Vote

Famous quotes containing the word vote:

    Just as everybody has the vote including women, I think children should, because as a child is conscious of itself then it has to me an existence and has a stake in what happens.
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)

    When Abraham Lincoln penned the immortal emancipation proclamation he did not stop to inquire whether every man and every woman in Southern slavery did or did not want to be free. Whether women do or do not wish to vote does not affect the question of their right to do so.
    Mary E. Haggart, U.S. suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 3, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902)

    The freeman, casting with unpurchased hand
    The vote that shakes the turrets of the land.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)