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Definition of Minority


  1. The state of being a minor, or under age.
  2. State of being less or small.
  3. The smaller number; -- opposed to majority; as, the minority must be ruled by the majority.

Minority Quotations

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mahatma Gandhi

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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).
Ayn Rand

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

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Ayn Rand
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Minority Translations

minority in Dutch is minderheids-
minority in German is Minderheit
minority in Swedish is minoriteter

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