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

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

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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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


 

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is conceivable that a party might gain the majority
in parliament and claims the government for itself.
- Franz von Papen

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

Today's white majority is largely silent about the race question.
- Constance Baker Motley

Having said that, I enjoyed every minute of my time
and I got a degree of job satisfaction which I am sure
was far greater than the majority of my colleagues.
- Len G. Murray

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

It's always the minorities who aren't a part of the
mainstream who define what the limits...
of the majority are going to be.
- Rose E. Bird

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

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

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

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

I've done the gay, over-the-top guy.
I want to jump into another show where I wear pants
for the majority of the time.
- Jai Rodriguez

Without peace and without the overwhelming majority
of people that believe in peace defending it,
working for it, believing in it, security can never really be a reality.
- King Hussein I

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

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

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

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

Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both
to preserve the traditional definition of marriage
and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians.
- Mitt Romney

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

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

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 great majority of men, especially in France,
both desire and possess a fashionable woman,
much in the way one might own a fine horse -
as a luxury befitting a young man.
- Stendhal

Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right,
for the minority which is right will one day be the majority.
- William Jennings Bryan

The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority,
or rather of that party, not always the majority,
that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.
- Lord Acton

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

A majority is always better than the best repartee.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

One man with courage is a majority.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

The majority of directors I've worked with didn't know how to talk to actors.
- Stanley Tucci

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

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

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

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

I see the effects of sexual and gender liberation all around me,
just like you do, but I don't have a sense of being in the majority.
- Susie Bright

Democratic forms of government are vulnerable to mass prejudice,
the so-called tyranny of the majority.
- Maggie Gallagher

That a majority of the Abolitionists in this place
would patronize a free labor store,
in preference to others, I do not doubt;
but we do not muster money in Cincinnati.
- Gamaliel Bailey

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

The vast majority of Muslims living here are peaceful citizens.
Unfortunately, however, we also see religious and political
fanaticism among Muslim groups in Germany.
- Otto Schily

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

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

MPC, Moving Picture Company, they're really excellent,
they did the majority of the effects.
- Ridley Scott


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