Quotations on Majority

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There was a Republican majority of the Senate, and it tempered the nature of the nominations being made.
- Spencer Abraham
(Keywords: Nature, Being, Majority, Republican, Senate)

The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Democracy, Elections, Evil, Force, Fraud, Majority, Party, Tyranny)

I certainly think that 10 to 20 years from now, clearly the majority of veterinarians will be women.
- Richard Adams
(Keywords: Women, Majority, Now, Will, Years)

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
(Keywords: Men, Freedom, Majority, Minority)

It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.
- Samuel Adams
(Keywords: People, Majority, Minority)

The important thing for the survival of the Thai society is that the majority of those who work, both in the government and the private sector, still strive to work in the same direction; this is why the Thai nation still stands.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Keywords: Government, Society, Work, Survival, Direction, Majority, Nation)

You have to look also to the media, where you have a vast majority of the loudest and most influential political voices in America media from people who came from the entertainment world.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: People, America, Entertainment, Majority, Media, World)

And we know that once we have a majority that are dependent upon the government, we will lose our freedom; it says we go into bondage. That's the next stage.
- Sharron Angle
(Keywords: Government, Freedom, Majority, Will)

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
(Keywords: Power, Democracy, Majority, Poor, Will)

I would be very happy to see 3.5 billion humans wiped out from the face of the earth within the next 150 or 200 years and I am quite prepared to go myself with this majority... let us all look forward to the day when the catastrophe strikes us down!
- John Aspinall
(Keywords: Day, Earth, Majority, Years)

I came from a family who believed in, in quotes, the Rights of Man, who believed that in order to justify the sort of luxurious life that the majority of us have, related to the whole world, that you had to do something.
- Richard Attenborough
(Keywords: Family, Life, Rights, Majority, Man, Order, Quotes, World)

At the same, we need to remain sensitive to the reality that we are still an African society in which the majority of the people and communities live under severe deprivations and afflictions that are no fault of theirs.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Society, People, African, Fault, Majority, Reality)

To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Leadership, People, Opportunity, Aspirations, Being, Chance, Expectations, Majority, Open)

The Republican majority will stop at nothing to prevent access to the legal system for those who are hurt.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Legal, Hurt, Majority, Nothing, Republican, Will)

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Husbands, Majority, Play, Trying)

Most Americans are more concerned about the economy and job creation. And they can't understand why the Obama administration or the Democrat majority in Congress wants to pass a bill like the cap-and-trade tax that will cost us jobs, that will hurt our economy, that will drive up costs for families, as well as for small businesses.
- Haley Barbour
(Keywords: Americans, Congress, Creation, Economy, Tax, Hurt, Job, Jobs, Majority, Will)

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.
- Michael D. Barnes
(Keywords: Advertising, Americans, Majority, Now, Right, Running, Television, Washington)

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
(Keywords: America, Majority, Minority)

In the final analysis, the whole cause of world revolution hinges on the revolutionary struggles of the Asian, African and Latin American people who make up the overwhelming majority of the world's population.
- Lin Biao
(Keywords: People, African, American, Cause, Revolution, Majority, Population, World)

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
(Keywords: Attitude, Majority, Respect)

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
(Keywords: Blood, Day, Decisions, Majority, Questions, Will)

This majority is working for America, and one of those ways is we have tremendously low unemployment. This economy has created millions of new jobs, and we are expecting growth this first quarter of somewhere higher than 4 percent.
- Marsha Blackburn
(Keywords: Growth, America, Economy, First, Jobs, Majority, Unemployment)

The majority of information I gave police was about my wife and her family, which is what they wanted.
- Robert Blake
(Keywords: Family, Wife, Information, Majority, Police)

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting distributes an annual appropriation that we provide in accordance with a statutory formula, the vast majority of which goes directly to public radio and television stations.
- Earl Blumenauer
(Keywords: Formula, Majority, Public, Television)

Clinton was a president who used his office, in creative ways, to try to reinvigorate the federal government to benefit the majority.
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Keywords: Government, Majority, Office, President)

The value of the majority lies not in the opportunity to wield great power, but in the chance to use power to do great things.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Power, Opportunity, Chance, Lies, Majority, Value)

But make no mistake, the President will find in our new majority the voice of the American people as they've expressed it tonight: standing on principle, checking Washington's power and leading the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Government, Power, Mistake, People, American, Leading, Majority, President, Voice, Washington, Will)

The very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision.
- David Boies
(Keywords: Love, Decision, Purpose, Constitution, Court, Decisions, Rights, Legislation, Majority, Minority, Past)

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
(Keywords: America, Majority, Security)

It is quite true - in fact, obvious on the surface - that the vast majority of dramatic shows and comedies, as well, advocate a liberal and humanistic and relativistic lifestyle and concept.
- Pat Boone
(Keywords: Fact, Liberal, Majority, Obvious)

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
(Keywords: Health, Day, Majority, Reform, Rules, Senate, Senators)

While it's very hard to know exactly how to measure public opinion there, because there's no really good polling, the fact of the matter is that in all the polls I've seen the vast majority of the Iraqis prefer to be free and are pleased that the coalition freed them.
- Paul Bremer
(Keywords: Fact, Majority, Measure, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

The majority of them give the impression of being men who have been drafted into the job during a period of martial law and are only waiting for the end of the emergency to get back to a really congenial occupation such as slum demolition or debt collecting.
- Alan Brien
(Keywords: Men, Impression, Being, Debt, End, Job, Law, Majority, Occupation, Waiting)

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.
- Susie Bright
(Keywords: Being, Gender, Majority, Sense)

If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it.
- Charlotte Bronte
(Keywords: Nature, Majority, Merit)

FDR created today's 30 percent coalition. Obama wants to finish the job by turning it into a permanent ruling majority. There's nothing new about the Obama Narrative. It is the FDR Narrative on steroids. It is intended to lead to greater statism and political gain.
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Keywords: Gain, Job, Majority, Nothing, Today)

While there are many wonderful police investigators out there doing some very fine work, the majority of the time it is not brains that catches serial killers.
- Pat Brown
(Keywords: Time, Work, Majority, Police)

It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.
- Giordano Bruno
(Keywords: Change, Truth, People, Majority, Mind, Proof)

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
(Keywords: Day, Majority, Minority, Right, Will)

From watching the news one would think the Iraqis want us out of their country. But an overwhelming majority of Iraqis support our involvement there. Our freedom is contagious and we helped liberate them.
- Jim Bunning
(Keywords: Country, Freedom, Majority, News, Support, Want)

There can be no assumption that today's majority is "right" and the Amish and others like them are "wrong." A way of life that is odd or even erratic but interferes with no rights or interests of others is not to be condemned because it is different.
- Warren E. Burger
(Keywords: Life, Rights, Majority, Today)

In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Democracy, Majority, Minority)

We, unlike Nazi Germany or Mussolini's Italy, have never stopped being a nation of laws, not of men. But witness how men with motives and a majority can manipulate law to cruel and unjust ends.
- Robert Byrd
(Keywords: Men, Being, Germany, Italy, Law, Laws, Majority, Motives, Nation)

I have no way of knowing how people really feel, but the vast majority of those I meet couldn't be nicer. Every once in a while someone barks at me. My New Year's resolution is not to bark back.
- Tucker Carlson
(Keywords: People, Majority, New year, Resolution)

History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: History, People, Majority, Youth)

Lyndon Johnson, as majority leader of the United States Senate, he made the Senate work.
- Robert Caro
(Keywords: Work, Leader, Majority, Senate, states, United)

We tell them that we believe it will be beautiful because that is our specialty, we only create joy and beauty. We have never done a sad work. Through the drawings, we hope a majority will be able to visualize it.
- Christo
(Keywords: Beauty, Work, Hope, Joy, Majority, Will)

My sense is that the majority of Conservatives share my reservations about how we got into Iraq.
- Kenneth Clarke
(Keywords: Iraq, Majority, Sense)

I am told that the majority of Iraqis wanted Saddam removed from power, but they were unwilling and were incapable of doing the job themselves because they feared Saddam and knew the pain and torture he was capable of inflicting upon them.
- Howard Coble
(Keywords: Power, Job, Majority, Pain)

To be sure, the vast majority of people who are untrained can accept the results of science only on authority.
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Keywords: Science, People, Authority, Majority, Results)



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