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By George’s quotes on Elections 

It’s been said that “The election is not very far off when a candidate can recognize you across the street.” So, with the Canadian federal election about to be called in the coming days, we bring you 20 political quotes on elections.

    • A politician thinks of the next election – a statesman, of the next generation. – James Freeman Clarke
    • The election is not very far off when a candidate can recognize you across the street. – Kim Hubbard
    • Vote for the man who promises least. He’ll be the least disappointing. – Bernard Baruch
    • Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical. – American Proverb
    • If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal. – Emma Goldman
    • Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody. – Franklin P. Adams
    • A politician should have three hats.  One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.  – Carl Sandburg
    • Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.  – Winston Churchill
    • Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote. – George Jean Nathan
    • Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates. – Gore Vidal
    • Half of the American people never read a newspaper.  Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. – Gore Vidal
    • In every election in American history both parties have their cliches. The party that has the cliches that ring true wins. – Newt Gingrich
    • The only thing we learn from new elections is we learned nothing from the old. – American Proverb
    • If elected I shall be thankful; if not, it will be all the same. – Abraham Lincoln
    • In times of stress and strain, people will vote. – Anonymous
    • What in fact takes place in an election is that two hand picked candidates are propped up before the citizenry, each candidate having been selected by a very small group of politically active people. A minority of the people… then elects one of these hand picked people to rule itself and the majority. –  Robert J. Ringer
    • Whenever a fellow tells me he is bipartisan I know he is going to vote against me. – Harry Truman
    • However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. – Winston Churchill
    • Don’t vote, it only encourages them. – Anonymous
    • If elected, I will win. – Pat Paulsen


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