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The unphilosophical majority among men are the ones
by Leonard Peikoff

The unphilosophical majority among men are the ones
most helplessly dependent on their era's dominant ideas.
- Leonard Peikoff

The more you learn, if you learn it properly,
the more clear you become and the more you know.
- Leonard Peikoff

Each man must reach his own verdict,
by weighing all the relevant evidence.
- Leonard Peikoff

If man asks for many laws it is only because he is
sure that his neighbor needs them;
privately he is an unphilosophical anarchist,
and thinks laws in his own case superfluous.
- Will Durant

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid,
and their team have failed the American people,
and that is why their majority will soon be out the door.
- Mitt Romney

The crusades of Vietnam and Watergate seemed like a good idea at the time,
even a noble one, not only to the press but perhaps
to a majority of Americans.
- Howard Fineman

If you eat something and get fat, you should be responsible for it.
I think that is the attitude of the great majority of Americans,
that you should be responsible for what you eat.
- Vic Snyder

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

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

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

Tonight - to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans -
I ask for your support.
- Richard M. Nixon

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

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

But the fact is that the vast majority of Republicans
support the Sinn Fein leadership.
- Martin McGuinness

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

In a republic this rule ought to be observed:
that the majority should not have the predominant power.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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

Unlike the majority of the writers of his age,
La Rochefoucauld was an aristocrat; and this fact gives
a peculiar tone to his work.
- Lytton Strachey

The vast majority of politicians think they are functioning on high principle.
- George E. Brown, Jr.

One man with courage makes a majority.
- Andrew Jackson

The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed
of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

A dissenting minority feels free only when it can impose
its will on the majority:
what it abominates most is the dissent of the majority.
- Eric Hoffer

The majority of people in Angola were not provided
with any kind of schooling and were completely illiterate,
very badly paid, and treated almost as slaves.
- Louis Leakey

We respect opposition to any position or policy.
But we believe that the opinion that should prevail
and be respected is that of the majority.
- King Hussein I

The majority does not rule in America,
but the minority shouldn't hijack it.
And it's because we're afraid.
They have isolated us and made us feel as though we're alone.
We're not.
- Glenn Beck

That a majority of women do not wish for any important
change in their social and civil condition,
merely proves that they are the unreflecting slaves of custom.
- Lydia M. Child

The funny thing is, people's perceptions of what a
song is about is usually wrong a majority of the time.
But they're still going to read what they want to into it.
- Vince Gill

The majority of work I do is in independent films,
where you're lucky if you have five takes.
- Patricia Clarkson

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

In his first 100 days, Mr. Obama has put the fate of
his presidency in the hands of House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
He may come to regret that decision.
- Karl Rove

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

When I think of vision, I have in mind the ability
to see above and beyond the majority.
- Charles R. Swindoll

Life is the desert, life the solitude,
death joins us to the great majority.
- Edward Young

I happened to be one of those who thought all these expenses necessary,
and I had the good fortune to have the majority of
both houses of Parliament on my side.
- Robert Walpole

The majority of my work is from life.
I spend most fine days from May to October painting outside.
- John Dyer

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

When great changes occur in history,
when great principles are involved,
as a rule the majority are wrong.
- Eugene V. Debs

Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule,
or ever did rule.
- Jefferson Davis

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

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

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

What the oil producer gets paid is about 16 percent.
The majority of it is tax, which in fairness to the
government of this country they have accepted and admitted.
- Olusegun Obasanjo

I am confident that the vast majority of teachers will
work with us towards achieving that goal.
- Estelle Morris

There was a very convincing argument made that the
extremists have won and the aggression is now supported by the majority,
therefore fighting until surrender was the only alternative.
- Joichi Ito

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

It does not require a majority to prevail,
but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set
brush fires in people's minds.
- Samuel Adams

Unfortunately, our history has abundant examples of
patriotism being used to hurt those who express views
in disagreement with that of the majority.
- Vic Snyder

What distinguishes the majority of men from the few
is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
- John Stuart Mill

One with the law is a majority.
- Calvin Coolidge

There's a certain part of the contented majority who
love anybody who is worth a billion dollars.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

I'm like a twenty-two-year-old kid in a new band trying
to get noticed and break through,
because the vast majority of people have never seen me play live.
- John Fogerty

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

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

My sense is that the majority of Conservatives share
my reservations about how we got into Iraq.
- Kenneth Clarke

At every step the vast majority have expressed horror
at the idea of an aggressive war.
- Paul Robeson

Clinton was a president who used his office,
in creative ways, to try to reinvigorate the federal
government to benefit the majority.
- Sidney Blumenthal

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

When they say you're the best, I always remember that
the majority of the audience probably thinks someone
else should have gotten the award.
- Brad Paisley

The only kind of coercion I recommend is mutual coercion,
mutually agreed upon by the majority of the people affected.
- Garrett Hardin


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