Historically, the judicial branch has often been the sole protector of the rights of minority groups against the will of the popular majority.
In 1972, I got my first electric bass and started playing the kind of instrument I play now. I found that the majority of musicians couldn't bear that. They are not used to listening to the bass because they think the bass is in the background to support them.
Certainly in the modern age where everything is glossed over, when somebody speaks their mind, the majority of the public go, I'd love to have said that.
I happened to be one of those who thought all these expenses necessary, and I had the good fortune to have the majority of both houses of Parliament on my side.
The majority of the people that I was growing up with were going off into the military. A lot of my classmates thought of going into the military.
It is conceivable that a party might gain the majority in parliament and claims the government for itself.
In the mass of mankind, I fear, there is too great a majority of fools and knaves who, singly from their number, must to a certain degree be respected, though they are by no means respectable.
The majority is still at the General's disposal.
I am going to hold serve the majority of the time. It is nice to have a little time to return serve.
Unlike the majority of the writers of his age, La Rochefoucauld was an aristocrat and this fact gives a peculiar tone to his work.
I don't very often think I've done a good job. I don't like the majority of what I do. I shouldn't say I don't like it, but I'm not satisfied with almost everything that I do.
By the reduction of the Arabs on the one hand and Jewish immigration in the transition period on the other, we will ensure an absolute Hebrew majority in a parliamentary regime.
The vast majority of Muslims living here are peaceful citizens. Unfortunately, however, we also see religious and political fanaticism among Muslim groups in Germany.
It does not prove a thing to be right because the majority say it is so.
Few men desire liberty the majority are satisfied with a just master.
I feel that the majority of people should decide for themselves what kind of government they want.
Now almost every artist outside of New York is connected with some school or some museum school, and even in New York the majority are. That's an interesting fact when you take the idea of making money, making a living selling paintings. Only a dozen or two painters do that.
Since September 11, 2001, more than 70,000 detainees have been captured in Afghanistan and Iraq. The vast majority have been released.
Like the vast majority of my constituents, I continue to be concerned about record profits reported by petroleum companies at a time when consumers are paying record high prices for gasoline.
I've done the gay, over-the-top guy. I want to jump into another show where I wear pants for the majority of the time.
At every step the vast majority have expressed horror at the idea of an aggressive war.
I think the Democrats are catering to them, but, you know, in the entire history of the United States of America, there has never been a judge who has been refused a vote when there was a majority of Senators willing to vote for his confirmation, never in history.
But there's no reason why we should abdicate our foundational principles because certain groups don't believe in them. You know, no majority should surrender its deeply held beliefs to those who don't believe in anything.
The silent majority really is a liberal majority, even though the word liberal has taken a real beating over the last 20 years by radical conservatives.
When you get too big a majority, you're immediately in trouble.'