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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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

Certainly in the modern age where everything is glossed over,
when somebody speaks their mind, the majority of the public go,
I'd love to have said that.
- Pete Waterman

I have no doubt that given a real choice,
the vast majority of Muslims and Arabs,
like everyone else will choose a free society over a fear society.
- Natan Sharansky

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

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

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

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

No law can possibly meet the convenience of every one:
we must be satisfied if it be beneficial on the whole and to the majority.
- Titus Livius

The vast majority of English folk cannot and will not
consider a picture as a picture,
apart from any story which it may be supposed to tell.
- James Whistler

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

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

Even though the vast majority of my work was outside television,
the amount of creation and inventing that went into
the TV shows was non stop and,
unknown to me, a great strain.
- Paul Daniels

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

One man with courage makes a majority.
- Andrew Jackson

We are the only ones who really can care about the
preservation Foreigners who come to excavate,
maybe some of them care about preservation,
but the majority care about discoveries.
- Zahi Hawass

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

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

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

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

Lead singers not only do the majority of the work,
but their personalities are singled out and taken as
the general attitude of the unit.
- Martha Reeves

This program that the Republican majority has taken
us toward as a country is leading us to fiscal bankruptcy.
- Chaka Fattah

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

Lyndon Johnson, as majority leader of the United States Senate,
he made the Senate work.
- Robert Caro

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now, so, if you want to blame someone for wasteful spending,
the Republicans are in the majority.
- Chaka Fattah

Historically, the judicial branch has often been the
sole protector of the rights of minority groups against
the will of the popular majority.
- Diane Watson

As for our majority...
one is enough.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The wise have always said the same things,
and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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

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 is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.
- Henrik Ibsen

In our so-called democracy we are accustomed to give
the majority what they want rather than educate them
to understand what is best for them.
- Carter G. Woodson

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

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

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

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

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 vast majority of people who watch baseball can
properly call 95% of all plays that happen on the field.
My job is to teach you how to call the other 5%.
- Jim Evans


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