Quotation Explorer - 'Majority'

There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action. - Bertrand Russell
Being democratic is not enough, a majority cannot turn what is wrong into right. In order to be considered truly free, countries must also have a deep love of liberty and an abiding respect for the rule of law. - Margaret Thatcher
An effective way often to let the people do something corrective is to just request them not to do it then most of them are most likely to do the same thing only because a sage always knows who they in majority are actually. - Anuj Somany
I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities- a sense of humor and a sense of proportion. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Our test of truth is a reference to either a present or imagined future majority in favour of our view. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain
The vast majority of people are unthinking prejudice machines. - Stefan Molyneux
My own opinion is enough for me, and I claim the right to have it defended against any consensus, any majority, anywhere, any place, any time. And anyone who disagrees with this can pick a number, get in line, and kiss my ass. - Christopher Hitchens
I have never voted in my life... I have always known and understood that the idiots are in a majority so it's certain they will win. - Louis-Ferdinand Céline
The majority of people perform well in a crisis and when the spotlight is on them; it's on the Sunday afternoons of this life, when the nobody is looking, that the spirit falters. - Alan Bennett
The justification of majority rule in politics is not to be found in its ethical superiority. - Walter Lippmann
A Revolution is always A Step in the Forward Direction benefiting the majority. - Ashok Khurana
Today the world seems to be like a stagnated place, because the majority of humanity are not eager to see others rise. - Auliq-Ice
The majority of the common people do not realize that calling 911 may result in a stressed out armed police officer that has a range of medical issues and is taking potent prescription drugs being sent to out to them. - Steven Magee
And suddenly he thought, I'm the abnormal one now. Normalcy was a majority concept, the standard of many and not the standard of just one man. - Richard Matheson
While these Christians (the majority in a recent poll) are particularly concerned that religious freedoms are being eroded in this country, they also want Judeo-Christians to dominate the culture, - David Kinnaman
Many members of Isis are not sophisticated attackers. The majority of members do not have a technical background. The UCC is predominately capable of hacking soft targets, such as Twitter accounts, and spreading propaganda or defacing websites - James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology
If a vast majority of the population identify and embrace the nation’s value system, then that nation is automatically great. Because they will live out these values in their daily life. - Sunday Adelaja
When psychologically unfit form the majority in any sect, and yet proclaim to be the only fittest, will not only be a threat to the existence of the sane minority, but are surely catastrophic for the human race as a whole! - Ramana Pemmaraju
The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority. - Ralph W. Sockman
Normal....What the majority of people look, act, and talk and like.So what if the majority became what we see as wierd now?Would our normal, become our new wierd? - Catherine of Genoa
The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar... Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen. - Aldous Huxley
It is naively assumed that the fact that the majority of people share certain ideas and feelings proves the validity of these ideas and feelings. Nothing could be further from the truth. Consensual validation as such has no bearing on reason or mental health. - Erich Fromm
When majority is insane, sane must go to asylum. - Mark Twain
[T]he vast majority of human beings are not interested in reason or satisfied with what it teaches. - Aldous Huxley
The universal fact is that the majority do not have the affordability to buy the precious, so if a person is being liked often by most people found around, they might be considering him/her only meretricious. - Anuj Somany
A single man is minority, a leader is the majority. - Amit Kalantri
...distinction between growth and development. Aggregate growth in national economic indicators need not mean an improved life for the majority of the people. - Raewyn Connell and Nour Dados
Majority wins, but majority is not necessarily right and sometimes majority is awfully wrong. - Amit Kalantri
Ideas become reality. once you hit that reality, you get a new idea. it's a virtuous upward spiral. However, the majority are satisfied living within the idea of the reality instead of the reality of the idea. - Richie Norton
I envision a world in which the vast majority of us are actively striving toward our potential as human beings by spending our lives serving others through mediums we are most passionate. - Chris Matakas
The deadliest contagion is majority opinion.
The right to vote is a *consequence*, not a primary cause, of a free social system -- and its value depends on the constitutional structure implementing and strictly delimiting the voters' power; unlimited majority rule is an instance of the principle of tyranny. - Ayn Rand
The majority are satisfied living within the idea of the reality instead of the reality of the idea. - Richie Norton
The vast majority of us imagine ourselves as like literature people or math people. But the truth is that the massive processor known as the human brain is neither a literature organ or a math organ. It is both and more. - John Green
Seniority has nothing to do with intellectuality, your individuality wins the majority or minority, simply because you maintained the status quo of your peculiarity. - Michael Bassey Johnson
No settlement with the majority is possible as no Hindu leader speaking with any authority shows any concern or genuine desire for it. - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Only he qualifies to be an INDIVIDUAL, who has created an IMAGE for himself, in tune with his INTRINSIC NATURE, for majority only succumb to the human stupidity and perish! - Ramana Pemmaraju
The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction of your artwork that soars. - David Bayles Art and Fear Observations on the Perils and Rewards of Artmaking
The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
The great majority of people are wandering generalities rather than meaningful specifics. The fact is that you can't bit a target that you can't see. If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. You have to have goals. - Zig Ziglar
Measures are too often decided, not accord­ing to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority. - James Madison, the tenth Federalist Paper
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking."[War With Honour, 1940] - A.A. Milne
Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform. - Mark Twain
Before success in any man's life he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. - Napoleon Hill
When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong. - Eugene V. Debs
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
History is made by people. And the majority of people are arseholes. Which is I suppose why the majority of history has been so disastrous. - Ben Elton
I am positive that in the vast majority of cases we are hammering nails with microscopes. - Arkady Strugatsky
The only thing that can be said with an absolute certainty by seeing the behaviour of a vast majority of the people on the Earth is that an invisible Almighty is a big lover of watching the comedy activity. - Anuj Somany
Rather than signalling the aspiration for system of checks and balances against absolute power, democracy become a euphemism for majority rule. - Peter Mansfield
Not asking questions: Giving up on your dreams: Settling for less than you deserve causes you pain, a pain owned by the majority. Be among the few who are inquisitive, forge plans to chase their dreams and take intentional action to live the life aligned with their potential. - Tony Curl
I've been in over 50 cities around the world. If you think the majority isn't racist, you haven't traveled more than me. - Daniel Marques
The tendencies of democracies are, in all things, to mediocrity, since the tastes, knowledge and principles of the majority form the tribunal of the appeal. - James Fenimore Cooper
Democracy is not perfect. It is an imperfection that the majority choose to support. - Debasish Mridha
The majority of everything has always been judged and manipulated by and on a minority's deeds - Deon Potgieter
Quite surprisingly the majority of religious and spiritual practices actually diminishes your brain’s ability to act out of rage and fear. - Abhijit Naskar
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking. - -A. A. Milne
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
Sometimes it's better to pretend as if you know nothing. The vast majority of people can't be trusted, but in God I trust. - S.Z.J. Mtshali
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
Humanity is mediocre. The majority of women are neither superior nor inferior to the majority ofmen. They are all equal. They all merit the same scorn. - Valentine de Saint-Point
Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is blissfully ignorant.
The lively oral storytelling scene in Scots and Gaelic spills over into the majority English-speaking culture, imbuing it with a strong sense of narrative drive that is essential to the modern novel, screenplay and even non-fiction. - Sara Sheridan
TV cookery is very like internet porn - the overwhelming majority of its audience will never ever get to act out what's happening on screen. - skint foodie
Revolution is a spectators sport. The majority will sit in the stands and watch the factions fight. At the end they will choose side with the team that is winning. - George Lincoln Rockwell
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible. - Bertrand Russell
If you're not hated by many, you're not good enough yet, because God hates and always hated the majority for good reasons. - Daniel Marques
Majority of people find that nature is anything that walks and grows on planet Earth, astronomers have found that this nature stretches way beyond our atmosphere as far as we can see in to the Universe. - Michel Reitsma
The truth! Since when have the majority on Earth cared about the truth? - Robert Peate
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 greatest obstacle to human liberty is that the vast majority of people do not wish to be free. - Michel Templet
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
It does not prove a thing to be right because the majority say it is so. - Friedrich von Schiller
Even if a person unravels everything before everyone to say the real facts: ‘This is This’ & ‘That is That’, the probability is very high is that the majority of people may say ‘This is That’ & ‘That is This’. - Anuj Somany
A majority of the people do not actually lend their support to the authority, but just repay the debt to the favour received from her/him. - Anuj Somany
The vast majority of Americans, at all coordinates of the economic spectrum, consider themselves middle class; this is a deeply ingrained, distinctly American cognitive dissonance. - Ellen Cushing
The crux... is that the vast majority of the mass of the universe seems to be missing. - William J. Broad
One man with courage makes a majority. - Andrew Jackson
Unfortunately, the vast majority of mankind, prefers silence; forever trapped in the fine art of self poisoning. - Efrat Cybulkiewicz
Only a few prefer liberty- the majority seek nothing more than fair masters. - Sallust
In what you say of another, apply the test of kindness, necessity and truth, and let nothing pass your lips without a 2/3 majority. - Liz Armbruster
Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it's time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain
Tell people there's an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure. - George Carlin
It is difficult to feel things very strongly in a world wherein most of the time, the majority seem to be intoxicated and often senseless. - C. JoyBell C.
What is in the minds of the majority the society is unmindful of. - Amit Abraham
There will be pages. Lots and lots of pages. Most of the pages will have letters on them, and a vast majority of these letters will be in the Roman alphabet. - Aaron Allston
My two most unproductive days of the week have always been yesterday and tomorrow. Keeping that in mind, I try to focus majority of my attention on today. - Mark W. Boyer
But the basic structure of capitalism, in which a small number own most of the productive assets, guarantees that the vast majority of people will (at best) spend their lives earning wages, but never profits. - Michael A. McCarthy, ABC's of Socialism
Not always majority are correct sometimes it goes with a lack of understanding - Chief Justice Moalusi Tlotlo
I don't imagine you will dispute the fact that at present the stupid people are in an absolutely overwhelming majority all the world over. - Henrik Ibsen
The majority of my patients consisted not of believers but of those who had lost their faith. - C.G. Jung
The concept of maximum promotion of human rights to the expense of the majority of people in fact undermines the entire concept of the human community. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
It's extraordinary how we go through life with eyes half shut, with dull ears, with dormant thoughts. Perhaps it's just as well; and it may be that it is this very dullness that makes life to the incalculable majority so supportable and so welcome. - Joseph Conrad
The majority of the common people do not realize how corrupt the legal system has become until that blatant corruption shows up at their own homes. - Steven Magee
In matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place. - Mahatma Gandhi
Someone who expresses a view that is contrary to the view of the overwhelming majority should be allowed to stand undisturbed as a monument to our commitment to free speech. - Albert Gore, Jr.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect). - Mark Twain
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.
Majority of people prefer a good name to a bad name, but to me, anyone can call me anything, as long as it is not written on my face. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The instinct of worship is still so strong upon us that, having nearly worn out our capacity for treating kings and such kind of persons as sacred, we are ready to invest a majority of our own selves with the same kind of reverence. - Auberon Herbert
Human Dignity has gleamed only now and then and here and there, in lonely splendor, throughout the ages, a hope of the better men, never an achievement of the majority. - James Thurber
In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place. - Mahatma Gandhi
‎Civilization has been a continuous struggle of the individual or of groups of individuals against the State and even against "society," that is, against the majority subdued and hypnotized by the State and State worship. - Emma Goldman
Few men desire liberty: The majority are satisfied with a just master. - Sallust
We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate. - Thomas Jefferson
The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW. - Shannon L. Alder
You know when 1 in 2 marriages ends in divorce, 1 in 42 boys have Autism, and safety complaints from the majority of whistle-blower's are not being upheld, that you are living in a seriously dysfunctional society. - Steven Magee
Does history record any case in which the majority was right? - Robert A. Heinlein
Majority of women like to fantasize and men like to romanticize. I saw a painful mountain in her eyes. - Santosh Kalwar
What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike. - Alfred North Whitehead
But government in which the majority rule in all cases can not be based on justice, even as far as men understand it. - Henry David Thoreau
I would put it this way. There are objects for which we have found uses. We use them, but almost certainly not the way the visitors use them. I am positive that in the vast majority of cases we are hammering nails with microscopes. - Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Antonina W. Bouis (Translator)
Minority of people are destined for success while majority succeed because they are determined for success. Where upon, work hard in silence and let success make the noise . - Osunsakin Adewale
The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant, systematic duplicity. Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, if you grovel before what you dislike and rejoice at what brings you nothing but misfortune. - Boris Pasternak
[Justice George Sutherland said, in the majority opinion for the Carter Coal case] 'One who does a thing in order to avoid a monetary penalty does not agree; he yields to compulsion precisely the same as though he did so to avoid a term in jail. - Jim Powell
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