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Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.

Author: Franklin P. Adams (1881-1960)

Profession: American Journalist, Humorist

You don't have to fool all the people all of the time; you just have to fool enough to get elected.

Author: Gerald Barzan


To win in this country these days you have got to campaign down to a thirteen year-old's level of mental development .

Author: Willie Brown


Defeat has its lessons as well as victory.

Author: Patrick Buchanan (1938)

Profession: American Statesman

When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

Do not run a campaign that would embarrass your mother.

Author: Robert C. Byrd


We have a presidential election coming up. And I think the big problem, of course, is that someone will win.

Author: Barry Crimmins


You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.

Author: Mario Cuomo


Get the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.

Author: Frank Dane


I never vote for anyone. I always vote against.

Author: W. C. Fields (1879-1946)

Profession: American Actor

I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all.

Author: W. S. Gilbert (1836-1911)

Profession: British Librettist

In every election in American history both parties have their clichés. The party that has the clichés that ring true wins.

Author: Newt Gingrich

Profession: American Statesman

Everybody except us is running for governor.

Author: Barry Gray


The universe is not rich enough to buy the vote of an honest man.

Author: St. Gregory The Great

Profession: Italian Pope

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

Author: Kin Hubbard (1868-1930)

Profession: American Humorist, Journalist