[Chernobyl has strengthened the] growing impulse to escape from the nightmare of peace being dependent upon the contemplation of horrific and mutual carnage. Events have now so developed that this aspiration can at last be rationally, logically and – I dare to add – patriotically seized by the people of the United Kingdom if they will use their votes to do so.
The terms for the Phocians were mild by Greek Standards (one Greek state proposed the execution of all the men) disarmament, division into village-settlements, payment of all indemnity to Apollo and expulsion from the Amphictiony. In their place the Macedonians were elected members. The two votes of Phocis on the council were transferred to the Macedonian state.
The great questions of our day cannot be solved by speeches and majority votes but by iron and blood.
We have asked men for votes, they have given us advice. At present they are also giving us abuse.Dame Rebecca formerly Cecily Isabel Fairfield West
Indiana was really, I suppose, a Democratic State. It has always been put down in the book as a state that might be carried by a close and careful and perfect organization and a great deal of— [from audience: “soap,” in reference to purchased votes, the word being followed by laughter]. I see reporters here, and therefore I will simply say that everybody showed a great deal of interest in the occasion, and distributed tracts and political documents all through the country.chester a. arthur
I will pick up a large percentage of votes on both sides (Republican and Democrat) and those in the middle.scott ashjian
Democracy means that if this man,you Miss and I will be trapped on an island, we having a majority of votes will decide that you have to sleep with us. That's the Democracy. And with 2/3 votes we can even put that in the constitution.janusz korwin-mikke
Most Canadians, if they don't show up for work, they don't get a promotion. ... You missed 70 per cent of the votes.jack layton
Whoever votes for Lieberman gives strength to Satan.avigdor lieberman
"Right now we have Low Thia Khiang, Chiam See Tong, Steve Chia. We can deal with them. Suppose you had 10, 15, 20 opposition members in Parliament. Instead of spending my time thinking what is the right policy for Singapore, I'm going to spend all my time thinking what's the right way to fix them, to buy my supporters votes, how can I solve this week's problem and forget about next year's challenges?"lee hsien loong
[Sir James Goldsmith] has got nothing to be smug about, and I would like to say that 1,500 votes is a derisory total. We have shown tonight that the Referendum Party is dead in the water, and Sir James can get off back to Mexico knowing your attempt to buy the British political system has failed.david mellor
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.gilbert keith chesterton
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.wendell berry
"the Republicans are all about suppressing votes."howard dean
If he votes against, that's the only principled position. If he abstains, it's a cop-out; if he votes for, it's a sell-out.harriet harman
If I know Arik [Ariel Sharon's nickname], he'll head straight for Cairo and try to get votes for Likud.ariel sharon
I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this who will count the votes, and how.joseph stalin
In trying to get votes for the Superconducting Super Collider, I was very much involved in lobbying members of Congress, testifying to them, bothering them, and I never heard any of them talk about postmodernism or social constructivism. You have to be very learned to be that wrong.steven weinberg
Our supple tribes repress their patriot throats, And ask no questions but the price of votes.samuel johnson
To those peoples in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required not because the communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
Slavery is but half abolished, emancipation is but half completed, while millions of freemen with votes in their hands are left without education. Justice to them, the welfare of the States in which they live, the safety of the whole Republic, the dignity of the elective franchise, all alike demand that the still remaining bonds of ignorance shall be unloosed and broken, and the minds as well as the bodies of the emancipated go free.
Democracy is the power of equal votes for unequal minds.
He votes as a Southern man, and votes sectionally; I am also a Southern man, but vote nationally on national questions.
I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this. Who will count the votes, and how.joseph stalin