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.
the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.
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.
Majorities, of course, start with minorities.
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority.
It is always the minorities that hold the key of progress.
Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up.
The minority yields to the majority!
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.
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 minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion.
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 most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.
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.
When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.
In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.
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).
The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.
Historically, the judicial branch has often been the sole protector of the rights of minority groups against the will of the popular majority.
When you put a tiny and despised minority up for a popular vote, the minority usually loses.
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