30 Rousing Minority Quotes on Right to Life and Liberty

30 rousing minority quotes on right to life and liberty

There may be strength in numbers but that power must not be used to suppress the minority. The ethics of our humanity calls for us to treat each other with respect and equality. Religion, culture, and social background – these aspects may create differences in people’s beliefs and actions – but diversity isn’t for building walls.

It’s to allow us to find ways to reach out to each other, to grow with compassion and dignity. To see the ideals of the minority as just as significant as the rest, that’s integrity in a nutshell. We’re all entitled to speak and to live the way we see fit, not singled out because of superficial differences. Because we’re always stronger together.

Here are 30 minority quotes on unity and equality.

Of course, the aim of a constitutional democracy is to safeguard the rights of the minority and avoid the tyranny of the majority. – Cornel West

When faith in our freedom gives way to fear of our freedom, silencing the minority view becomes the operative protocol. – Joel Salatin

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

minority freedom quotes

I’ve never been part of the minority before, never have had to struggle to belong, so I figured I’d milk the experience for all it was worth. Don’t they say adversity builds character? – Apol Lejano-Massebieau

There are many of us now. Enough to be called a people in ourselves and not merely a mistake. – N.K. Jemisin

minority people quotes

Those who benefit from unearned privilege are too often quick to discount those who don’t. – DaShanne Stokes

For any marginalized group to change the story that society tells about them takes courage and perseverance. – Sharon Salzberg

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

minority democracy quotes

There is a view of life which conceives that where the crowd is, there is also truth. There is another view of life which conceives that wherever there is a crowd, there is untruth. – Soren Kierkegaard

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the ‘still small voice’ within me. And even though I have to face the prospect of being a minority of one, I humbly believe I have the courage to be in such a hopeless minority. – Mahatma Gandhi

Bigotry hurts the economy, so the next time you want to blame minorities for your problems, first take a look in the mirror. – DaShanne Stokes

minority bigotry quotes

Minority conservatives hold a special place of gutter contempt in the minds of unhinged liberals, who can never accept the radical concept of a person of color rejecting identity politics. – Michelle Malkin

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

How a minority, reaching majority, seizing authority, hates a minority! – Leonard H. Robbins

minority authority quotes

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 R. Kennedy

In making the great experiment of governing people by consent rather than by coercion, it is not sufficient that the party in power should have a majority. It is just as necessary that the party in power should never outrage the minority. – Walter Lippmann

Reasonable humans are the only minority in this world. – Danilo Vukovljak

minority reasonable quotes

A minority is always compelled to think. That is the blessing of being in the minority. – Leo Baeck

All history is a record of the power of minorities, and of minorities of one. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Throughout history, only a small number of people have done the serious thinking for everybody. – John Brockman

minority history quotes

It is always the minorities that hold the key of progress. – Raymond B. Fosdick

The existence of a majority logically implies a corresponding minority. – Philip K. Dick

The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities. – John Dalberg-Acton

minority judge quotes

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

A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority. – Henry David Thoreau

Shall we judge a country by the majority, or by the minority? By the minority, surely. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

minority country quotes

You cannot become thorough Americans if you think of yourselves in groups. America does not consist of groups. A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American. – Woodrow Wilson

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

minority marvelous quotes

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. – Ayn Rand

Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up. – Bill Gates

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