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1. "I expect that after the election and the results that the international community will understand which was the framework of this process and under which law we have done this process."
Author: Alberto Fujimori
2. "Many people who voted for Mr. Obama in the last election did so based on skin color."
Author: Alveda King
3. "For the last century, almost all top political appointments [on the planet Earth] had been made by random computer selection from the pool of individuals who had the necessary qualifications. It had taken the human race several thousand years to realize that there were some jobs that should never be given to the people who volunteered for them, especially if they showed too much enthusiasm. As one shrewed political commentator had remarked: "We want a President who has to be carried screaming and kicking into the White House — but will then do the best job he possibly can, so that he'll get time off for good behavior."
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
4. "Several amendments should be made to the primary and general election laws to improve them, but such changes must in no way interfere with a full and free expression of the people's choice in naming the candidates to be voted on at general elections."
Author: Arthur Capper
5. "I kind of resent the idea that the whole world has to be interested in the American elections."
Author: Arundhati Roy
6. "South Australia was the first community to give the secret ballot for political elections."
Author: Catherine Helen Spence
7. "Bureaucrats and politicians, rather than making decisions, were responding to cues with automatic routines in order to get rewards such as promotions or reelection."
Author: Charles Duhigg
8. "The election result is not a victory that belongs to me or my party."
Author: Chen Shui Bian
9. "Like I said in my election manifesto - why don't they legalise the whole thing and let people like me work?"
Author: Cynthia Payne
10. "The rather uncomfortable feeling most of us have when we're around snakes is evidence of how this ancient experience continues to influence us today. Throughout the long prehistory of our species and those that preceded it, snakes were a mortal threat. And so we learned our lesson. Others didn't, but that had a nasty habit of dying. So natural selection did its work and the rule--beware of snakes--was ultimately hardwired into every human brain. It's universal. Go anywhere on the planet, examine any culture. People are wary of snakes. Even if--as in the Arctic--there are no snakes. Our primate cousins shared our long experience and they feel the same way: Even monkeys raised in laboratories who have never seen a snake will back away at the sight of one."
Author: Daniel Gardner
11. "Both sides know the last election was just the beginning of the next election. It's clear there has been no attempt to have any kind of getting along."
Author: David Keene
12. "Malls in the late forties and early fifties were risky. Suburban customers still believed in making major purchases in the central business districts of cities and towns, where they expected to find the greatest selection of merchandise and the most competitive prices. After the tax laws of 1954, this changed. Shopping mall developers were among the biggest beneficiaries of accelerated depreciation, and they most often located projects where the older strips met the new interchanges of major projects. With the new tax write-offs, over 98 percent of malls made money for their investors."
Author: Dolores Hayden
13. "During the election, I had three male opponents and we went into a runoff. The front runner for the men was a native of Dallas who had run at large before, but I had a higher profile than him from my community service."
Author: Eddie Bernice Johnson
14. "With her curling blond hair and her slender limbs and her beautiful clothes, Inez was alluring in an obvious way, and yet it was easy enough to see that her slightly protruding blue eyes were blank screens of self-love on which a small selection of fake emotions was allowed to flicker."
Author: Edward St. Aubyn
15. "The novelist makes his statements by selection, and if he is any good, he selects every word for a reason, every detail for a reason, every incident for a reason, and arranges them in a certain time-sequence for a reason. He demonstrates something that cannot possibly be demonstrated any other way than with a whole novel."
Author: Flannery O'Connor
16. "What surprises me most when surveying the great destinies of man is always seeing before me the opposite of what Darwin and his school see or want to see today: selection in favor of the stronger, in favor of those who have come off better, the progress of the species. The very opposite is quite palpably the case: the elimination of the strokes of luck, the uselessness of the better-constituted types, the inevitable domination achieved by the average, even below-average types."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
17. "An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry."
Author: George Eliot
18. "In the spring of 1994 I decided not to seek reelection to the Senate. I had made the decision 12 years earlier, Christmas Day of 1982, just after I had been first elected to a full term, that I would do the best I could for a limited time."
Author: George J. Mitchell
19. "Elections are held to delude the populace into believing that they are participating in government."
Author: Gerald F. Lieberman
20. "I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an election is coming up every 90 days."
Author: Gerhard Schroder
21. "Why not? It's natural selection. Just like nature." I wrinkled my nose. "Boudas love this argument, because it gives them an excuse to do all the wrong things. 'I'm sorry I screwed your sister and got my penis stuck in your German shepherd. It's in my nature. I just couldn't help myself."
Author: Ilona Andrews
22. "The Book BoothThere's not a big selection,It's not locked for protection,But at the intersectionOf Booth and Telephone,Two customers politelyCan snuggle in it (tightly)And go once over (lightly)The books they'd like to own."Readcycle" means you leave one -A book you love. Retrieve one...Who knows? You might receive oneYou haven't read before.Hats off to the committeeFor such an itty-bittyLibrary in the city,Which proves that less is more."
Author: J. Patrick Lewis
23. "What is frustrating people, me included, is that democratic action affects elections but what we get then from political leaders is greenwash."
Author: James Hansen
24. "Selection is the very keel on which our mental ship is built. And in this case of memory its utility is obvious.If we remembered everything, we should on most occasions be as ill off as if we remembered nothing."
Author: James Williams
25. "Selection is both revolutionary and disturbing for the same reason: it explains apparent design in nature by a purely materialistic process that doesn't require creation or guidance by supernatural forces."
Author: Jerry A. Coyne
26. "The big secret to winning elections is to get more votes than your opponent. My friend Representative Robin Hayes is a good example to study."
Author: Jesse Helms
27. "On Jan. 30, millions of Iraqis will cast ballots in the country's first fair and free election in decades, marking continued progress in Iraq's transition toward a country built on the pillars of democracy and freedom for all."
Author: Jim Gerlach
28. "The election in Iraq clearly demonstrates that Iraqi people are like people everywhere. They desire to create a future in an environment that is safe and allows them to reach their full potential as human beings, whatever that potential may be."
Author: John Ensign
29. "In the wake of the British army's burning of the roughly 3,000 books belonging to Congress at Washington, Jefferson offered to sell the nation his own collection.42 There were 6,487 volumes in Jefferson's hands; in the words of the National Intelligencer, the library "for its selection, rarity and intrinsic value, is beyond all price."43,44 They formed the core of the new Library of Congress."
Author: Jon Meacham
30. "I want to step up our voter-registration activities. Not every branch does it, and not all the time. I want them to go back and get out the vote because I want us to have a big impact on the Congressional elections this year."
Author: Julian Bond
31. "If women had never been given the right to vote, then Labour would have won every election after the war."
Author: Kenneth Robert Livingstone
32. "A national primary election would electrify the people and give them a larger stake in the outcome."
Author: Leopoldo Lopez
33. "If we would vote in mass on the more promising ticket, or, if the two are equally bad, would throw out the party that is in, and wait till the next election and then throw out the other party that is in - then, I say, the commercial politician would feel a demand for good government and he would supply it."
Author: Lincoln Steffens
34. "We worked on solving the problem of voice communications in a noisy military environment. We established military codes that are highly audible and invented selection tests for personnel who had a superior ability to recognize sound in a noisy background."
Author: M. H. Abrams
35. "...Subordination of the state to Christian values is precisely what the early Puritans, even those in the tradition of the Mayflower Pilgrims, aimed to do. The First Amendment notwithstanding, large numbers of the American public (especially churchgoing Protestant Christians) have embodied this Puritan way of thinking, viewing America as a "Christan nation." Relatively recent poll data bear out the enduring character of these Puritan convictions. According to a Pew Forum poll held just prior to the 2004 election, over one-half of the public would have reservations voting for a candidate with no religious affiliation (31 percent refusing to vote for a Muslim and 15 percent for a Catholic)."
Author: Mark Ellingsen
36. "Since natural selection requires a function to select, an irreducibly complex biological system, if there is such a thing, would have to arise as an integrated unit for natural selection to have anything to act on."
Author: Michael Behe
37. "My concern with this is not about who owns the trademark. If a label is used chiefly to lionize "us" and demonize "them," we'd be better off without it. Rather, my concern is that the richness and breadth of Reformed faith and practice are being reduced to a few doctrines. In the process, even those doctrines lose much of their supporting rationale. In fact, their meaning changes at crucial points. For example, I believe that the doctrine of election is inextricably bound up with covenant theology and with the covenantal life that is shaped in the New Testament by the means of grace. As I have argued, even "eternal security" is different from the doctrine of perseverance."
Author: Michael S. Horton
38. "Ballot you go, the more volatile the polls tend to be: polls of House races are less accurate than polls of Senate races, which are in turn less accurate than polls of presidential races. Polls of primaries, also, are considerably less accurate than general election polls. During the 2008 Democratic primaries, the average poll missed by about eight points, far more than implied by its margin of error. The problems in polls of the Republican primaries of 2012 may have been even worse.26 In many of the major states, in fact—including Iowa, South Carolina, Florida, Michigan, Washington, Colorado, Ohio, Alabama, and Mississippi—the candidate ahead in the polls a week before the election lost."
Author: Nate Silver
39. "Since Jimmy Carter, religious fundamentalists play a major role in elections. He was the first president who made a point of exhibiting himself as a born again Christian. That sparked a little light in the minds of political campaign managers: Pretend to be a religious fanatic and you can pick up a third of the vote right away. Nobody asked whether Lyndon Johnson went to church every day. Bill Clinton is probably about as religious as I am, meaning zero, but his managers made a point of making sure that every Sunday morning he was in the Baptist church singing hymns."
Author: Noam Chomsky
40. "I will not say the fact that there are no European Union observers at an election means that it will not be fair and free."
Author: Olusegun Obasanjo
41. "THERE IS A JUST GOOD WHO PRESIDES OVER DESTINIES OF NATIONS AND WHO WILL RAISE UP FRIENDS TO FIGHT OUR VALUES FOR US. THE BATTLE SIR, IS NOT TO THE STRONG ALONE, IT IS TO THE VIGILANT, THE ACTIVE, THE BRAVE. IF WE WERE BASE ENOUGH TO DESIRE IT, THERE IS NO RETREAT BUT IN SUBMISSION AND SLAVERY. BESIDES SIR WE HAD NO ELECTION."
Author: Patrick Henry
42. "It is certainly not unrealistic to think we could have elections by mid-year 2004 and when a sovereign government is installed - my job here will be done."
Author: Paul Bremer
43. "The Liberal Party of Canada, heading into an election, at the last minute they always stand up and they say: We know there's people out there that want to vote NDP and God love you. But if you vote for them you're throwing your vote away."
Author: Rick Mercer
44. "The general election is not an organizational exercise - it's a mass media exercise."
Author: Roger Stone
45. "I am saying that in Wales here we have a very clear election commitment and I hope, and I will express this view, I hope that every individual member of the Labour Party, will understand that and will strive to achieve unity so that we can deliver the yes vote in the Autumn."
Author: Ron Davies
46. "We need to get rid of the Federal Elections Commission. It's a joke. It doesn't enforce the law."
Author: Russ Feingold
47. "It seems to be impossible to hold a credible election without reforming the electoral system."
Author: Sheikh Hasina
48. "I come from election, I come from the people. I owe gratitude to our people. I do everything for the good of the country and the people."
Author: Thaksin Shinawatra
49. "If the evolutionary mechanism of natural selection depends on death, destruction, and violence of the strong against the weak, then these things are perfectly natural. On what basis, then, does the atheist judge the natural world to be horribly wrong, unfair, and unjust?"
Author: Timothy Keller
50. "Hundreds of years ago during the Unity, there'd been a selection to choose those who'd take shelter in the pods and those who wouldn't. It had divided their ancestors and his, but she couldn't let that happen again. How could she value one person's life over another?"
Author: Veronica Rossi

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