29 Quotes about Voting and Election Day
|The ballot is stronger than the bullet. - Abraham Lincoln (Image Credit: Claudio Schwarez)
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
Somewhere inside of all of us is the power to change the world.
The first duty of a man is to think for himself.
The most important office, and the one which all of us can and should fill, is that of private citizen.
Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
George Jean Nathan
People shouldn't be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.
Democracy is based upon the conviction there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Henry Emerson Fosdick
Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world.
Sharon Salzberg, HuffPost
There's no such thing as a vote that doesn't matter. It all matters.
Talk is cheap, voting is free; take it to the polls.
Nanette L. Avery
Vote like your rights depend on it — they do.
We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.
People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote — a very different thing.
Walter H. Judd
Someone struggled for your right to vote. Use it.
If you don't vote, you lose the right to complain.
Vote! It's your superpower.
Our political leaders will know our priorities only if we tell them, again and again, and if those priorities begin to show up in the polls.
Voting is a civic sacrament.
Every election is determined by the people who show up.
Larry J. Sabato
We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate.
America is a land where a citizen will cross the ocean to fight for democracy — and won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
You can either vote by voting or vote by not voting. If you don't vote, someone else's vote counts more.
The right to vote is the fundamental citizenship right that protects all other rights.
Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
Voting is the language of democracy.
The right to vote has and always will remain the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democratic society. We must, each and every one of us, continue to protect this sacred right and ensure everyone is afforded the opportunity to vote.
A man without a vote is a man without protection.
Lyndon B. Johnson
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
John F. Kennedy