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The majority of the members of the Irish parliament are professional politicians, in the sense that otherwise they would not be given jobs minding mice at crossroads.
~By Flann O'Brien ~


Freddie and Brian tend to write the majority of the material.
~By John Deacon ~


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.
~By Robert Byrd ~


I'm used to being in the minority. I'm a left-handed gay Jew. I've never felt, automatically, a member of any majority.
~By Barney Frank ~


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.
~By Aristotle ~


Congress is functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well. They understood that if you move too quickly, our democracy will be less responsible to the majority.
~By Barber B. Conable, Jr. ~


If you will stay with the majority of the Twelve Apostles, and the records of the Church, you will never be led astray.
~By Joseph Smith, Jr. ~


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.
~By Ibrahim Babangida ~


I'm like a twenty-two-year-old kid in a new band trying to get noticed and break through, because the vast majority of people have never seen me play live.
~By John Fogerty ~


Unfortunately, our history has abundant examples of patriotism being used to hurt those who express views in disagreement with that of the majority.
~By Vic Snyder ~


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.
~By Giordano Bruno ~


Democratic forms of government are vulnerable to mass prejudice, the so-called tyranny of the majority.
~By Maggie Gallagher ~


Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.
~By Edward Young ~


In 1972, I got my first electric bass and started playing the kind of instrument I play now. I found that the majority of musicians couldn't bear that. They are not used to listening to the bass because they think the bass is in the background to support them.
~By Eberhard Weber ~


The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


The majority of the senior class of Vassar does not desire my company and I must confess, having read specimens of their thought and sentiments, that I do not desire the company of the majority of the senior class of Vassar.
~By William F. Buckley, Jr. ~


If we are to take for the criterion of truth the majority of suffrages, they ought to be gotten from those philosophic and patriotic citizens who cultivate their reason.
~By James Madison ~


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!
~By John Aspinall ~


Doubts raced through my mind as I considered the feasibility of enforcing a law which the majority of honest citizens didn't seem to want.
~By Eliot Ness ~


The minority yields to the majority!
~By Deng Xiaoping ~


Multi- polarisation has become an inevitable trend in the process of shaping a global political pattern and has been widely welcomed by the international community as it reflects the common interests and aspiration of the overwhelming majority of countries.
~By Li Peng ~


We want all the Palestinians back in their homeland, and then there can be a fair referendum for people to choose the form of state they want. Whoever gets the majority can rule.
~By Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani ~


The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


In no other country in the world is the love of property keener or more alert than in the United States, and nowhere else does the majority display less inclination toward doctrines which in any way threaten the way property is owned.
~By Alexis de Tocqueville ~


Over the last five years, the Administration and the majority in Congress have appropriated less than $900 million for port security grants - despite the Coast Guard's determination that $5.4 billion is needed over 10 years.
~By Solomon Ortiz ~


The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


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.
~By Samuel Adams ~


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!
~By Louise Nurding ~


The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar... Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


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.
~By Marsha Blackburn ~


Fortuitous circumstances constitute the moulds that shape the majority of human lives, and the hasty impress of an accident is too often regarded as the relentless decree of all ordaining fate.
~By Olympia Brown ~


The majority of Americans receive health insurance coverage through their employers, but with rising health care costs, many small businesses can no longer afford to provide coverage for their employees.
~By Jim Ryun ~


The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans. Many other Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim-majority country - I know, because I am one of them.
~By Barack Obama ~


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.
~By Alan Brien ~


Certainly in the modern age where everything is glossed over, when somebody speaks their mind, the majority of the public go, I'd love to have said that.
~By Pete Waterman ~


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.'
~By Jason Priestley ~


I am sure the majority of Iranians want a peace agreement with Israel and want Iran to integrate with the international community and accept its universal values.
~By Moshe Katsav ~


At every step the vast majority have expressed horror at the idea of an aggressive war.
~By Paul Robeson ~


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.
~By Vince Gill ~


The citizen parties, by an absolute majority, elected a National Socialist Government.
~By Fritz Sauckel ~


I dare say that a majority of the American people think that having a fair hearing on an issue of importance in our relations with Mexico is extremely important to our national interest, as well as theirs.
~By William Weld ~


The only kind of coercion I recommend is mutual coercion, mutually agreed upon by the majority of the people affected.
~By Garrett Hardin ~


I am confident that the vast majority of teachers will work with us towards achieving that goal.
~By Estelle Morris ~


Columbus did not seek a new route to the Indies in response to a majority directive.
~By Milton Friedman ~


When one is required to preside over the Church, and be entrusted with the care of so many souls, the whole female sex must retire before the magnitude of the task, and the majority of men also.
~By John Chrysostom ~


Democrats' attack on the Republican majority leader is nothing but a coordinated agenda to stop an effective leader from accomplishing the people's business.
~By Bill Shuster ~


This program that the Republican majority has taken us toward as a country is leading us to fiscal bankruptcy.
~By Chaka Fattah ~


By the reduction of the Arabs on the one hand and Jewish immigration in the transition period on the other, we will ensure an absolute Hebrew majority in a parliamentary regime.
~By Moshe Sharett ~


I will not be responsible for the loss of the Democratic majority in the United States Senate.
~By Robert Torricelli ~


In the mass of mankind, I fear, there is too great a majority of fools and knaves; who, singly from their number, must to a certain degree be respected, though they are by no means respectable.
~By Philip Stanhope ~


The basic policy of the British Government was that since the majority of people in Northern Ireland wished to remain in the United Kingdom, that was that. We asked what would happen if the majority wanted something else, if the majority wanted to see Irish unity.
~By John Hume ~


The restriction of religion to private life therefore does not necessarily threaten the vital interests of the majority religion, if there is one, and it protects minority religions from tyranny of the majority.
~By Phillip E. Johnson ~


One on God's side is a majority.
~By Wendell Phillips ~


The crusades of Vietnam and Watergate seemed like a good idea at the time, even a noble one, not only to the press but perhaps to a majority of Americans.
~By Howard Fineman ~


History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.
~By Larry Flynt ~


To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can't eat it.
~By Leo Tolstoy ~


This House cannot function without an open, accountable, and independent ethics process; and the molestation of that process by the majority is an abuse of power that cannot stand.
~By Louise Slaughter ~


No Congress ever has seen fit to amend the Constitution to address any issue related to marriage. No Constitutional Amendment was needed to ban polygamy or bigamy, nor was a Constitutional Amendment needed to set a uniform age of majority to ban child marriages.
~By Judy Biggert ~


Now how many people in their heart of hearts in that community want to see the demise of this country? How many would cheer, not out loud maybe, but in their heart when things like 9/11 occur and I'll tell you; it's a majority among them.
~By Tom Tancredo ~


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.
~By Alexis de Tocqueville ~


If you eat something and get fat, you should be responsible for it. I think that is the attitude of the great majority of Americans, that you should be responsible for what you eat.
~By Vic Snyder ~


Contrary to popular accounts, very few scientists in the world - possibly none - have a sufficiently thorough, "big picture" understanding of the climate system to be relied upon for a prediction of the magnitude of global warming. To the public, we all might seem like experts, but the vast majority of us work on only a small portion of the problem.
~By Roy Spencer ~


It is the purpose of the majority of the Immigration Committee to encourage assimilation, yet this bill has already done more than anything I know of to bring about discord among our resident aliens.
~By Emanuel Celler ~


Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
~By Elijah Cummings ~


Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both to preserve the traditional definition of marriage and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians.
~By Mitt Romney ~


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.
~By Sharron Angle ~


The immense majority of human biographies are a gray transit between domestic spasm and oblivion.
~By George Steiner ~


I feel that the majority of people should decide for themselves what kind of government they want.
~By Julius Rosenberg ~


In the Constitution of the American Republic there was a deliberate and very extensive and emphatic division of governmental power for the very purpose of preventing unbridled majority rule.
~By Robert Welch ~


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.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


The issue for us is rebuilding a governing majority that is comfortable with differences that can transcend the divisiveness and unify behind the principles that we know our party has succeeded on.
~By Eric Cantor ~


The majority of people who buy homes in golf course communities don't play golf. Golf is way down at the bottom in terms of total numbers and growth.
~By Ed McMahon ~


The results of the two referenda demonstrate the majority view of the Taiwanese people.
~By Chen Shui-bian ~


The large majority of the Negroes who have put on the finishing touches of our best colleges are all but worthless in the development of their people.
~By Carter G. Woodson ~


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.
~By Paul Bremer ~


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.
~By Stendhal ~


When you're in the minority, it doesn't matter what you're agenda is, you're not going to have the degree of freedom that you have as a member of the majority.
~By Tom Daschle ~


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.
~By John C. Calhoun ~


I never felt comfortable with myself, because I was never part of the majority. I always felt awkward and shy and on the outside of the momentum of my friends' lives.
~By Steven Spielberg ~


But the fact is that the vast majority of Republicans support the Sinn Fein leadership.
~By Martin McGuinness ~


The silent majority really is a liberal majority, even though the word liberal has taken a real beating over the last 20 years by radical conservatives.
~By Robert Reich ~


Although charismatic, James Dean is no Harrison Ford. In the majority of his movies, sooner or later he got the crap beaten out of him.
~By Dean Koontz ~


It is conceivable that a party might gain the majority in parliament and claims the government for itself.
~By Franz von Papen ~


Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.
~By Andrew Jackson ~


Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
~By Mark Twain ~


There is nothing wrong with the name White Settlement, and the majority here is proud of the name.
~By Alan Price ~


My belief is the majority of people in politics are just interested in pursuing this career in politics, and doing what's necessary to get themselves re-elected. And if that happens to coincide with the public good, great. But if it doesn't, the public good loses out.
~By Dick Murphy ~


What scared me in that debate is that it's not about the ownership rules at all. The vast majority of people don't even know what the rules say, to be perfectly candid. Name all six of them.
~By Michael K. Powell ~


My sense is that the majority of Conservatives share my reservations about how we got into Iraq.
~By Kenneth Clarke ~


It is tragic that, under a pro-choice administration and a Democratic majority in Congress, harmful anti-choice policy will be the price American women will pay for health care reform.
~By Nancy Northrup ~


Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant.
~By John Simon ~


I guess the majority of people who want to ban certain musicians are the ones who are so proud of everything America stands for.
~By Stephen Malkmus ~


The overwhelming majority of theories are rejected because they contain bad explanations, not because they fail experimental tests.
~By David Deutsch ~


We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single cause that which is the product of several, and the majority of our controversies come from that.
~By Marcus Aurelius ~


It doesn't take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


This friend of mine said he was surprised to find that - I don't think it's quite a majority - a bigger percentage of actors are introverts than extroverts. It was a big surprise to him. Now, I know me, and I'll do anything if I'm playing a character. Or anything that's true to the character, anyway. But in real life I'm a little more withdrawn.
~By Jackie Weaver ~


I am convinced that the majority of American people do understand that we have a moral responsibility to foster the concepts of opportunity, free enterprise, the rule of law, and democracy. They understand that these values are the hope of the world.
~By Richard Lugar ~


The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.
~By Henrik Ibsen ~


Except when war is waged in a desert, noncombatants, also known as civilians or "the people," constitute the great majority of those affected.
~By Martin Van Creveld ~

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