quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Tyranny of the 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.

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.

Democracy is nothing but the Tyranny of Majorities, the most abominable tyranny of all, for it is not based on the authority of a religion, not upon the nobility of a race, not on the merits of talents and of riches. It merely rests upon numbers and hides behind the name of the people.

Tyranny of the 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.

Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Government is best which governs least

Tyranny of the majority 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.

Democratic forms of government are vulnerable to mass prejudice, the so-called tyranny of the majority.

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.

Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority.

Tyranny of the majority quote Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.

Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.

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.

The terrible tyranny of the majority.

The tyranny of majorities may be as bad as the tyranny of kings.

Tyranny of the majority quote The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is

The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.

The Founders understood that democracy was important, but if you didn't filter it through a republican system you'd be just as likely to end up with a tyranny of the majority as you would with a healthy society. Don't worry, I won't quote the Federalist Papers, but trust me, it's in there.

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.

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)

Tyranny of the majority quote Tell people there's an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and th

Tell people there's an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.

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.

[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.

The majority of business men are not capable of an original thought, simply because they cannot escape the tyranny of reason.

Tyranny of the majority quote A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.

A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.

The smaller the society, the fewer probably will be the distinct parties and interests composing it; the fewer the distinct parties and interests, the more frequently will a majority be found of the same party; . . . the more easily will they concert and execute their plans of oppression.

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.

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.

Tyranny of the majority quote One man with courage is a Majority.

One man with courage is a Majority.

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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.

Extend the sphere and you take in a greater variety of parties and interests;

you make it less probable that a majority of the whole will have common motive to invade the rights of other citizens.

Of all tyrannies a country can suffer, the worst is the tyranny of the majority.

Tyranny of the majority quote All science is either physics or stamp collecting.

All science is either physics or stamp collecting.

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.

More pernicious than the power of a dictator is that of a class;

the most terrible - the tyranny of a majority.

The fundamental article of my political creed is that despotism, or limited sovereignty, or absolute power is the same [whether] in a majority of a popular assembly; an aristocratic council; or oligarchical junto and a single emperor - equally arbitrary, cruel, bloody and in every respect diabolical.

the most sacred business of judges is not to ratify the will of the majority but to protect the minority from its tyranny.

The majority falls prey to the delusion–popular in some circles–that ordinary people are too careless and stupid to own guns, and we would be far better off leaving all weapons in the hands of professionals on the government payroll. But the simple truth–born of experience–is that tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people.

"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.

The creative process requires more than reason.

Most original thinking isn't even verbal. It requires 'a groping experimentation with ideas, governed by intuitive hunches and inspired by the unconscious.' The majority of business men are incapable of original thinking because they are unable to escape from the tyranny of reason. Their imaginations are blocked.

The will of the people, moreover, practically means the will of the most numerous or the most active part of the people; the majority, or those who succeed in making themselves accepted as the majority; type people, consequently, may desire to oppress a part of their number; and precautions are as much needed against this as against any other abuse of power.

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