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All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

Common Sense Is Not So Common
/Murphy's Law/

Everything popular is wrong.
Oscar Wilde

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
Bertrand Russell

Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.
John Stuart Mill

Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.
Immanuel Kant

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.
Bertrand Russell

The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong.
George Bernard Shaw

The only times something's right, is when everyone agrees its wrong.
/Murphy's Law/

There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
Winston Churchill
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