quotes tagged with 'vote'
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.Author: John Quincy Adams, Source: unknown
Author: Ayn Rand, Source: Unknown
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).
Author: Bill Vaughn, Source: Unknown
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
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.Author: Walter H. Judd, Source: Unknown
When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.Author: Benjamin Franklin, Source: Unknown
If pigs could vote, the man with the slop bucket would be elected swineherd every time, no matter how much slaughtering he did on the side.Author: Orson Scott Card, Source: Unknown
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).Author: Ayn Rand, Source: Unknown
Those who cast the Votes, they decide nothing. Those who count the votes, they decide everything.Author: Josef Stalin, Source: The Memoirs of former Stalin's secretary (1992)
We engage in the election the same as in any other principle: you are to vote for good men, and if you do not do this it is a sin: to vote for wicked men, it would be sin. Choose the good and refuse the evil. Men of false principles have preyed upon us like wolves upon helpless lambs. Damn the rod of tyranny; curse it. Let every man use his liberties according to the Constitution. Don't fear man or devil; electioneer with all people, male and female, and exhort them to do the thing that is right.Author: Hyrum Smith, Source: History of the Church, Vol.6, Ch.15, p.323
...the very notion that a candidate should openly solicit votes violated the principled presumption that such behavior itself represented a confession of unworthiness for national office.Author: Joseph J. Ellis, Source: Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, p. 162