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VOTING
[ Also see Democracy Elections Self-determination Suffrage Votes ]

Vote early and vote often.
      - Alphonse (Al) Capone (nicknamed "Scarface")

One man shall have one vote.
      - John Cartwright

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

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, under the same high sanction, though in a different sphere, exercises a public trust.
      - Steven Grover Cleveland, Inaugural Address

I always voted at my party's call,
  And I never thought of thinking of myself at all.
      - Sir William Schwenk Gilbert,
        H.M.S. Pinafore

A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.
      - O. Henry (pseudonym of William Sydney Porter)

The freeman casting, with unpurchased hand,
  The vote that shakes the turrets of the land.
      - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.,
        A Metrical Essay (l. 83)

I court not the votes of the fickle mob.
  [Lat., Non ego ventosae plebis suffragia venor.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        Epistles (I, 19, 37)

He is one of those wise philanthropists who, in a time of famine, would vote for nothing but a supply of toothpicks.
      - Douglas William Jerrold,
        Douglas Jerrold's Wit

There can no longer be anyone too poor to vote.
      - Lyndon Baines Johnson

Don't buy a single vote more than necessary.
      - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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 Fitzgerald Kennedy

You can milk a cow the wrong way once and still be a farmer, but vote the wrong way on a water tower and you can be in trouble.
      - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The avalanche has already started. It is too late for the pebble to vote.
      - Ambassador Kosh,
        a character on the television show "Babylon 5"

Millions of voites are thrown out in election after election in this country. Now that's a story.
      - Andrew Lack,
        at Congressional hearing on the networks' election night miscalls

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

If voting changed anything, they'd abolish it.
      - Ken Livingstone

Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.
      - Henry Louis Mencken

Voting is simply a way of determining which side is the stronger without putting it to the test of fighting.
      - Henry Louis Mencken

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
      - George Jean Nathan

As long as I count the votes what are you going to do about it?
      - William Marcy Tweed, The Ballot

Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give my hand and heart to this vote.
      - Daniel Webster,
        Eulogy on Adams and Jefferson

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, Yorktown Oration


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