Quotations that match 'votes'.

The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal that you can gather votes like box tops is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process. Adlai Stevenson
[ Box Breakfast Candidates Cereal Democratic Gather High Idea Indignity Merchandise Office Process Think Tops Ultimate Votes]
Politicians trim and tack in their quest for power, but they do so in order to get the wind of votes in their sails. Ian Gilmour
[ Get Order Politicians Power Quest Sails Tack Their Trim Votes Wind]
The forgotten man... He works, he votes, generally he prays, but his chief business in life is to pay. William Graham Sumner
[ Business Chief Forgotten Generally His Life Man Pay Prays Votes Works]
I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don't like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don't solicit their opinions or votes. William Tecumseh Sherman
[ Any Body Difference Facts Little Make Makes Myself Opinions Reasoning Suit Their Up Votes]
The honor of about 30 million votes remains with the Iranian nation and no enemy scheme would take away this dignity and honor from the Iranian nation. Ayatollah Khamenei
[ Away Dignity Enemy Honor Iranian Million Nation Remains Scheme Take Votes Would]
I'm not an American, Do they count the votes in America? I haven't voted in Jamaica either. Ziggy Marley
[ America American Count Either Haven Jamaica Voted Votes]
I also want to draw attention to the responsibilities that people have to live up to their election promises and to live up to the votes that were cast by the people of Wales, in the General Election, in the expectation that we would deliver this promise. Ron Davies
[ Also Attention Cast Deliver Draw Election Expectation General Live Promise Promises Responsibilities Their Up Votes Wales Want Were Would]
And on election night I'd go down to city hall in El Paso, Texas and cover the election. In those days, of course, we didn't have exit polls. You didn't know who had won the election until they actually counted the votes. I thought that was exciting too. Sam Donaldson
[ Actually City Counted Course Cover Days Down El Election Exciting Exit Go Had Hall Know Night Polls Texas Those Thought Too Until Votes Won]
Votes are like trees, if you are trying to build a forest. If you have more trees than you have forests, then at that point the pollsters will probably say you will win. Dan Quayle
[ Build Forest Forests More Point Pollsters Probably Say Than Then Trees Trying Votes Will Win]
We had prepared, my staff had prepared for me a whole dossier on virtually - on George Bush on his votes on his records, what he had done over the past number of years in public service. Geraldine Ferraro
[ Bush Done George Had His Number Over Past Prepared Public Records Service Staff Virtually Votes Whole Years]
When George Bush asked me to sign on, it obviously wasn't because he was worried about carrying Wyoming. We got 70 percent of the vote in Wyoming, although those three electoral votes turned out to be pretty important last time around. Dick Cheney
[ Although Around Asked Because Bush Carrying Electoral George Got Important Last Obviously Out Percent Pretty Sign Those Three Time Turned Vote Votes Worried Wyoming]
I don't understand it. Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting. Jackie Kennedy
[ Amount Any Beautiful Buy Dollars Investing Jack Money Painting Spend Thousand Understand Votes Will]
Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them. Dean Inge
[ Counting Democracy Disadvantage Experiment Government Instead Merely Obvious Only Them Votes Weighing]
But as we shall see, Roosevelt, through a combination of events and influences, fell deeper and deeper into the toils of various revolutionary operators, not because he was interested in revolution but because he was interested in votes. John T. Flynn
[ Because Combination Deeper Events Fell Influences Interested Into Operators Revolution Revolutionary Roosevelt See Shall Through Toils Various Votes]
If Mr. Bush and Mr. Forbes don't get most of the votes, they should be arrested for wasting money. Lamar Alexander
[ Arrested Bush Forbes Get Money Most Mr Should Votes Wasting]
Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money. Arthur Schopenhauer
[ Abstract Capable Concrete Devotes Enjoying Happiness Himself Human Longer Money Then Utterly]
It is crucial that members of Congress cast votes that are supportive of the values upon which our nation was founded: equality, freedom, and opportunity for all people. Joe Baca
[ Cast Congress Crucial Equality Founded Freedom Members Nation Opportunity Our Supportive Upon Values Votes Which]
I always get more applause than votes. Norman Thomas
[ Always Applause Get More Than Votes]
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
[ Ballots Cast Counted Elections Fashion Federal Few Highly National Standards Uniform Variable Votes]
One, with God, is always a majority, but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while the votes were being counted. Thomas Reed
[ Always Been Being Burned Counted God Majority Many Martyr Stake Votes Were While]
And for far too long, the Democrats have had a monopoly on black votes in this country. Alphonso Jackson
[ Black Country Democrats Far Had Long Monopoly Too Votes]
I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake. John D. Rockefeller
[ Day Despicable Devotes Hours Know Making Man Money More Nothing Pathetic Sake Than Waking]
Only votes talk, everything else walks. Dan Rather
[ Else Everything Only Talk Votes Walks]
How it is that within 60 days of a general election issue, groups can no longer tell voters that a Member of Congress votes pro-abortion, against guns, against the environment or whatever else is beyond me. Paul Weyrich
[ Against Beyond Congress Days Election Else Environment General Groups Guns How Issue Longer Member Tell Voters Votes Whatever Within]
The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal - that you can gather votes like box tops - is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process. Adlai E. Stevenson Politics
[ Box Breakfast Candidates Cereal Democratic Gather High Idea Indignity Merchandise Office Process Think Tops Ultimate Votes]
If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle. Albrecht Durer
[ Art Avoided Devotes Evil Happens Himself Idle Man Much Otherwise]
The man who can make others laugh secures more votes for a measure than the man who forces them to think. Malcolm De Chazal
[ Forces Laugh Make Man Measure More Others Secures Than Them Think Votes]
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do. Wendell Berry
[ Deals Decisions Justice Know Longer Memory More Nature Our Party Politicians Sense She Sterner Than Votes Whether]
Even if you only counted the votes that actually made it through the hoops in order to be cast, the president was really Al Gore. George Galloway
[ Actually Al Cast Counted Even Gore Hoops Made Only Order President Really Through Votes]
If we want to truly regain the public's trust, we can provide greater accountability and transparency with a simple step. Let's start by communicating to our constituents about the votes we take. Melissa Bean
[ Accountability Communicating Constituents Greater Our Provide Public Regain Simple Start Step Take Transparency Truly Trust Votes Want]
I have nothing to do with counting the votes. Kenneth Blackwell
[ Counting Nothing Votes]
A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help. Albert Schweitzer
[ Animals Devotes Ethical Fellow Help Him Himself His Life Man Men Need Only Plants Sacred Such]
We vote - if the public votes 50 percent, we vote 70 percent. So we have a bigger impact with our numbers, and the organization and the manpower we can bring to a race. James P. Hoffa
[ Bigger Bring Impact Manpower Numbers Organization Our Percent Public Race Vote Votes]
The fact is that we as a party at the Republican National Committee registered 3.4 million new voters in the past two years and brought them into the political process. The president won by 3.5 million votes. Ed Gillespie
[ Brought Committee Fact Into Million National New Party Past Political President Process Registered Republican Them Two Voters Votes Won Years]
But there is a higher law than the Constitution, which regulates our authority over the domain, and devotes it to the same noble purposes. William H. Seward
[ Authority Constitution Devotes Domain Higher Law Noble Our Over Purposes Regulates Same Than Which]
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around. Gilbert K. Chesterton Politics
[ Ancestors Around Arrogant Classes Dead Democracy Giving Happen Means Merely Most Obscure Oligarchy Our Refuses Submit Tradition Votes Walking]
You mentioned Ross Perot. Mr. Perot jumped into the race at the last minute, had one issue that he ran on, the budget deficit, was in and out of the race a couple of times, and still got 20 million votes, didn't have the Internet. Hamilton Jordan
[ Budget Couple Deficit Got Had Internet Into Issue Jumped Last Mentioned Million Minute Mr Out Perot Race Ran Ross Still Times Votes]
We have seen voters denied their rights in recent elections as they have been incorrectly purged from lists, their absentee votes not counted, and voting machine integrity and security not assured. Marcy Kaptur
[ Assured Been Counted Denied Elections Incorrectly Integrity Lists Machine Purged Recent Rights Security Seen Their Voters Votes Voting]
The votes of 60,000 Floridians were not counted. The Court threw out all 60,00 votes. And that's what the newspapers around the country are counting now. Vincent Bugliosi
[ Around Counted Counting Country Court Newspapers Now Out Threw Votes Were]
Well, there are certain words and emotions I don't want kids hearing, and I'm not changing because they think it's going to sell better. This is going to sound horrible, but I got 12 million votes doing what I did. Clay Aiken
[ Because Better Certain Changing Did Doing Emotions Going Got Hearing Horrible Kids Million Sell Sound Think Votes Want Well Words]
As a Republican, I voted with President Clinton consistently in our efforts to bail out our European friends in Kosovo to stop genocide. I am proud of those votes. I am proud of President Clinton for that. Gordon Smith
[ Am Bail Clinton Consistently Efforts European Friends Genocide Kosovo Our Out President Proud Republican Stop Those Voted Votes]
If I move one way, I lose a couple votes. If I move another way, I lose a couple votes. Charles Grassley
[ Another Couple Lose Move Votes Way]
The Florida Supreme Court wanted all the legal votes to be counted. The United States Supreme Court, on the other hand, did not want all the votes to be counted. Vincent Bugliosi
[ Counted Court Did Florida Hand Legal Other States Supreme United Votes Want Wanted]
I do read everything that we publish. We usually have to have two or three votes for a book before we take it on. So in that sense I suppose it is an orchestra. James Laughlin
[ Before Book Everything Orchestra Publish Read Sense Suppose Take Three Two Usually Votes]
The Senate needs 60 votes to pass anything. They have to compromise with liberal Democrats to spend more money. Even though arguably we have control of the Senate, we really don't. Steve Chabot
[ Anything Arguably Compromise Control Democrats Even Liberal Money More Needs Pass Really Senate Spend Though Votes]
A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion. Umberto Eco
[ Against Also Book Books Clumsy Creature Devotes Elements Fears Forces Fragile Hands His Librarian Life Mankind Nature Oblivion Only Protects Rodents Suffers Time War Wear]
The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do. Joseph Stalin
[ Cast Count Decide Election Votes]
Twenty years of votes can tell you much more about a man than twenty weeks of campaign rhetoric. Campaign talk tells people who you want them to think you are. How you vote tells people who you really are deep inside. Zell Miller
[ Campaign Deep How Inside Man More Much Really Rhetoric Talk Tell Tells Than Them Think Twenty Vote Votes Want Weeks Years]
The Congress has historically played covert communal politics in order to create what in India we call vote banks where you pit one community against another and so on in order to secure votes. Arundhati Roy
[ Against Another Banks Call Communal Community Congress Covert Create Historically India Order Pit Played Politics Secure Vote Votes Where]
It doesn't serve an American interest. It really doesn't really serve Israeli interests - it serves the interests of the political party that's getting the votes of the settlers on the West Bank. Chris Matthews
[ American Bank Getting Interest Interests Israeli Party Political Really Serve Serves Settlers Votes West]
The kind of corruption the media talk about, the kind the Supreme Court was concerned about, involves the putative sale of votes in exchange for campaign contributions. James L. Buckley
[ Campaign Concerned Contributions Corruption Court Exchange Involves Kind Media Sale Supreme Talk Votes]
Whether you are from Minnesota, Wisconsin or any other Northern tier state, you are not going to like the reimbursement formula. The problem we face is that we wouldn't have that formula if a majority of the states didn't like it, and they have the majority of the votes. David Obey
[ Any Face Formula Going Majority Minnesota Northern Other Problem State States Tier Votes Whether Wisconsin]
I see a trend here where the President seems to think his job is to count votes and then try to make a deal That's what we in legislatures do. Mr. Obama's job is to travel the country, fight for the values that he cares about. Anthony Weiner
[ Cares Count Country Deal Fight Here His Job Legislatures Make Mr Obama Obama President See Seems Then Think Travel Trend Try Values Votes Where]
What time he can spare from the adornment of his person he devotes to the neglect of his duties. William Hepworth Thompson
[ Adornment Devotes Duties His Neglect Person Spare Time]
Well, it seems to me Lincoln, I suppose, is kind of a model of a particular sort of presidency, a presidency that first of all is elected by a minority of the votes. David Herbert Donald
[ Elected First Kind Lincoln Minority Model Particular Presidency Seems Sort Suppose Votes Well]
Giving votes in exchange for ideological support. To wit: identity politics for homosexuals. Harry Hay
[ Exchange Giving Homosexuals Identity Ideological Politics Support Votes Wit]
The passion for office among members of Congress is very great, if not absolutely disreputable, and greatly embarrasses the operations of the Government. They create offices by their own votes and then seek to fill them themselves. James K. Polk
[ Absolutely Among Congress Create Disreputable Embarrasses Fill Government Great Greatly Members Office Offices Operations Own Passion Seek Their Them Themselves Then Very Votes]
January 30th will be a historic day for the Middle East and the world. The Iraqi people will take the next step toward a free and democratic society as they place their votes for a transitional Iraqi government. Dana Rohrabacher
[ Day Democratic East Free Government Historic Iraqi January Middle Next Place Society Step Take Their Toward Transitional Votes Will World]
I think that, on the reconciliation issue, if they had the votes, we wouldn't have had the summit. And if they try to go through reconciliation, it will be a change in semantics. Instead of the American people saying 'stop the bill' or 'kill the bill,' it's all going to be about repealing the bill. That's not the kind of discussion that they want. Marsha Blackburn
[ American Bill Change Discussion Go Going Had Instead Issue Kill Kind Reconciliation Repealing Saying Semantics Stop Summit Think Through Try Votes Want Will]
So our problem is not Labour, it is us, is making us attractive enough to gain disillusioned Labour support and to compete effectively with the Lib Dems for those loose votes. Francis Maude
[ Attractive Compete Disillusioned Effectively Enough Gain Labour Lib Loose Making Our Problem Support Those Us Votes]
Our votes must go together with our guns. After all, any vote we shall have, shall have been the product of the gun. The gun which produces the vote should remain its security officer - its guarantor. The people's votes and the people's guns are always inseparable twins. Robert Mugabe
[ After Always Any Been Go Guarantor Gun Guns Inseparable Must Officer Our Produces Product Remain Security Shall Should Together Twins Vote Votes Which]
They may then be willing to cast principled votes based on an educated understanding of the public interest in the face of polls suggesting that the public itself may have quite a different understanding of where its interest lies. James L. Buckley
[ Based Cast Different Educated Face Interest Itself Lies May Polls Principled Public Quite Suggesting Then Understanding Votes Where Willing]
The big secret to winning elections is to get more votes than your opponent. My friend Representative Robin Hayes is a good example to study. Jesse Helms
[ Big Elections Example Friend Get Good More Opponent Representative Robin Secret Study Than Votes Winning Your]
My votes against the education bill and my votes against the Medicare bill got huge play at home. Mike Pence
[ Against Bill Education Got Home Huge Medicare Play Votes]
Our party for the longest time has relied on the votes of white guys. I think that all of these candidates are going to improve our party, our policies, and our nation. Ken Mehlman
[ Candidates Going Guys Improve Longest Nation Our Party Policies Relied These Think Time Votes White]
I can't see where there is anywhere left to move. If you don't have a recount it's hard to receive any more votes. Robert Torricelli
[ Any Anywhere Hard Left More Move Receive Recount See Votes Where]
I don't think I'll ever fully get over losing the city council seat. I don't know how that happened. But it was less than 1 percent out of 50,000 votes. I'd put in six or seven years into changing L.A. Tom Hayden
[ Changing City Council Ever Fully Get Happened How Into Know Less Losing Out Over Percent Put Seat Seven Six Than Think Votes Years]
What people fail to appreciate is that the currency of corruption in elective office is, not money, but votes. James L. Buckley
[ Appreciate Corruption Currency Elective Fail Money Office Votes]
The turning point for me was when the Supreme Court installed Bush in 2000, even though he got half a million votes less nationally than Gore. It was nothing more than a bloodless coup and that's when I really started paying attention. Mark Edwards
[ Attention Bloodless Bush Coup Court Even Gore Got Half Installed Less Million More Nationally Nothing Paying Point Really Started Supreme Than Though Turning Votes]
Let's not be overconfident, we still have to count the votes. Harold Washington
[ Count Overconfident Still Votes]
You bet every member of Congress who votes for this bill ought to read it, read it thoroughly, and understand that what we're looking at here amounts to nothing more than a government takeover of our health care economy, paid for with nearly a trillion dollars in new taxes on individuals and small businesses. And it must be opposed. Mike Pence
[ Amounts Bet Bill Businesses Care Congress Dollars Economy Every Government Health Here Individuals Looking Member More Must Nearly New Nothing Opposed Ought Our Paid Read Small Takeover Taxes Than Thoroughly Trillion Underst]
Votes should be weighed not counted. Friedrich Schiller
[ Counted Should Votes Weighed]
I would anticipate that the Electoral College will be held on the 13th of December, and our 20 electorate votes will go to the certified winner. Kenneth Blackwell
[ Anticipate Certified College December Electoral Electorate Go Held Our Votes Will Winner Would]
The politician in my country seeks votes, affection and respect, in that order. With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be loved. Edward R. Murrow
[ Affection Country Exceptions Few Loved Men Notable Order Politician Respect Seeks Simply Votes Want]
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
[ Ballots Cast Doubt Gore Intended Number President Probably Those Vice Votes Were]
Let's not just look at it as taking votes away from Gore. Our support comes from a lot of people. Ralph Nader
[ Away Comes Gore Just Look Lot Our Support Taking Votes]
I am not proposing to seek your votes because there is a blue sky ahead today. James Callaghan
[ Ahead Am Because Blue Proposing Seek Sky Today Votes Your]
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. Joseph Stalin Politics
[ Cast Count Decide Election Enough Everything Know Nothing Votes]
Every Arab nation votes against us at least two thirds of the time. Paul Weyrich
[ Against Arab Every Least Nation Thirds Time Two Us Votes]
A great number of the disappointments and mishaps of the troubled world are the direct result of literature and the allied arts. It is our belief that no human being who devotes his life and energy to the manufacture of fantasies can be anything but fundamentally inadequate. Christopher Hampton
[ Allied Anything Arts Being Belief Devotes Direct Disappointments Energy Fantasies Fundamentally Great His Human Inadequate Life Literature Manufacture Mishaps Number Our Result Troubled World]
History shows that people often do cast their votes for amorphous reasons-the most powerful among them being the need for change. Just ask Bill Clinton. Gwen Ifill
[ Among Ask Being Bill Cast Change Clinton History Just Most Need Often Powerful Shows Their Them Votes]
Require... electoral votes to be allocated in proportion to the popular votes. Robert A. Dahl
[ Allocated Electoral Popular Proportion Require Votes]
You know, there were 29 Democratic votes for censure in the Senate. And if the Republicans had any sense, they would have censured him before the '98 midterm election, and they would have won the election. Chris Matthews
[ Any Before Censure Censured Democratic Election Had Him Know Republicans Senate Sense Votes Were Won Would]
I have a very personal interest. I am a Miami-Dade voter. One of the issues is that my vote and so many other votes of women and African Americans in Florida are being discounted or discarded. I want my vote to count. Patricia Ireland
[ African Am Americans Being Count Discarded Florida Interest Issues Many Other Personal Very Vote Voter Votes Want Women]
I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Clinton cost John Kerry more votes than he gained for him whenever they appeared together. Imagine being part of a crowd enraptured by the presence of Bill Clinton, and then having to listen to a speech by John Kerry! Pat Sajak
[ Appeared Being Bill Clinton Cost Crowd Gained Having Him Imagine John Kerry Learn Listen More Part Presence Speech Surprised Than Then Together Votes Whenever]
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
[ Absence Allows Ballots Cancelled Cast Fraud Id Illegally Leaves Legal Many Meaningful Our Out Process Requirements Sign States Times Votes Voting Vulnerable]
In politics, familiarity doesn't breed contempt. It breeds votes. Paul Lazarsfeld
[ Breed Breeds Contempt Familiarity Politics Votes]
Anyone who devotes time and attention to what makes people tick, to me, is a smart person. Ron Silver
[ Anyone Attention Devotes Makes Person Smart Tick Time]
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
[ Abolished Completed Education Emancipation Freeman Half Hands Left Millions Slavery Their Votes While Without]
What most people didn't realize in the Western countries is that here its not a question of having supporters, its a question of getting these votes to the polling stations. Imran Khan
[ Countries Getting Having Here Most Polling Question Realize Stations Supporters These Votes Western]
He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty. Mary Wilson Little Wisdom
[ Become Day Devotes Hard Himself Hours May Sixteen Sixty Study Thought Twenty Wise]