Quotes of the Day for 2 November 2008 – Voting
Long-time readers know that I don't devote much space to the more frivolous holidays on the calendar. I'm not alone, in 1973, newspaperman Harold Pullman Coffin was so fed up with all the appreciation days that he created National Nothing Day, "to provide Americans with one national day when they can just sit without celebrating, observing or honoring anything." There's almost nothing else on the calendar, today we're celebrating National Nothing Day.
Vote early and vote often.
- Al Capone, 1899 - 1947
Suffrage, n. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man's choice, and is highly prized.
- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1881 - 1906
Ask a man which way he is going to vote, and he will probably tell you. Ask him, however, why, and vagueness is all.
- Bernard Levin
Truth is not determined by majority vote.
- Doug Gwyn
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, 1767 - 1848
My problem is that, with the two-party system, you only get to vote against one candidate in each race.
- G. Armour Van Horn
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