Wisdom from Polonius


Newt Gingrich

In every election in American history both parties have their clichés. The party that has the clichés that ring true wins.


George Bernard Shaw

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.


James Reston

An election is a bet on the future, not a popularity test of the past.


Mark Twain

The election makes me think of a story of a man who was dying. He had only two minutes to live, so he sent for a clergyman and asked him, “Where is the best place to go to?” He was undecided about it. So the minister told him that each place had its advantages—heaven for climate, and hell for society.


Abraham Lincoln

Now that the election is over, may not all, having a common interest, re-unite in a common effort, to save our common country?




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