Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for president. One hopes it is the same half.
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.
Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves.
If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don’t ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate.
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
Otto von Bismarck
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.
During a campaign the air is full of speeches—and vice versa.
(This story appears in the 18 April, 2014 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)