quote by Tom Hayden

A silent majority and government by the people is incompatible.

— Tom Hayden

Instructive Silent Majority quotations

There is a limit to the success of conservative populism and the exploitation of "little guy" or "silent majority" rhetoric, and it is very often reached because of the emaciated, corrupted personalities of the demagogues themselves.


Silent majority quote It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flo
It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flow silently through the soul and cleanses the heart.

I believe that if the silent majority were to protest against those who believe in irrational blind faith - who want to go backwards instead of forward, who are for tradition not innovation, who oppose individualism and plurality of thought - then the world would become a truly civilized world in which to live.

Silent majority quote I often regret that I have spoken; Never that I have been silent.
I often regret that I have spoken; Never that I have been silent.

People who are against hate are not a fringe minority, not even a silent majority, but are a silenced majority, silenced by the corporate media.

Now, ["silent majority"] hasn't been used in a long time because I guess it is associated somewhat with [Richard] Nixon. But honestly it's two words, that when you put together describe what is happening very well. There's a group of people, great people in this country that have been disenfranchised. Their country has been taken away from them.

Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them back.


Silent majority quote Our lives begin to end the day we remain silent about things that matter.
Our lives begin to end the day we remain silent about things that matter.

The Silent majority is silent, and that is best for everybody.

Self-censorship as a result of intimidation or social pressures, sometimes referred to as "political correctness", constitutes a serious obstacle to the proper functioning of democracy. It is important to hear the views of all persons,including the "silent majority", and to give heed to the weaker voices.

The media is putting a lot of emphasis on the few people that are destroying, while it won't report on the silent majority of people who are constructing, building and trying to find their way.

Silent majority quote Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker
Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.

The great silent majority.

Today's white majority is largely silent about the race question.


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.

Silent majority quote Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It w
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.

Let historians not record that when America was the most powerful nation in the world we passed on the other side of the road and allowed the last hopes for peace and freedom of millions of people to be suffocated by the forces of totalitarianism. And so tonightto you, the great silent majority of my fellow AmericansI ask for your support.

Let us understand: North Vietnam cannot defeat or humiliate the United States.

Only Americans can do that.

Tonight - to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans - I ask for your support.

Silent majority 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.

This is a movement. This is not Trump. This is not anything. This is a movement. Remember, it is a movement. We used to say silent majority. It`s not a silent majority, it`s really a noisy majority.


No power on earth, however, can abolish the merciless class distinction between those who are physically desirable and the lonely, pallid, spotted, silent, unfancied majority.

The silent majority distrusts people who believe in causes.

Silent majority 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.

Feminism has never emerged from the women who are most victimized by sexist oppression; women who are daily beaten down, mentally, physically, and spiritually - women who are powerless to change their condition in life. They are a silent majority.

The words "silent majority" are very descriptive of what is happening with me.

I've heard the term ["silent majority"], but for the last 20 years I really haven't heard the term. But I went to a rally in Alabama, and there were 31,000 people there, you've seen it, you've read about it. And I looked and I said, this is the silent majority. Though they weren't silent, because they want to see proper change, not [Barack] Obama change.


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

The silent majority, that's actually an invention of Richard Nixon's.

Because of my comedic-influence growing up, Mel Brooks, Jim Carrey, Steve Martin… A lot of Jeff comedic-influences included Charlie Chaplin and physical comedians of the silent-era. What we were able to do together is to show all these major influences but make it into our own comedy. We've seen the stereotypical boy-meets-girl story a hundred thousand times…

The Bible has lost every major battle it has ever fought.

The Bible was quoted to defend slavery and the bible lost. The Bible was quoted to keep women silent, and the Bible lost. And the Bible is being quoted to deny homosexuals their equal rights, and the Bible will lose.

Silent majority quote Be silent or let the words be worth more than silence.
Be silent or let the words be worth more than silence.

When the silent majority opens its mouth, it is usually to yawn.

You know just because the majority thinks something is right, doesn't make it right. So, that is up to us, the people that see the wrong, that see the injustice, that stay educated, stay informed, stay involved. And there's an old phrase 'the squeaky wheel, gets the oil.' Right now, our wheels aren't very squeaky; the other side, they're the ones making all the racket...We just have to get up, stand up, speak out, and don't be silent.