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Elected Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Elected.

If nominated, I will not run; if elected,
I will not serve.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

Related topics: Politics

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected.
The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.
- George MacDonald

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans.
It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.
But then, we elected them.
- Lily Tomlin

 

A fool and his money are soon elected.
- Will Rogers

When George Washington was elected president,
there was no national vote.
- Ben Nelson

My sense was that most of the elected officials in Washington -
in their heart of hearts -
really believe that the system can't be too bad because it produced them.
- DeForest Soaries

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Rarely have elected leaders been so intent on defying the public will.
- Scott Brown

When my brother-in-law, BIll Clinton,
was elected, he had gay friends.
That was a coming out.
- Kate Clinton

In 1948 I was appointed to a Lectureship in Physics
and in 1949 elected to a Fellowship at Trinity College.
- Martin Ryle

This nation's elected leaders owe all Americans the
duty of formulating an Iraqi policy based on sound
analysis of the actual facts.
- Charlie Gonzalez

Robert Moses wasn't elected to anything.
We're taught that in a democracy power comes from being elected.
He had more power than anyone, and he held it for 48 years.
- Robert Caro

I am elected by the people of Bucharest,
not the dogs.
- Traian Basescu

Two years before the last election you nor anyone else
would have predicted that Barack Obama was going to
get elected president of the United States.
- David Axelrod

Mr. President, I believe your real problem is that
you have somehow been unable to realize that you have won,
not only won, but been re-elected by a tremendous margin.
- Elliot Richardson

I am First Lady by accident.
I was not elected by the people but here I am.
- Imelda Marcos

But there are advantages to being elected President.
The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.
- Ronald Reagan

The people elected us to end the talk and to act decisively.
- Chris Christie

The Paris Commune was first and foremost a democracy.
The government was a body elected by universal suffrage.
- C. L. R. James

People who don't vote have no line of credit with people
who are elected and thus pose no threat to those who
act against our interests.
- Marian Wright Edelman

I may not be the world's best glad-handing politician,
but I've been elected mayor twice.
I understand politics.
And I definitely understand where the state line is.
- Anthony A. Williams

A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men,
elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned
and licensed by government.
- Spiro T. Agnew

Being elected to Congress is regarded as being sent
on a looting raid for one's friends.
- George Will

Whether it comes from a despotic sovereign or an elected president,
from a murderous general or a beloved leader,
I see power as an inhuman and hateful phenomenon.
- Oriana Fallaci

In my opinion, we've elected a Marxist [Barack Obama]
to be president of the United States.
- Paul Broun

It wouldn't kill me if I were never nominated or elected to anything.
- Sargent Shriver

When Reagan was elected, I felt that the Agency had
gone much more into the service of a political tendency
in the country with which I had already felt very strong disagreement.
- Aldrich Ames

And the cornerstone of my economic policies,
when I first got elected, was cutting taxes on everybody on who paid taxes.
- George W. Bush

As co-chair of the Iraqi Women's Caucus in the House,
I've enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with and
hear from Iraqi women elected to serve in the new National Assembly.
- Ellen Tauscher

I believe if a private citizen is able to affect public
opinion in a constructive way he doesn't have to be
an elected public servant to perform a public service.
- Warren Beatty

Forty-five States, as the gentleman just said,
have determined by people that were elected by the
people of that State that marriage is the definition
of one man and one woman.
- Randy Neugebauer

Hamas, also elected to governmental leadership in Palestine,
includes the jihadists, people who have declared war
on the United States of America and its ally,
Israel.
- Zach Wamp

The majority of Americans, the ones who never elected
George W. Bush, are not fooled by his weapons of mass distraction.
- Michael Moore

The citizen parties, by an absolute majority,
elected a National Socialist Government.
- Fritz Sauckel

They have not always elected the best leaders,
particularly after a long period in which they have
not used this facility of free election.
You tend to lose the habit.
- Chinua Achebe

I wouldn't even get elected.
I'd probably deck a couple of people,
too which would not play very well with the national media.
- Tim Robbins

The day that I was elected to the United States Senate
remains among the most cherished of my life.
- Robert Torricelli

Dear brothers and sisters, after the great Pope John Paul II,
the cardinals have elected me - a simple,
humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord.
- Pope Benedict XVI

I think it's a tremendous opportunity,
particularly given the complexion of the overall voter structure in California.
It's very hard for a Republican to get elected.
- Mike Curb

My goal was never to get re-elected.
- Scott McCallum

The residents and elected officials of Long Island
have fought vigorously for many years and spent millions
of dollars to preserve the quality of life that the
Long Island Sound offers.
- Tim Bishop

People in the mass media tend more and more every day
to look and act like elected and appointed officials.
- L. Neil Smith

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter,
taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn.
The Republicans are the party that says government
doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.
- P. J. O'Rourke

On the other hand, we have in Israel,
an Israeli government which has been elected by the Israeli people.
Their political agenda is not for peace.
They are from the camp anti-peace.
- Rafik Hariri

If George W. Bush is elected president, I'm leaving for France.
- Robert Altman

To be a statesman, you must first get elected.
- J. William Fulbright

Elected leaders who forget how they got there won't the next time.
- Malcolm Forbes

Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.
- Frank Dane

Well it's not a matter for me to say what Llew Smith can or cannot do,
he's an elected Member of Parliament.
- Ron Davies

What troubles me is not that movie stars run for office,
but that they find it easy to get elected.
It should be difficult.
It should be difficult for millionaires,
too.
- Shana Alexander

As Plotinus tells us, we elected the body,
the parents, the place, and the circumstances that
suited the soul and that,
as the myth says, belongs to its necessity.
- James Hillman

If elected, I will win.
- Pat Paulsen

Young people are being elected for School Boards all over the country.
- Birch Bayh

The First Lady is an unpaid public servant elected by one person -
her husband.
- Lady Bird Johnson

Ironically, since Obama was elected,
for the first time in my life I'm sometimes not proud of my country.
- Ann Coulter

I've often been asked to run for office.
I have no desire to do that, I would not want my time
with the family or the company restricted because of
the demands of an elected position.
- Carl Karcher

Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.
- George Jean Nathan

In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps,
distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote.
Men get elected.
- Clare Boothe Luce

The first thing I'll do if elected is demand a recount.
- Kinky Friedman

We have to make it clear that one, two or even three
BNP MEPs elected to Brussels will have very little
effect on the workings of the Parliament and the Commission.
- Steve Blake

While there continues to be differences,
the important point is that all citizens and elected
officials use democratic and legal avenues for solving those differences.
- Boris Trajkovski

From early on, everything I did was calculated to being elected to Congress.
- Carl Albert

I'm convinced that unless you have some public financing of elections,
you are never going to remove the power of wealthy
interests over elected officials.
- Dick Murphy

President Reagan was elected on the promise of getting
government off the backs of the people and now he demands
that government wrap itself around the waists of the people.
- Ralph Nader

When Ronald Reagan was elected I was on a bus traveling with a band in France.
I wrote a little arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner in a minor key.
- Carla Bley

I started to get very well recognized in the early
seventies as the only man in the United States who
had been elected three times to the board of NOW in New York City.
- Warren Farrell

You get elected, often, if you're a woman,
on the strength of the women's vote;
then you get into office,
and you have to adapt to an overwhelmingly male environment.
- Eleanor Clift

They divided the city into three electoral wards,
and in one ward there was 70 percent of the people,
the Catholic population, and they elected eight representatives to the city council.
- John Hume

It would be a pity if, frustrated by the price of travel,
we elected to become a society that never made contact,
that never gave SETI a fair chance.
- Barney Oliver

A politician should have three hats.
One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through,
and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.
- Carl Sandberg

We believe that an Iraqi founding national assembly,
freely elected, must decide the future of Iraq.
- Jalal Talabani


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