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Ballot Quotes
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South Australia was the first community to give the
secret ballot for political elections.
- Catherine Helen Spence

Men have two ways of righting their wrongs,
by force and by the ballot.
Both are denied to women, one by nature,
the other by man.
- Ida A. Harper

Like Lincoln, I would like to believe the ballot is
stronger than the bullet.
Then again, he said that before he got shot.
- Sarah Vowell

The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense,
else what shall save us from a second slavery?
- W. E. B. Du Bois

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The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
- Abraham Lincoln

One of the nuisances of the ballot is that when the
oracle has spoken you never know what it means.
- Lord Salisbury

The time has come for justice at the ballot box,
and justice in the courts, and justice in the legislative halls,
and justice in the governor's office.
- John Jay Hooker


 

To imply that religious believers have no right to
engage moral questions in the public square or at the
ballot is simply to establish a Reichian secularism as our state faith.
- Maggie Gallagher

When and under what conditions is the black man to
have a free ballot? When is he in fact to have those
full civil rights which have so long been his in law?
- Benjamin Harrison

The closer a Negro got to the ballot box,
the more he looked like a rapist.
- E. Franklin Frazier

That's what my Dad always told me, on the ballot,
they should always have a third choice,
like none of the above, then if enough people picked that,
they'd have to get new candidates.
- Meg White

The worker must have bread, but she must have roses,
too.
Help, you women of privilege, give her the ballot to fight with.
- Rose Schneiderman

The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.
- James Buchanan

Democrats believe they can win at the ballot box by obstructing,
and they would rather win the next election than move America forward.
- Virginia Foxx

First, take the government of the Indians out of politics;
second,
let the laws of the Indians be the same as those of the whites;
third,
give the Indian the ballot.
- George Crook

First rule of politics: you can't win unless you're on the ballot.
Second rule: If you run, you may lose.
And, if you tie, you do not win.
- Donald Rumsfeld

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

We've had to be creative to get on the ballot.
- Kinky Friedman

The South resented giving the Afro-American his freedom,
the ballot box and the Civil Rights Law.
- Ida B. Wells

What a rush it was to plunge into the bin of official
decision and cast a ballot in favor of FUN.
- Wavy Gravy

The accolade of your peers is very exciting,
always.
There's lots of good stuff on the ballot.
- Cory Doctorow

Sharpton is not even on the Presidential primary ballot here in Louisiana.
- Tony Brown

With regard to the ballot, it is worthy of remark that
no meeting has been held in favour of Reform at which
the ballot has not been strongly insisted upon.
- John Bright

Given the right to a free ballot, the people would support my return.
- Benazir Bhutto

The ballot is stronger than bullets.
- Joseph A. Schumpeter

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

If it went on the ballot in Colorado,
I would vote to lower the drinking age.
- Pete Coors

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

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

Demand the ballot as the undeniable right of every
man who is called to the poll,
and take special care that the old constitutional rule and principle,
by which majorities alone shall decide in Parliamentary elections,
shall not be violated.
- John Bright

If you had found the right candidate in 2000 or 2004,
and you could have put that man or woman,
given them ballot access in September of the election year,
they could have won the election.
- Hamilton Jordan

But say some, would you expose woman to the contact of rough,
rude, drinking, swearing, fighting men at the ballot
box? What a humiliating confession lies in this plea
for keeping woman in the background!
- Ernestine Rose

Proposition 19 already is a winner no matter what happens on election day.
The mere fact of its being on the ballot has elevated
and legitimized public discourse about marijuana and
marijuana policy in ways I could not have imagined a year ago.
- George Soros

Surely these women won't lose any more of their beauty
and charm by putting a ballot in a ballot box once
a year than they are likely to lose standing in foundries
or laundries all year round.
There is no harder contest than the contest for bread,
let me tell you that.
- Rose Schneiderman

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

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

Oftentimes during the period in which conventions really did business,
you had situations where the delegates were divided
and you would have ballot after ballot before there was a final nominee.
- Michael Beschloss

Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.
- Abraham Lincoln

We've got ballots flying around, being counted by hand,
arriving by truck and in God knows whose custody.
- David Axelrod

I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as
your President by your ballots,
so I ask you to confirm me with your prayers.
- Gerald R. Ford

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

Any time you have loose ballots, you have to worry about shenanigans.
It's a shame such a hard-fought election has to come
down to something like this.
- David Axelrod

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

More than 10,000 ballots in Miami-Dade County have
been rejected by some machine without any opportunity
for a human being to take a look.
That is just not right.
- Patricia Ireland

No amount of charters, direct primaries,
or short ballots will make a democracy out of an illiterate people.
- Walter Lippmann

The final ballots represent players,
managers,
executives and builders who are top-tier candidates
and worthy of review for consideration for election to the Hall of Fame.
- Fay Vincent

To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets,
but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

Printing ballots in multiple languages costs millions of dollars every year.
It also discourages immigrants from integrating into
American society and gaining the benefits that come from speaking English.
- Ernest Istook

Well, first of all, I was asked by Ross Perot on a
telephone call in March of 1992 if,
since he had committed on the Larry King Show to becoming
a candidate for president,
to get on all 50 ballots.
- James Stockdale

I think the elections have gone well,
although there is so much insecurity in Iraq.
So far during the counting of ballots,
there has not been a significant complaint.
We have to wait to see what the outcome of the counting is.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

On Jan.
30, millions of Iraqis will cast ballots in the country's
first fair and free election in decades,
marking continued progress in Iraq's transition toward
a country built on the pillars of democracy and freedom for all.
- Jim Gerlach

Once the Mass is restored to its rightful place,
we will again see choirs being developed.
- Richard Morris

The rightful claim to dissent is an existential right of the individual.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

We the people are the rightful masters
of both Congress and the courts,
not to overthrow the Constitution
but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
- Abraham Lincoln

The crown is not my right, and pleaseth me not.
The Lady Mary is the rightful heir.
- Jane Grey

Men now monopolize the upper levels...
depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.
- Laurence J. Peter

There's nothing secret about it.
Everyone knows that I am waiting for my real parents,
the king and queen, to come restore me to my rightful throne.
- Meg Cabot

In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary.
First, the authority of the sovereign.
Secondly, a just cause.
Thirdly, a rightful intention.
- Thomas Aquinas

He who receives money in trust to administer for the benefit of its owner,
and uses it either for his own interest or against
the wishes of its rightful owner,
is a thief.
- Jose Marti

Let sovereignty be granted us over a portion of the
earth's surface large enough to satisfy our rightful
requirements as a nation.
The rest we shall manage for ourselves.
- Theodor Herzl

This writer, and all others of his stamp,
should remember that the colonies are now in a state
of revolt and rebellion against their rightful sovereign.
- James Chalmers

I tried to copy some of his mannerisms at first but it didn't work.
And then I just let the spirit of the character grow
in me and it just took its rightful place.
I started to speak the lines and it felt right.
- Derek Luke

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will
within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.
I do not add "within the limits of the law"
because law is often but the tyrant's will,
and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
- Thomas Jefferson

The dual scourge of hunger and malnutrition will be
truly vanquished not only when granaries are full,
but also when people's basic health needs are met and
women are given their rightful role in societies.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

The land is ours.
It's not European and we have taken it,
we have given it to the rightful people...
Those of white extraction who happen to be in the country
and are farming are welcome to do so,
but they must do so on the basis of equality.
- Robert Mugabe

All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle,
that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail,
that will to be rightful must be reasonable;
that the minority possess their equal rights,
which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
- Thomas Jefferson

Sometimes I think that I was forced to withdraw into
depression because it was the only rightful protest
I could throw in the face of a world that said it was
alright for people to come and go as they please,
that there were simply no real obligations left.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis


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