"Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority,
it is time to pause and reflect."
Mark Twain
[Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) American author and humorist
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Majority or minority, it is always appropriate to pause and reflect upon your views and beliefs... and then act upon the resulting views and beliefs.
 -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
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    It is always time to pause and reflect, but the main reason a majority exists is people don't, and just jump on a bandwagon, as they did in the spring of 2003 when the president decided to demonstrate U.S. machismo and boost his approval rate back up to the high 70s after sliding from inauguration. Now that they've had time to pause and reflect, that's almost his disapproval rating
     -- Jack, Green, OH     
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    Sort of a tongue-in-cheek truism, but cute
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Joe, Rochester, MI      
    Love it!
     -- Robert, Sarasota     
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    One of my favorite quotes.
     -- Dick, Fort Worth     
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    Off of one bandwagon and on to another; and so it goes. Look at everyone walking down the street and remember: half have an IQ below 100.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Amen. The majority of people are not smart enough to be making a good choice. I did reflect before I gave this quote a 5 like everyone else.
     -- Tom Sawyer, Hannibal MO     
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    He said it all:
    When you're on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
     -- ValerieN, Richmond, VA.     
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    Commonly, anyone who stands for the truth
    stands alone.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    Considering the times in which Twain lived in, " that " majority resided in the north, the aggression toward the south, wanting raw materials from the independent sovereigns, planters and yoeman farmers from the Sovereign Southern States.
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
     -- jim k, Austin      
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