quote by Julius Nyerere

Decisions made in Washington are more important to us than those made here in Dar es-Salaam. So, maybe my people should be allowed to vote in American presidential elections.

— Julius Nyerere

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Electable quote In my country we go to prison first and then become President.~ Nelson Mandela

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.~ Nelson Mandela

My mission is to lead the country out of a bad situation of corruption, depression and slavery. After I rid the country of these vices, I will then organize and supervise a general election of a genuinely democratic civilian government.

Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.

If we would learn what the human race really is at bottom, we need only observe it in election times.

In 1956, I shall not go to the polls.

I have not registered. I believe that democracy has so far disappeared in the United States that no 'two evils' exist. There is but one evil party with two names, and it will be elected despite all I can do or say.

When politicians start talking about large groups of their fellow Americans as 'enemies,' it's time for a quiet stir of alertness. Polarizing people is a good way to win an election, and also a good way to wreck a country.

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.

A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it.

A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it.

October 6, 1774 I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them 1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy 2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against, and 3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.

What is most important of this grand experiment, the United States? Not the election of the first president but the election of its second president. The peaceful transition of power is what will separate this country from every other country in the world.

If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted . . . . If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.

A guy named Adolf Hitler won an election in 1932 .

.. and 50 million people died as a result ... what I learned as a little kid is that politics is, in fact, very important.

An Honest politician will not be tolerated by a democracy unless he is very stupid ... because only a very stupid man can honestly share the prejudices of more than half the nation.

Secularism is not only in our constitution but also in our veins.

We worship Mother Nature too. We believe that the world is our family.

A statesman is he who thinks in the future generations, and a politician is he who thinks in the upcoming elections.

The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.

Do not think your single vote does not matter much.

The rain that refreshes the parched ground is made up of single drops.

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.

Without general elections, without freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, without the free battle of opinions, life in every public institution withers away, becomes a caricature of itself, and bureaucracy rises as the only deciding factor.

Some politician some years ago said that bad officials are elected by good voters who do not vote.

What a liberal really wants is to bring about change that will not in any way endanger his position.

No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems - of which getting elected and re-elected are number one and number two. Whatever is number three is far behind.

We're not going to have the America that we want until we elect leaders who are going to tell the truth - not most days, but every day.

The abuse of buying and selling votes crept in and money began to play an important part in determining elections. Later on, this process of corruption spread to the law courts. And then to the army, and finally the Republic was subjected to the rule of emperors

In a dictatorship there is no choice, the elections are controlled, the police are the military, fear equals control, speech is suppressed, the economy is looted, the people are slaves.

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Such as it is, the press has become the greatest power within the Western World, more powerful than the legislature, the executive and judiciary. One would like to ask; by whom has it been elected and to whom is it responsible?

Christ did not die for any upon condition, if they do believe;

but He died for all God's elect, that they should believe.

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected.

The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.

Any politician who can be elected only by turning Americans against other Americans is too dangerous to be elected.

President Roosevelt proved that a President could serve for life.

Truman proved that anyone could be elected. Eisenhower proved that your country can be run without a President.

The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.

God works in his elect in two ways: inwardly, by his Spirit; outwardly, by his Word.

Every artist, every scientist, every writer must decide now where he stands.

The artist must take sides. He must elect to fight for freedom or for slavery. I have made my choice. I had no alternative.

Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote.

..that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.

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