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An Enemy of the People
QUOTATION: The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the
compact majority. Yes, the damned, compact, liberal majority.
QUOTATION: Im plotting revolution against this lie that the majority
has a monopoly of the truth. What are these truths that always bring the
majority rallying round? Truths so elderly they are practically senile.
And when a truth is as old as that, gentlemen, you can hardly tell it
from a lie.
QUOTATION: The thing is, you see, that the strongest man in the world
is the man who stands alone.
QUOTATION: You should never have your best trousers on when you turn
out to fight for freedom and truth.
QUOTATION: The majority is never right. Never, I tell you! Thats
one of these lies in society that no free and intelligent man can help
rebelling against. Who are the people that make up the biggest proportion
of the populationthe intelligent ones or the fools? I think we can
agree its the fools, no matter where you go in this world, its
the fools that form the overwhelming majority.