A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.
I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an election is coming up every 90 days.
One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective. Election and power are.
Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
The United States brags about its political system, but the President says one thing during the election, something else when he takes office, something else at midterm and something else when he leaves.
I learned more about elections on election night 2000 than I ever did during my 16 years of schooling.
Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run.
Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate.
Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.
In the end, that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?
Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work - that goes on, it adds up.
Sooner will a camel pass through a needle's eye than a great man be "discovered" by an election.
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 principles and aims as peas in the same pod.
If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.
Well, usually when you talk about a mandate, you're talking about an overwhelming win. I don't think by any measurement the 2004 election was an overwhelming win.
I just owe almost everything to my father and it's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election.