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We are so concerned to flatter
the majority that we lose sight
of how very often it is necessary,
in order to preserve freedom
for the minority,
let alone for the individual,
to face that majority down.
William F. Buckley, Jr. (more quotes by William F. Buckley, Jr. or books by/about William F. Buckley, Jr.)
(1925-2008) American author and journalist, founded 'National Review'
The Jeweler’s Eye, 1968
Civil Rights, Conformity, Democracy, Freedom, Government, Individual Rights, Justice, Law, Liberty, Rights, Truth