Tyranny Of Majority Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 33 Tyranny Of Majority Quotes

#1. The right to vote is a consequence, not a primary cause, of a free social system - and its value depends on the constitutional structure implementing and strictly delimiting the voters' power; unlimited majority rule is an instance of the principle of tyranny. - Author: Ayn Rand
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#2. 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. - Author: Phillip E. Johnson
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#3. [The Bill of Rights is] designed to protect individuals and minorities against the tyranny of the majority, but it's also designed to protect the people against bureaucracy, against the government. - Author: Laurence Tribe
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#4. It is of great importance in a republic, not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers; but to guard one part of the society against the injustice of the other part. - Author: James Madison
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#5. More pernicious than the power of a dictator is that of a class; the most terrible - the tyranny of a majority. - Author: Emma Goldman
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#6. Democracy was a terrifying concept for the old world of Europe, and even the new world of North America, where income inequality was rife. The finest minds of the nineteenth century warned against giving the vote to the workingman, for fear of mob rule or the tyranny of the majority. - Author: George Megalogenis
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#7. The tyranny of a majority can be just as cruel as the tyranny of a single dictator, depending on the degree of enlightenment or stupidity of the voting majority. - Author: John Hospers
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#8. Oh God, the terrible tyranny of the majority. We all have our harps to play. And it's up to you to know with which ear you'll listen. - Author: Ray Bradbury
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#9. Though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#10. Of course, the aim of a constitutional democracy is to safeguard the rights of the minority and avoid the tyranny of the majority. (p. 102) - Author: Cornel West
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#11. Of all tyrannies a country can suffer, the worst is the tyranny of the majority. - Author: William Inge
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#12. "All government in essence," says Emerson, "is tyranny." It matters not whether it is government by divine right or majority rule. In every instance its aim is the absolute subordination of the individual. - Author: Emma Goldman
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#13. The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections. - Author: John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
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#14. The majority of the stupid is invincible and guaranteed for all time. The terror of their tyranny, however, is alleviated by their lack of consistency. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#15. The majority is by no means omniscient just because it is the majority. In fact, I've found that the line which divides majority opinion from mass hysteria is often so fine as to be virtually invisible. - Author: J. Paul Getty
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#16. Democratic forms of government are vulnerable to mass prejudice, the so-called tyranny of the majority. - Author: Maggie Gallagher
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#17. [D]emocracy can itself be as tyrannical as a dictatorship, since it is the extent, not the source, of government power that impinges on freedom.
-William F Buckley - Author: William F. Buckley Jr.
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#18. It was like setting up a guillotine in the public square.You don't expect a thousand people to line up to put their heads in it. - Author: Dave Eggers
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#19. Democracy, which began by liberating man politically, has developed a dangerous tendency to enslave him through the tyranny of majorities and the deadly power of their opinion. - Author: Ludwig Lewisohn
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#20. Waste is criminal. I'll use the power I have to undo what Cansrel did. I'll use it to fight for the Dells. - Author: Kristin Cashore
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#21. The majority of business men are not capable of an original thought, simply because they cannot escape the tyranny of reason. - Author: David Ogilvy
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#22. The terrible tyranny of the majority. - Author: Ray Bradbury
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#23. The liberation from ignorance and tyranny was a long war, because the oppressors always had the advantage. They smooth-talked the masses with lies and promises. - Author: Michael R. French
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#24. When an administration embarks on a war justified by little or no intelligence, speaking the truth can be regarded as treachery. The country could use more of that kind of "treachery". - Author: Ray McGovern
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#25. My favorite parts about 'The Battle of Five Armies' were the moments where you could clearly see that we were looking at New Zealand. That it wasn't done in post, it wasn't CGI, it was the beautiful, incredible creation of Mother Nature in all of her splendor. - Author: Evangeline Lilly
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#26. Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority. - Author: John Paul Stevens
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#27. A graphic is never an end in itself; it is a moment in the process of decision making. - Author: Jacques Bertin
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#28. You can't master the Quran, it masters you. - Author: Nouman Ali Khan
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#29. The human condition for the vast majority of people on this planet for the entire time of what humanity has been here has been bondage and tyranny, dictatorship, pestilence. That's really what American exceptionalism is, when you get right down to it. - Author: Rush Limbaugh
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#30. The tyranny of majorities may be as bad as the tyranny of kings. - Author: Arthur Balfour
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#31. In a society under the forms of which the stronger faction can readily unite and oppress the weaker, anarchy may as truly be said to reign as in a state of nature. - Author: James Madison
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#32. I do not believe in the unlimited power of the majority,because tyranny of the majority is tyranny like any other. - Author: Alija Izetbegovic
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#33. The most sacred business of judges is not to ratify the will of the majority but to protect the minority from its tyranny. - Author: Anna Quindlen
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