Minorities

It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.

Sam Adams

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