Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

I’ll be glad to reply to or dodge your questions, depending on what I think will help our election most.

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

An election cannot give a country a firm sense of direction if it has two or more national parties which merely have different names but are as alike in their principles and aims as two peas in the same pod

Sooner will a camel pass through a needle’s eye than a great man be “discovered” by an election

A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.

Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good: ‘Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm.

If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven.

Any politician who starts shouting election-year demagoguery about the rich and the poor should be asked, “What about the other 90 percent of the people?

In every election in American history both parties have their cliches. The party that has the cliches that ring true wins.

The only thing we learn from a new election is we learned nothing from the old

The idea of an election is much more interesting to me than the election itself…The act of voting is in itself the defining moment.

Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.

The election isn’t very far off when a candidate can recognize you across the street

The fastest way for a politician to become an elder statesman is to lose an election.

We always want the best man to win an election. Unfortunately, he never runs.

I guess truth can hurt you worse in an election than about anything that can happen to you.

The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the face.