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It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.

Tags: Minds, Rather  ✍ Author: Samuel Adams

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.

Tags: Cause, Single  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

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.

Tags: Great, Men  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

One man with courage is a majority.

Tags: Courage  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.

Tags: Marriage, Trying  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.

Tags: Cruel, Democracy  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised.

Tags: Government, Interests  ✍ Author: John C. Calhoun

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

Tags: Power, Rule  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

One with the law is a majority.

Tags: Law  ✍ Author: Calvin Coolidge

When you're in the minority, it doesn't matter what you're agenda is, you're not going to have the degree of freedom that you have as a member of the majority.

Tags: Freedom, Matter  ✍ Author: Tom Daschle

As for our majority... one is enough.

Tags: Enough  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

A majority is always better than the best repartee.

Tags: Best, Repartee  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

One and God make a majority.

Tags: God  ✍ Author: Frederick Douglass

I think that might have been an element in it, and people have asked me that very thing. Remember, Disney is the majority shareholder, but it is not an operating division of Disney.

Tags: Might, Remember  ✍ Author: Michael East

My parents were very well-off, but we didn't have a crazy-huge house. We didn't have thousands of workers and staff; it was just my mum doing the majority of the housework. We didn't have nannies. I wasn't brought up in any sort of extravagant way.

Tags: House, Parents  ✍ Author: Christopher Eccleston

The majority of women in America look like me.

Tags: America, Women  ✍ Author: Brooke Elliott

I still believe a majority of Republicans are for income tax cuts.

Tags: Income, Tax  ✍ Author: Mary Fallin

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

Tags: Blame, Someone  ✍ Author: Chaka Fattah

Columbus did not seek a new route to the Indies in response to a majority directive.

Tags: Response, Seek  ✍ Author: Milton Friedman

In economics, the majority is always wrong.

Tags: Economics, Wrong  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

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.

Tags: Actually, Human  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.

Tags: Minority, Wrong  ✍ Author: Henrik Ibsen

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

Tags: May, Wrong  ✍ Author: Henrik Ibsen

One man with courage makes a majority.

Tags: Courage, Makes  ✍ Author: Andrew Jackson

A recession is predominantly for the middle class. Where I come from, the majority of people have always lived in a recession.

Tags: Class, Lived  ✍ Author: Curtis James Jackson
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I like generals. I like Napoleon. I like strategy. The majority of them are praised for mass destruction, but it's exciting to see how it comes to the mind mentally.

Tags: Exciting, Mind  ✍ Author: Curtis James Jackson

In politics, an organized minority is a political majority.

Tags: Political, Politics  ✍ Author: Jesse Jackson

The vast majority of the CGI budget is labor.

Tags: Budget, Labor  ✍ Author: Peter Jackson

Purchasing the Bobcats is the culmination of my post-playing career goal of becoming the majority owner of an NBA franchise.

Tags: Career, Goal  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

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

Tags: After, Value  ✍ Author: Janis Karpinski

The majority of the Afghan people support a strategic partnership with the United States.

Tags: Support, United  ✍ Author: Vincent Kartheiser

I think, for the majority of my twenties, I was always so concerned with what I didn't have, or what I still wanted.

Tags: Concerned, Wanted  ✍ Author: Adam Lambert

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.

Tags: Reason, Truth  ✍ Author: James Madison

I think the majority of the British people are still sanguine about the need for war.

Tags: British, War  ✍ Author: John Major

As part of our layered approach, we have expedited the deployment of new Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) units to help detect concealed metallic and non-metallic threats on passengers. These machines are now in use at airports nationwide, and the vast majority of travelers say they prefer this technology to alternative screening measures.

Tags: Help, Technology  ✍ Author: Janet Napolitano

Does advertising corrupt editors? Yes it does, but fewer editors than you may suppose... the vast majority of editors are incorruptible.

Tags: May, Yes  ✍ Author: David Ogilvy

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

Tags: Big, Trouble  ✍ Author: Sam Rayburn

The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong.

Tags: Sometimes, Wrong  ✍ Author: George Bernard Shaw

In the United States, the majority undertakes to supply a multitude of ready-made opinions for the use of individuals, who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their own.

Tags: Opinions, United  ✍ Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

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

Tags: Black, Seems  ✍ Author: Desmond Tutu

I grew up in Florida riding horses, so for the majority of my life I was either in boots and jeans or a bathing suit.

Tags: Either, Life  ✍ Author: Kate Upton

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

Tags: Motives, Selfish  ✍ Author: Charles Dudley Warner

The minority yields to the majority!

Tags: Minority, Yields  ✍ Author: Deng Xiaoping

I was arrested in 1965 for opposing the war in Vietnam. There were 39 of us arrested that day. But thousands opposed us. And the majority of the people in the country supported the war then.

Tags: Country, War  ✍ Author: Bill Ayers

The vast majority of Americans agree with us. We're doing everything that we can. We're advertising, right now we're on television with an advertisement running in the Washington area. We've got newspaper ads.

Tags: Running, Television  ✍ Author: Michael D. Barnes

After the Democrats shoved the 2700 pages of ObamaCare down our throats - and we did find out how expensive, controlling, and coercive the legislation was - a majority of Americans wanted the Supreme Court to toss it aside as unconstitutional.

Tags: After, Wanted  ✍ Author: Bob Beauprez

The majority of soldiers and officers of the Soviet Army and the allied armies treated the local population humanely.

Tags: Army, Soldiers  ✍ Author: Antony Beevor

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.

Tags: Define, Limits  ✍ Author: Rose Bird

I'm interested in being part of a majority in the Senate.

Tags: Interested, Senate  ✍ Author: Roy Blunt

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.

Tags: Sense, Sexual  ✍ Author: Susie Bright

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

Tags: Nature, Yours  ✍ Author: Charlotte Bronte

The vast majority of politicians think they are functioning on high principle.

Tags: High, Principle  ✍ Author: George E. Brown, Jr.

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.

Tags: Afraid, Stand  ✍ Author: William Jennings Bryan

We must return conservatives to the majority in the U.S. Senate.

Tags: Return, Senate  ✍ Author: Jeb Bush

If you could bring to me a majority of people to say that we're going to have $10 of spending cuts for $1 of revenue enhancement, put me in, coach.

Tags: Bring, Put  ✍ Author: Jeb Bush

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

Tags: Sense, Share  ✍ Author: Kenneth Clarke

Even the majority of the Sunnis have grown tired of foreign terrorists operating in Iraq.

Tags: Iraq, Tired  ✍ Author: Peter DeFazio

Freddie and Brian tend to write the majority of the material.

Tags: Material, Write  ✍ Author: John Deacon

The overwhelming majority of theories are rejected because they contain bad explanations, not because they fail experimental tests.

Tags: Bad, Fail  ✍ Author: Zoey Deutch

As there is oppression of the majority such oppression will be fought with increasing hatred.

Tags: Hatred, Oppression  ✍ Author: Bram Fischer

Well, many of us believe that excessive media concentration is a subject that ought to be addressed, and it is, of course, the intention of the majority party not to allow that to be discussed.

Tags: Media, Party  ✍ Author: Barney Frank

The overwhelming majority of my rated wealth consists of investments in companies that produce goods and services.

Tags: Goods, Wealth  ✍ Author: Paul Getty

It's interesting to be a front person who is controlling the majority of the sound.

Tags: Front, Sound  ✍ Author: Grimes

It seems to me that the novel as a medium has a very low signal-to-noise ratio. By which I mean: there are a lot of novels published, but the vast majority of them don't represent major contributions to the medium.

Tags: Mean, Seems  ✍ Author: Lev Grossman

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

Tags: Realise, Welfare  ✍ Author: Pauline Hanson

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

Tags: Affected, Mutual  ✍ Author: Garrett Hardin

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.

Tags: Care, Maybe  ✍ Author: Zahi Hawass

You can't please everybody all the time, but you can please a majority.

Tags: Everybody, Time  ✍ Author: Chick Hearn

A dissenting minority feels free only when it can impose its will on the majority: what it abominates most is the dissent of the majority.

Tags: Feels, Free  ✍ Author: Eric Hoffer

Five to 10 years from now, if not sooner, the vast majority of 'The New Republic' readers are likely to be reading it on a tablet.

Tags: Five, Reading  ✍ Author: Charles Evans Hughes

We respect opposition to any position or policy. But we believe that the opinion that should prevail and be respected is that of the majority.

Tags: Opinion, Respect  ✍ Author: King Hussein I

The majority of people know me as a dancer, but they don't also know that I'm a director, a songwriter and a producer.

Tags: Director, Songwriter  ✍ Author: Cris Judd

But 85 percent of the mosques have extremist leadership in this country. Most Muslims, the overwhelming majority of Muslims, are loyal Americans.

Tags: Country, Leadership  ✍ Author: Peter King

A man with God is always in the majority.

Tags: God  ✍ Author: Henry Knox

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.

Tags: Him, Movies  ✍ Author: Dean Koontz

The majority of people in Angola were not provided with any kind of schooling and were completely illiterate, very badly paid, and treated almost as slaves.

Tags: Almost, Paid  ✍ Author: Louis Leakey

The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.

Tags: Conscience, Rule  ✍ Author: Harper Lee

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.

Tags: Conscience, Rule  ✍ Author: Harper Lee

By virtually any measure, the record of the Republican Majority is an appalling failure.

Tags: Failure, Republican  ✍ Author: Sheila Jackson Lee

The tillage of the soil occupies the vast majority of those who work for their own bread.

Tags: Bread, Work  ✍ Author: Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Obama just announced Americans don't consider themselves victims, or entitled. Actually, the vast majority of Obama supporters believe exactly that. They believe exactly that.

Tags: Actually, Themselves  ✍ Author: Rush Limbaugh

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.

Tags: Fear, Mankind  ✍ Author: Henry Cabot Lodge

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.

Tags: Golf, Growth  ✍ Author: Ed McMahon

It's always exciting to explore adult roles when the vast majority of viewers that have seen me on TV know me from 'Glee,' from something of a different tone.

Tags: Exciting, Seen  ✍ Author: Cory Monteith

The silent majority distrusts people who believe in causes.

Tags: Causes, Silent  ✍ Author: Brian Moore

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

Tags: Fooled, Weapons  ✍ Author: Michael Moore

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

Tags: Country, War  ✍ Author: Michael Moore

I think I'm in the majority of Americans. I believe that I am in the mainstream of middle America.

Tags: America, Middle  ✍ Author: Michael Moore

Bolivia is a majority indigenous nation, but that majority has always been excluded.

Tags: Indigenous, Nation  ✍ Author: Evo Morales

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

Tags: Goal, Work  ✍ Author: Errol Morris

A majority in all parties do, I think, want to see local government recover its old vigour and independence.

Tags: Government, Old  ✍ Author: Ferdinand Mount

I believe that the majority of Egyptian people know who is Hosni Mubarak and it pains me what has been expressed by some people from my own country.

Tags: Country, Pains  ✍ Author: Hosni Mubarak

I suppress the vast majority of what I write.

Tags: Suppress, Write  ✍ Author: Eddie Murray

Just because a majority of the Supreme Court declares something to be 'constitutional' does not make it so.

Tags: Court, Supreme  ✍ Author: Rand Paul

Foreign aid is not something the vast majority of Americans support, but definitely not conservatives.

Tags: Foreign, Support  ✍ Author: Rand Paul

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

Tags: Ideas, Men  ✍ Author: Leonard Peikoff

One on God's side is a majority.

Tags: God, Side  ✍ Author: Wendell Phillips

Therefore the vast majority of the people who affirm leftist beliefs think of their views as the only way to properly think about life.

Tags: Beliefs, Life  ✍ Author: Dennis Prager

One, with God, is always a majority, but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while the votes were being counted.

Tags: God, While  ✍ Author: Thomas Reed

All politics are based on the indifference of the majority.

Tags: Based, Politics  ✍ Author: James Reston
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