Sooner will a camel pass through a needle's eye than a great man be "discovered" by an election.
It is one thing being able to contest an election and to give the people hope that I can be the next prime minister. It is a totally different situation where the people of Pakistan are told that the results are already taken and the leader of your choice is banned.benazir bhutto
Supposing I had gone to the country [in 1933], and said that Germany was re-arming, and that we must re-arm, does anybody think that this pacific democracy would have rallied to that cry at that moment? I cannot think of anything that would have made the loss of the election from my point of view more certain...we got from the country [in 1935], with a large majority, a mandate for doing a thing no one, twelve months earlier, would have believed possible.stanley baldwin
All that happens in the world of Nature or Man, — every war; every peace; every hour of prosperity; every hour of adversity; every election; every death ; every life; every success and every failure, — all change, — all permanence, — the perished leaf; the unutterable glory of stars, — all things speak truth to the thoughtful spirit.rufus choate
You will know that in our most recent skirmishes, I won some debating points and he won another general election.joe clark
A politician ... is a man who thinks of the next election; while the statesman thinks of the next generation.james freeman clarke
There haven’t been fundamental structural changes in America. There’s been a very important symbolic change and that is the election of Barack Obama. But the only black people who truly live in a post-racial world in America all live in a very nice house on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
If there are further steps to European integration, the people should have their say at a general election or in a referendum.tony blair
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
After three general election victories, leading the only party with clear policies, resolutely carried out, I intend to continue.
I knew that my staying up would not change the election result if I were defeated, while if elected I had a hard day ahead of me. So I thought a night's rest was best in any event.benjamin harrison
If there's one thing the international community should do, if only out of deference because he won the election, is to take seriously his arguments that coca products have a place in the international commodities market.ethan nadelmann
I do not know what the Democratic Party spent, in toto, on the 2004 election, but what they seem to have gotten for it is Barack Obama. Let us savor.Peggy Noonan
Smethwick Conservatives can have the satisfaction of having topped the poll, of having sent a Member who, until another election returns him to oblivion, will serve his time here as a Parliamentary leper.harold wilson
Thank you dear Father Massimiliano, I'll try not to let you down and I promise you two and a half months of complete sexual abstinence until April 9 [election].Silvio Berlusconi
I wish luck to you and your nation that loves you as the election results we can see testify.Silvio Berlusconi
The only thing I am certain of is that in the wake of this election, Iraq will be what Iraqis make of it and the next six months will tell us a lot. I remain guardedly hopeful.thomas l. friedman
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in a mordant protest written soon after the  election, found the intellectual “in a situation he has not known for a generation.” After twenty years of Democratic rule, during which the intellectual had been in the main understood and respected, business had come back into power, bringing with it “the vulgarization which has been the almost invariable consequence of business supremacy.”Richard Hofstadter
So far as the personal side is concerned, the victory was to him who lost and the defeat to him who won. I can say that never in the last fifteen years have I had the peace of mind that I have since the election. I have almost a feeling of elation.herbert hoover
Thanks to guys like Boss Tweed, famous for saying, 'I don't give a damn who does the voting, as long as I do the nominating,' there hasn't been an honest election in the USA since sometime around the War Between the States.l. neil smith
I hope you have read the election programme of the Labour Party...this is not socialism. It is Bolshevism run mad.snowden, philip, 1st viscount snowden
In the election of a wife, as in A project of war, to err but once is To be undone forever.thomas middleton
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
Because democracy is not a spectator sport. ~ US presidential election slogan, Democrats (2004).h. l. mencken
And yet no approach to such unanimity is attainable unless some deference shall be paid to the will of the majority simply because it is the will of the majority . In this case the common end is the maintenance of the Union, and among the means to secure that end such will, through the election , is most clearly declared in favor of such constitutional amendment.