Always vote for principle…

If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.

Emma Goldman (1869–1940)

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 (1767 – 1848)

The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don’t have to waste your time voting.

Charles Bukowski (1920 – 1994)

Vote for the man who promises least; he’ll be the least disappointing.

Bernard Baruch (1870 – 1965)

Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.

George Jean Nathan (1882 – 1958)

Hell, I never vote for anybody. I always vote against.

W. C. Fields (1880 – 1946)

A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.

Alexis Charles Henri Clérel, comte de Tocqueville (1805 – 1859)

For me, a better democracy is a democracy where women do not only have the right to vote and to elect but to be elected.

Michelle Bachelet (b. 1951)

Voting is the foundational act that breathes life into the principle of the consent of the governed.

DeForest Soaries (b. 1951)

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 – 1919)

20 thoughts on “Always vote for principle…”

  1. My first inspiration from of reading these quotes, especially T. Roosevelt’s, is an American Sentence I wrote in the spirit of Mark Twain:
    Democratic elections are won by the majority of fools.
    On second thought, my inspiration is a lune in the spirit of brevity:
    Give democracy
    Its skeptics
    Be that as it may, please add my virtual proxy to your ballot, David. 🙂

  2. Another controversial subject…I do agree that not voting is a negative way of voting–refusing the responsibility of a citizen. (K)

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