Election Day 2019 is finally upon us. After all the hype, news, smear campaigns, annoying late-night phone calls, and philosophical battles with your friends, the day has come when you can put all your talk into action. Voting is a critical part of our society. Through it, we are able to elect the right people who will make the right decisions that can impact the country for generations. It also enables us to protect our freedom and preserve the peace a lot of us enjoy. Voting encourages changes and facilitates progress, too.
Powerful voting quotes to inspire patriotism
1.) “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” – Plato
2.) “Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”― Abraham Lincoln
3.) “Voting is a civic sacrament.” – Theodore Hesburgh
4.) “A man without a vote is a man without protection.”― Lyndon B. Johnson
5.) “If you don’t vote, you lose the right to complain.” – George Carlin
6.) “By voting, we add our voice to the chorus that forms opinions and the basis for actions.” – Jens Stoltenberg
7.) “A man without a vote is a man without protection.” – Lyndon B. Johnson
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quotes about voting and what it means
8.) “Resistance isn’t enough. If we want to change, we have to get out the vote.”― DaShanne Stokes
9.) “Someone struggled for your right to vote. Use it.” – Susan B. Anthony
10.) “Remember, it is not about voting for the perfect candidate – there is no such thing. Presidents are human.” – Michelle Obama
Go Vote Quotes
1.) “We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” – Thomas Jefferson
2.) “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
3.) “The ballot is stronger than the bullet.” – Abraham Lincoln
4.) “Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world.” – Sharon Salzberg
5.) “Somewhere inside of all of us is the power to change the world.” – Roald Dahl
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6.) “Too many people fought too hard to make sure all citizens of all colors, races, ethnicities, genders, and abilities can vote to think that not voting somehow sends a message.” – Luis Gutierrez
7.) “The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.” – John F. Kennedy
8.) “Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.” – Hillary Clinton
9.) “Bad officials are elected by good citizens who don’t vote.” – George Jean Nathan
10.) “Democracy is not just the right to vote, it is the right to live in dignity.”― Naomi Klein
Election and Voting Quotes
Election day refers to the day when the general elections are held. Generally, elections are always held on a Sunday in many countries to enable as many voters as possible to participate.
“We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate.” » Kin Hubbard
“Voting is a right best exercised by people who have taken time to learn about the issues.” » Tony Snow Cafemom.com
“Voting is completely important. People in America think democracy is a given. I think of it as an ecosystem, and what gets in the way of it is politicians and apathy.” » Henry Rollins
“I’m not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.” » Adlai Stevenson I
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“Voting is a Constitutional right. Absent any evidence of fraud, all Americans have a protected right to vote, be they rich or poor, black, Hispanic or white, people who live in a big city or in remote rural areas.” » Juan Williams
“An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.” » George Bernard Shaw
“When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale.” » John Gardner
“Votes should be weighed not counted.” » Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
Bad Officials Are Elected By Good Citizens Who Do Not Vote. » George Jean Nathan
“The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the face.” » Clare Boothe Luce
“Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.” » James Bovard
“I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.” » Adlai Stevenson
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“Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.” » Gore Vidal
All We Have To Do Is Get Out And Vote, While It’S Still Legal, And We Will Wash Those Crooked Warmongers Out Of The White House. » Hunter S. Thompson
“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
“Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.” » W. C. Fields
“Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country — and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians.” » Charles Krauthammer
“The irony is that the people we tend to vote for actually look down on voters and voting. That’s just idiotic, right? That’s like a snake eating its own tail! A wolf in a trap gnawing off its own head to escape!” » Steven Weber
Be Bright, Vote For What Is Right!
“Did you, too, O friend, suppose democracy was only for elections, for politics, and for a party name? I say democracy is only of use there that it may pass on and come to its flower and fruit in manners, in the highest forms of interaction between [people], and their beliefs — in religion, literature, colleges and schools — democracy in all public and private life….” » Walt Whitman
“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” » George Jean Nathan
“It is useless for sheep to pass a resolution in favor of vegetarianism while wolves remain of a different opinion.” » William Inge
“All we have to do is get out and vote, while it’s still legal, and we will wash those crooked warmongers out of the White House.” » Hunter S. Thompson
Half Of The American People Have Never Read A Newspaper. Half Never Voted For President. One Hopes It Is The Same Half. » Gore Vidal
“Majority rule only works if you’re also considering individual rights. Because you can’t have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.” » Larry Flynt
“Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.” » Robert Byrne
“Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.” » Joseph Stalin
“Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.” » Hillary Clinton
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least. – Robert Byrne
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. – President John Quincy Adams
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
Presidents are selected, not elected. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
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
Democracy is not just the right to vote, it is the right to live in dignity. – Naomi Klein
Vote for the man who promises least; he’ll be the least disappointing. – Bernard Baruch
The vote is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have. – John Lewis
Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters. – Abraham Lincoln
A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. – Theodore Roosevelt
Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
A man without a vote is a man without protection. – Lyndon B. Johnson
The vote is precious. It’s almost sacred, so go out and vote like you never voted before. – John Lewis
Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason. – Mark Twain
Voters don’t decide issues, they decide who will decide issues. – George Will
Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote. – George Jean Nathan
Every election is determined by the people who show up. – Larry J. Sabato
Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good. ‘Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Voting is how we participate in a civic society – be it for president, be it for a municipal election. It’s the way we teach our children – in school elections – how to be citizens, and the importance of their voice. – Loretta Lynch
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Famous Quotes on Voting
To put more emphasis on the importance of voting, here are the best vote quotes that can inspire you to exercise your right.
A man without a vote … is like a man without a hand.
If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you want to vote for … but there are certain to be ones you want to vote against.
Vote for the man who promises least — he’ll be the least disappointing.
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, The Wit and Wisdom of Franklin D. Roosevelt
If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.
There’s a terrible danger in voting for the lesser of two evils because the parties can set it up that way.
A ballot is like a bullet. You don’t throw your ballots until you see a target, and if that target is not within your reach, keep your ballot in your pocket.
If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
If we don’t cast a ballot, it’s going to end up in a situation where we’re going to have to cast a bullet. It’s either a ballot or a bullet.
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
We are sorely in need of a voting machine with a space for “Remarks.”
It is a truism, of course, that in “democratic” states the populace must be encouraged to imagine that it makes important decisions by voting, and must therefore be controlled by suitable propaganda, which implants ideas to which the voters respond as automatically as trained animals respond to words of command in a circus, thus leading to the masses only a factitious choice between Tweedledum and Tweedledee on the basis of their preference for a certain kind of oratory, a hair-style, or a particular facial expression.
I never vote for anybody. I always vote against.
The citizen who never votes probably doesn’t want to feel responsible for what goes on in Washington.
If I were to vote, I would intentionally vote for the goofiest candidate. It is my theory that when the people can outwit the leader, the more respected their voices will be.
Voting is a tool of popular control over the decisions made on behalf and in the name of the polity as a whole. The control may be direct, as in the case of referenda over constitutional proposals, or indirect, as in elections of the members of the legislatures. The tool is not in all respects perfect: all voting systems are plagued with some shortcomings that may cast doubt on the meaning or legitimacy of the outcomes reached by using them.
HANNU NURMI, Voting Paradoxes and How to Deal with Them
Voter education shouldn’t just cover when and how to vote, but why.
ALEX MACON, “Dallas Has the Worst Voters in the Entire Country”,
Voting is a big part of our democracy. Many things in the country are decided by voting and elections. It’s, therefore, surprising that many people choose to stay away from the ballot; even though they could determine the future of the country.