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Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
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).
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
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.
I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.
The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong.
George Bernard Shaw
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.
If a country doesn't recognize minority rights and human rights, including women's rights, you will not have the kind of stability and prosperity that is possible.
In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.
Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.
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
In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.
The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority.
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.
If you're black in this country, if you're a woman in this country, if you are any minority in this country at all, what could possibly possess you to vote Republican?
Every religious group, while perhaps a majority somewhere, is also inevitably a minority somewhere else. Thus, religious organizations should and do show tolerance toward members of other religious denominations.
Russell M. Nelson
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
A majority, perhaps as many as 75 percent, of abortion clinics are in areas with high minority populations. Abortion apologists will say this is because they want to serve the poor. You don't serve the poor, however, by taking their money to terminate their children.
It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can.
Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent.
The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.
The enemy is not just terrorism. It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism, by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion, and distorts both.
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
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.
The funniest racism is the racism between minorities. It's something you don't see dramatized, but almost every minority I know who's my age, they have these funny stories about their parents stereotyping other minorities.
The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror.
Nixon in 1968, unlike Obama 2008, was elected as a minority president with only 43 percent of the vote. Yet, in 1972, he won what, in some measures, was the most lopsided election in American history with 61 percent.
I love it now that a large minority of people who are handicapped prefer to call themselves crippled. This is all part of the game, like queer theory.
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