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Election Quotes

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The United States brags about its political system,
but the President says one thing during the election,
something else when he takes office,
something else at midterm and something else when he leaves.
- Deng Xiaoping

Related topics: Politics

I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the
fact that an election is coming up every 90 days.
- Gerhard Schroeder

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth
is rarely a politician's objective.
Election and power are.
- Cal Thomas

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

 

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

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

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run.
The daily work - that goes on, it adds up.
- Barbara Kingsolver

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Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections
are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
- Gore Vidal

If the United States of America or Britain is having elections,
they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia.
But when we have elections, they want observers.
- Nelson Mandela

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected.
The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.
- George MacDonald

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter,
taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn.
The Republicans are the party that says government
doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans.
It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.
But then, we elected them.
- Lily Tomlin

If nominated, I will not run; if elected,
I will not serve.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

A fool and his money are soon elected.
- Will Rogers

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light
is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
- The Buddha

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

Create your future from your future not your past.
- Werner Erhard

Doing your best is taking the action because you love it,
not because you're expecting a reward
- don Miguel Ruiz

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A gift consists not in what is done or given,
but in the intention of the giver or doer.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

Abundance is not something we acquire.
It is something we tune into.
- Wayne Dyer

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

My only reason for not experiencing bliss at this very moment
is thinking about what I don't have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

It's not in the DOing, it's in the BEing.
Whatever you do or don't do in your lifetime,
your greatest contribution
to current and future generations
will be the happiness and joy
you generated and radiated to those around you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiving others is a gift to yourself,
given not because the other deserves pardon,
but because you deserve the serenity and joy
that comes from releasing resentment and anger,
and from embracing universal forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To carry each other is not a burden at all
but a kind of privilege.
- Bono

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure about you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow...
but only empties today of its strength.
- C. H. Spurgeon

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

Whoever does not regard what he has
as most ample wealth, is unhappy,
though he be master of the world.
- Epictetus

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- Albert Schweitzer

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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