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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1898
AUTHOR: Ambrose Gwinett Bierce (1842–c. 1914)
QUOTATION: VOTE, n. The instrument and symbol of a freeman’s power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
ATTRIBUTION: AMBROSE BIERCE, The Devil’s Dictionary, p. 359 (1948). Originally published in 1906 as The Cynic’s Word Book.
SUBJECTS: Voters and voting