It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
No democracy can long survive which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence the recognition of the rights of minorities.
Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.
the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
It is bad to be oppressed by a minority, but it is worse to be oppressed by a majority.
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority.
Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up.
It is always the minorities that hold the key of progess; it is always through those who are unafraid to be different that advance comes to human society.
The minority yields to the majority!
Majorities, of course, start with minorities.
It is always the minorities that hold the key of progress.
In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.
Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority.
The minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion.
Democracy cannot survive without the guidance of a creative minority.
The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
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).
We cannot discuss the state of our minorities until we first have a sense of what we are, who we are, what our goals are, and what we take life to be.
Sanity is not statistical - Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad.
A dissenting minority feels free only when it can impose its will on the majority: what it abominates most is the dissent of the majority.
And that is my definition of democracy, the right to be in a minority and not be suppressed
My non-violence bids me dedicate myself to the service of the minorities.
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