Tyranny Of The Majority Quotes

Tyranny Of The Majority Quotes by Thomas Paine, Lord Acton, Mahatma Gandhi, Ludwig Lewisohn, Henry David Thoreau, William Inge and many others.

Government is best which governs least

Government is best which governs least
Thomas Paine
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.
Lord Acton
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
Mahatma Gandhi
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.
Ludwig Lewisohn
That government is best which governs least.
Henry David Thoreau
Of all tyrannies a country can suffer, the worst is the tyranny of the majority.
William Inge
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
Thomas Jefferson
And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.
Lord Acton
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
Oscar Wilde
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson
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.
Ray Bradbury
Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority.
John Paul Stevens
[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.
Laurence Tribe
Of the people, by the people, for the people.
Sun Yat-sen
Though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable.
Thomas Jefferson
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
Winston Churchill

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