15 Voting Quotes That Will Make You Proud to Be an American

No matter your affiliation, everyone can get behind these sayings.

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The arrival of November means election season is here! Inspire your friends, family, and everyone you know to go vote by sharing these powerful sayings and patriotic quotes about elections from founding fathers to modern day leaders.

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Roald Dahl

“Somewhere inside of all of us is the power to change the world.”

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Thomas Jefferson

“We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”

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George Jean Nathan

“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who don’t vote.”

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Abraham Lincoln

“The ballot is stronger than the bullet.”

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Theodore Hesburgh

“Voting is a civic sacrament.”

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Plato

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”

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George Carlin

“If you don’t vote, you lose the right to complain.”

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Lyndon B. Johnson

“A man without a vote is a man without protection.”

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Susan B. Anthony

“Someone struggled for your right to vote. Use it.”

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Loung Ung

“Voting is not only our right—it is our power.”

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John F. Kennedy

“The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.”

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Abraham Lincoln

“Elections belong to the people.”

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

"The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter."

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Larry J. Sabato, “Pendulum Swing”

“Every election is determined by the people who show up.”

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Pericles

“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.”

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