Election Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old election quotes, election sayings, and election proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Elections are not a beauty contest. It is all about tolerance.     

Vladimir Franz

Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.     

H. L. Mencken

Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves.     

Herbert Marcuse

Winning or losing of the election is less important than strengthening the country.     

Indira Gandhi

The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.     

Joseph Stalin

If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it.     

Mark Twain

An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.     

George Bernard Shaw

Leadership is not about the next election, it's about the next generation.     

Simon Sinek

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.     

Otto von Bismarck

Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men     

George Bernard Shaw

This election could come down to just a handful of votes. It could come down to just one vote.     

Vicky Hartzler

The election is not very far off when a candidate can recognize you across the street.     

Kin Hubbard

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

George Eliot

Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.     

Abraham Lincoln

In an election, one needs both hope and audacity.     

Francois Hollande

We elected a man who knows how to build walls when we needed someone who knows how to build bridges.     

DaShanne Stokes

Elections determine who is in power, but they do not determine how power is used.     

Paul Collier

In elections, the undecided vote is usually the deciding factor.     

Evan Esar

In elections, you can't tell the outcome until you open the ballot boxes.     

Katsuya Okada

To finalize, the purpose of an election is to hear the will of the people, not to fabricate votes.     

Lincoln Diaz-Balart

During an election campaign the air is full of speeches and vice versa.     

Henry Adams

Elections are about the future.     

Nancy Pelosi

We deserve elections we can trust.     

Jill Stein

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 principals and aims as two peas in the same pod.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

An election is an opportunity for a new consensus.     

Martin O'Malley

The right of election is the very essence of the constitution.     


If elections really changed anything, they would be outlawed.     

Emma Goldman

People are what this election is all about.     

Patty Berg

Every election is determined by the people who show up.     

Larry J. Sabato

You cannot win an election without a fight.     

Tony Abbott