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By curious accident of history and geography, the world's major energy resources are located pretty much in Shiite regions. They're a minority in the Middle East, but they happen to be where the oil is, right around the northern part of the Gulf.
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
You can't be a minority in this society without having someone express disapproval about affirmative action.
There is no obstacle in the path of young people who are poor or members of minority groups that hard work and preparation cannot cure.
I have spent a great deal of my life being part of minorities. Some of the people I admire the most in the world have had the courage to defend, against wind and tide, minority viewpoints in those frightening times when any disagreement with universal conformity is identified as treason.
Antonio Munoz Molina
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.
For a privileged minority, Western democracy provides the leisure, the facilities, and the training to seek the truth lying hidden behind the veil of distortion and misrepresentation, ideology and class interest, through which the events of current history are presented to us.
It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can.
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?
Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent.
The intelligent minority of this world will mark 1 January 2001 as the real beginning of the 21st century and the Third Millennium.
Arthur C. Clarke
If you want to be a government in a minority Parliament, you have to work with other people.
Of strong importance to me is the defense of minority rights, not just racial minorities, but ideological and religious minorities.
Racing may be a minority sport, but I wouldn't swap it for all the money in the world.
Historically, the judicial branch has often been the sole protector of the rights of minority groups against the will of the popular majority.
Sri Lanka is an island off the coast of India. There's two ethnicities there; one the Sinhalese, which is the majority and the government, and the minority, who are the Tamils. That's where I'm from. And my lifetime sort of began there; I spent 10 years, and I was there during when the war started and fled as a refugee to England.
Typically, during recessionary times, particular groups suffer higher rates of unemployment -African Americans, and Latinos, and in some cases other minority groups. If you don't have a high level of training or education you're going to fall into that category.
I want to help others 'think first' before diving into a pool or lake to prevent these types of life-changing accidents. I know I'm in a very fortunate minority and hope my story inspires both adults and children to be more careful.
The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong.
George Bernard Shaw
In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.
White America is in the minority.
The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority.
Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men.
The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.
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.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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