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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think that the majority of messages are validating
messages to confirm the survival of conscious.
And many times that validation message is negative or sad.
- John Edward

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 minority yields to the majority!
- Deng Xiaoping

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

The silent majority distrusts people who believe in causes.
- Brian Moore

In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich,
because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
- Aristotle

What is the primary purpose of a political leader? To build a majority.
If voters care about parking lots, then talk about parking lots.
- Newt Gingrich

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One man with courage is a majority.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I suppress the vast majority of what I write.
- George Murray

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

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

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

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

It doesn't take a majority to make a rebellion;
it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause.
- H. L. Mencken

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 disposition of all power is to abuses,
nor does it at all mend the matter that its possessors are a majority.
- James F. Cooper

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

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

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

The majority of the members of the Irish parliament
are professional politicians,
in the sense that otherwise they would not be given
jobs minding mice at crossroads.
- Flann O'Brien

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

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

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

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

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

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


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