Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.
George Jean Nathan
Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
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
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.
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote.
William E. Simon
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.
We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate.
Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.
W. C. Fields
I will always vote what I have promised, and always vote the Constitution, as well as I will not vote for one single penny that isn’t paid for, because debt is the monster, debt is what’s going to eat us up and that is why our economy is on the brink.
In other words, a democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
Alexis de Tocqueville
To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
Do the unexpected. Take 20 minutes out of your day, do what young people all over the world are dying to do: vote.