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The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The fact remains that the overwhelming majority of people who have become wealthy have become so thanks to work they found profoundly absorbing. The long term study of people who eventually become wealthy clearly reveals that their Luck arouse from the accidental dedication they had to an area they enjoyed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The crux is that the vast majority of the mass of the universe seems to be missing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great majority of people in England and America are modest, decent and pure-minded and the amount of virgins in the world today is stupendous.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The majority of persons choose their wives with as little prudence as they eat. They see a troll with nothing else to recommend her but a pair of thighs and choice hunkers, and so smart to void their seed that they marry her at once. They imagine they can live in marvelous contentment with handsome feet and ambrosial buttocks. Most men are accredited fools shortly after they leave the womb.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Comparatively few people know what a million dollars actually is. To the majority it is a gaseous concept, swelling or decreasing as the occasion suggests. In the minds of politicians, perhaps more than anywhere, the notion of a million dollars has this accordion-like ability to expand or contract; if they are disposing of it, the million is a pleasing sum, reflecting warmly upon themselves; if somebody else wants it, it becomes a figure of inordinate size, not to be compassed by the rational mind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A majority is always better than the best repartee.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The key to the age may be this, or that, or the other, as the young orators describe; the key to all ages is -- Imbecility; imbecility in the vast majority of men, at all times, and, even in heroes, in all but certain eminent moments; victims of gravity, custom, and fear.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Human life in common is only made possible when a majority comes together which is stronger than any separate individual and which remains united against all separate individuals. The power of this community is then set up as right in opposition to the power of the individual, which is condemned as brute force.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Liberalism -- it is well to recall this today -- is the supreme form of generosity; it is the right which the majority concedes to minorities and hence it is the noblest cry that has ever resounded in this planet. It announces the determination to share existence with the enemy; more than that, with an enemy which is weak.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Oral delivery aims at persuasion and making the listener believe they are converted. Few persons are capable of being convinced; the majority allow themselves to be persuaded.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Truth is not determined by majority vote.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A minority may be right, and a majority is always wrong.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If any of us hopes to survive, s/he must meet the extremity of the American female condition with immediate and political response. The thoroughly destructive and indefensible subjugation of the majority of Americans cannot continue except at the peril of the entire body politic.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Economic growth without social progress lets the great majority of people remain in poverty, while a privileged few reap the benefits of rising abundance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion -- and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion... while truth again reverts to a new minority.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What we call a democratic society might be defined for certain purposes as one in which the majority is always prepared to put down a revolutionary minority.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The principle of majority rule is the mildest form in which the force of numbers can be exercised. It is a pacific substitute for civil war in which the opposing armies are counted and the victory is awarded to the larger before any blood is shed. Except in the sacred tests of democracy and in the incantations of the orators, we hardly take the trouble to pretend that the rule of the majority is not at bottom a rule of force.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Has it ever struck you that the vast majority of the will of God for your life has already been revealed in the Bible? That is a crucial thing to grasp.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Time advances: facts accumulate; doubts arise. Faint glimpses of truth begin to appear, and shine more and more unto the perfect day. The highest intellects, like the tops of mountains, are the first to catch and to reflect the dawn. They are bright, while the level below is still in darkness. But soon the light, which at first illuminated only the loftiest eminences, descends on the plain, and penetrates to the deepest valley. First come hints, then fragments of systems, then defective systems, then complete and harmonious systems. The sound opinion, held for a time by one bold speculator, becomes the opinion of a small minority, of a strong minority, of a majority of mankind. Thus, the great progress goes on.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Freedom of enterprise was from the beginning not altogether a blessing. As the liberty to work or to starve, it spelled toil, insecurity, and fear for the vast majority of the population. If the individual were no longer compelled to prove himself on the market, as a free economic subject, the disappearance of this freedom would be one of the greatest achievements of civilization.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The silent majority distrusts people who believe in causes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He has the power who the majority believe in.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Next to inflation, majority rule is the most ingenious scheme ever contrived by government. Most people have never dared to question the basic morality or logic in the assumption that the majority should have power over the minority. A majority of the people in the South once believed in black slavery. Did that make it moral? A lynch mob is majority rule stripped of its fancy trappings and its facade of respectability. In a community where homosexuals outnumber heterosexuals, should the majority have the right to outlaw sex between married partners of the opposite sex? In a community where atheists outnumber non- atheists, should the majority have the right to outlaw the practice of religion? ... a dictatorship allows only a small number of people to interfere with the rights of others, a democracy makes it possible for great numbers of people to impose their will on others -- through the force of government. Is an act of aggression more right if carried out by the majority than by a dictator? Since approximately half the eligible voters vote this means that approximately 75% of the people are ruled by 25% of the people.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities- a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is blissfully ignorant.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The immense majority of human biographies are a gray transit between domestic spasm and oblivion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great majority of men, especially in France, both desire and possess a fashionable woman, much in the way one might own a fine horse -- as a luxury befitting a young man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People can be divided into three classes, the few who make things happen, the many who watch things happen, and the overwhelming majority who have no idea what has happened.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The foundation stone of the whole scheme is service. Service to the people, a service that will lighten, brighten, and make more profitable the lives of the majority who do the necessary work of the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The deadliest contagion is majority opinion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The majority of the diseases which the human family have been and still are suffering under, they have created by ignorance of their own organic health, and work perseveringly to tear themselves to pieces, and when broken down and debilitated in body and mind, send for the doctor and drug themselves to death.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A new breed of Americans born out of the social movements of the 60s and grown into a majority in the 70s holds a set of values so markedly different from the traditional outlook that they promise to transform the character of work in America in the 80s.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Bruce Wayne: Have you told anyone I'm coming back?
Alfred Pennyworth: I just couldn't figure legal ramifications of bringing you back from the dead.
Bruce Wayne: Dead?
Alfred Pennyworth: You've been gone seven years.
Bruce Wayne: You have me declared dead?
Alfred Pennyworth: Actually it was Mr. Earl, he's taking the company public. He wanted to liquidate your majority sharehold. Those shares are worth quite a bit of money.
Bruce Wayne: It's a good thing I left everything to you then.
Alfred Pennyworth: Quite so, sir. And you can borrow the Rolls if you like. Just bring it back with a full tank.More [08/15/2005 12:08:00]
Lieutenant Elijah Karl Heisenberg: It's a worn subject, there will always be prejudice. Some of these clones have been genetically engineered so well that the majority of today's society wouldn't be able to keep up with them anyway. We are breaking human rights by making man-kind better? You can't even tell who is a clone and who isn't these days. The only problems which arise from cloning are social ones and mostly having to do with family law, but these are issues that can be resolved. it's not as if we are conducting dangerous experiments that harm human dignity.More [10/19/2005 12:10:00]
There's all different types of models, and there're also plus models as well. But the majority is skinny. And it's controlled by the fashion industry.More [12/19/2005 12:12:00]
When I'm up on stage, I don't think about anything except the song I'm singing. Anyway, the majority of my audience is female, and I can't think that many of them want to see me a French maid outfit somehow!More [03/21/2006 12:03:00]
The majority of directors I've worked with didn't know how to talk to actors.More [06/15/2006 12:06:00]
“There must be no majority decisions, but only responsible persons, and the word 'council' must be restored to its original meaning. Surely every man will have advisers by his side, but the decision will be made by one man.”More [08/07/2006 12:08:00]
And since we were kids in the 80's my parents could only take us to see comedies, and basically Martin was the star of the majority of those films.More [11/02/2006 12:11:00]
The funny thing is, people's perceptions of what a song is about is usually wrong a majority of the time. But they're still going to read what they want to into it.More [11/12/2006 12:11:00]
“I think the moral majority and religious right have been shrinking and having not quite as loud a voice in America, and all of a sudden people are coming to their own realizations going, 'Joe down the street is gay and he's a great guy.'”More [12/28/2006 12:12:00]
Monty: You see I don't, I don't work with any exact boundaries of the law because I wasn't consulted when the god damn laws were made. No, instead nameless, faceless politicians, the so called protectors of the moral majority decide what is right and what is wrong. I mean come on. I govern my life around my own personal code of ethics, and I suggest that you do the same. That way if, within the constructs of my own morality, I were to do something that is considered illegal, so be it. I feel no guilt whatsoever and furthermore, if I were to buckle under the social weight of the system by adhering to laws that I do not truly believe in then I would be extinguishing the very fire of patriotism and individuality. So in sense, by having sex with Natasha, I'd be preserving the rights our four fathers fought and died for, right.More [05/10/2007 12:05:00]
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.More [07/01/2007 12:07:00]
[Promoting active liberty does not mean allowing the majority to run roughshod over minorities. It calls for taking special care that all groups have a chance to fully participate in society and the political process. Discussing the recent University of Michigan affirmative action cases, Justice Breyer contrasts an opinion by Clarence Thomas, arguing that the Equal Protection Clause requires government actions to be] colorblind, … long denied full citizenship.More [07/02/2007 12:07:00]
Majorities are of two sorts: (1) communal majority and (2) political majority. A political majority is changeable in its class composition. A political majority grows. A communal majority is born. The admission to a political majority is open. The door to a communal majority is closed. The politics of political majority are free to all to make and unmake. The politics of communal majority are made by its own members born in it.More [07/04/2007 12:07:00]
But those who are pro-Saddam are very difficult to reach agreement with, because they are still dreaming to bring back the dictatorship, which is of course refused by the big majority of the Iraqi people.More [07/21/2007 12:07:00]
R.J. Hacker, President of Hacker Dynamics: Here he is now. The man that a thin majority of you chose to be the president of the United States.More [08/03/2007 12:08:00]
There is no doubting the fact that the majority of the people of Israel would like to see a peace settlement.More [08/15/2007 12:08:00]

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