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"The whole thing [religion] is so patently infantile, so foreign to reality, that to anyone with a friendly attitude to humanity it is painful to think that the great majority of mortals will never be able to rise above this view of life." - Sigmund Freud

"The results of the two referenda demonstrate the majority view of the Taiwanese people." - Chen Shui-bian

"The Green Party represents that majority point of view within the U.S." - Peter Camejo

"The results of the two referenda demonstrate the majority view of the Taiwanese people." - Chen Shuibian

"Don't listen to the prevailing majority points of view. If you have new ideas, push them." - Leroy Hood

"By the time any view becomes a majority view, it is no longer the best view: somebody will already have advanced beyond the point which the majority have reached." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"Our test of truth is a reference to either a present or imagined future majority in favour of our view." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

"...majority Patriotism is the customary Patriotism." - Mark Twain

"If you take a position under the Constitution that is against the majority view, you have to explain it well enough that maybe you can persuade some of that majority to agree with you." - Sandra Day O'Connor

"If you take a position under the Constitution that is against the majority view, you have to explain it well enough that maybe you can persuade some of that majority to agree with you." - Sandra Day Oconnor

"I've come to the point of view that for European-American society and culture to persist requires a European-American majority, and a clear one at that." - John Tanton

"Anyone who strays too far from the majority view or the conventional wisdom is bound to be labeled "arrogant," "a maverick," "a Wildman," "weird," or even "crazy."" - John Eliot

"I"ve come to the point of view that for European-American society and culture to persist requires a European-American majority, and a clear one at that." - John Tanton

"Our test of truth is a reference to either a present or an imagined future majority in favor of our view." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

"Someone who expresses a view that is contrary to the view of the overwhelming majority should be allowed to stand undisturbed as a monument to our commitment to free speech." - Al Gore

"The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"True confidence comes from realizing the view." - Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

"It is only because the majority opinion will always be opposed by some that our knowledge and understanding progress. In the process by which opinion is formed, it is very probable that, by the time any view becomes a majority view, it is no longer the best view: somebody will already have advanced beyond the point which the majority have reached. It is because we do not yet know which of the many competing new opinions will prove itself the best that we wait until it has gained sufficient support." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might, in a moral point of view, justify revolution." - Abraham Lincoln

"The vast majority of our troubles and heartaches would simply vanish from view if only we could remember - before we act - that we are made victims mostly by our own tendencies." - Guy Finley

"If, by the mere force of numbers, a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might, in a moral point of view, justify revolution-certainly would, if such right were a vital one." - Abraham Lincoln

"Amazon drove Borders out of business, and the vast majority of Borders employees are not qualified to work at Amazon. That's an actual, full-on problem. But should Amazon have been prevented from doing that? In my view, no." - Marc Andreessen

"I have had it up to here with the prosecutions, the government's attitude, the judiciary, the media's stance and the majority of Turks who view the Kurdish people's justified cause through a nationalist lens." - Osman Baydemir

"In this view, the role of the great majority of Americans is simply to buy the products produced, work happily for their wages, and leave all of the significant economic decisions to the capitalists." - Barney Frank

"Proximity to the crowd, to the majority view, spells the death of creativity. For a soul can create only when alone, and some are chosen for the flowering that takes place in the dark avenues of night." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"My view is that, just as in many businesses, brands really matter. There will always be a role for destination sites. Eighty million users come to our destination. I think that will be the vast majority of our future business." - Meg Whitman

"I think it's probably much easier to do political comedy from a two-party point of view, in that the majority have some sense of what it means to be one or the other." - Doug Stanhope

"The conception that government should be guided by majority opinion makes sense only if that opinion is independent of government. The ideal of democracy rests on the belief that the view which will direct government emerges from an independent and spontaneous process. It requires, therefore, the existence of a large sphere independent of majority control in which the opinions of the individuals are formed." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"I'm coming 'round to the view that there's only a personal view of the world." - David Hockney

"The idea that this world is a playground instead of a battleground has now been accepted in practice by the vast majority of Christians...The 'worship' growing out of such a view of life is as far off center as the view itself - a sort of sanctified nightclub without the champagne and the dressed-up drunks." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"The justification of majority rule in politics is not to be found in its ethical superiority." - Walter Lippmann

"Step through new doors. The majority of the time there's something fantastic on the other side." - Oprah Winfrey

"Courage means going against majority opinion in the name of the truth." - Vaclav Havel

"Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority." - Albert Camus

"The majority of pop stars are complete idiots in every respect." - Marquis De Sade

"The truth is not always the same as the majority decision." - Pope John Paul Ii

"Second, recent polls over there show that the majority of Iraqis want us to leave precipitously." - William Eldridge Odom

"The majority is wicked." - Bias of Priene

"The great silent majority." - Richard M. Nixon

"The window has a wonderful view of a lake, but the view doesn't view itself. It exists in this world colorless, shapeless, soundless, odorless, and painless." - Wislawa Szymborska

"The cow's point of view deserves more literary attention." - Mason Cooley

"Every viewpoint is a view from a point." - Richard Rohr

"The view is better when it is earned." - Anonymous

"The essential point of view of Christianity is sin." - Friedrich Schlegel

"Consider your house from an aesthetic point of view." - Anthea Turner

"New frameworks are like climbing a mountain - the larger view encompasses rather than rejects the more restricted view." - Albert Einstein

"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed, in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a wide-spread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible." - Bertrand Russell

"Some segments within the American government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining American economy, and its grips on the Middle East, in order to save the Zionist regime The majority of the American people as well as most nations and politicians around the world agree with this view." - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

"At first view it might seem not to square with the republican theory, to suppose either that a majority have not the right, or that a minority will have the force to subvert a government . . . . But theoretic reasoning in this, as in most other cases, must be qualified by the lessons of practice." - James Madison

"The majority of individuals view their surroundings with a minimal amount of observational effort. They are unaware of the rich tapestry of details that surrounds them, such as the subtle movement of a person's hand or foot that might betray his thoughts or intentions." - Joe Navarro

"Any attempts by any government to change Community legislation to its own wishes are doomed to failure following the extension of policy areas now subject to majority voting... In our opinion, this must have serious implications for the traditional view of Parliament as a legislative body sovereignty." - Margaret Thatcher

"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible." - Bertrand Russell

"We give Supreme Court justices this freedom because we expect them to remain above the pull of politics, to avoid the effects of public excitement and allow a broader view, not tied to the whims of the majority at a certain moment in history." - Herb Kohl

"Those in the west who dismiss the repressiveness of laws against women in countries like Iran, no matter how benign their intentions, present a condescending view not just of the religion but also of women living in Muslim majority countries, as if the desire for choice and happiness is the monopoly of women in the west." - Azar Nafisi

"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widely spread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible." - Bertrand Russell

"Both the historian and the novelist view history as the struggle of a tiny minority, able and determined to make judgments, which is up against a vast and densely packed majority of the blind, who are led by their instincts and unable to think for themselves." - Lion Feuchtwanger

"People always think women meet us in the hotel lobby, but it's the opposite. The majority of the time, you go out to eat with your teammates, then rest for the next day's game. It's not a vacation - most guys view the road as a business trip." - Kevin Durant

"I get a sense that we've all been educated into one school of thought. I'm not surprised at all to find among the overwhelming majority of scientists, are people who would hold one particular view because that's all they're exposed to." - Thabo Mbeki

"In spite of rising competition, Chr Hansen continues to play a key role in the majority of dairy products which can be found on the shelves in supermarkets. From a marketing point of view, we have moved ahead of the competition over the past couple of years, and we intend to do everything to keep that position." - Lars Frederiksen

"When you're doing a film and the majority of the film is cast black, for me, it's most important to get people to view those movies as just movies, as just good movies. At the end of the day, regardless of the color of the cast, we're all doing the same thing in this business: trying to make a good film." - Kevin Hart

"The vast majority of the world knows there's no reason to circumcise. Someone should tell the doctors." - Penn Jillette

"If it adapts itself to what the majority of our society wants, art will be a meaningless recreation." - Albert Camus

"The laughers are a majority." - Alexander Pope

"A majority can do anything." - Joseph Gurney Cannon

"With the majority of people unbelief in one thing is founded on the blind belief in another." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"The majority is always sane." - Larry Niven

"How women view religion's role in society is shaped more by their own country's culture and context than one monolithic view that religion is simply bad for women." - Dalia Mogahed

"The most fatal illusion is the settled point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one." - Brooks Atkinson

"Law professors like Obama tend to view the law as one means to an end, and others, like myself, tend to view it as the end itself." - Jonathan Turley

"The successful politician owes his power to the fact that he moves within the accepted framework of thought, that he thinks and talks conventionally. It would be almost a contradiction in terms for a politician to be a leader in the field of ideas. His task in a democracy is to find out what the opinions held by the largest number are, not to give currency to new opinions which may become the majority view in some distant future." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"My own view is that the Churches should frankly recognise that the majority of the British people are not Christians and, therefore, cannot be expected to live Christian lives. There ought to be two distinct kinds of marriage: one governed by the State with rules enforced on all citizens, the other governed by the Church with rules enforced by her on her own members." -about the only statement i agree with in this book" - C S Lewis

"Whatever you do, do it with intelligence, and keep the end in view." - Thomas A Kempis

"Drunkenness does not create vice; it merely brings it into view." - Seneca the Younger

"I'm not someone who dwells upon past events, taking the view that life is too short" - Charles Kennedy

"The neutral view of free will is impossible. It involves choice without desire." - R C Sproul

"Atheists express their rage against God although in their view He does not exist." - C S Lewis

"Alas, that love, whose view is muffled still, Should without eyes see pathways to his will!" - William Shakespeare

"I ran against a Prejudice that quite cut off the view." - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Don't confuse being 'soft' with seeing the other guy's point of view." - George H W Bush

"Education must have an end in view, for it is not an end in itself." - Sybil Marshall

"I don't think other people in the world would share the view there is mounting chaos." - Bill Vaughan

"A lot of my world-view is formed by the places Ive been." - James Ransone

"How do you stand out? Just find your point-of-view." - Kevin Pollak

"Marshall McLuhan is absolutely right, we are always looking in the rear view mirror." - Margaret Atwood

"A single ego is an absurdly narrow vantage point from which to view the world." - Aleister Crowley

"There are three points of view to everything - mine, yours, and the truth." - Oriana Fallaci

"If you wait, people will forget your camera, and the soul will drift up into view." - Steve McCurry

"People say it's lonely at the top, but I sure like the view." - Charlie Sheen

"We look at the present through a rear view mirror. We march backwards into the future." - Marshall Mcluhan

"I've always been able to see you," I say. "It's a rather lovely view." - Jodi Picoult

"Our perspectives on situations act like a lens through which we view the world." - Debbie Ford

"Don't think of people in the mass. This gives you a blurred view" - Claude C Hopkins

"Success comes from the ability to view each arising problem as an opportunity for self improvement." - Stephen Covey

"Reality makes no sense at all, except possibly from God's point of view" - Lori Singer

"An accurate, insightful view of current reality is as important as a clear vision." - Peter Senge

"If you do not agree with the prevalent point of view, be ready to explain why." - Martin H Fischer

"From the dog's point of view, his master is an elongated and abnormally cunning dog." - Mabel Louise Robinson

"The Pantheon was the first church I'd ever seen that had an open view to God" - Bran Ferren

"How myopic it is to view His ministry as all crucifixion and no resurrection!" - Neal A Maxwell

"There's nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear." - Rose Kennedy

"We have a very narrow view of what is going on." - Daniel Kahneman

"If the society today allows wrongs to go unchallenged, the impression is created that those wrongs have the approval of the majority." - Barbara Jordan

"The immense majority of intellectually eminent men disbelieve in the Christian religion, but they conceal the fact in public, because they are afraid of losing their incomes." - Bertrand Russell

"Monarchies, aristocracies, and religions....there was never a country where the majority of the people were in their secret hearts loyal to any of these institutions." - Mark Twain

"I am well aware of the disagreeable effect produced on the majority of humanity, by whatever relates, even at the slightest degree to calculations or mathematical reasonings." - Hiram Maxim

"One must not mistake majority for truth." - Jean Cocteau

"The right of the majority is absolute." - Benjamin Tucker

"The majority can never replace the man" - Adolf Hitler

"One man with courage makes a majority." - Andrew Jackson

"Justice, not the majority, should rule." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"The majority of my symphonies are tombstones." - Dmitri Shostakovich

"The man with courage is a majority." - Andrew Young

"Truth is not determined by majority vote." - Douglas Gwyn

"Desperate courage makes One a majority." - Andrew Jackson

"The White Majority is the Problem" - Mona Sahlin

"I am a majority of one." - Henry David Thoreau

"The majority is always sane. p. 177" - Larry Niven

"He has joined the great majority." - Petronius

"Truth is not determined by majority vote." - Doug Gwyn

"He has gone over to the majority." - Petronius

"The deadliest contagion is majority opinion." - Henry S Haskins

"The terrible tyranny of the majority." - Ray Bradbury

"One and God make a majority." - Frederick Douglass

"In economics, the majority is always wrong." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"The minority yields to the majority!" - Deng Xiaoping

"One with the law is a majority." - Calvin Coolidge

"One with God is a majority." - Billy Graham

"One on God's side is a majority." - Wendell Phillips

"The majority of my blood is Asian." - Tiger Woods

"As for our majority... one is enough." - Benjamin Disraeli

"One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson

"Don't make decisions by majority vote. The majority is almost always wrong." - Adrian Rogers

"Since the majority of me Rejects the majority of you, Debating ends forthwith, and we Divide." - Philip Larkin

"Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is blissfully ignorant." - John Simon

"Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant." - John Simon

"Bolivia is a majority indigenous nation, but that majority has always been excluded." - Evo Morales

"The knowable world is incomplete if seen from any one point of view, incoherent if seen from all points of view at once, and empty if seen from nowhere in particular." - Richard Shweder

"The temper of mind that sees tragedy in life has not for its opposite the temper that sees joy. The opposite pole to the tragic view of life is the sordid view." - Edith Hamilton

"When the fire of your soul ignites the passion within your heart, don't view it as an opportunity for success or failure, view it as an open door for miracles." - Jennifer Finney Boylan

"One has to work for years and decades, to conduct negotiations, to stand for positions and points of view, to jointly develop a civilized view on the administrative and state organization of Chechnya." - Akhmad Kadyrov

"What is art?... From a strictly logical point of view, a question with no clear answer comes under the suspicion of being meaningless. But a strictly logical point of view never shows us much about art..." - Carter Ratcliff

"Does truth prevail more if we are not on speaking terms with those whose view of truth differs from ours?" - C. H. Dodd

"Every view of the world that becomes extinct, every culture that disappears, diminishes a possibility of life" - Octavio Paz

"The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren." - Doug Larson

"As I stood and watched the mists slowly rising this morning I wondered what view was more beautiful than this." - Hal Borland

"Many new churches, I regret to say, can be described from the design point of view only as holy terrors." - Robin Boyd

"Needing approval is like saying 'your view of me is more important than my own opinion of myself'." - Wayne Dyer

"When we look up at night and view the stars, everything we see is shinning because of distant nuclear fusion." - Carl Sagan

"It was always the view of my parents...that hot weather encouraged loose morals among young people." - Ian Mcewan

"All the reading she had done had given her a view of life that they had never seen." - Roald Dahl



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