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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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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)

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

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

We may consider each generation as a distinct nation,
with a right, by the will of its majority,
to bind themselves, but none to
bind the succeeding generation,
more than the inhabitants of another country.
- Thomas Jefferson


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One and God make a majority.
- Frederick Douglass

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

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

I am sure the majority of Iranians want a peace agreement
with Israel and want Iran to integrate with the international
community and accept its universal values.
- Moshe Katsav

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

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

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

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

The citizen parties, by an absolute majority,
elected a National Socialist Government.
- Fritz Sauckel

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

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

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

The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.
- Friedrich Schiller

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

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

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

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

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

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

We submit to the majority because we have to.
But we are not compelled to call our attitude of subjection a posture of respect.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

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

Before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself.
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
- Harper Lee

This House cannot function without an open,
accountable, and independent ethics process;
and the molestation of that process by the majority
is an abuse of power that cannot stand.
- Louise Slaughter

Freddie and Brian tend to write the majority of the material.
- John Deacon

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

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

The game of history is usually played by the best and
the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.
- Eric Hoffer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In fact, a large majority of those have died and of
those expected to die of AIDS,
as well as of those who are infected with the virus,
are in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Claudio Hummes

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

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

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

Now I have known Sen.
Bill Frist, the Majority Leader of the United States Senate,
since he was born.
- John Jay Hooker

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

A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority
of its people feel a personal need for sport.
- Pierre de Coubertin

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

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

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

What the oil producer gets paid is about 16 percent.
The majority of it is tax, which in fairness to the
government of this country they have accepted and admitted.
- Olusegun Obasanjo

A majority of this country opposes this war,
a majority of this country never voted for this administration.
- Michael Moore

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

One on God's side is a majority.
- Wendell Phillips


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