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Majority rule only works if you're also
by Larry Flynt

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Government Political

You can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

The only question to ask yourself is,
how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success?
- Larry Flynt

Any time there's a scandal, we always try and get involved.
- Larry Flynt

 

Religion has caused more harm than any other idea since the beginning of time.
There's nothing good I can say about it.
People use it as a crutch.
- Larry Flynt

I may be paralyzed from the waist down,
but unlike Gray Davis, I'm not paralyzed from the neck up.
- Larry Flynt

These days...
it's all vanilla sex for me.
- Larry Flynt

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Just because I publish pornography does not mean that
I am not concerned about the social ills that all of us are.
- Larry Flynt

Politics is my hobby.
Smut is my vocation.
- Larry Flynt

The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship.
A true friend would die for you, so when you start
trying to count them on one hand,
you don't need any fingers.
- Larry Flynt

You will encounter many distractions and many temptations to put your goal aside:
The security of a job,
a wife who wants kids, whatever.
But if you hang in there, always following your vision,
I have no doubt you will succeed.
- Larry Flynt

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority,
it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

Truth always rests with the minority,
and the minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion,
while the strength of a majority is illusory,
formed by the gangs who have no opinion -
and who, therefore, in the next instant
(when it is evident that the minority is the stronger)
assume its opinion... while truth again reverts to a new minority.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority.
By definition, there are already enough people to do that.
- G. H. Hardy

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan
trying to play the violin.
- Honore de Balzac

To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men,
is the same as saying of some kind of food that it
is very good but that most people can't eat it.
- Leo Tolstoy

Our family had been shattered, but we now are more united,
and the remains of my family and the majority of my
mother's family are glad to know the truth about a horrible crime.
- Sam Sheppard

By virtually any measure, the record of the Republican
Majority is an appalling failure.
- Sheila Jackson Lee

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority,
but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
- Marcus Aurelius

How many times will this Congress waste time on an
issue that a majority of Americans do not want?
- Raul Grijalva

There is nothing wrong with the name White Settlement,
and the majority here is proud of the name.
- Alan Price

History shows that the majority of people that have
done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.
- Thomas Carlyle

A minority may be right, and a majority is always wrong.
- Henrik Ibsen

In a high school, the norms act to hold down the achievements
of those who are above average,
so that the school's demands will be at a level easily
maintained by the majority.
- James S. Coleman

Finally, I want to make the point that we are Republicans.
We are the majority.
It is going to be a little more difficult because we
have to govern and come up with ideas.
- Jack Kingston

Don't ever let economic alone determine your career
or how you spend the majority of your time.
- Denis Waitley

The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives;
history records the successes of the latter,
while oblivion is the reward of the former.
- Alfred A. Montapert

Most of our ancestors were not perfect ladies and gentlemen.
The majority of them weren't even mammals.
- Robert Anton Wilson

In a democracy there is a centralization of governmental
power in a simple majority.
- Robert Welch

The great majority of men, especially in France,
both desire and possess a fashionable woman,
much in the way one might own a fine horse -
as a luxury befitting a young man.
- Stendhal

But 85 percent of the mosques have extremist leadership in this country.
Most Muslims, the overwhelming majority of Muslims,
are loyal Americans.
- Peter King

Alabama citizens, like the vast majority of Americans,
respect and value the meaning of decency,
and appreciate public institutions that reflect the
common values of our society.
- Mike Rogers

The game of history is usually played by the best and
the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.
- Eric Hoffer

I feel that the majority of people should decide for
themselves what kind of government they want.
- Julius Rosenberg

That a majority of the Abolitionists in this place
would patronize a free labor store,
in preference to others, I do not doubt;
but we do not muster money in Cincinnati.
- Gamaliel Bailey

One man with courage is a majority.
- Thomas Jefferson

Doubts raced through my mind as I considered the feasibility
of enforcing a law which the majority of honest citizens didn't seem to want.
- Eliot Ness

Our generals talk a good game about taking care of their grunts,
and the majority of our Beltway politicians bay with
moralistic fervor about how they,
too, support the troops.
- David Hackworth

I guess the President says the majority of the people didn't elect him,
he doesn't have to listen to 'em anyway.
- Star Jones

We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single
cause that which is the product of several,
and the majority of our controversies come from that.
- Marcus Aurelius

Does advertising corrupt editors? Yes it does,
but fewer editors than you may suppose...
the vast majority of editors are incorruptible.
- David Ogilvy

To be sure, the vast majority of people who are untrained
can accept the results of science only on authority.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

And we know that once we have a majority that are dependent upon the government,
we will lose our freedom; it says we go into bondage.
That's the next stage.
- Sharron Angle

In fact, a large majority of those have died and of
those expected to die of AIDS,
as well as of those who are infected with the virus,
are in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Claudio Hummes

The silent majority really is a liberal majority,
even though the word liberal has taken a real beating
over the last 20 years by radical conservatives.
- Robert Reich

I will not be responsible for the loss of the Democratic
majority in the United States Senate.
- Robert Torricelli

The great questions of the day will not be settled
by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.
- Otto von Bismarck

There was a Republican majority of the Senate,
and it tempered the nature of the nominations being made.
- Spencer Abraham

What we call a democratic society might be defined
for certain purposes as one in which the majority is
always prepared to put down a revolutionary minority.
- Walter Lippmann

I fear that the hearts of the vast majority of mankind
would beat on strongly and steadily and without any
quickening if the league were to perish altogether.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

One, with God, is always a majority,
but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while
the votes were being counted.
- Thomas Reed

I am sure the majority of Iranians want a peace agreement
with Israel and want Iran to integrate with the international
community and accept its universal values.
- Moshe Katsav

Freddie and Brian tend to write the majority of the material.
- John Deacon

The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.
- Friedrich Schiller

We in the majority have worked hard to empower people to create opportunities,
to make jobs, to do things that turn America into a
place where people can achieve their dreams.
- Robin Hayes

For the vast majority of places in America,
there is no way you can build a security system such
as we have here because of the high priority this rates
in terms of terrorist interests.
- Kit Bond

A man with God is always in the majority.
- John Knox

When you get too big a majority, you're immediately in trouble.'
- Sam Rayburn

In politics, an organized minority is a political majority.
- Jesse Jackson

Unless the great majority of Americans not only have,
but believe they have, a fair chance,
the better American future will be dangerously compromised.
- Herbert Croly

I am going to hold serve the majority of the time.
It is nice to have a little time to return serve.
- Pete Sampras

A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority
of its people feel a personal need for sport.
- Pierre de Coubertin

The political machine triumphs because it is a united
minority acting against a divided majority.
- Will Durant

Second, recent polls over there show that the majority
of Iraqis want us to leave precipitously.
- William Odom

I've done the gay, over-the-top guy.
I want to jump into another show where I wear pants
for the majority of the time.
- Jai Rodriguez

There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed
majority assailed by truth.
- John Kenneth Galbraith


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