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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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

I would sooner play in a good British picture than
in the majority of American pictures I have seen.
- Glynis Johns

On the other hand, the vast majority of all westernized countries,
including every single European country along with Israel and Japan,
do not offer birthright citizenship.
- Nathan Deal

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mostly, I was only interested in television as a kid,
and the majority of reading material I collected was
an adjunct to that central concern,
comic books and magazines included.
- Chris Ware

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

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

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

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

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

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

As long as we're in a democracy, I have to give what
I think the majority of people will enjoy.
- Norman Granz

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

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

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

Look, all this is about is utilizing the rules of the Senate,
using a majority of the senators, to make sure that
we get health reform done.
We cannot wait another day.
- Barbara Boxer

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

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

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

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

What is black empowerment when it seems to benefit
not the vast majority but an elite that tends to be recycled?
- Desmond Tutu

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

The Green Party represents that majority point of view within the U.S.
- Peter Camejo

The tillage of the soil occupies the vast majority
of those who work for their own bread.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot

The large majority of the Negroes who have put on the
finishing touches of our best colleges are all but
worthless in the development of their people.
- Carter G. Woodson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Even the majority of the Sunnis have grown tired of
foreign terrorists operating in Iraq.
- Peter DeFazio

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

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

All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle,
that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail,
that will to be rightful must be reasonable;
that the minority possess their equal rights,
which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority
may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.
- James Madison

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

The vast majority of prisoners at Abu Ghraib,
even after interrogation, had no further intel value whatsoever.
- Janis Karpinski

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

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

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

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

The majority of people who buy homes in golf course
communities don't play golf.
Golf is way down at the bottom in terms of total numbers and growth.
- Ed McMahon

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

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

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

Success in the majority of circumstances depends on
knowing how long it takes to succeed.
- Charles de Montesquieu

In any great organization it is far,
far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

A majority in all parties do, I think,
want to see local government recover its old vigour and independence.
- Ferdinand Mount

If we are to take for the criterion of truth the majority of suffrages,
they ought to be gotten from those philosophic and
patriotic citizens who cultivate their reason.
- James Madison

The results of the two referenda demonstrate the majority
view of the Taiwanese people.
- Chen Shui-bian


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