majorities

A Quote by John Chatfield on good, judgment, luck, and majorities

Good and bad luck is a synonym in the great majority of instances, for good and bad judgment.

John Chatfield

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A Quote by Jimmy Carter on belief, country, history, majorities, past, people, and time

For the first time in the history of our country the majority of our people believe that the next five years will be worse than the past five years.

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)

Source: 1979

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A Quote by James Reston on indifference, majorities, and politics

All politics are based on the indifference of the majority.

James Reston (1909 - 1995)

Source: New York Times, 1968

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A Quote by Henry Latham Doherty on justice, majorities, popularity, and problems

Some of our problems can no more be solved correctly by majority opinion than can a problem in arithmetic and there are few problems that cannot be solved according to what is just and right without resort to popular opinion.

Henry Doherty (1870 - 1939)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on majorities and neighbors

Any man more right than his neighbors constitutes a majority of one.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on government, justice, majorities, men, and understanding

A government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based on justice, even as far as men understand it.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

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A Quote by Henrik Ibsen on danger, force, freedom, majorities, and truth

The most dangerous force to truth and freedom in our midst is the compact majority.

Henrik Ibsen (1828 - 1906)

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A Quote by Henrik Ibsen on agreement, intelligence, lies, majorities, people, population, society, and world

The majority is never right. Never, I tell you! That's one of these lies in society that no free and intelligent man can help rebelling against. Who are the people that make up the biggest proportion of the population the intelligent ones or the fools? I think we can agree it's the fools, no matter where you go in this world, it's the fools that form the overwhelming majority.

Henrik Ibsen (1828 - 1906)

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A Quote by Gunnar Myrdal on ability, life, majorities, misery, and people

The big majority of Americans, who are comparatively well off, have developed an ability to have enclaves of people living in the greatest misery without almost noticing them.

Gunnar Myrdal

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A Quote by Giordano Bruno on belief, change, majorities, mind, people, proof, truth, and wishes

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.

Giordano Bruno (1548 - 1600)

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