Voting is a civic sacrament.
-Theodore Hesburgh (1917-2015). Father Hesburgh was president of Notre Dame University for 35 years, held sixteen appointments to presidential commissions and boards, and was awarded 150 honorary degrees.
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.
-Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) was a German-born American poet and writer.
Voting is a right best exercised by people who have taken time to learn about the issues.
-Tony Snow (1955-2008) was a Fox News host, columnist and press secretary to the second President Bush.
I think voting for the lesser of two evils in game theory always leads to more evil.
-Penn Jillette (1955- ) is a magician, Ayn Rand enthusiast, Libertarian, and a fellow of the Cato Institute.
In my lifetime, we've gone from Eisenhower to George W. Bush. We've gone from John F. Kennedy to Al Gore. If this is evolution, I believe that in twelve years, we'll be voting for plants.
-Lewis Black (1948- ) is an American comedian.
It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.
-Al Smith (1873-1944) was governor of New York and the 1928 Democratic Party nominee for president.
Thinking isn't agreeing or disagreeing. That's voting.
-Robert Frost (1874-1963), was an American poet.
As people do better, they start voting like Republicans - unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing.
-Karl Rove (1950- ) is a Republican political consultant and former aide for the second President Bush.
Voting has proliferated in the United States, and it has reached a point where there is now almost one vote available per citizen over the age of eighteen.
-P.J. O’Rourke (1948- ) is an American satirist.
I found that a whole series of people opposed me simply on the grounds that I was a woman. The clerics took to the mosque saying that Pakistan had thrown itself outside the Muslim world and the Muslim umar by voting for a woman, that a woman had usurped a man's place in the Islamic society.
-Benazir Bhutto (1953-2007) was prime minister of Pakistan, 1988-90 and 1993-96.
I've been ostracized before in legislative bodies for voting against the majority. That doesn't bother me.
-Terry Sanford (1917-1998) was Governor of North Carolina, president of Duke University, and a United States Senator.
In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take.
-Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965) was governor of Illinois, US ambassador to the United Nations, and the Democratic Party presidential nominee in 1952 and 1956.