well, just that there would be somebody in the office and the voters - it was more or less an understanding in the entire community, as long as that person was doing a good job on the merits, nobody was going to run against him."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Community, Job, Office, Understanding)

"As a political independent, I would gladly vote for any political party dedicated to limited government and entrepreneurship."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Government, Party, Vote)

"I sort of kept my hand in writing and went to work for the Sierra Club in '52, walked the plank there in '69, founded Friends of the Earth and the League of Conservation Voters after that."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Work, Conservation, Earth, Friends, Writing)

"Perhaps we'll realize that each of us has not one vote but ten thousand or a million."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Vote)

"Television is the most perfect democracy. You sit there with your remote control and vote."
- Aaron Brown
(Related: Control, Democracy, Television, Vote)

"I like being in control of making all the major decisions pertaining to my projects. That's something that you don't get to do in a group. Everything has to be voted on - every minor decision."
- Bobby Brown
(Related: Control, Decision, Being, Decisions, Projects)

"I think everybody knows that on November 7th more people voted for Al Gore than George Bush, a fact that has been documented time and time again."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Time, People, Fact)

"The Washingtonian said it shouldn't be built. The gallery's East Building is now considered a triumph, and members of the American Association of Architects have voted it one of the best buildings of all time."
- J. Carter Brown
(Related: Time, American, Building, Now)

"I don't doubt a number of those ballots, of those votes that were cast for me, probably were intended for Vice President Gore."
- Pat Buchanan
(Related: Doubt, President, Vice)

"They may then be willing to cast principled votes based on an educated understanding of the public interest in the face of polls suggesting that the public itself may have quite a different understanding of where its interest lies."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Interest, Lies, May, Public, Understanding)

"What people fail to appreciate is that the currency of corruption in elective office is, not money, but votes."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Money, People, Corruption, Office)

"The kind of corruption the media talk about, the kind the Supreme Court was concerned about, involves the putative sale of votes in exchange for campaign contributions."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Corruption, Court, Media, Talk)

"Once it becomes impossible for members of Congress to make a career of legislative service, the temptation to bend a vote for whatever reason may yield to the better angels of their nature."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Nature, Angels, Career, Congress, May, Reason, Service, Temptation, Vote, Yield)

"Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Energy)

"The Florida Supreme Court wanted all the legal votes to be counted. The United States Supreme Court, on the other hand, did not want all the votes to be counted."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Legal, Court, states, United, Want)

"The votes of 60,000 Floridians were not counted. The Court threw out all 60,00 votes. And that's what the newspapers around the country are counting now."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Country, Court, Newspapers, Now)

"The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting."
- Charles Bukowski
(Related: Time, Democracy, Dictatorship, Difference, First, Vote, Voting, Waste)

"I don't vote for the guy I trust. I vote for the guy who trusts me the most."
- Gary Burghoff
(Related: Trust, Vote)

"They appear to have had a higher voter turnout in Iraq than we did in our recent federal elections, and we didn't have terrorists threatening to kill our families if we voted."
- Conrad Burns
(Related: Elections, Iraq)

"I reject the notion that a high turnout helps Senator Kerry. I think in Florida at least, it's going to help President Bush because we have gotten more registered voters than the Democrats, and our base is just fired up - thanks to your help and a lot of others."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Democrats, Help, President)

"When we look around the world today, when we see in Afghanistan that 10 million people have registered to vote in their upcoming elections, including 40 percent of those people are women, that's just unbelievable."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Women, People, Afghanistan, Elections, Today, Vote, World)

"It doesn't matter who you vote for. It's still the same billionaires that run the world."
- Geezer Butler
(Related: Vote, World)

"And the president is all wrong when he maintains that a nominee should have an up-or-down vote. The Constitution doesn't say that. The Constitution doesn't say that that nominee shall have any vote at all. There doesn't have to even be a vote."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Constitution, President, Vote, Wrong)

"Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least."
- Robert Byrne
(Related: Being, Democracy, Vote)

"For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn?"
- George Byron
(Related: Country, Vote)

"Income tax filing and payment day should be moved from April 15th to November 1st so it can be close to election day. People ought to have their tax bills fresh in mind as they go to vote."
- Steven G. Calabresi
(Related: People, April, Day, Tax, Income, Mind, Vote)

"I am not proposing to seek your votes because there is a blue sky ahead today."
- James Callaghan
(Related: Sky, Today)

"So we have a group within the office that is devoted to support for the war fighter. That's, of necessity, an operational and tactical level of concern."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: War, Concern, Necessity, Office, Support)

"The Greens have every right to run, that's what democracy is, and they should argue their point by saying how they think people should vote, not by telling us to be silent."
- Peter Camejo
(Related: People, Democracy, Right, Saying, Vote)

"I have devoted much time and energy to helping medical physics in developing countries."
- John Cameron
(Related: Medical, Time, Countries, Energy, Physics)

"Medical physicists work in cooperation with doctors. A few medical physicists devote their time to research and teaching. A few get involved with administrative duties."
- John Cameron
(Related: Medical, Time, Work, Cooperation, Doctors, Research, Teaching)

"Cambridge is thriving and Britain is working. We have been telling people - 'if you value it, vote for it' - and this is particularly relevant in Cambridge."
- Anne Campbell
(Related: People, Value, Vote)

"I voted for the Defense of Marriage Act but I do not believe we should institutionalize a form of discrimination against any minority by amending the Constitution."
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell
(Related: Marriage, Act, Constitution, Defense, Discrimination, Minority)

"I don't know how anyone could vote Republican. It's so obvious that their only interest is keeping the rich rich."
- Vivian Campbell
(Related: Interest, Obvious, Republican, Vote)

"When you talk about evangelicals, don't forget that a significant proportion of the evangelical community is African American. And most African Americans - well over 90 percent, thoroughly evangelical, thoroughly biblical - will probably vote Democratic."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: African, American, Americans, Community, Forget, Talk, Vote, Will)

"If the President says, oh, Washington's got to change, and people are doubting whether my change can really happen, I think instead what the public's begun to see is the change they're seeing is not the change they voted for."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Change, People, President, Public, Washington)

"Well, if Democratic members in the House elect Nancy Pelosi as their leader, it's almost as if they just didn't get the message from the voters this election. I mean, the voters outright rejected the agenda that she's been about. And here they're going to put her back in charge."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Leader)

"Vote early and vote often."
- Al Capone
(Related: Vote)

"Several amendments should be made to the primary and general election laws to improve them, but such changes must in no way interfere with a full and free expression of the people's choice in naming the candidates to be voted on at general elections."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: People, Choice, Elections, Expression, Laws)

"I knew that I could vote and that that wasn't a privilege; it was my right. Every time I tried I was shot, killed or jailed, beaten or economically deprived."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Time, Privilege, Right, Vote)

"In 2003, this House voted to kill a Democratic amendment to add $250 million for port security grants; then again, in 2005, against a Democratic proposal calling for an additional $400 million in funding for port security."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Security)

"The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: Work, Ability, Energy, World)

"Anybody against women, against the ERA, should never be voted into office again."
- Liz Carpenter
(Related: Women, Office)

"If Republicans want to bring these things up for a vote, I'm letting them know where I stand."
- Brad Carson
(Related: Republicans, Vote, Want)

"For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Happiness, Life, Survival, Rights, Human rights, Liberty, Pursuit, Spiritual)

"I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Happiness, God, Censure, Mercy, Ruin, Vote)

"I am fairly certain that my abortion position hurt me, because in a Democratic primary, where turnout is relatively low, liberal voters turn out in disproportionately large numbers and thus exercise a disproportionate influence on the outcome."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Abortion, Exercise, Hurt, Influence, Liberal, Numbers)

"My Mom and Dad did it pretty good, so I know it can work. The foremost thing I would say about working with Robin and Sean is that they were devoted to this project and devoted to their characters. You can't ask for any more from talented actors like that."
- Nick Cassavetes
(Related: Dad, Mom, Work, Actors, Pretty, Project)

"I would not vote for the mayor. It's not just because he didn't invite me to dinner, but because on my way into town from the airport there were such enormous potholes."
- Fidel Castro
(Related: Vote)

"There are whole precincts of voters in this country whose united intelligence does not equal that of one representative American woman."
- Carrie Chapman Catt
(Related: Intelligence, American, Country, United, Woman)

"The Senate needs 60 votes to pass anything. They have to compromise with liberal Democrats to spend more money. Even though arguably we have control of the Senate, we really don't."
- Steve Chabot
(Related: Money, Control, Compromise, Democrats, Liberal, Needs, Senate)

"Wart hogs should sue for libel. It is a terrible name and they are fine fellows and devoted family men and it is rare to see one by himself; the little woman and the kiddies are usually close at hand."
- Ilka Chase
(Related: Family, Men, Name, Woman)

"Some 43 percent of voters in union households voted for President Bush in 2004, according to exit poll data."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: President)

"The man who can make others laugh secures more votes for a measure than the man who forces them to think."
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Related: Man, Measure)

"In his years in Washington, Senator Kerry has been one vote of a hundred in the United States Senate - and fortunately on matters of national security he was very often in the minority."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Minority, National security, Senate, states, United, Vote, Washington, Years)

"When George Bush asked me to sign on, it obviously wasn't because he was worried about carrying Wyoming. We got 70 percent of the vote in Wyoming, although those three electoral votes turned out to be pretty important last time around."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Time, Pretty, Vote)

"Campaigning in Wyoming is politics at its most retail level. It's done one voter at a time."
- Mary Cheney
(Related: Politics, Time)

"If you're black in this country, if you're a woman in this country, if you are any minority in this country at all, what could possibly possess you to vote Republican?"
- Cher
(Related: Country, Minority, Republican, Vote, Woman)

"Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Democracy, Giving, Tradition, Walking)

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Argument, Conversation, Democracy)

"I'm cute - and God I hate that. Because that's not cool. I'm like your niece, and nobody wants to date their niece. It's the chubby cheeks. The whole reason people voted for me on American Idol is because I'm an everyday, normal girl."
- Kelly Clarkson
(Related: God, People, American, Cute, Hate, Reason)

"Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Intelligence, Women, Civilization, Man, Vote, Want, Woman)

"Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Trust, Public, Public trust)

"You get elected, often, if you're a woman, on the strength of the women's vote; then you get into office, and you have to adapt to an overwhelmingly male environment."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: Women, Strength, Environment, Office, Vote, Woman)

"Today we voted as Democrats and Republicans. Tomorrow we begin again as New Yorkers."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Democrats, Republicans, Today, Tomorrow)

"No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days - we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: War, Courage, American, Bravery, Fighting, Iraq, Right, Soldiers, Vote)

"We really got a lot of very conservative gay people. You could look at the figures from the last election and realize that a third of the gay movement voted Republican."
- Kate Clinton
(Related: People, Conservative, Gay, Republican)

"Well, first of all, I think that a lot of the voters who are voting for the tea party candidates have really good impulses. That is, they believe that for years and years and years, the people with wealth and power or government power have done well and ordinary people have not. That's true."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Government, Power, People, Wealth, First, Impulses, Party, Tea, Voting, Years)

"Welfare reform happened with reconciliation; half the Democrats voted for it. The Bush tax cuts happened with reconciliation; twelve Democratic Senators voted for it. You didn't have a real partisan issue on those times that it was used."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Democrats, Tax, Reform, Senators, Tax cuts, Welfare)

"A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation; but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Death, Destruction, Man, Mankind, May, Nation, Will)

"There's something fundamentally wrong with a system where there's been 17 years of a Tory Government and the people of Scotland have voted Socialist for 17 years. That hardly seems democratic."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Government, People, Scotland, Wrong, Years)

"The scrupulous and the just, the noble, humane, and devoted natures; the unselfish and the intelligent may begin a movement - but it passes away from them. They are not the leaders of a revolution. They are its victims."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Revolution, Leaders, May, Victims)

"Welfare reform happened with reconciliation; half the Democrats voted for it. The Bush tax cuts happened with reconciliation; twelve Democratic Senators voted for it. You didn't have a real partisan issue on those times that it was used."
- Kent Conrad
(Related: Democrats, Tax, Reform, Senators, Tax cuts, Welfare)

"If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Information, Listening, Order, Vote)

"We are spending more money on bond holders than we are on our own citizens. It took 204 years to have this happen. The other party will not even allow a recorded vote on this issue so that we can see how people stand on that issue."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Money, People, Party, Vote, Will, Years)

"If it went on the ballot in Colorado, I would vote to lower the drinking age."
- Pete Coors
(Related: Age, Drinking, Vote)

"I read the book with interest, but when Jackson was a candidate in 1828 for the Presidency, I opposed him and voted for Adams. I favored a protective tariff."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Interest, Presidency)

"And if you like 14.4 percent unemployment, if you like the fact that 70 percent of home mortgages in Nevada are underwater, then stay the course. Vote for Harry Reid."
- John Cornyn
(Related: Home, Fact, Unemployment, Vote)

"We don't want someone who will get 98 percent of the vote. We want someone who will get 51 percent of the vote."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Vote, Want, Will)

"As soon as someone tells me: 'You're rather sexy,' I wish I could disappear. If somebody says: 'You were voted the world's sexiest man,' I have no idea what that means. How do I respond? 'Thank you' is the best you can do. George Clooney is the world's sexiest man, anyway."
- Daniel Craig
(Related: Idea, Man, World)

"Censure is a limp noodle across the wrist of the president. I think the way we vote on the articles will express the way we feel stronger than any censure vote."
- Larry Craig
(Related: Censure, President, Vote, Will)

"There were a number of referendums in '98 that most of the things I voted for passed. That's very satisfying when you feel that most of the country is in step with your views."
- David Cross
(Related: Country)

"Besides if people really want to support the troops they would vote democrat."
- David Cross
(Related: People, Support, Troops, Vote, Want)

"I'm going to vote in support of the president of the United States in keeping the troops in Iraq until the president and our military is convinced that the mission is complete."
- John Culberson
(Related: Iraq, Military, Mission, President, states, Support, Troops, United, Vote)

"I think it's a tremendous opportunity, particularly given the complexion of the overall voter structure in California. It's very hard for a Republican to get elected."
- Mike Curb
(Related: Opportunity, Republican)

"Of course voting is useful. But then again, I don't put a big glow to it. Voting is about as essential as washing yourself. It's something you're supposed to do. Now, you can't go around bragging, expecting to get props because you voted. That's stupid."
- Chuck D.
(Related: Bragging, Now, Voting)

"Require... electoral votes to be allocated in proportion to the popular votes."
- Robert A. Dahl
(Related: Popular)

"What is inherently wrong with the word 'politician' if the fellow has devoted his life to holding public office and trying to do something for his people?"
- Richard J. Daley
(Related: Life, People, Office, Public, Trying, Word, Wrong)

"In my opinion, it is not in our interest to have complicated negotiations with a region, and then have to follow it up with 535 negotiations at home. I have experienced recounts, and it is better to vote once."
- William M. Daley
(Related: Home, Interest, Opinion, Vote)

"Any accolades that anybody puts toward this band really makes me feel good, because I have devoted such a big part of my life to this band, making it what I want it to be."
- Charlie Daniels
(Related: Life, Want)

"Our educational results lag behind other states, and other nations, but worse still, behind the potential of the kids and the devoted teachers in our classrooms."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Kids, Nations, Potential, Results, states, Teachers)

"Maybe some people thought I was 'safe' so they didn't really bothered to vote for me at all."
- Chris Daughtry
(Related: Thought, People, Vote)

"I am saying that in Wales here we have a very clear election commitment and I hope, and I will express this view, I hope that every individual member of the Labour Party, will understand that and will strive to achieve unity so that we can deliver the yes vote in the Autumn."
- Ron Davies
(Related: Hope, Autumn, Commitment, Party, Saying, Unity, Vote, Will)

"I also want to draw attention to the responsibilities that people have to live up to their election promises and to live up to the votes that were cast by the people of Wales, in the General Election, in the expectation that we would deliver this promise."
- Ron Davies
(Related: People, Attention, Expectation, Promise, Promises, Want)

"I just read that 81 percent of Americans are ready to vote for a woman. So it sounds like America is ready."
- Geena Davis
(Related: America, Americans, Vote, Woman)

"Anybody who knows me knows my vote can't be bought."
- Judy Davis
(Related: Vote)

"Our history is that we can very aggressively, if necessary, and openly and democratically discuss our differences. We have a democratic history in which we come together and vote on these things."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: History, Vote)

"In the United States, commentators recognize that, generally speaking, most people who hold liberal positions over a range of issues will likely vote Democratic, while most people, again generally speaking, who hold conservative positions will vote Republican."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: People, Conservative, Liberal, Republican, states, United, Vote, Will)

"It's a democracy and if I am outvoted, I have to accept the majority decisions."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Decisions, Democracy, Majority)

"Someone earlier made a remark about losing 500 soldiers and 2,200 wounded in Iraq. Those soldiers were sent there by the vote of Sen. Lieberman, Sen. Edwards and Sen. Kerry. I think that is a serious matter."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Iraq, Losing, Soldiers, Vote)

"It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it."
- Eugene V. Debs
(Related: Vote, Want)

"I didn't devote my life to acting. I give a lot to my work, but my life has always been more important."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Life, Work, Acting)

"I'm pro-choice and those things, but I typically vote Republican."
- James Denton
(Related: Republican, Vote)

"Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Life, Heart)

"The American people are going to judge the majority party here today. If they go out here and vote for this rule that allows this provision to be stricken, they are voting against the men and women in the military of our country."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Men, Women, People, American, Country, Majority, Military, Party, Today, Vote, Voting)

"Everything in our foreign and domestic policy is a question of issue for the American people to vote on."
- John Dingell
(Related: People, Policy, American, Question, Vote)

"On the other hand, I have devoted so much energy to reach the top that I accept the stress of being there."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Being, Energy, Stress)

"Well, it seems to me Lincoln, I suppose, is kind of a model of a particular sort of presidency, a presidency that first of all is elected by a minority of the votes."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: First, Minority, Presidency)

"And on election night I'd go down to city hall in El Paso, Texas and cover the election. In those days, of course, we didn't have exit polls. You didn't know who had won the election until they actually counted the votes. I thought that was exciting too."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Thought, Night)

"I don't feel responsible for things I didn't vote for."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Vote)

"I can only say, think of me what you will, I have worked for thirty years in the Party, and my whole family has devoted everything to the affairs of the Party, the affairs of socialism."
- Alexander Dubcek
(Related: Family, Party, Socialism, Will, Years)

"As we have always seen here in the U.S. the universal truth about elections is that people vote their pocketbook."
- Jennifer Dunn
(Related: Truth, People, Elections, Vote)

"If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle."
- Albrecht Durer
(Related: Art, Evil, Man)

"I think I have the right to know what Steve Forbes paid in taxes - I don't think there should be a law. I think there should be a presumption. I wouldn't vote for a guy who wouldn't reveal what he paid in taxes. That kind of thing."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Law, Right, Taxes, Vote)

"In every religion there is an element of the supernatural, varying with the influence of pure reason over its devotees."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Religion, Influence, Reason, Supernatural)

"If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions."
- Abba Eban
(Related: Earth, Israel, Resolution, Vote)

"A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Life, Nature, War, Time, Books, Mankind)

"People who don't vote have no line of credit with people who are elected and thus pose no threat to those who act against our interests."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: People, Act, Credit, Vote)

"Bosses are no more inevitable in state and local governments than dictators are in national governments. They will arise and prosper, nevertheless, if true believers of democracy - citizens devoted to the democratic ideals - do not constantly oppose them."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Bosses, Democracy, Dictators, Ideals, State, Will)

"Conscious of our many problems, I seek today to lay a foundation to our public policy. My fundamental purpose is to devote my term of office to raising the standard of public service in New Jersey."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Policy, Purpose, Office, Problems, Public, Public policy, Service, Today)

"I was wrong to vote for this war. Unfortunately, I'll have to live with that forever. And the lesson I learned from it is to put more faith in my own judgment."
- John Edwards
(Related: Faith, War, Judgment, Vote, Wrong)

"I'd say if you live in the United States of America and you vote for George Bush, you've lost your mind."
- John Edwards
(Related: America, Mind, states, United, Vote)

"The turning point for me was when the Supreme Court installed Bush in 2000, even though he got half a million votes less nationally than Gore. It was nothing more than a bloodless coup and that's when I really started paying attention."
- Mark Edwards
(Related: Attention, Court, Nothing)

"In fact, there is clear evidence of black intellectual superiority: in 1984, 92 percent of blacks voted to retire Ronald Reagan, compared to only 36 percent of whites."
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: Fact)

"Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Soul, Strength, Cause, Reason)

"I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong."
- Elizabeth II
(Related: Family, Life, Service)

"The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Time, Wisdom, Work)

"Senator Kerry voted to undermine the troops in the field, and that is not only inexcusable, it is reprehensible."
- John Ensign
(Related: Troops)

"In 1981, at age 31, I was voted the best player in basketball, and the most valuable player in the league."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Age, Basketball)

"People don't vote for vice president, they vote for president."
- Susan Estrich
(Related: People, President, Vice, Vote)

"A Harris poll I've seen says only 12 percent of the electorate names taxes as one of the most important issues facing the nation. Voters put tax cuts dead last, behind education, Social Security, health care, Medicare and poverty."
- Lane Evans
(Related: Health, Education, Care, Tax, Names, Nation, Poverty, Security, Tax cuts, Taxes)

"Our only hope is to control the vote."
- Medgar Evers
(Related: Control, Hope, Vote)

"I want to make an extremely strong appeal to those who abstained. Vote. It takes five minutes and then it's for five years."
- Laurent Fabius
(Related: Vote, Want, Years)

"France on its own cannot impose its point of view. But neither should it give up on its demands. With a clear vote for change France will be in a strong position."
- Laurent Fabius
(Related: Change, France, Vote, Will)

"I wanted to act; that was my one goal. I wanted to devote all my time to acting and not waitressing or anything else."
- Edie Falco
(Related: Time, Goal, Act, Acting)

"Why do the people humiliate themselves by voting? I didn't vote because I have dignity. If I had closed my nose and voted for one of them, I would spit on my own face."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: People, Dignity, Vote, Voting)

"I am such a strong admirer and supporter of George W. Bush that if he suggested eliminating the income tax or doubling it, I would vote yes on first blush."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Blush, First, Tax, Income, Vote)

"Civil and political rights are critical, but not often the real problem for the destitute sick. My patients in Haiti can now vote but they can't get medical care or clean water."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Medical, Care, Rights, Now, Vote, Water)

"There is little doubt that the majority of Mr. Mill's supporters in 1865 did not know what his political opinions were, and that they voted for him simply on his reputation as a great thinker."
- Millicent Fawcett
(Related: Doubt, Majority, Opinions, Reputation)

"We had prepared, my staff had prepared for me a whole dossier on virtually - on George Bush on his votes on his records, what he had done over the past number of years in public service."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Past, Public, Service, Years)

"Everybody's looking for the niche to make the difference. Some people think they see the mother lode in the beautiful people, especially the vote of the beautiful women."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Women, Mother, People, Difference, Vote)

"If any of the beautiful people plan to vote for the president, they usually keep their secret to themselves."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: People, President, Vote)

"I never vote for anyone. I always vote against."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Vote)

"Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Hell, Vote)

"I hope to devote all of my spare time, which ordinarily would go to research, my summers, and every ounce of strength I can muster to further the project."
- Louis Finkelstein
(Related: Time, Hope, Strength, Project, Research)

"You must see the persons who are in charge - persons you can punish or vote for."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Vote)

"One arrives at style only with atrocious effort, with fanatical and devoted stubbornness."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Effort, Style)

"But as we shall see, Roosevelt, through a combination of events and influences, fell deeper and deeper into the toils of various revolutionary operators, not because he was interested in revolution but because he was interested in votes."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Events, Revolution)

"I firmly believe that as voters come to learn more and more about John Kerry and learn more and more about his message that they're going to want a President who is willing to address the fact that we didn't have a post-war plan in Iraq."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Fact, Iraq, Post, President, Want)

"A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Business, Service, Will, Worry)

"One does not devote one's life in art to shock an audience."
- Richard Foreman
(Related: Art, Life)

"The woman who can't influence her husband to vote the way she wants ought to be ashamed of herself."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Husband, Influence, Vote, Woman)

"Why they vote for me is irrelevant, but if they do, they're in safe hands."
- Pim Fortuyn
(Related: Vote)

"First of all, it was such an honor to be chosen. You had to be voted in by players and coaches that time. But having it in Hawai'i was a brilliant idea."
- Dan Fouts
(Related: Time, Idea, Coaches, First, Honor)

"The point is that there is tremendous hypocrisy among the Christian right. And I think that Christian voters should start looking at global warming and extreme poverty as a religious issue that speaks to the culture of life."
- Al Franken
(Related: Life, Christian, Culture, Extreme, Global warming, Hypocrisy, Poverty, Religious, Right)

"Most of the energy of political work is devoted to correcting the effects of mismanagement of government."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Government, Work, Energy)

"September 11 impressed upon us that life is a precious gift. Every life has a purpose. And I think we all have a duty to devote at least a small portion of our daily lives to ensuring that neither America nor the world ever forgets September 11."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Life, Purpose, America, Duty, World)

"Vote Labor and you build castles in the air. Vote Conservative and you can live in them."
- David Frost
(Related: Conservative, Labor, Vote)

"A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Life, Development, Body, Will)

"That the decision is taken away from the voters, and as in 2000 turned over to the lawyers and the courts."
- John Fund
(Related: Decision, Lawyers)

"Given that Mr. Kerry is clearly exaggerating what happened to minority voters in the 2000 election in Florida, maybe we should wait for him to provide evidence of what he is alleging in 2004."
- John Fund
(Related: Minority)

"I guess you could say I devoted myself so strongly to my music that for awhile I forgot about my family. But I only get one set of parents, and I think I forgot about that for a little while."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: Music, Family, Parents)

"Every bit of me is devoted to love and art. And I aspire to try to be a teacher to my young fans who feel just like I felt when I was younger. I just felt like a freak. I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm trying to liberate them, I want to free them of their fears and make them feel that they can make their own space in the world."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: Love, Art, Fans, Space, Trying, Want, World)

"When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight, otherwise known as political power."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Power, Exercise)

"The European Union, which is not directly responsible to voters, provides an irresistible opportunity for European elites to seize power in order to impose their own vision on a newly socially regimented Europe."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Power, Opportunity, Vision, Europe, Order)

"It's clear enough that there was substantial fraud in Ohio, thus delivering the Electoral College vote for President Bush."
- George Galloway
(Related: College, Fraud, President, Vote)

"Even if you only counted the votes that actually made it through the hoops in order to be cast, the president was really Al Gore."
- George Galloway
(Related: Order, President)

"I was voted best-looking kid in high school but, as you can see, things changed. I used to say I was a 260 pound Woody Allen. You can make that 295 pound now."
- James Gandolfini
(Related: Now, School)

"I was a new devotee of Eastern mysticism and even though I did not join that particular group, I could well have done. They seemed a bit extreme but I regarded myself as not quite ready."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Extreme)

"After careful deliberation, I voted today to reauthorize the Patriot Act."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Act, Today)

"I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all."
- William Gilbert
(Related: Thought, Party, Thinking)

"And I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all."
- William Gilbert
(Related: Thought, Party, Thinking)

"The fact is that we as a party at the Republican National Committee registered 3.4 million new voters in the past two years and brought them into the political process. The president won by 3.5 million votes."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Committee, Fact, Party, Past, President, Republican, Years)

"Politicians trim and tack in their quest for power, but they do so in order to get the wind of votes in their sails."
- Ian Gilmour
(Related: Power, Order, Politicians, Quest, Wind)

"What is the primary purpose of a political leader? To build a majority. If voters care about parking lots, then talk about parking lots."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Leader, Purpose, Care, Majority, Talk)

"My book is focused on the power of the American state, not least because the government of the United States governs so much that the case could be made that everybody around the world ought to have a vote in determining some of its policies."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Government, Power, American, State, states, United, Vote, World)

"The notion of religious liberty is that you cannot be forced to participate in a religious ceremony that's not of your choosing simply because you're out-voted."
- Ira Glasser
(Related: Ceremony, Liberty, Religious)

"Freedom Summer, the massive voter education project in Mississippi, was 1964. I graduated from high school in 1965. So becoming active was almost a rite of passage."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Education, Freedom, Project, School, Summer)

"Acquiring a repertoire in these days, when the vocal literature is so immense, so overwhelming, that the student with sense will devote all his energies to work and not imagine himself a martyr to art."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Art, Work, Literature, Martyr, Sense, Will)

"Devote each day to the object then in time and every evening will find something done."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Time, Day, Evening, Will)

"You've got to vote for someone. It's a shame, but it's got to be done."
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Related: Shame, Vote)

"There is no hope even that woman, with her right to vote, will ever purify politics."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Politics, Hope, Right, Vote, Will, Woman)

"Where is the politician who has not promised to fight to the death for lower taxes- and who has not proceeded to vote for the very spending projects that make tax cuts impossible?"
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Death, Fight, Tax, Projects, Tax cuts, Taxes, Vote)

"Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation."
- Samuel Gompers
(Related: Day, Labor, Living, Man, Nation, Race)

"I have voted to make tough decisions in budgetary times, I've served on two recessionary budgets, my opponent has never served on any a budget committee where there was less money to spend than the year before."
- Matt Gonzalez
(Related: Money, Budgets, Committee, Decisions)

"In my almost ten years in the House of Representatives, I have voted consistently to allow companies to drill for oil and natural gas in environmentally friendly ways."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Oil, Years)

"It is a sign of the times that the absence of meaningful ID requirements in many states leaves our voting process vulnerable to fraud and allows legal votes to be cancelled out by illegally cast ballots."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Legal, Absence, Fraud, states, Voting)

"The first less is this: take it from me, every vote counts."
- Al Gore
(Related: First, Vote)

"Yes, more than 100 Democrats voted to authorize Bush to take the nation to war. Most of them did so in the belief that the president and his administration were truthful in their statements that Saddam Hussein was a gathering menace."
- Bob Graham
(Related: War, Belief, Democrats, Nation, President)

"I voted no on the resolution to give the president authority to go to war against Iraq. I was able to apply caveat emptor. Most of my colleagues could not."
- Bob Graham
(Related: War, Authority, Iraq, President, Resolution)

"As I've gotten older, I've gotten more liberal, and my father is increasingly conservative. It's so shocking to me because I always thought we had the same politics. The day I realized we voted for different presidents, I practically fell out of my chair."
- Lauren Graham
(Related: Politics, Father, Thought, Conservative, Day, Liberal)

"If you are tired of partisanship over patriotism, you need to vote for a change in direction."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Change, Patriotism, Direction, Vote)

"If I move one way, I lose a couple votes. If I move another way, I lose a couple votes."
- Charles Grassley
"It was always my goal to 'up the ante' on good design and rye devoted much of my career to this."
- Michael Graves
(Related: Design, Goal, Career)

"To let the people know there was life beyond Shirley Dean, we decided to focus on voter registration; each day I set up my card table somewhere in the district, signed people up, and passed out noses."
- Wavy Gravy
(Related: Life, People, Day, Focus, Noses)

"Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Marriage, Beginning, Promises)

"And so, I will be probably, since I am not involved in all the activity, I will have some spare time to devote to document all this busy part of the flight."
- Umberto Guidoni
(Related: Time, Will)

"I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention."
- Kenny Guinn
(Related: Abuse, Attention, Bureaucracy, Children, Neglect, Service, Victims)

"Mobilize people to vote and to re-elect Clinton as the only way to defeat."
- Gus Hall
(Related: People, Defeat, Vote)

"I'm a very bad citizen. I've never even voted."
- Jerry Hall
"A great number of the disappointments and mishaps of the troubled world are the direct result of literature and the allied arts. It is our belief that no human being who devotes his life and energy to the manufacture of fantasies can be anything but fundamentally inadequate."
- Christopher Hampton
(Related: Life, Belief, Being, Disappointments, Energy, Literature, Result, World)

"The Lebanese people voted this time for change. So they are not satisfied with the actual situation. They want to see a new government. They want to see a new vision."
- Rafik Hariri
(Related: Time, Change, Government, People, Vision, Want)

"Do not tell somebody how to vote, just go up to them and tell them what Fahrenheit 9/11 meant to you. Fahrenheit will probably not win an Academy Award, but if you put it first on your list, it will become a nominee."
- Valerie Harper
(Related: First, Vote, Will)

"Pretty much all I say politically is I encourage people to register to vote."
- Emmylou Harris
(Related: People, Pretty, Vote)

"Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote."
- Paul Harvey
(Related: Government, Animals, Suffering, Vote)

"Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote."
- Will Harvey
(Related: Government, Animals, Suffering, Vote)

"With my support, the House of Representatives recently voted to permanently repeal the death tax so that family farms and businesses can be passed down to children and grandchildren."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Death, Family, Children, Tax, Support)

"The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing, and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Literature)

"Giving votes in exchange for ideological support. To wit: identity politics for homosexuals."
- Harry Hay
(Related: Politics, Giving, Identity, Support)

"I don't think I'll ever fully get over losing the city council seat. I don't know how that happened. But it was less than 1 percent out of 50,000 votes. I'd put in six or seven years into changing L.A."
- Tom Hayden
(Related: Losing, Years)

"To vote is like the payment of a debt, a duty never to be neglected, if its performance is possible."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Performance, Debt, Duty, Vote)

"Quoting, like smoking, is a dirty habit to which I am devoted."
- Carolyn Heilbrun
(Related: Habit, Smoking)

"The voters reward good performance. So, I'm going to go out and focus, if I become the governor, to do the very best job I can as governor. The rest of it will take care of itself."
- Dave Heineman
(Related: Performance, Care, Focus, Job, Rest, Reward, Will)

"When the second record came out, they started calling it The Band. I voted to call it The Crackers. I'm no fool."
- Levon Helm
(Related: Fool)

"The big secret to winning elections is to get more votes than your opponent. My friend Representative Robin Hayes is a good example to study."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Friend, Winning, Elections, Example, Study)

"It is because I believe that it is in the power of such nations to lead the world back into the paths of peace that I propose to devote myself to explaining what, in my opinion, can and should be done to banish the fear of war that hangs so heavily over the world."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Peace, Power, War, Fear, Nations, Opinion, World)

"A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows."
- O. Henry
(Related: Vote)

"Working long hours being single helps because your time is yours. Once you have a family your time isn't all yours anymore. Most of the Mac team, we were in our mid-20's, most of us were single, and we were able to essentially devote our lives to it."
- Andy Hertzfeld
(Related: Family, Time, Being)

"And their pals vote for their stuff when they're not on the panel, and it just keeps going that way. And they tend to be very fringe artists, so anything before the 20th century is not worth considering. This is out of date."
- Charlton Heston
(Related: Artists, Vote, Worth)

"But clearly at the same time you've got to get out there and connect with voters and actually respond to the needs, the frustrations, whatever problems their now saying are not being adequately solved."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Time, Being, Needs, Now, Problems, Saying)

"What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those?"
- Gilbert Highet
(Related: Politics, Promise, Public, Support, Vote)

"So that they can actually make it known to the American people before they vote what they're voting for."
- Betty Hill
(Related: People, American, Vote, Voting)

"Vote Smart has sent out thirty thousand questionnaires to every candidate running for office."
- Betty Hill
(Related: Office, Running, Vote)

"We vote - if the public votes 50 percent, we vote 70 percent. So we have a bigger impact with our numbers, and the organization and the manpower we can bring to a race."
- James P. Hoffa
(Related: Numbers, Public, Race, Vote)

"You can't vote that water out of the city of New Orleans."
- Russel Honore
(Related: Vote, Water)

"The most effective step that may be taken to increase the production of these crops is to enlarge the acreage devoted to them in the regions where they are grown habitually."
- David F. Houston
(Related: May, Production)

"We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Man, Vote)

"Local television and local TV news isn't telling the voters about local candidates."
- Reed Hundt
(Related: News, Television)

"When you get ready to vote, make sure you know what you are doing."
- Robert Hunter
(Related: Vote)

"I would vote to increase the debt limit if there was a corresponding level of cuts. And if there was some serious talk about a balanced budget amendment, which we as governors always had to deal with."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Debt, Talk, Vote)

"I respect the president. He and I have a difference of opinion on how to help the country we both love. But the question each of us wants the voters to answer is who will be the better president, not who is the better American."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Love, American, Country, Difference, Help, Opinion, President, Question, Respect, Will)

"You would like me to say that the veil will be ripped from the voters' eyes sometime between now and November, thereby restoring the proper version of Democracy to the House and Senate. I won't say that, of course. The simple reason is, I don't know."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: Democracy, Eyes, Now, Reason, Senate, Will)

"History shows that people often do cast their votes for amorphous reasons-the most powerful among them being the need for change. Just ask Bill Clinton."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: History, Change, People, Being)

"Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Government, Democracy, Obvious)

"I voted for the Deficit Reduction Package with significant heartburn over the student aid provisions."
- Bob Inglis
"I have a very personal interest. I am a Miami-Dade voter. One of the issues is that my vote and so many other votes of women and African Americans in Florida are being discounted or discarded. I want my vote to count."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Women, African, Americans, Being, Interest, Vote, Want)

"Let there be no reservation or doubt that I believe the Senate should vote on each and every judicial appointment made by the President of the United States and that no rule or procedure should ever stop the Senate from exercising its constitutional responsibility."
- Johnny Isakson
(Related: Doubt, President, Responsibility, Senate, states, United, Vote)

"To become an American citizen, we require people to read, write and speak in English. That is to help them to assimilate in our melting pot, truly to become Americans. We mock that when the cherished right to vote does not involve English any more."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: People, American, Americans, English, Help, Right, Vote)

"This is like a tribute to them, the people who helped me to get here. The thing that makes me feel good about the whole thing is, the fans voted me here."
- Allen Iverson
(Related: People, Fans, Tribute)

"As they say around the Texas Legislature, if you can't drink their whiskey, screw their women, take their money, and vote against 'em anyway, you don't belong in office."
- Molly Ivins
(Related: Money, Women, Office, Vote)

"And for far too long, the Democrats have had a monopoly on black votes in this country."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Country, Democrats)

"Well, by the end of the millennium, five, six months from now, we hope to somehow manage to move into a new location where we have the whole building, so we can devote space to all our activities."
- Joseph Jarman
(Related: Hope, Building, End, Months, Now, Space)

"I beg you do not vote for stills and open bar-rooms in the county."
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis
(Related: Open, Vote)

"I not only urge you to vote that ticket yourself, but I beg that you will persuade others to do so. Personal effort can accomplish a great deal, and I beg that you will use your personal influence with your friends to get them to go with you to save the boys."
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis
(Related: Boys, Effort, Friends, Influence, Vote, Will)

"I never would have believed as a candidate for the U.S. Senate that the U.S. government could buy GM without a hearing, with no vote, yes or no. There are billions and billions of dollars at stake here."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Government, Hearing, Senate, Vote)

"One has to devote oneself to a particular pursuit. To be successful at anything, you have to make a total commitment to it."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Successful, Commitment, Pursuit)

"It takes ground activity to stimulate that Black vote."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Related: Vote)

"A man without a vote is man without protection."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Man, Protection, Vote)

"You've got to work things out in the cloakroom, and when you've got them worked out, you can debate a little before you vote."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Work, Debate, Vote)

"The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Men, Injustice, Man, Vote)

"I was voted Biggest Ham and Likeliest to Become a Celebrity."
- Kristen Johnston
(Related: Celebrity)

"I have never had a vote, and I have raised hell all over this country. You don't need a vote to raise hell! You need convictions and a voice!"
- Mother Jones
(Related: Country, Hell, Vote)

"Everybody expects that their vote's going to count."
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones
(Related: Vote)

"I think the federal government really should be supporting Louisiana and ensuring that every person from that area has an opportunity to vote on what will occur in the area."
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones
(Related: Government, Opportunity, Vote, Will)

"You mentioned Ross Perot. Mr. Perot jumped into the race at the last minute, had one issue that he ran on, the budget deficit, was in and out of the race a couple of times, and still got 20 million votes, didn't have the Internet."
- Hamilton Jordan
(Related: Internet, Race)

"And when you start talking about the practicality of winning a race like that - you've got to remember we're not talking about winning 51 percent of the vote. We're talking about winning 36, 37, 38 percent of the vote."
- Hamilton Jordan
(Related: Winning, Practicality, Race, Talking, Vote)

"The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole Life to reading my works."
- James Joyce
(Related: Life, Reading)

"I've been devoted to Alison Krauss for many, many years."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: Years)

"We have seen voters denied their rights in recent elections as they have been incorrectly purged from lists, their absentee votes not counted, and voting machine integrity and security not assured."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: Elections, Rights, Integrity, Machine, Security, Voting)

"Strong efforts have been made in Ohio to curb the authoritarianism of our Secretary of State, Kenneth Blackwell, as he has purged people from lists in our State in particular precincts where voters are heavily minority."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: People, Minority, State)

"Once the Afghan people vote and they choose their President with direct, secret ballot from all over the country, there will be a lot of difference in this country and a lot of legitimate power to flow with implementation."
- Hamid Karzai
(Related: Power, People, Country, Difference, President, Vote, Will)

"Is it possible to covet a much longer life for one's self and be as devoted to the well-being of the next generation? It's a long argument."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Life, Argument, Self)

"Well, I couldn't do the day-to-day stuff of being a politician or anything, but I just think everybody should have an opinion and everybody should vote, and that's what we're built on."
- Toby Keith
(Related: Being, Day, Opinion, Vote)

"I further value this gift as it gave me an opportunity to accept this distinguished honor in a country so devoted to this cause and whose history marks a wonderful chapter in world development."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: History, Opportunity, Development, Cause, Country, Honor, Value, World)

"I don't understand it. Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting."
- Jackie Kennedy
(Related: Money, Painting, Will)

"The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Democracy, Ignorance, Security)

"I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy; Dear Jack, Don't buy a single vote more than is necessary. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Vote)

"I hope that no American will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Hope, American, Religious, Vote, Voting, Waste, Will)

"Don't buy a single vote more than necessary. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide."
- Joseph P. Kennedy
(Related: Vote)

"Christ would not vote for Barack Obama, because Barack Obama has voted to behave in a way that it is inconceivable for Christ to have behaved."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Christ, Vote)

"It is important that the Iraqi people have confidence in the election results and that the voting process, including the process for vote counting, is free and fair."
- Zalmay Khalilzad
(Related: People, Confidence, Results, Vote, Voting)

"The vote, cast in a free atmosphere and with all inclinations and parties at present, was after all a vote to the Islamic Republic, to national independence, to the Constitution and to the Islamic causes."
- Ayatollah Khamenei
(Related: Causes, Constitution, Independence, Present, Vote)

"The honor of about 30 million votes remains with the Iranian nation and no enemy scheme would take away this dignity and honor from the Iranian nation."
- Ayatollah Khamenei
(Related: Dignity, Enemy, Honor, Nation)

"What most people didn't realize in the Western countries is that here its not a question of having supporters, its a question of getting these votes to the polling stations."
- Imran Khan
(Related: People, Countries, Question)

"So for us any gain we had in election, one vote that we got, was a win."
- Imran Khan
(Related: Gain, Vote)

"Even now we feel that Stalin was devoted to Communism, he was a Marxist, this cannot and should not be denied."
- Nikita Khrushchev
(Related: Communism, Now)

"They're saying Arnold will get 95% of the vote. At least according to his brother, Jeb Schwarzenegger."
- Craig Kilborn
(Related: Brother, Saying, Vote, Will)

"Darryl Strawberry has been voted to the Hall of Fame five years in a row."
- Ralph Kiner
(Related: Fame, Years)

"I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: People, Country)

"I think our voters have made it clear. Unless someone can demonstrate to me that having larger class sizes is better than having smaller class sizes, I'm not going to support it."
- Ron Klein
(Related: Class, Support)

"I will vote my hopes and not my fears."
- Herb Kohl
(Related: Vote, Will)

"I'm moved to think about the political state of our country right now. Most people who go out and vote have a very clear sense of what's right and wrong. And a lot of those people who don't aren't sure, so they don't go out and vote."
- Peter Krause
(Related: People, Country, Now, Right, Sense, State, Vote, Wrong)

"It's very important to vote. People died for this right."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: People, Right, Vote)

"In the past week it has become clear that the vote on the final healthcare bill will be very close. I take this vote with the utmost seriousness. I am quite aware of the historic fight that has lasted the better part of the last century to bring America in line with other modern democracies in providing single payer health care."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: Health, America, Care, Fight, Healthcare, Past, Seriousness, Vote, Will)

"I think it's inconsistent to tell the American people that you oppose the war and, yet, you continue to vote to fund the war. Because every time you vote to fund the war, you're reauthorizing the war all over again."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: Time, War, People, American, Vote)

"People voted with their hearts as they were remembering the father."
- Emile Lahoud
(Related: Father, People)

"To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain."
- Louis L'Amour
(Related: Work, Democracy, Right, Vote)

"Today, I will vote in support of the Marriage Protection Amendment. I shall do so because like President Bush, I strongly believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Marriage, Man, President, Protection, Support, Today, Vote, Will, Woman)

"I do read everything that we publish. We usually have to have two or three votes for a book before we take it on. So in that sense I suppose it is an orchestra."
- James Laughlin
(Related: Sense)

"From the beginning of the Radiation Laboratory, I have had the rare good fortune of being in the center of a group of men of high ability, enthusiastic and completely devoted to scientific pursuits."
- Ernest Lawrence
(Related: Men, Ability, Beginning, Being, Fortune)

"The day when the scientist, no matter how devoted, may make significant progress alone and without material help is past. This fact is most self-evident in our work."
- Ernest Lawrence
(Related: Work, Progress, Day, Fact, Help, May, Past, Self)

"In politics, familiarity doesn't breed contempt. It breeds votes."
- Paul Lazarsfeld
(Related: Politics, Contempt, Familiarity)

"I'd like to put in a vote for the intrinsic fascination of science."
- Joshua Lederberg
(Related: Science, Vote)

"I told Mr. Nader today that a vote for Ralph Nader is really a vote for George Bush."
- Barbara Lee
(Related: Today, Vote)

"Genre categories are irrelevant. I dislike them, but I do not have the casting vote."
- Tanith Lee
(Related: Vote)

"If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates."
- Jay Leno
(Related: God, Vote)

"We were married for almost 45 years. We fought all the time, it wasn't a great love or anything, it wasn't a great, all-consuming passion. She was just there. A lot of people were startled because we didn't seem devoted but we were."
- Hugh Leonard
(Related: Love, Time, People, Passion, Years)

"There's a lot of women in the WNBA. There's a lot of women who could be here. To be voted by the fans says a lot - that people are aware of what's going on. I'm really thankful. I think they just really appreciate my talent so I'm definitely grateful."
- Lisa Leslie
(Related: Women, Talent, People, Fans)

"President Bush has said that he does not need approval from the UN to wage war, and I'm thinking, well, hell, he didn't need the approval of the American voters to become president, either."
- David Letterman
(Related: War, American, Approval, Hell, President, Thinking, Wage)

"Ask a man which way he is going to vote, and he will probably tell you. Ask him, however, why, and vagueness is all."
- Bernard Levin
(Related: Man, Vote, Will)

"I voted Republican this year; the Democrats left a bad taste in my mouth."
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: Democrats, Republican, Taste)

"Today's vote ensures that coal will continue to be an important part of our nation's energy policy, with strong parameters to make it cleaner and more efficient."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Policy, Energy, Nation, Today, Vote, Will)

"After the Republican Party did everything that Colin Powell says it needs to do to grow, and nominated the very kind of candidate he wanted in 2008, what did Powell do? He endorsed Obama! So according to the Drive-Bys and David Gergen, Republicans should let somebody who campaigned and voted for Obama, tell us how to build our party."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Needs, Party, Republican, Republicans)

"Voters must have faith in the electoral process for our democracy to succeed."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Faith, Democracy, Succeed)

"In just three years, Iraq has achieved immense progress. It has had three successful elections in which 80% of their citizens voted, even while being threatened with death."
- John Linder
(Related: Death, Successful, Progress, Being, Elections, Iraq, Years)

"The voters in my district, and around the country, have demanded that Congress get a hold on the influx of illegal immigrants and tighten the security around our borders."
- John Linder
(Related: Congress, Country, Security)

"I am unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life's unkind, but I can vote for kindness. I, the unloving, say life should be lovely. I, that am blind, cry out against my blindness."
- Vachel Lindsay
(Related: Life, Blind, Blindness, Justice, Kindness, Vote)

"I thought we would have at most an audience of 5,000 devotees because I made the decision to stick to craft, not to gossip, not to be interested in any of the juicy stuff that they talk about on other shows, but stick to the question of craft."
- James Lipton
(Related: Thought, Decision, Gossip, Question, Talk)

"He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty."
- Mary Wilson Little
(Related: Thought, Day, May, Study)

"I understand why people do vote on the conservative side of the ticket because people have a tendency to go for strong governments when really, from an idealistic point of view, it's a bad thing."
- David Lloyd
(Related: People, Conservative, Vote)

"I think she has more gospel style than I do. I think I'm more, umm, you know mainstream I guess. I don't know if we split the vote. That could be possible but I don't think we are the same at all."
- LaToya London
(Related: Style, Vote)

"I want to say this about my state. When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years either."
- Trent Lott
(Related: Country, President, Problems, Rest, State, Want, Years)

"Bill Clinton was a liberal who could appeal to conservative-leaning Bubba voters."
- Rich Lowry
(Related: Conservative, Liberal)

"I thought that the administration needed bipartisan support, and I was for our commander-in-chief. Because I felt at that time it was the right thing do. If I knew then what I know now, I would have never voted for the war."
- Ken Lucas
(Related: Time, War, Thought, Now, Right, Support)

"In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Men, Politics, Women, Letters, Vote)

"I think Ellenor is embarrassed and ashamed and has devoted all of her energy to the law and to helping other people get justice because it's too difficult for her to face her own struggle for justice."
- Camryn Manheim
(Related: People, Energy, Justice, Law, Struggle)

"Votes in federal elections are cast and counted in a highly decentralized and variable fashion, with no uniform ballots and few national standards."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Elections, Fashion)

"Presidents are elected not by direct popular vote but by 538 members of the Electoral College."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: College, Popular, Vote)

"While Republican voters have remained universally supportive of their President, Democrats and Independents are returning to a more naturally critical stance."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Democrats, President, Republican)

"Unfortunately a Constitutional amendment that would have empowered Congress to make desecration of the United States flag illegal failed to pass by one vote."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Congress, states, United, Vote)

"We must vote for hope, vote for life, vote for a brighter future for all of our loved ones."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Life, Hope, Future, Vote)

"I'm not an American, Do they count the votes in America? I haven't voted in Jamaica either."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: America, American)

"Capital is that part of wealth which is devoted to obtaining further wealth."
- Alfred Marshall
(Related: Wealth)

"The vote is a trust more delicate than any other, for it involves not just the interests of the voter, but his life, honor and future as well."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Trust, Life, Future, Honor, Vote)

"He who uses the office he owes to the voters wrongfully and against them is a thief."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Office)

"I will always vote on the side of freedom and our right to keep and bear arms."
- Mel Martinez
(Related: Freedom, Right, Vote, Will)

"I don't want to come to Washington to be just another vote. I want to lead on issues that are important."
- Mel Martinez
(Related: Vote, Want, Washington)

"I assure you, it would be much more pleasant for me to be an ordinary voter in peaceful Chechnya than the president of a republic at war."
- Aslan Maskhadov
(Related: War, President)

"Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil's spawn. He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive."
- Eric Massa
(Related: Mother, Son, Children, Devil, End, Vote)

"You think that somehow they didn't come after me to get rid of me because my vote is the deciding vote in the health care bill? Then, ladies and gentlemen, you live today in a world that is so innocent as to not understand what's going on in Washington, D.C."
- Eric Massa
(Related: Health, Care, Ladies, Gentlemen, Today, Vote, Washington, World)

"The message of music was also the first thing what I learned from my first teacher. She was an organist too and she was very devoted to what she played, so she had a respect for every piece and she felt that she is not allowed to add something of her own."
- Kurt Masur
(Related: Music, First, Respect)

"You know, there were 29 Democratic votes for censure in the Senate. And if the Republicans had any sense, they would have censured him before the '98 midterm election, and they would have won the election."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Censure, Republicans, Senate, Sense)

"It doesn't serve an American interest. It really doesn't really serve Israeli interests - it serves the interests of the political party that's getting the votes of the settlers on the West Bank."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: American, Interest, Party)

"So our problem is not Labour, it is us, is making us attractive enough to gain disillusioned Labour support and to compete effectively with the Lib Dems for those loose votes."
- Francis Maude
(Related: Gain, Support)

"We should be the natural home for younger voters. But today we're not. Because too often we sound like people who just don't like contemporary Britain."
- Francis Maude
(Related: Home, People, Sound, Today)

"Our share of the vote overall rose by less than 1 per cent - yes, that's right: less than 1 per cent."
- Francis Maude
(Related: Vote)

"Once a person has killed other people on behalf of an ideology, he becomes rather devoted to it."
- John McCarthy
(Related: People, Ideology)

"I'm a moderate. I hang out in the middle. I vote against my party with some regularity and try to compromise. It doesn't appear right now that the Republican Party is welcoming moderates any more."
- Claire McCaskill
(Related: Compromise, Now, Party, Republican, Right, Vote)

"The president said, 'You've got to vote your conscience."
- Scott McClellan
(Related: Conscience, President, Vote)

"The men and women of our armed forces played an instrumental role in the election process - securing polling sites and providing security - that allowed so many Iraqis the opportunity to vote freely for the first time ever."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Men, Time, Women, Opportunity, First, Security, Vote)

"Now that this legislation has passed the House, I look forward to the vote in the Senate that will bring us to Conference, where we can resolve any outstanding issues and make this postal reform reality - for the Postal Service and for all Americans."
- John McHugh
(Related: Americans, Legislation, Now, Reality, Reform, Senate, Service, Vote, Will)

"You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Fool, May)

"First of all, I'm in favor of making price gouging a crime, and in fact, one the reasons I didn't vote for the Republican House version was because there were too many breaks for the oil companies."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Crime, Fact, First, Oil, Republican, Vote)

"The people of Florida in 2002 voted and approved class size limits in Florida to make sure that the State pays for smaller class sizes and not local districts."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: People, Class, Limits, State)

"For Members of Congress, we are saying here on the Democratic side of the aisle we are not going to vote for another pay increase for Members of Congress until the American people get an increase."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: People, American, Congress, Saying, Vote)

"Some Republicans gave up on winning the African-American vote, looking the other way or trying to benefit politically from racial polarization. I am here today as the Republican chairman to tell you we were wrong."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Winning, African, Republican, Republicans, Today, Trying, Vote, Wrong)

"Our party for the longest time has relied on the votes of white guys. I think that all of these candidates are going to improve our party, our policies, and our nation."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Time, Nation, Party)

"Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Men, Christianity, Giving, Man, Vote)

"I am still doing my due diligence. A vote on a Supreme Court nominee is a lifetime appointment and when the court decides, it is the law of the land."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Court, Diligence, Land, Law, Vote)

"I'm very devoted to my husband and we've been together for a very long time."
- Debra Messing
(Related: Time, Husband)

"Your political system is actually too democratic. The fact that Americans vote on every bill and proposition can prolong bigotry indefinitely, especially where it is aimed at minority groups."
- George Michael
(Related: Americans, Bigotry, Fact, Minority, Vote)

"The American system of democracy is founded on the concept that every citizen has the right to vote, to know that their vote is counted, and that the vote is counted accurately."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: American, Democracy, Right, Vote)

"Do we want an Attorney General who will play politics with the law, play politics with the court and just play politics with international conventions designed to protect our troops? I do not want to play that kind of politics. I am going to vote against Alberto Gonzales."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: Politics, Court, Law, Play, Troops, Vote, Want, Will)

"Every vote counts and every vote must be counted."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: Vote)

"The 2004 Election marks the first time in modern political history that Republican voter turnout matched Democratic turnout in a presidential election year."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: History, Time, First, Republican)

"I continue to vote against such spending increases, but sometimes I think some of my Republican colleagues forgot that we were sent here to shrink the federal government, not to grow it."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Government, Republican, Vote)

"But recently it seems that each time I vote, I am being asked to compromise my conservative ideals and my commitment to the American taxpayer simply for the benefit of political gain."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Time, American, Being, Commitment, Compromise, Conservative, Gain, Ideals, Vote)

"Together, often by unanimous vote, the council has worked quickly to get positive results."
- Laura Miller
(Related: Positive, Results, Vote)

"Twenty years of votes can tell you much more about a man than twenty weeks of campaign rhetoric. Campaign talk tells people who you want them to think you are. How you vote tells people who you really are deep inside."
- Zell Miller
(Related: People, Deep, Man, Rhetoric, Talk, Vote, Want, Years)

"Don't forget to vote for Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Stay home if you're voting for Dole."
- Eleanor Mondale
(Related: Home, Forget, Vote, Voting)

"We were constantly hearing it repeated, that we must never again look upon ourselves as our own; but must remember, that we were solemnly and irrevocably devoted to God."
- Maria Monk
(Related: God, Hearing)

"As to the question of elected or not elected, each member of the European Commission has been appointed jointly by the governments of the 15 member states, and undergone individual scrutiny and a vote of confidence from the European Parliament."
- Mario Monti
(Related: Confidence, Parliament, Question, states, Vote)

"The photographs were never about me. They were always about the people who were laying their lives on the line for basic civil rights. I look back and I can't believe there was ever a time in this country when ANY citizen could not vote. The times were appalling."
- Charles Moore
(Related: Time, People, Civil rights, Country, Vote)

"The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for the rest of your life. And the most important thing is, it must be something you cannot possibly do."
- Henry Moore
(Related: Life, Day, Rest)

"A majority of this country opposes this war, a majority of this country never voted for this administration."
- Michael Moore
(Related: War, Country, Majority)

"I've been doing everything I can to reach out and understand why people voted against me. They were trying to send a message. I have to be more sensitive in the way I express myself, and I have to be more thoughtful in the positions I take."
- James P. Moran
(Related: People, Thoughtful, Trying)

"I take my vote as a salute to the little guy, the one who doesn't hit 500 home runs. I was one of the guys that did all they could to win. I'm proud of my stats, but I don't think I ever got on for."
- Joe Morgan
(Related: Home, Vote)

"A vote for Japan is a vote for the future of rugby. We will do our best to make rugby a global sport."
- Yoshiro Mori
(Related: Future, Vote, Will)

"Anybody who thinks that getting a communication from a voter in your district is spam - that guy is pork. Roast pork unless he changes his point of view."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Communication)

"Record stores have whole sections devoted to the chant."
- Richard Morris
"If you don't have 30 years to devote to social policy, don't get involved."
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan
(Related: Policy, Years)

"I have this to say to the people: go the polls and vote for the candidate of your choice... This is your responsibility; do not neglect it."
- Hosni Mubarak
(Related: Choice, Neglect, Responsibility, Vote)

"People are free to campaign and they will be free to vote. There won't be any soldiers, you know, at the queues. Anyone who has the right to vote is free to go and cast his vote anywhere in his own area, in his own constituency."
- Robert Mugabe
(Related: People, Right, Soldiers, Vote, Will)

"Our votes must go together with our guns. After all, any vote we shall have, shall have been the product of the gun. The gun which produces the vote should remain its security officer - its guarantor. The people's votes and the people's guns are always inseparable twins."
- Robert Mugabe
(Related: People, Security, Twins, Vote)

"I never stopped making pictures. There were times when more of my income was coming from other sources, and I had to devote more time to television and movies and records."
- Martin Mull
(Related: Movies, Time, Income, Television)

"Every new baby is a blind desperate vote for survival: people who find themselves unable to register an effective political protest against extermination do so by a biological act."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: People, Act, Baby, Blind, Protest, Vote)

"The politician in my country seeks votes, affection and respect, in that order. With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be loved."
- Edward R. Murrow
(Related: Men, Affection, Country, Order, Respect, Want)

"Let's not just look at it as taking votes away from Gore. Our support comes from a lot of people."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: People, Support)

"Once you don't vote your ideals... that has serious undermining affects. It erodes the moral basis of our democracy."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Democracy, Ideals, Vote)

"The great thing about this town hall format is that it allows us to hear what's on the minds of Americans. Tonight, it was clear - voters have quite a few questions about the direction in which the current administration is headed."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Americans, Direction, Questions)

"Commitments the voters don't know about can't hurt you."
- Ogden Nash
(Related: Hurt)

"Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote."
- George Jean Nathan
(Related: Vote)

"When the students were killed at Kent State, the cast voted to do a demonstration from the stage, and I abstained."
- Holly Near
(Related: State, Students)

"We do not believe voters gave President Bush a mandate to turn back the clock decades on so many of our legal protections."
- Ralph Neas
(Related: Legal, President)

"We are just interested in dealing with the people we're paying every day. We know federal law allows them to vote in a union at anytime, but we think we can resist that by talking to our own people and giving them enough upside."
- David Neeleman
(Related: People, Day, Giving, Law, Talking, Vote)

"We believe that the vote would have been close. We regret that in the face of an explicit threat to veto by a permanent member, the vote-counting became a secondary consideration."
- John Negroponte
(Related: Consideration, Regret, Vote)

"When George Washington was elected president, there was no national vote."
- Ben Nelson
(Related: President, Vote, Washington)

"Voters want to know that elections will be conducted fairly and accurately."
- Bill Nelson
(Related: Elections, Want, Will)

"I learned a long time ago in Hollywood that the only person I should vote for is myself."
- Jack Nicholson
(Related: Time, Hollywood, Vote)

"In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right."
- Jack Nicholson
(Related: Class, Right, School)

"Voters quickly forget what a man says."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Forget, Man)

"A better educated electorate might change the reason many persons vote."
- Lyn Nofziger
(Related: Change, Reason, Vote)

"The reason this country continues its drift toward socialism and big nanny government is because too many people vote in the expectation of getting something for nothing, not because they have a concern for what is good for the country."
- Lyn Nofziger
(Related: Government, People, Concern, Country, Expectation, Nothing, Reason, Socialism, Vote)

"If everybody that voted in 2008 shows up in 2010, we will win this election. We will win this election."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Will)

"I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Marriage, Act, Constitution, Defense, Senate, Vote, Will)

"After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the land."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Health, Care, Debate, Land, Law, Promise, Reform, Vote)

"My joy knows no bounds... I will devote all my energy and all the powers available to me to the service of Nigeria and humanity."
- Olusegun Obasanjo
(Related: Energy, Humanity, Joy, Service, Will)

"Let me make a solemn pledge before all of you, before the whole world and before God, that I will devote all my energy and all I possess in my power to serve the people of Nigeria and humanity."
- Olusegun Obasanjo
(Related: Power, God, People, Energy, Humanity, Will, World)

"Whether you are from Minnesota, Wisconsin or any other Northern tier state, you are not going to like the reimbursement formula. The problem we face is that we wouldn't have that formula if a majority of the states didn't like it, and they have the majority of the votes."
- David Obey
(Related: Formula, Majority, State, states)

"Earlier today, Arnold Schwarzenegger criticized the California school system, calling it disastrous. Arnold says California's schools are so bad that its graduates are willing to vote for me."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: School, Schools, Today, Vote)

"The vote means nothing to women. We should be armed."
- Edna O'Brien
(Related: Women, Nothing, Vote)

"My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been across the street at work for a while, they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Work, Hope, Now, Vote, Years)

"I think that's going to be an issue: Whether or not voters are going to get more of the same in a Clinton candidacy or whether she really is something unique and has something to offer apart from her husband."
- Barbara Olson
(Related: Husband)

"Now our whole activity is devoted to God, and our whole life, since we are bent on progress in divine things."
- Origen
(Related: God, Life, Progress, Now)

"No naturalist has devoted more painstaking attention to the structure of the barnacles than Mr. Darwin."
- Richard Owen
(Related: Attention)

"It's a sad day when the leaders of the free world engage in such deception and trickery. I voted against this unnecessary war and will continue to argue that the best way to support our troops is to bring them home."
- Major R. Owens
(Related: Home, War, Day, Deception, Leaders, Support, Troops, Will, World)

"When we talk about fighting for our country, we're talking about our vote, our vote is our arms."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Country, Fighting, Talk, Talking, Vote)

"If you want to act, you have to devote yourself to it. Send out letters and photos every day, work all the hours under the sun, whatever it takes. If you're not determined, you won't get anywhere."
- Christopher Parker
(Related: Work, Act, Day, Letters, Sun, Want)

"The man whose life is devoted to paperwork has lost the initiative. He is dealing with things that are brought to his notice, having ceased to notice anything for himself."
- C. Northcote Parkinson
(Related: Life, Man)

"House Republican leadership have refused to allow a clean minimum wage vote. Close to 15 million Americans will be affected if we did this. Do Republicans really expect a family to live on less than $11,000 a year?"
- Bill Pascrell
(Related: Family, Leadership, Americans, Republican, Republicans, Vote, Wage, Will)

"Although I voted against the initial resolution approving the war in Iraq, I have consistently voted to support our troops with much-needed armor and supplies."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: War, Iraq, Resolution, Support, Troops)

"We have a reliable computerized network devoted to counterterrorist activities."
- George Pataki
(Related: Network)

"I've been doing this 17 years but I can tell you I have more websites now than I have ever had devoted to me or my past career or my character. When I got this show, I think I had two fans out there that had created websites on my behalf."
- Robert Patrick
(Related: Character, Career, Fans, Now, Past, Years)

"We women of America tell you that America is not a democracy. Twenty million women are denied the right to vote."
- Alice Paul
(Related: Women, America, Democracy, Right, Vote)

"It is better, as far as getting the vote is concerned, I believe, to have a small, united group than an immense debating society."
- Alice Paul
(Related: Society, United, Vote)

"I will always vote what I have promised, and always vote the Constitution, as well as I will not vote for one single penny that isn't paid for, because debt is the monster, debt is what's going to eat us up and that is why our economy is on the brink."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Constitution, Debt, Economy, Vote, Will)

"I have absolutely no regret about my vote against this war. The same questions remain. The cost in human lives, the cost to our budget, probably 100 billion. We could have probably brought down that statue for a lot less."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: War, Questions, Regret, Vote)

"You bet every member of Congress who votes for this bill ought to read it, read it thoroughly, and understand that what we're looking at here amounts to nothing more than a government takeover of our health care economy, paid for with nearly a trillion dollars in new taxes on individuals and small businesses. And it must be opposed."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Government, Health, Care, Congress, Economy, Nothing, Taxes)

"My votes against the education bill and my votes against the Medicare bill got huge play at home."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Education, Home, Play)

"Requiring valid, photographic identification is a common sense step to ensure voter integrity and sound elections."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Common sense, Elections, Integrity, Sound)

"To make sure that votes are never canceled out by illegal votes, we instituted a photo ID requirement. And don't you think it's fair to apply at least the same standard required to get a library card or to board an airpane?"
- Rick Perry
"Seeing how those companies operate, it didn't amount to a massive vote of confidence in their artists. There was talk of me going to Columbia after that, but nothing happened. I got disillusioned, and I pulled back."
- Madeleine Peyroux
(Related: Artists, Confidence, Nothing, Talk, Vote)

"They just didn't have the sense of the strength of their vote. Just thought it wasn't necessary."
- Charles Phillips
(Related: Thought, Strength, Sense, Vote)

"We would like to carry out 100 percent, or maybe more, of our scientific program; I would like to devote some of my spare time toward extra scientific work."
- John L. Phillips
(Related: Time, Work)

"There is a movement to get an international criminal court in the world, voted for by hundreds of states-but with the noticeable absence of the United States of America."
- Harold Pinter
(Related: Absence, America, Court, states, United, World)

"The passion for office among members of Congress is very great, if not absolutely disreputable, and greatly embarrasses the operations of the Government. They create offices by their own votes and then seek to fill them themselves."
- James K. Polk
(Related: Government, Congress, Office, Passion)

"The idea that you earn things - that you earn respect, that you earn income, responsibility. the vote, punishment... these ideas are anathema to the liberal mind."
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Idea, Ideas, Income, Liberal, Mind, Punishment, Respect, Responsibility, Vote)

"A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: People)

"Republicans have been accused of abandoning the poor. It's the other way around. They never vote for us."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Poor, Republicans, Vote)

"People who bowl vote. Bowlers are not the cultural elite."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: People, Vote)

"Votes are like trees, if you are trying to build a forest. If you have more trees than you have forests, then at that point the pollsters will probably say you will win."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Trees, Trying, Will)

"Both of them were the children of the United States. They sacrificed their children for the benefit of the others. But they were not very devoted children of the United States."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Children, states, United)

"And in times and places where there was not much persecution, people could become and continue Christians who neither were nor professed to be very devoted persons."
- Robert Rainy
(Related: People, Persecution)

"In the United Nations, when China entered, we voted on the same position, and since then we have maintained the same position, that position has not changed."
- Sellapan Ramanathan
(Related: Nations, United)

"I cannot in good conscience vote for final passage of legislation that would pave the way to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Conscience, Drilling, Legislation, Oil, Open, Vote, Wildlife)

"Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual)."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Earth, Rights, Majority, Minority, Oppression, Public, Vote)

"We love the ability of the people to influence the actions of decision-makers, of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated to office by the will of voters, and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Love, People, Decision, Ability, Actions, Community, Influence, Office, Will)

"I want to stand by my country, but I cannot vote for war."
- Jeanette Rankin
(Related: War, Country, Vote, Want)

"Only votes talk, everything else walks."
- Dan Rather
(Related: Talk)

"My life has been devoted to peacemaking."
- Feisal Abdul Rauf
(Related: Life)

"I did become American citizen in order to vote. I lived in this country for a very long time and I finally reached the point where I thought, I'm often sticking my neck out on various issues as all human beings have a right to do."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Time, Thought, American, Country, Order, Right, Vote)

"At the next General Election, voters face a clear choice: deregulation and less interference in everyday life with the Conservatives, or yet more regulation and interference under Mr Blair."
- John Redwood
(Related: Life)

"One, with God, is always a majority, but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while the votes were being counted."
- Thomas Reed
(Related: God, Being, Majority, Martyr)

"The largest party in America, by the way, is neither the Democrats nor the Republicans. It's the party of non-voters."
- Robert Reich
(Related: America, Democrats, Party, Republicans)

"I am convinced that I do not want to give up more power to the White House, whether it's George Bush or Barack Obama. And I'm going to fight as hard as I can against President Obama on these earmarks and my Republican colleagues who hate to vote for them, but love to get them."
- Harry Reid
(Related: Love, Power, Fight, Hate, President, Republican, Vote, Want)

"Over the years, a number of other intriguing experimental ideas and areas of investigation have been the objects of my attention, and I have devoted some time and effort to exploring the inherent possbilities."
- Frederick Reines
(Related: Time, Ideas, Attention, Effort, Investigation, Years)

"I had concluded when I was the prosecutor that I would vote against the death penalty if I were in the legislature but that I could ask for it when I was satisfied as to guilt."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Death, Guilt, Vote)

"Last year, I twice voted against the Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations bill because it did not adequately fund education in general, and Native American programs specifically."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: Education, American, Labor)

"Since stepping down as laboratory director in 1999, I have devoted an increasing fraction of my time to international issues. I am involved with energy, environment, and sustainability issues, particularly as they involve new energy sources free of greenhouse gases."
- Burton Richter
(Related: Time, Energy, Environment)

"The evidence that things are changing fast can be seen in the dramatic increase in the influence of blogging. We should be collecting emails as we used to collect telephone numbers and using them to better communicate our message to key voters."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Influence, Key, Numbers)

"With regard to the youth vote we should encourage them to partake in the process, making more use of our education system to show the role Government plays in their lives, but also utilise the youth media they relate to to better connect them to our message."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Education, Government, Media, Vote, Youth)

"To that movement, consecrated by religious principle, sustained by an awful sense of justice, and cheered by the brightest hopes of future good, all our powers, talents, and attainments are devoted."
- George Ripley
(Related: Future, Justice, Religious, Sense)

"I mean, what are they scared of? Who's going to vote for anyone from the Communist Party, for God's sake?"
- Tim Robbins
(Related: God, Party, Vote)

"McCain I'd vote against under any circumstance."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Circumstance, Vote)

"There's an assault on human sexuality, as Judge Scalia said, they've taken sides in the culture war and on top of that if we have a democracy, the democratic processes should be that we can elect representatives who will share our point of view and vote those things into law."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: War, Culture, Democracy, Law, Sexuality, Vote, Will)

"I think the Democrats are catering to them, but, you know, in the entire history of the United States of America, there has never been a judge who has been refused a vote when there was a majority of Senators willing to vote for his confirmation, never in history."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: History, America, Democrats, Majority, Senators, states, United, Vote)

"I would never say somebody had to vote for anybody. That would be terrible. I haven't said that."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Vote)

"I guess you'd call me an independent, since I've never identified myself with one party or another in politics. I always decide my vote by taking as careful a look as I can at the actual candidates and issues themselves, no matter what the party label."
- Jackie Robinson
(Related: Politics, Party, Vote)

"I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure."
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: Life, Nothing, Pleasure)

"I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake."
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: Money, Day, Man, Nothing, Waking)

"You may not be aware of a recent survey that showed that if the First Amendment were put to a popular vote today, it would fail by a 60% to 40% vote."
- James E. Rogers
(Related: First, May, Popular, Today, Vote)

"Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get to vote on some man; we never get to vote on what he is to do."
- Will Rogers
(Related: People, Man, Vote)

"January 30th will be a historic day for the Middle East and the world. The Iraqi people will take the next step toward a free and democratic society as they place their votes for a transitional Iraqi government."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Government, Society, People, Day, Will, World)

"Taxes are important. President Bush's tax proposals leave no rich person behind. Voters approve of President Bush helping the kind of people they wish they were one of."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: People, Tax, President, Taxes)

"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."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: People, American, Right, Vote, Voting, Will)

"Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Government, Power, Country, Democracy, Forget, President, Senators)

"A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Character, Usefulness, Vote)

"As people do better, they start voting like Republicans - unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Education, People, Republicans, Vote, Voting)

""Empathy" is the latest code word for liberal activism, for treating the Constitution as malleable clay to be kneaded and molded in whatever form justices want. It represents an expansive view of the judiciary in which courts create policy that couldn't pass the legislative branch or, if it did, would generate voter backlash."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Policy, Activism, Constitution, Liberal, Want, Word)

"Memo to White House: Calling voters stupid is not a winning strategy."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Strategy, Winning)

"The Congress has historically played covert communal politics in order to create what in India we call vote banks where you pit one community against another and so on in order to secure votes."
- Arundhati Roy
(Related: Politics, Banks, Community, Congress, Order, Vote)

"Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence, and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Education, Control, Teaching)

"The holy spirit means the invisible power of Jehovah, holy because he is holy. This power of Jehovah operated upon the minds of honest men who loved and who were devoted to righteousness, directing them in the writing of the Bible."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: Men, Power, Bible, Righteousness, Spirit, Writing)

"Since the days of Abraham many men of unusual intellect not only have diligently studied the divine plan, but have devoted their lives to having a part in making it known to others."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: Men, Intellect)

"I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Clinton cost John Kerry more votes than he gained for him whenever they appeared together. Imagine being part of a crowd enraptured by the presence of Bill Clinton, and then having to listen to a speech by John Kerry!"
- Pat Sajak
(Related: Being, Speech)

"That's the trouble with trying to influence an undecided voter. First you have to find one."
- Pat Sajak
(Related: First, Influence, Trouble, Trying)

"There's individual turntable setups devoted to piano, bass, drums and a set for soloing as well. We like to try and explore the gamut of what a turntable can do."
- Eric San
"The game is the ultimate significance to me because it is so important to a lot of people. It has left a mark on our culture to be voted as one of the best to ever play."
- Barry Sanders
(Related: People, Culture, Play)

"Abstention means you stayed at home or went to the beach. By casting a blank vote, you're saying you have a political conscience but you don't agree with any of the existing parties."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Home, Beach, Conscience, Saying, Vote)

"Without the faintest possibility of finding a job, I decided to devote myself to literature: it was about time to find out what I was worth as a writer."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Time, Possibility, Job, Worth, Writer)

"Know which officials are voted into office and which are appointed, and by whom."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Office)

"People tend to vote the present tense - not the subjective."
- Diane Sawyer
(Related: People, Present, Vote)

"I did not choose necessarily on the basis of significance. If you have a vote for the most significant athlete, then you have Ali, then you have Babe Ruth, then you have Michael Jordan."
- Dick Schaap
(Related: Vote)

"Vote counting and ballot collecting does not occur in the light of day. There are too many occasions when observers and opposing parties lose contact with the ballots."
- Bob Schaffer
(Related: Day, Light, Vote)

"There are many hands touching ballots after a voter drops his ballot into the ballot box. There is no guarantee of ballot secrecy for anyone, which makes the whole system vulnerable to intimidation and bribery."
- Bob Schaffer
(Related: Bribery, Secrecy)

"Since the birth of our Nation, no other right has been more important than having the ability to vote. Unfortunately, as history has shown, the denial of this right to minorities is a scar on our system of democracy."
- Jan Schakowsky
(Related: History, Ability, Democracy, Denial, Nation, Right, Vote)

"Votes should be weighed not counted."
- Friedrich Schiller
"Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Happiness, Money)

"And American voters understand that if we want to keep fighting to move in the new - in a new direction, we've got a long way to go. And we need to make sure we continue with Democrats being in the majority."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: American, Being, Democrats, Direction, Fighting, Majority, Want)

"We certainly could have voted on making the middle-class tax cuts and tax cuts for working families permanent had the Republicans not insisted that the only way they would support those tax breaks is if we also added $700 billion to the deficit to give tax breaks to the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. That's what was really disturbing."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Americans, Tax, Republicans, Support, Tax cuts)

"We are on the precipice of a crisis, a Constitutional crisis. The checks and balances, which have been at the core of this Republic, are about to be evaporated by the nuclear option. The checks and balances that say if you get 51% of the vote, you don't get your way 100% of the time. It is amazing, it's almost a temper tantrum."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Time, Crisis, Temper, Vote)

"Voters did say 'repeal health care,' they did say 'reduce the size of government.' But not a single one of them from the tea party or anywhere said 'give tax breaks to the wealthiest.'"
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Health, Government, Care, Tax, Party, Tea)

"Well, the tough thing for them is that the Republican primary is pretty far over to the right, just as the Democratic primary is further over to the left than the average voter in each party."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Party, Pretty, Republican, Right)

"I believe with all my heart that America remains 'the great idea' that inspires the world. It is a privilege to be born here. It is an honor to become a citizen here. It is a gift to raise your family here, to vote here, and to live here."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Family, Heart, Idea, America, Honor, Privilege, Vote, World)

"A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Life, Men, Animals, Help, Man, Plants)

"I am not going to answer any questions as to my association, my philosophical or religious beliefs or my political beliefs, or how I voted in any election, or any of these private affairs."
- Pete Seeger
(Related: Beliefs, Questions, Religious)

"The vote by the Judiciary Committee reflects the fact that John Roberts is an exceptional nominee with a conservative judicial philosophy - a philosophy that represents mainstream America."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: America, Committee, Conservative, Fact, Philosophy, Vote)

"Shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other; yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively. Strive to get clear notions about all. Give up no science entirely; for science is but one."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Science, Talent, Remarkable)

"I have never voted in my life."
- Andres Serrano
(Related: Life)

"But there is a higher law than the Constitution, which regulates our authority over the domain, and devotes it to the same noble purposes."
- William H. Seward
(Related: Authority, Constitution, Law)

"We need an amendment that gives us the right to vote protected by the federal government and the Constitution."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: Government, Constitution, Right, Vote)

"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
(Related: Men, Women, Vote, Want)

"It was also important for me to have a burning desire to achieve something worthwhile on that instrument, and I devoted many many many hours with little or no compensation to perfecting whatever I could, because I loved it so much."
- Billy Sheehan
(Related: Desire)

"I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don't like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don't solicit their opinions or votes."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: People, Body, Difference, Facts, Opinions)

"But they were going to war anyway and they were going to bully and pressure countries to vote for it."
- Clare Short
(Related: War, Countries, Pressure, Vote)

"I will devote my body and soul to the service of the people and the nation."
- Norodom Sihamoni
(Related: Soul, People, Body, Nation, Service, Will)

"Anyone who devotes time and attention to what makes people tick, to me, is a smart person."
- Ron Silver
(Related: Time, People, Attention)

"Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote."
- William E. Simon
(Related: People, Politicians, Vote, Washington)

"Through persistent dedication, Susan B. Anthony, and other remarkable leaders, women were finally granted the right to vote in 1920."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Women, Dedication, Leaders, Remarkable, Right, Vote)

"Susan B. Anthony formed the Equal Rights Association, refuted ideas that women were inferior to men, and fought for a woman's right to vote."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Women, Ideas, Rights, Vote, Woman)

"Of the fellows least likely to be president, you'd have to vote Jack No. 1."
- George Smathers
(Related: President, Vote)

"As a Republican, I voted with President Clinton consistently in our efforts to bail out our European friends in Kosovo to stop genocide. I am proud of those votes. I am proud of President Clinton for that."
- Gordon Smith
(Related: Friends, Genocide, President, Republican)

"Women, you can have it all - a loving man, devoted husband, loving children, a fabulous career."
- Jada Pinkett Smith
(Related: Women, HusbCareer, Children, Man)

"Then years back, when I moved to California, I happened to see a book about fashions of 19th-century Victorian England, only four pages of which was devoted to the dress of the working class."
- Martin C. Smith
(Related: Class, Dress, England, Years)

"George W. Bush broke a mold four years ago: Even though he lost the popular vote, he governed as if he had won by acclamation."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Popular, Vote, Years)

"People want a result. Immigrant voters aren't stupid, and they're going to know who's on their side."
- Tom Snyder
(Related: People, Result, Want)

"The trip to Iraq confirmed that I made the right decision when I voted against lending Iraq the $18 billion the United States plans to use to help rebuild the country."
- Vic Snyder
(Related: Decision, Country, Help, Iraq, Right, states, United)

"When Congress passed the Help America Vote Act in 2002, I was thrilled to learn that the federal government would offer resources to all states to assist them in enhancing the voting process in America."
- DeForest Soaries
(Related: Government, Act, America, Congress, Help, states, Vote, Voting)

"What we say is that democracy means that you have the right to vote without intimidation and undue burdens. But if you stand in line for six hours, technically, today there is no document, no standard, no law that says that that's wrong."
- DeForest Soaries
(Related: Democracy, Law, Right, Today, Vote, Wrong)

"I started out as a 16 year old registering people to vote."
- DeForest Soaries
(Related: People, Old, Vote)

"Beyond that, states had to also have electronic voting machines that made it possible for people who are physically handicapped to vote in private... and the computerized voting machine made it very easy for, particularly, the blind."
- DeForest Soaries
(Related: People, Blind, Machine, Machines, states, Vote, Voting)

"Manhattan is a narrow island off the coast of New Jersey devoted to the pursuit of lunch."
- Raymond Sokolov
(Related: Pursuit)

"My guess is more reporters probably vote Democrat than Republican - just because I think reporters are smart."
- Jerry Springer
(Related: Republican, Vote)

"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
(Related: People, Nothing)

"The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do."
- Joseph Stalin
(Related: People)

"When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: End, School, Teachers)

"We devote our entire lives to becoming good ball players. We take batting practice until our hands bleed."
- Willie Stargell
(Related: Practice)

"Up until, really, Roosevelt, African-Americans largely voted ninety per cent Republican. That was the political origins, that's what their political voice was in the Republican party. During that history, that last sixty or seventy years of history, the Republican party effectively walked away from the community. They were afraid to really embrace civil rights even though they embraced civil rights legislation. And so it's not enough to just to put it on paper, you gotta actually show up and be in the community, and understand what that struggle was really about."
- Michael Steele
(Related: History, African, Civil rights, Community, Legislation, Party, Republican, Struggle, Voice, Years)

"In order to achieve optimal economic growth, Congress must adhere to sane spending guidelines while promoting smart policies devoted to growing businesses and creating jobs."
- Michael Steele
(Related: Growth, Congress, Jobs, Order)

"I don't envisage collectivism. There is no such animal, it is always individualism, sometimes the rest vote and sometimes they do not, and if they do they do and if they do not they do not."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Individualism, Rest, Vote)

"Just as everybody has the vote including women, I think children should, because as a child is conscious of itself then it has to me an existence and has a stake in what happens."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Women, Children, Existence, Vote)

"There has been an awful lot of time and money spent looking at the president over the last four years The American people saw through those investigations. They voted for the president. And despite all of this time and attention, nothing has turned up because the president and the first lady did nothing wrong."
- George Stephanopoulos
(Related: Money, Time, People, American, Attention, First, Lady, Nothing, President, Wrong, Years)

"I've devoted a lot of my time and effort during the past few years to developing my advertising copywriting business to the point of where I can support my family and don't have to depend on writing fiction for my income."
- George Stephen
(Related: Business, Family, Time, Advertising, Effort, Fiction, Income, Past, Support, Writing, Years)

"I do have two data identities. I have my name, Bruce Sterling, which is my public name under which I write novels. I also have my other name, which is my legal name under which I own property and vote."
- Bruce Sterling
(Related: Legal, Name, Property, Public, Vote)

"People who vote against this today are voting against me and I will not forget."
- Ted Stevens
(Related: People, Forget, Today, Vote, Voting, Will)

"The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal - that you can gather votes like box tops - is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Idea, Office)

"The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations - great or small - to have weight, to have a vote, to be attended to, to be a part of the twentieth century."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Nations, Right, United, Vote, Weight)

"The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal that you can gather votes like box tops is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process."
- Adlai Stevenson
(Related: Idea, Office)

"To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Life, Exercise)

"The seven marvels that best represent man's achievements over the last 2,000 years will be determined by Internet vote... so look for Howard Stern's Private Parts to come in No. 1."
- Jon Stewart
(Related: Internet, Man, Vote, Will, Years)

"President Bush remained undeterred by the massive display of American opposition, even though much of it came from the hundreds of thousands of voters who supported him by voting for Nader."
- Jon Stewart
(Related: American, Opposition, President, Voting)

"It still frightens me a little bit to think that so much of my life was totally devoted to Star Trek and almost nothing else."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Life, Nothing)

"I know not what you believe of God, but I believe He gave yearnings and longings to be filled, and that He did not mean all our time should be devoted to feeding and clothing the body."
- Lucy Stone
(Related: Time, God, Body)

"But I do believe that a woman's truest place is in a home, with a husband and with children, and with large freedom, pecuniary freedom, personal freedom, and the right to vote."
- Lucy Stone
(Related: Home, HusbChildren, Freedom, Right, Vote, Woman)

"I would vote for the man who's lived life, who's done different occupations, who's been out in the real world and struggled to make a living, struggled to raise a family, struggled with life as it exists. So I'd vote for experience, honest experience."
- Oliver Stone
(Related: Experience, Life, Family, Living, Man, Occupations, Vote, World)

"We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other minorities."
- Barbra Streisand
(Related: Family, Arrogance, Elderly, Exercise, Fraud, Presidency, President, Republican)

"When I graduated from Santa Monica High in 1927, I was voted the girl most likely to succeed. I didn't realize it would take so long."
- Gloria Stuart
(Related: Succeed)

"When you put a tiny and despised minority up for a popular vote, the minority usually loses."
- Andrew Sullivan
(Related: Minority, Popular, Vote)

"The forgotten man... He works, he votes, generally he prays, but his chief business in life is to pay."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Business, Life, Man)

"My own electorate, which I represented for 36 years as an anti-apartheid politician, had a considerable number of Jewish voters supporting me throughout my career."
- Helen Suzman
(Related: Career, Years)

"They view massive immigration as a massive infusion of potential voters for the Democratic Party, and therefore will do nothing, absolutely nothing to stop that flow of legal or illegal entrance into the country."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Legal, Country, Nothing, Party, Potential, Will)

"You know, I'm a Republican, I'm a Conservative, I voted for George Bush."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Conservative, Republican)

"The Democratic Party looks at massive immigration, legal and illegal, as a source of voters."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Legal, Party)

"Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not devote a considerable amount of time to studying just how slowly he can work and still convince his employer that he is going at a good pace."
- Frederick W. Taylor
(Related: Time, Work)

"The President has not created any Ford constituency, unique from that of any Republican President. The one exception to this is that he does show unique strength with young voters for a Republican."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Strength, President, Republican)

"Research has shown that the perceived style of leadership is by far the most important thing to most voters in evaluating officeholders and candidates."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Leadership, Research, Style)

"While only about half of the voters feel they know very much about Reagan or what he stands for, the Republicans who do have a very positive perception of him."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Perception, Positive, Republicans)

"But I know that the vote of 9 out of 10 black Americans for the Democratic Party or for leftist kinds of policies just is not reflective of their opinions."
- Clarence Thomas
(Related: Americans, Opinions, Party, Vote)

"We got the vote, which we should've been born with, in 1920. Everything we've had to struggle for - it's ridiculous."
- Helen Thomas
(Related: Struggle, Vote)

"It hurts the spirit, somehow, to read the word environments, when the plural means that there are so many alternatives there to be sorted through, as in a market, and voted on."
- Lewis Thomas
(Related: Spirit, Word)

"I always get more applause than votes."
- Norman Thomas
(Related: Applause)

"Women have had the vote for over forty years and their organizations lobby in Washington for all sorts of causes; why, why, why don't they take up their own causes and obvious needs?"
- Dorothy Thompson
(Related: Women, Causes, Needs, Obvious, Vote, Washington, Years)

"What time he can spare from the adornment of his person he devotes to the neglect of his duties."
- William Hepworth Thompson
(Related: Time, Neglect)

"In historical and constitutional terms, the recent political status vote in Puerto Rico was a necessary but obviously not decisive step on the road of self-determination leading to full self-government."
- Dick Thornburgh
(Related: Leading, Road, Self, Vote)

"Apparently tired of waiting for clear direction from Congress, the people of Puerto Rico have used the tools provided by their own local constitution to schedule a vote for Dec. 13 on the status of the island."
- Dick Thornburgh
(Related: People, Congress, Constitution, Direction, Tools, Vote, Waiting)

"A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Government, Tax, Obligation, Vote)

"In other words, a democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Government, Tax, Obligation, Vote, Words)

"Voters definitely believe Washington is corrupt - but most think it's bipartisan."
- Chuck Todd
(Related: Washington)

"I think he intends to run for president... I think Senator McCain cares about the opinions of New Hampshire voters."
- Pat Toomey
(Related: Opinions, President)

"I can't see where there is anywhere left to move. If you don't have a recount it's hard to receive any more votes."
- Robert Torricelli
"Ten of those Republican incumbents, all of whom voted for the impeachment of President Clinton, are from states that Bill Clinton carried."
- Robert Torricelli
(Related: President, Republican, states)

"I truly don't know why the boys are getting all the votes - it could be because they are really amazing, and that's all there is to it. They're really, really good and every single boy deserves to be in the competition right now, and so do the two girls."
- Pia Toscano
(Related: Boys, Competition, Girls, Now, Right)

"Crime is only the worst example, but it is a paradigm for other Labour policy disasters. No one tells the voters that crime is falling: let them stay scared senseless."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Policy, Crime, Disasters, Example)

"Whenever a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Vote)

"Democracy means that people can say what they want to. All the people. It means that they can vote as they wish. All the people. It means that they can worship God in any way they feel right, and that includes Christians and Jews and voodoo doctors as well."
- Dalton Trumbo
(Related: God, People, Democracy, Doctors, Right, Vote, Want, Worship)

"Seven and half years ago I began my own journey. For me and my family it was a time of adversity. But during that adversity I derived a deeper faith. And born out of that adversity was a commitment to devote myself to those people and to those issues that truly matter to me."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Family, Time, Faith, People, Adversity, Commitment, Journey, Years)

"I voted for you during your last election."
- Mao Tse Tung
"There's no question that Roberts will vote like William Rehnquist... If he swings, it will be from right to far right."
- Jonathan Turley
(Related: Question, Right, Vote, Will)

"In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute - a white skin."
- Desmond Tutu
(Related: Land, Skin, Vote)

"President Ford was a devoted, decent man of impeccable integrity who put service to his country before his own self interest. He helped heal our nation during a time of crisis, provided steady leadership and restored people's faith in the presidency and in government."
- Mark Udall
(Related: Faith, Government, Leadership, Time, People, Country, Crisis, Integrity, Interest, Man, Nation, Presidency, President, Self, Sel)

"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
(Related: America, Democracy, Fight, Ocean, Vote, Will)

"As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Time, People, Disguise, Language, Vote, Will, Words)

"Fifty percent of people won't vote, and fifty percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same fifty percent."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: People, Hope, Newspapers, Vote)

"Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: People, American, President)

"I therefore shared fully the intense chagrin of the New York and other State delegations when, on the third ballot, Abraham Lincoln received a larger vote than Seward."
- Henry Villard
(Related: State, Vote)

"The people who voted for President Obama are just beginning to wake up to exactly what they brought in. The 'change' they envisioned is not the 'change' they have gotten."
- Jon Voight
(Related: People, Beginning, President)

"No longer should women be denied the right to vote, no longer should women be treated as second class citizens, no longer should women not be allowed to be a citizen at all."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Women, Class, Right, Vote)

"If the Republicans think that by having stated and even achieved most of the Contract that they are therefore entitled to the acceptance and favor of the American voter, they're crazy."
- Malcolm Wallop
(Related: Acceptance, American, Republicans)

"We believed that growth through Local Government, and perhaps through some special machinery for bringing the wishes and influence of women of all classes to bear on Parliament, other than the Parliamentary vote, was the real line of progress."
- Mary A. Ward
(Related: Women, Government, Progress, Growth, Influence, Parliament, Vote, Wishes)

"Let's not be overconfident, we still have to count the votes."
- Harold Washington
"I am not interested in splitting the white vote."
- Harold Washington
(Related: Vote)

"We don't devote enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks."
- Bill Watterson
(Related: Cure, Research)

"I see a trend here where the President seems to think his job is to count votes and then try to make a deal That's what we in legislatures do. Mr. Obama's job is to travel the country, fight for the values that he cares about."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Travel, Values, Country, Fight, Job, President)

"I think if people value democracy, they had damn well better get out and exercise their right to vote while their vote still means something."
- Bob Weir
(Related: People, Democracy, Exercise, Right, Value, Vote)

"I've always been fascinated by activists, people who will devote their life to a cause, people who go to India and to Africa and put their life in jeopardy to do what they believe is right."
- Rachel Weisz
(Related: Life, People, Cause, Jeopardy, Right, Will)

"Speaking of tax fairness, it was Senator Kerry who voted to increase the income tax on senior citizens on Social Security, earning as little as $32,000 a year."
- Bill Weld
(Related: Tax, Income, Security)

"Well, it was one of my most gratifying experiences because I could devote my knowledge and my talent for the good for the City of Washington, and all the Federal projects where the Fine Arts Commission had jurisdiction, and it was a tremendous experience."
- Felix de Weldon
(Related: Experience, Talent, Knowledge, Projects, Washington)

"The alleged menace of universal suffrage having been avoided by the absolute suppression of the negro vote, the spirit of mob murder should have been satisfied and the butchery of negroes should have ceased."
- Ida B. Wells
(Related: Mob, Murder, Spirit, Vote)

"When too many Americans don't vote or participate, some see apathy and despair. I see disappointment and even outrage. And I believe that out of this frustration can come hope and action."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Action, Hope, Americans, Apathy, Despair, Disappointment, Frustration, Vote)

"The only way to change is to vote. People are responsible."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Change, People, Vote)

"The American struggle for the vote was much more difficult than the English for the simple reason that it was much more easy."
- Rebecca West
(Related: American, English, Reason, Struggle, Vote)

"The greatest threat to the constitutional right to vote is voter fraud."
- Lynn Westmoreland
(Related: Fraud, Right, Vote)

"I think it's important to vote."
- Vivienne Westwood
(Related: Vote)

"How it is that within 60 days of a general election issue, groups can no longer tell voters that a Member of Congress votes pro-abortion, against guns, against the environment or whatever else is beyond me."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Congress, Environment)

"Every Arab nation votes against us at least two thirds of the time."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Time, Nation)

"Judges were not the biggest issue for most voters in Georgia in 2002."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Judges)

"Conservative voters increasingly understand that the one legacy a president can leave is his judicial appointments."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Conservative, President)

"The average voter has to hear a point seven times before it registers."
- Paul Weyrich
"Those 40 or 50 national correspondents who had followed Kennedy since the beginning of his electoral exertions into the November days had become more than a press corps - they had become his friends and, some of them, his most devoted admirers."
- Theodore White
(Related: Beginning, Friends, Press)

"To put that into some perspective, when Bill Clinton and Al Gore had first taken the idea of the Kyoto Protocol up to the Congress, the United States Senate voted it down 95 to nothing."
- Christine Todd Whitman
(Related: Idea, Congress, First, Nothing, Perspective, Senate, states, United)

"I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again."
- Elie Wiesel
(Related: Life)

"Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues."
- George Will
(Related: Will)

"I am a Colorado native, and, no, I did not vote for the anti-gay amendment or the same-sex marriage ban, and I am not a member of a militia."
- Connie Willis
(Related: Marriage, Vote)

"And political parties, overanxious for vote catching, become tolerant to intolerant groups."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: Vote)

"I do most of my work with kids. They are the very foundation of our future. We are so incredibly disrespectful to them in America in every way because they can't vote."
- Henry Winkler
(Related: Work, America, Future, Kids, Vote)

"Slavery is but half abolished, emancipation is but half completed, while millions of freeman with votes in their hands are left without education."
- Robert Charles Winthrop
(Related: Education, Slavery)

"If you're going to vote on a television contract, there is a certain rationality to saying that the same structures that are applied to Health Plan participation should be placed on the right to vote on a strike."
- Dick Wolf
(Related: Health, Participation, Right, Saying, Television, Vote)

"You have this disturbing reality that there are a lot of people who would rather say, 'I'm on strike' than 'I'm unemployed.' And those are the people who vote for strikes."
- Dick Wolf
(Related: People, Reality, Vote)

"The impossibility of a retreat makes no difference in the situation of men resolved to conquer or die; and, believe me, my friends, if your conquest could be bought with the blood of your general, he would most cheerfully resign a life which he has long devoted to his country."
- James Wolfe
(Related: Life, Men, Blood, Conquest, Country, Difference, Friends, Impossibility)

"We're great, Jo and me. We're pals, and I guess sex has a lot to do with it. She's also brilliant at clearing a room. So protective, so devoted. I can't believe how much she loves me."
- Ron Wood
(Related: Sex)

"By what right do you refuse to accept the vote of a citizen of the United States?"
- Victoria Woodhull
(Related: Right, states, United, Vote)

"I don't think voters give a hoot about the character of their political advisors, except to the extent that character reflects on the candidates."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Character)

"My life has ever been devoted to her service from my youth up, though never before in a cause like this - a cause for which I would most cheerfully risk and lay down my life."
- David Wooster
(Related: Life, Cause, Risk, Service, Youth)

"Today in India there are all sections of people, as the BJP realized when the poor voted them out."
- Lalu Prasad Yadav
(Related: People, Poor, Today)

"I should like to say that I am as proud of my Chinese heritage and background as I am devoted to modern science, a part of human civilization of Western origin, to which I have dedicated and I shall continue to dedicate my work."
- Chen Ning Yang
(Related: Work, Science, Civilization)

"While maintaining our nuclear potential at the proper level, we need to devote more attention to developing the entire range of means of information warfare."
- Boris Yeltsin
(Related: Attention, Information, Potential)

"Vote for me and I will ensure that everyone gets enough to eat and a place to stay."
- Khaleda Zia
(Related: Vote, Will)

"The nation voted us to power to see unity and communal harmony, not for any division or communality."
- Khaleda Zia
(Related: Power, Harmony, Nation, Unity)

"If the gods had intended for people to vote, they would have given us candidates."
- Howard Zinn
(Related: People, Gods, Vote)

"You get to know them, they get to know you and see if they like you. Then they'll vote on you to become a prospect. You have to be sponsored by a Hells Angel."
- Chuck Zito
(Related: Vote)

"There would always be a vote. There were always conflicts and arguments for years and years - that's why we're not together anymore. But there was always a vote. It was always two out of three."
- David Zucker
(Related: Arguments, Vote, Years)