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Majority Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Majority Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

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

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

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

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

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


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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

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

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

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

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

It is commercial pop that the majority of people understand.
A working man's daughter would not understand blues.
- Barry Gibb

I will not be responsible for the loss of the Democratic
majority in the United States Senate.
- Robert Torricelli

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

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

I am convinced that the majority of people would be
generous from selfish motives,
if they had the opportunity.
- Charles Dudley Warner

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

How many times will this Congress waste time on an
issue that a majority of Americans do not want?
- Raul Grijalva

The majority of Aboriginals do not want handouts because
they realise that welfare is killing them.
- Pauline Hanson

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 minority yields to the majority!
- Deng Xiaoping

The immense majority of human biographies are a gray
transit between domestic spasm and oblivion.
- George Steiner

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

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

One with the law is a majority.
- Calvin Coolidge

I'm used to being in the minority.
I'm a left-handed gay Jew.
I've never felt, automatically, a member of any majority.
- Barney Frank

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

Alabama citizens, like the vast majority of Americans,
respect and value the meaning of decency,
and appreciate public institutions that reflect the
common values of our society.
- Mike Rogers

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

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

There is nothing wrong with the name White Settlement,
and the majority here is proud of the name.
- Alan Price

Clinton was a president who used his office,
in creative ways, to try to reinvigorate the federal
government to benefit the majority.
- Sidney Blumenthal

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

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

Our family had been shattered, but we now are more united,
and the remains of my family and the majority of my
mother's family are glad to know the truth about a horrible crime.
- Sam Sheppard

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's a democracy and if I am outvoted,
I have to accept the majority decisions.
- Moshe Dayan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Second, recent polls over there show that the majority
of Iraqis want us to leave precipitously.
- William Odom

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

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

The unphilosophical majority among men are the ones
most helplessly dependent on their era's dominant ideas.
- Leonard Peikoff

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

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

The only kind of coercion I recommend is mutual coercion,
mutually agreed upon by the majority of the people affected.
- Garrett Hardin

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

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

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

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

A minority may be right, and a majority is always wrong.
- Henrik Ibsen

By the reduction of the Arabs on the one hand and Jewish
immigration in the transition period on the other,
we will ensure an absolute Hebrew majority in a parliamentary regime.
- Moshe Sharett

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

The Republican majority will stop at nothing to prevent
access to the legal system for those who are hurt.
- Joe Baca

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

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

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


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