06 Nov 2020

The smallest minority on earth is the individual.

Ayn Rand

Cast your whole vote, not a strip of paper merely, but your whole influence. A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority; it is not even a minority then; but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight.

Any man more right than his neighbors constitutes a majority of one already.

Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him. Patience, patience; with the shades of all the good and great for company; and for solace the perspective of your own infinite life; and for work the study and the communication of principles, the making those instincts prevalent, the conversion of the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, The American Scholar