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An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

An election cannot give a country a firm sense of direction if it has two or more national parties which merely have different names, but are as alike in their principals and aims as two peas in the same pod.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) Thirty-second President of the USA.

Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

The English people believes itself to be free; it is gravely mistaken; it is free only during election of members of parliament; as soon as the members are elected, the people is enslaved; it is nothing. In the brief moment of its freedom, the English people makes such a use of that freedom that it deserves to lose it.

Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Swiss political philosopher and essayist.

Votes should be weighed not counted.

Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) German dramatist, poet and historian.

If you want to get elected, shake hands with 25, 000 people between and November 7.

Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) American politician.

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.

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British political writer.

I never vote for anyone. I always vote against.

W. C. Fields (1880-1946) American comedian and actor.

I have just received the following wire from my generous Daddy. It says, ''Dear Jack: Don't buy a single vote more than is necessary. I'll be damned if I am going to pay for a landslide.''

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

If elected I shall be thankful; if not, it will be all the same.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

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