quote by Jefferson Davis

Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule.

— Jefferson Davis

Perspective Majority Rule quotations

Majority rule quote A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesnt' become

A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesnt' become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.

In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power.

It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can.

Majority rule quote You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and by falling ov

You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and by falling over.

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.

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.

The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.

Majority rule quote People tend to make rules for others and exceptions for themselves.

People tend to make rules for others and exceptions for themselves.

Measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority.

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.

Though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable.

Majority rule quote Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.

Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.

The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority.

Democracy is premised, in some measure, on majority rule, and democracy is difficult in a situation of concentrated inequalities in which a large, impoverished majority confronts a small, wealthy oligarchy.

You can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for dinner.

Majority rule quote Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.

Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.

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the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.

Democracy is an experiment, and the right of the majority to rule is no more inherent than the right of the minority to rule; and unless the majority represents sane, righteous, unselfish public sentiment, it has no inherent right.

My philosophy is to do the best you can for somebody.

Help. It's not just what do you for yourself. It's how you treat people decently. The golden rule. There isn't big anything better than the golden rule. It's in every major religion in one language or another.

Majority rule quote Rule your mind or it will rule you.

Rule your mind or it will rule you.

...but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself.

They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions... but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.

Being democratic is not enough, a majority cannot turn what is wrong into right.

In order to be considered truly free, countries must also have a deep love of liberty and an abiding respect for the rule of law.

Majority rule quote Never forget that intelligence rules the world and ignorance carries the burden.

Never forget that intelligence rules the world and ignorance carries the burden. Therefore, remove yourself as far as possible from ignorance and seek as far as possible to be intelligent.

If Bangladesh succumbs to the rule of one family, it would be a major step backward for the region.

As long as being a stranger and surrounded by strangers was seen as a temporary irritant, a smallest departure from the binding rules of conduct by a member of a minority, was taken for a major crime justifying deportation.

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.

Majority rule quote Don't confuse the truth with the opinion of the majority.

Don't confuse the truth with the opinion of the majority.

You cannot prevent a major catastrophe, but you can build an organization that is battle-ready, where people trust one another. In military training, the first rule is to instill soldiers with trust in their officers - because without trust, they won't fight.

Democracy has turned out to be not majority rule but rule by well-organized and well-connected minority groups who steal from the majority.

Before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself.

The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.

Majority rule quote We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean, but the oc

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because that missing drop.

Answering questions is a major part of sex education.

Two rules cover the ground. First, always give a truthful answer to a question; secondly, regard sex knowledge as exactly like any other knowledge.

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.

When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.

Majority rule quote There are two rules for success:  1. Never tell everything you know.

There are two rules for success: 1. Never tell everything you know.

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Never lose your temper with the Press or the public is a major rule of political life.

The majority of parents are poor psychologists and give their children the most questionable moral trainings. It is perhaps in this domain that one realized most how keenly how immoral it can be to believe too much in morality, and how much more precious is a little humanity than all the rules in the world.

It's characteristic of democracy that majority rule is understood as being effective not only in politics but also in thinking. In thinking, of course, the majority is always wrong.

Majority rule quote If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.

The Greeks... labored under the delusion that their democracy was a guarantee of peace and plenty, not realizing that unrestrained majority rule always destroys freedom, puts the minority at the mercy of the mob, and works at cross-purposes to the effective use of human energy and individual initiative.

In a racially divided society, majority rule is not a reliable instrument of democracy.

If the majority is moral then why do they need to be ruled by a group of people who are power hungry and gun hungry and probably not quite so good? And evil people want two things: they want something for nothing, and to escape the consequences of their actions, which is pretty much the definition of what government is.

I call government that works the best for people open society, which is basically just another more general term for a democracy that is - you call it maybe a liberal democracy. It's not only majority rule but also respect for minorities and minority opinions and the rule of law. So it's really a sort of institutional democracy.

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.

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