Best Minority Quotes : Minority Sayings In Life

These minority quotes will inspire you. The minority is the smaller number or part, especially a number that is less than half the whole number or the state or period of being under the age of full legal responsibility.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging minority quotes, minority sayings, and minority proverbs.

Famous Minority Quotes

  1. “It is bad to be oppressed by a minority, but it is worse to be oppressed by a majority.” ~ Lord Acton
  2. “The minority yields to the majority!” ~ Deng Xiaoping
  3. “Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  4. “the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  5. “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.” ~ Samuel Adams
  6. “Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  7. “Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority.” ~ Ayn Rand
  8. “Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up.” ~ Bill Gates

  9. “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.” ~ Raymond B. Fosdick
  10. “No democracy can long survive which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence the recognition of the rights of minorities.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  11. “Majorities, of course, start with minorities.” ~ Robert Moses
  12. “It is always the minorities that hold the key of progress.” ~ Raymond B. Fosdick

  13. “In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.” ~ James Madison
  14. “The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.” ~ Ayn Rand
  15. “The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.” ~ Lord Acton
  16. “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.” ~ William Jennings Bryan

  17. “The minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard
  18. “Democracy cannot survive without the guidance of a creative minority.” ~ Harlan F. Stone , Democracy minority quotes
  19. “The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.” ~ Ralph Washington Sockman
  20. “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).” ~ Ayn Rand

  21. “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.” ~ James A. Baldwin
  22. “Sanity is not statistical – Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad.” ~ Winston Smith
  23. “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.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  24. “And that is my definition of democracy, the right to be in a minority and not be suppressed” ~ Lee Harvey Oswald

  25. “My non-violence bids me dedicate myself to the service of the minorities.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  26. “Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent.” ~ Will Durant
  27. “When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.” ~ Eugene V. Debs
  28. “Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.” ~ Thomas Carlyle

  29. “Women and minorities have excelled beautifully in comedy, but very few women are the lead in a drama.” ~ Sharon Gless
  30. “Liberals believe they own the franchise on minorities and can’t stand any Hispanic or black who breaks rank.” ~ Linda Chavez
  31. “Look at television and how comparatively few minorities are out there.” ~ Gedde Watanabe
  32. “Niggerization is the result of oppression — and it doesn’t just apply to the black people. Old people, poor people, and students can also get niggerized.” ~ Florynce Kennedy

  33. “Since the birth of our Nation, no other right has been more important than having the ability to vote. Unfortunately, as history has shown, the denial of this right to minorities is a scar on our system of democracy.” ~ Jan Schakowsky
  34. “The minority, the ruling class at present, has the schools and press, usually the Church as well, under its thumb. This enables it to organize and sway the emotions of the masses, and make its tool of them.” ~ Albert Einstein
  35. “The reason that minorities and women dont have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected.” ~ Carol Moseley Braun
  36. “A minority is always compelled to think. That is the blessing of being in the minority.” ~ Leo Baeck

  37. “The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.” ~ A. A. Milne
  38. “In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.” ~ Edmund Burke
  39. “Everything great and intelligent is in the minority” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  40. “In politics, an organized minority is a political majority.” ~ Jesse Jackson

  41. “When you use the term minority or minorities in reference to people, you’re telling them that they’re less than somebody else.” ~ Gwendolyn Brooks
  42. “The time is long overdue to stop looking for progress through racial or ethnic leaders. Such leaders have too many incentives to promote polarizing attitudes and actions that are counterproductive for minorities and disastrous for the country.” ~ Thomas Sowell , Leadership minority quotes
  43. “Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion – and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion … while Truth again reverts to a new minority.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard
  44. “Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies.” ~ Wendell Phillips

  45. “We cannot discuss the state of our minorities until we first have some sense of what we are, who we are, what our goals are, and what we take life to be. The question is not what we can do now for the hypothetical Mexican, the hypothetical Negro. The question is what we really want out of life, for ourselves, what we think is real.” ~ James A. Baldwin
  46. “Thought that is silenced is always rebellious. Majorities, of course, are often mistaken. This is why the silencing of minorities is necessarily dangerous. Criticism and dissent are the indispensable antidote to major delusions.” ~ Alan Barth
  47. “When you’re in the minority, it doesn’t matter what you’re agenda is, you’re not going to have the degree of freedom that you have as a member of the majority.” ~ Tom Daschle
  48. “The white people of the South are the greatest minority in this nation. They deserve consideration and understanding instead of the persecution of twisted propaganda.” ~ Strom Thurmond

  49. “A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority; it is not even a minority then; but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  50. “I have spent a great deal of my life being part of minorities. Some of the people I admire the most in the world have had the courage to defend, against wind and tide, minority viewpoints in those frightening times when any disagreement with universal conformity is identified as treason.” ~ Antonio Munoz Molina
  51. “Our father died when we were very young, so our mother raised six kids. We saw the world filtered through her eyes, being a minority woman raising six kids.” ~ Gilberto Hernandez Guerrero
  52. “A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  53. “I voted for the Defense of Marriage Act but I do not believe we should institutionalize a form of discrimination against any minority by amending the Constitution.” ~ Ben Nighthorse Campbell
  54. “Though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  55. “I try hard to convince them it’s important – but there’s a history of discomfort with minorities voting in some parts of this country, so most especially the older people have to get accustomed to it.” ~ Eddie Bernice Johnson

  56. “Its always the minorities who arent a part of the mainstream who define what the limits… of the majority are going to be.” ~ Rose Bird
  57. “Minority art, vernacular art, is marginal art. Only on the margins does growth occur.” ~ Joanna Russ
  58. “The arts have only ever interested a small minority of people, which acted as a kind of nursery to support artists.” ~ Vivienne Westwood
  59. “It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can.” ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  60. “One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.” ~ James K. Polk
  61. “What characterizes a member of a minority group is that he is forced to see himself as both exceptional and insignificant, marvelous and awful, good and evil.” ~ Norman Mailer
  62. “Minorities have a right to appeal to the Constitution as a shield against such oppression.” ~ James K. Polk

  63. “There is no obstacle in the path of young people who are poor or members of minority groups that hard work and preparation cannot cure.” ~ Barbara Jordan
  64. “But for the national welfare, it is urgent to realize that the minorities do think, and think about something other than the race problem.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston

Minority a number or amount that is less than half of a total or the group that is the smaller part of a larger group.

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