Author: Samuel Adams, Source: Unknown
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.
People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote -- a very different thing.Author: Walter H. Judd, Source: Unknown
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).Author: Ayn Rand, Source: Unknown
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.Author: Alexis de Tocqueville, Source: Unknown
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.Author: Henry David Thoreau, Source: Unknown
In matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place.Author: Mahatma Gandhi, Source: Unknown
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