Religion is the opium of the masses.
It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.
The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, 'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball bat and yelling, 'You want a piece of me?'
I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.
I believe that the will of the people is resolved by a strong leadership. Even in a democratic society, events depend on a strong leadership with a strong power of persuasion, and not on the opinion of the masses.
The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, "Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses." She's got a baseball bat and yelling, "You want a piece of me?".
We are convinced that the risen masses must stand at the heart and in the vanguard of the great historic process to eradicate the legacy of slavery, colonialism, apartheid and neo-colonialism.
When pop art first happened it was fresh and original, ... popular art for the masses.
Whenever masses of people, especially educated people, know something- and when what they know is something they greatly fear because they believe it affects virtually everything they do or want to do - then most likely we stand in the presence of a.
An ideology designed to empower the masses became one of the most ruthless instruments of oppression, ... It is not enough to wire the world if you short-circuit the soul. Technology without heart is not enough.
A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.
Ignorance and illiteracy are obviously not synonymous; even illiterate masses can cast their ballots with intelligence, once they are informed.
I have never intimidated the masses, ... I only intimidate corrupt officials.
It's a slow and miserable way to die. These tumors grow as ulcerated masses and cause bleeding and infection.
It is here that the masses that Frantz Fanon correctly called the wretched of the earth turn against one another not in rage, but in despair.
The American polity is infected with a serious imbalance of power between elites and masses, a power which is the principal threat to our democracy.
The greatest fear that haunts this city is a suitcase bomb, nuclear or germ. Many people carry small gas masks. The masses here seem to be resigned to the inevitable, believing an attack of major proportions will happen.
After the advent of the written word, the masses who could not - or were not permitted to - read, were given sermons by the few who could.
The two great cultural and political currents of Italy have always only been concerned with the masses.
It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
It is the besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which the masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
We ask the great masses of India to be patient a short time longer, while the cause of freedom is being fought out, not because we want to delay, but because the hard facts of war make a complete change impossible at the moment.
Some otherwise sane scientists have seriously proposed that we tuck this deadly garbage under the edges of drifting continents but how can they be sure the moving land masses will climb over the waste and not just push it forward?