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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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

My main objective is to prepare candidates for professional baseball;
however,
the majority of our graduates will go home as much
better qualified amateurs.
- Jim Evans

The majority of the world's Muslims do not believe
that terrorism is a legitimate strategy or that Islam
is incompatible with democracy.
- Gijs de Vries

To be in the EU, it means to have same rules of...
for economy, for social life, to be together in the
majority of European countries.
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

I'm used to being in the minority.
I'm a left-handed gay Jew.
I've never felt, automatically, a member of any majority.
- Barney Frank

Nothing is as approved as mediocrity,
the majority has established it and it fixes it fangs
on whatever gets beyond it either way.
- Blaise Pascal

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

While there are many wonderful police investigators
out there doing some very fine work,
the majority of the time it is not brains that catches serial killers.
- Pat Brown

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

One with the law is a majority.
- Calvin Coolidge

By the reduction of the Arabs on the one hand and Jewish
immigration in the transition period on the other,
we will ensure an absolute Hebrew majority in a parliamentary regime.
- Moshe Sharett

It does not prove a thing to be right because the majority say it is so.
- Friedrich Schiller

One and God make a majority.
- Frederick Douglass

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

The majority of Americans, the ones who never elected
George W. Bush, are not fooled by his weapons of mass distraction.
- Michael Moore

The violent radicals do not legitimately represent
the overwhelming majority of the world's Muslims.
- Gijs de Vries

It's a democracy and if I am outvoted,
I have to accept the majority decisions.
- Moshe Dayan

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

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

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

If you are cast in a different mould to the majority,
it is no merit of yours: Nature did it.
- Charlotte Bronte

When you're in the minority, it doesn't matter what you're agenda is,
you're not going to have the degree of freedom that
you have as a member of the majority.
- Tom Daschle

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

The value of the majority lies not in the opportunity to wield great power,
but in the chance to use power to do great things.
- John Boehner

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

In economics, the majority is always wrong.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The overwhelming majority of my rated wealth consists
of investments in companies that produce goods and services.
- Paul Getty

With the parties at virtual parity and the ideological
gulf between them never greater,
the stakes of majority control of Congress are extremely high.
- Thomas E. Mann

The Republican majority will stop at nothing to prevent
access to the legal system for those who are hurt.
- Joe Baca

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

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept
a majority of the people from ever questioning the
inequity of a system where most people drudge along,
paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
- Gore Vidal

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

It is unnatural for a majority to rule,
for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action,
and a minority can.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

The truth does not require a majority to prevail,
ladies and gentlemen.
The truth is its own power.
The truth will out.
Never forget that.
- Rush Limbaugh

While the vast majority of hackers may be disinclined towards violence,
it would only take a few to turn cyber terrorism into reality.
- Dorothy Denning

It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing
majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th
Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

All politics are based on the indifference of the majority.
- James Reston

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

It does not take a majority to prevail...
but rather an irate, tireless minority,
keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
- Samuel Adams

I certainly think that 10 to 20 years from now,
clearly the majority of veterinarians will be women.
- Richard Adams

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

Although charismatic, James Dean is no Harrison Ford.
In the majority of his movies, sooner or later he got
the crap beaten out of him.
- Dean Koontz

I guess the majority of people who want to ban certain
musicians are the ones who are so proud of everything America stands for.
- Stephen Malkmus

The majority of Aboriginals do not want handouts because
they realise that welfare is killing them.
- Pauline Hanson

The overwhelming majority of theories are rejected
because they contain bad explanations,
not because they fail experimental tests.
- David Deutsch

Democracy encourages the majority to decide things
about which the majority is ignorant.
- John Simon

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

The majority is still at the General's disposal.
- Jared Sparks

The majority of information I gave police was about my wife and her family,
which is what they wanted.
- Robert Blake

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

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

I never felt comfortable with myself,
because I was never part of the majority.
I always felt awkward and shy and on the outside of
the momentum of my friends' lives.
- Steven Spielberg

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

In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable
of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.
- Edmund Burke

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

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

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

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 will stay with the majority of the Twelve Apostles,
and the records of the Church, you will never be led astray.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

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

Columbus did not seek a new route to the Indies in
response to a majority directive.
- Milton Friedman


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