Quotation: "One man with courage is a majority."
Variations: "One man with courage makes a majority."
Other attributions: Andrew Jackson
Earliest known attribution to Thomas Jefferson: 1966
Comments: This quotation has not been found in the writings of Thomas Jefferson. The headline quotation, "one man with courage is a majority," is most often attributed to Jefferson, but its listed variation, "one with courage makes a majority," is more often attributed to Andrew Jackson. That attribution is likely also spurious. Other similar variations have been positively traced to other sources.
- Anna Berkes, 1/27/20; updated 8/12/21
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