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.
"By your victory at the polls, you have put to shame the revisionists and their agenda in the Church of Christ, and particularly in the Episcopal Church of United States of America (ECUSA). I hope that by your election victory, these ordained men and women will feel rebuked and be forced to repent of this grievous sin of repudiating the word of God, and to seek genuine restoration."peter jasper (archbishop) akinola
Sexism in politics is nothing new when you're standing for election. But don't stand for election and it's almost as bad. Shockingly, David Cameron thought it acceptable to claim this week that my decision not to run for the Labour leadership was because my husband, Ed Balls, "stopped [me] from standing."yvette cooper
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
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
Faced with the election of a Catholic, our culture is at stake.norman vincent peale
I wish luck to you and your nation that loves you as the election results we can see testify.Silvio Berlusconi
I shall not rest until, once again, the destinies of our people and our party are joined together again in victory at the next general election Labour in its rightful place in government again.tony blair
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
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
Most people know it [this election] is being fought because a tiny minority of communists and extreme leftists are trying to overthrow a legally elected Government and indeed Parliament itself by the use of the strike weapon...'Can the election solve the strike?' Yes. Agree or disagree with the result, the miners accept the verdict of their own national ballot. I believe they will accept the result of this national ballot too.norman tebbit
The Crown used to call a Parliament annually, but there was not an annual election. These words, annuo parliamento , relate to the time of their meeting, and not their election.
I know nothing grander, better exercise, better digestion, more positive proof of the past, the triumphant result of faith in human kind, than a well-contested American national election.
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.
The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant , elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.