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James Buchanan Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by James Buchanan

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The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.
- James Buchanan

If you are as happy in entering the White House as
I shall feel on returning to Wheatland,
you are a happy man indeed.
- James Buchanan

To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our
policy ever since the days of Washington,
and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute.
- James Buchanan

The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity,
but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
- James Buchanan

 

What is right and what is practicable are two different things.
- James Buchanan

I like the noise of democracy.
- James Buchanan

The accolade of your peers is very exciting,
always.
There's lots of good stuff on the ballot.
- Cory Doctorow

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That's what my Dad always told me, on the ballot,
they should always have a third choice,
like none of the above, then if enough people picked that,
they'd have to get new candidates.
- Meg White

One of the nuisances of the ballot is that when the
oracle has spoken you never know what it means.
- Lord Salisbury

The South resented giving the Afro-American his freedom,
the ballot box and the Civil Rights Law.
- Ida B. Wells

The time has come for justice at the ballot box,
and justice in the courts, and justice in the legislative halls,
and justice in the governor's office.
- John Jay Hooker

The worker must have bread, but she must have roses,
too.
Help, you women of privilege, give her the ballot to fight with.
- Rose Schneiderman

The ballot is stronger than bullets.
- Joseph A. Schumpeter

First rule of politics: you can't win unless you're on the ballot.
Second rule: If you run, you may lose.
And, if you tie, you do not win.
- Donald Rumsfeld

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
- Abraham Lincoln

Sharpton is not even on the Presidential primary ballot here in Louisiana.
- Tony Brown

To imply that religious believers have no right to
engage moral questions in the public square or at the
ballot is simply to establish a Reichian secularism as our state faith.
- Maggie Gallagher

When and under what conditions is the black man to
have a free ballot? When is he in fact to have those
full civil rights which have so long been his in law?
- Benjamin Harrison

Democrats believe they can win at the ballot box by obstructing,
and they would rather win the next election than move America forward.
- Virginia Foxx

We've had to be creative to get on the ballot.
- Kinky Friedman

Given the right to a free ballot, the people would support my return.
- Benazir Bhutto

What a rush it was to plunge into the bin of official
decision and cast a ballot in favor of FUN.
- Wavy Gravy

South Australia was the first community to give the
secret ballot for political elections.
- Catherine Helen Spence

Men have two ways of righting their wrongs,
by force and by the ballot.
Both are denied to women, one by nature,
the other by man.
- Ida A. Harper

I therefore shared fully the intense chagrin of the
New York and other State delegations when,
on the third ballot, Abraham Lincoln received a larger vote than Seward.
- Henry Villard

The closer a Negro got to the ballot box,
the more he looked like a rapist.
- E. Franklin Frazier

First, take the government of the Indians out of politics;
second,
let the laws of the Indians be the same as those of the whites;
third,
give the Indian the ballot.
- George Crook

Like Lincoln, I would like to believe the ballot is
stronger than the bullet.
Then again, he said that before he got shot.
- Sarah Vowell

Vote counting and ballot collecting does not occur in the light of day.
There are too many occasions when observers and opposing
parties lose contact with the ballots.
- Bob Schaffer

The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense,
else what shall save us from a second slavery?
- W. E. B. Du Bois

With regard to the ballot, it is worthy of remark that
no meeting has been held in favour of Reform at which
the ballot has not been strongly insisted upon.
- John Bright

If it went on the ballot in Colorado,
I would vote to lower the drinking age.
- Pete Coors

Demand the ballot as the undeniable right of every
man who is called to the poll,
and take special care that the old constitutional rule and principle,
by which majorities alone shall decide in Parliamentary elections,
shall not be violated.
- John Bright

There are many hands touching ballots after a voter
drops his ballot into the ballot box.
There is no guarantee of ballot secrecy for anyone,
which makes the whole system vulnerable to intimidation and bribery.
- Bob Schaffer

Oftentimes during the period in which conventions really did business,
you had situations where the delegates were divided
and you would have ballot after ballot before there was a final nominee.
- Michael Beschloss

But say some, would you expose woman to the contact of rough,
rude, drinking, swearing, fighting men at the ballot
box? What a humiliating confession lies in this plea
for keeping woman in the background!
- Ernestine Rose

If you had found the right candidate in 2000 or 2004,
and you could have put that man or woman,
given them ballot access in September of the election year,
they could have won the election.
- Hamilton Jordan

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.
- Charles Rangel

Suffrage, noun.
Expression of opinion by means of a ballot.
The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means,
as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the
man of another man's choice,
and is highly prized.
- Ambrose Bierce

Once the Afghan people vote and they choose their President with direct,
secret ballot from all over the country,
there will be a lot of difference in this country and
a lot of legitimate power to flow with implementation.
- Hamid Karzai

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.
- Rose Schneiderman

Proposition 19 already is a winner no matter what happens on election day.
The mere fact of its being on the ballot has elevated
and legitimized public discourse about marijuana and
marijuana policy in ways I could not have imagined a year ago.
- George Soros

When someone pursues music through your music,
that's the greatest accolade anybody can get.
- Rick Springfield

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's so easy to fall in love
but hard to find someone who will catch you.
- Anonymous

You don't love someone for their looks,
or their clothes, or for their fancy car,
but because they sing a song only you can hear.
- Anonymous

You don't marry someone you can live with,
you marry the person who you cannot live without.
- Anonymous

We were given:
Two hands to hold.
Two legs to walk.
Two eyes to see.
Two ears to listen.
But why only one heart?
Because the other was given to someone else.
For us to find.
- Anonymous

Don't fall for looks, they can deceive.
Don't fall for wealth, in the end it fades away.
Find someone who makes you smile
because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.
- Anonymous

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Love is missing someone whenever you're apart,
but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart.
- Kay Knudsen

When we find someone whose weirdness
is compatible with ours,
we join up with them and fall into
mutually satisfying weirdness -
and call it love - true love.
- Robert Fulghum.

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength;
loving someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone
what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Resenting someone, or hating someone, ensures that
you can never emotionally escape that person.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend is someone who won't stop
until he finds you and brings you home.
- Fraser Sr. in the movie Due South

To love someone deeply gives you strength.
Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu

Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love,
a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa

Hell is living with someone who complains, whines, and argues.
- Anonymous

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

When you see someone putting on his Big Boots,
you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Resenting someone is a way of never leaving that person.
- Kare Anderson

When someone has a strong intuitive connection,
Buddhism suggests that it's because of karma,
some past connection.
- Richard Gere

No matter what happens, someone will find a way
to take it too seriously.
- Dave Barry

Can miles truly separate us from friends?
If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
- Richard Bach


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