I must sojourn once to the ballot-box before I die. I hear the ballot-box is a beautiful glass globe, so you can see all the votesas they go in. Now, the first time I vote I'll see if the woman's vote looks any different from the rest--if it makes any stir or commotion. If it don't inside, it need not outside.— Sojourner Truth
Most Powerful Ballots quotations
Think about it: we went into slavery pagans;
we came out Christians. We went into slavery pieces of property; we came out American citizens. We went into slavery with chains clanking about our wrists; we came out with the American ballot in our hands.
A man's rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.
They have the guns and therefore we are for peace and for reformation through the ballot. When we have the guns then it will be through the bullet.
There's a direct relationship between the ballot box and the bread box, and what the union fights for and wins at the bargaining table can be taken away in the legislative halls.
Educate your sons and daughters, send them to school, and show them that beside the cartridge box, the ballot box, and the jury box, you also have the knowledge box.
The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.
If it went on the ballot in Colorado, I would vote to lower the drinking age.
Liberals attempt through judicial activism what they cannot win at the ballot box.
If the people fail to vote, a government will be developed which is not their government... The whole system of American Government rests on the ballot box. Unless citizens perform their duties there, such a system of government is doomed to failure.
Elections only happen in two ways," Reyna said.
"Either the legion raises someone on a shield after a major success on the battlefield-and we haven't had any major battles-or we hold a ballot on the evening of June 24, at the Feast of Fortuna. That's in five days." Percy frowned. "You have a feast for tuna?
I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your President by your ballots, so I ask you to confirm me with your prayers.
In America, freedom and justice have always come from the ballot box, the jury box, and when that fails, the cartridge box.
It is not surprising that more and more people are coming to the conclusion that the ballot box is no longer an instrument that will secure political solutions... They can see that the parliamentary democracy we boast of is becoming a sham.
The work of making Nigeria great is not yet done, because I still believe that change is possible, this time through the ballot, and most importantly, because I still have the capacity and the passion to dream and work for a Nigeria that will be respected again in the comity of nations and that all Nigerians will be proud of.
Our 'pathway' is straight to the ballot box, with no variableness nor shadow of turning.
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
Like Lincoln, I would like to believe the ballot is stronger than the bullet.
Then again, he said that before he got shot.
Do not stand in the way of the next step in human progress.
No one living who reads the signs of the times but realizes that woman suffrage must come. We are working for the ballot as a matter of justice and as a step for human betterment.
We have four boxes with which to defend our freedom: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.
The South resented giving the Afro-American his freedom, the ballot box and the Civil Rights Law.
The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense, else what shall save us from a second slavery?
Among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet.
We love the ability of the people to influence the actions of decision-makers, of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated to office by the will of voters, and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box.
People know what happened in California, and they know it can happen again and again. They know that no group has passed more ballot measures than we have. They know we have a focused strategy. They know we have a budget of $150 million a year. And they know we're ready for a fight.
I see America through the eyes of the victim.
I don’t see any American dream; I see an American nightmare.
I do not think the mere extension of the ballot a panacea for all the ills of our national life. What we need to-day is not simplymore voters, but better voters.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what's already yours?
Well, it all began with Democracy. Before we had the vote all the power was in the hands of rich people. If you had money you could get health care, education, look after yourself when you were old, and what democracy did was to give the poor the vote and it moved power from the marketplace to the polling station, from the wallet...to the ballot.
To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.
Exxon, Coca-Cola, BHP Billiton and News Corporation have much more say in organising the global agenda than the planet's 5 billion mature-age voters without a ballot box.
No amount of charters, direct primaries, or short ballots will make a democracy out of an illiterate people.
Surely these women won't lose any more of their beauty and charm by putting a ballot in a ballot box once a year than they are likely to lose standing in foundries or laundries all year round. There is no harder contest than the contest for bread, let me tell you that.
Wherever arms flow, violence follows. Bullets replace ballots as the solution to political disputes.