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The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
I am convinced that the majority of people would be generous from selfish motives, if they had the opportunity.
Charles Dudley Warner
Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility... in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have... is the ability to take on responsibility.
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.
The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I'm talking about an organic computer - about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.
The major parties could conduct live human sacrifices on their podiums during prime time, and I doubt that anybody would notice.
There isn't a flaw in his golf or his makeup. He will win more majors than Arnold Palmer and me combined. Somebody is going to dust my records. It might as well be Tiger, because he's such a great kid.
Does advertising corrupt editors? Yes it does, but fewer editors than you may suppose... the vast majority of editors are incorruptible.
One and God make a majority.
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.
Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.
Edward R. Murrow
The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.
Honore de Balzac
Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.
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
If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead.
Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the 'naturals', the ones who somehow know how to teach.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
We submit to the majority because we have to. But we are not compelled to call our attitude of subjection a posture of respect.
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).
It is precisely because the issue raised by this case touches the heart of what makes individuals what they are that we should be especially sensitive to the rights of those whose choices upset the majority.
Harry A. Blackmun
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.
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.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
There can be no assumption that today's majority is 'right' and the Amish and others like them are 'wrong.' A way of life that is odd or even erratic but interferes with no rights or interests of others is not to be condemned because it is different.
Warren E. Burger
The major deterrent to war is in a man's mind.
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.
I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
I find that the three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni and parking for the faculty.
Hope is a necessity for normal life and the major weapon against the suicide impulse.
Karl A. Menninger
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