10 Famous Voting Quotes by Authors, Politicians, and Celebrities

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If you need a little motivation to go out and vote on election day, here are 10 famous voting quotes. Some are funny, some are inspirational, and some are a little cynical, but here are ten great quotes about voting.

Lyndon B. Johnson

“The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.”

John Quincy Adams

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”

Joseph Stalin

“The people who cast the votes don’t decide an election, the people who count the votes do.”

Will Rogers

“Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get to vote on some man; we never get to vote on what he is to do.”

A bonus quote from Will Rogers

“Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans”

Ambrose Bierce

“Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman’s power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.”

Abraham Lincoln

“The ballot is stronger than the bullet.”

Gore Vidal

“It makes no difference whom you vote for — The two parties are really one party representing four percent of the people.”

Bonus from Gore Vidal

“Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.”


“In times of stress and strain, people will vote.”

Henry David Thoreau

“All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong.”

Robert Frost

“Thinking isn’t agreeing or disagreeing. That’s voting.”

You can see more voting quotes at ThinkExist.com or find your nearest polling location here.

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