Quotes by consent
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English politician 1623-1683
'Tis hard to comprehend how one man can come to be master of many, equal to himself in right, unless it be by consent or by force.
American historian 1800-1891
By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
By common consent of all the nations and all the ages the most valuable thing in this world is the homage of men, whether deserved or undeserved.
British poet 1900-1985
Can a moment of madness make up for an age of consent?
French author 12th century
Even if the whole earth and sea were turned to gold, they could hardly satisfy the avarice of a woman... You can more easily scratch a diamond with your fingernail than you can by any human ingenuity get a woman to consent to giving any of her savings.
French writer 1897-1977
Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness.
Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
American president (7th) 1767-1845
I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity of our system of government forbids it.
American president 1872-1933
If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final.Source: Speech on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence (5 July 1926)
Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
If nationality is consent, the state is compulsion.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already.
American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
In making the great experiment of governing people by consent rather than by coercion, it is not sufficient that the party in power should have a majority. It is just as necessary that the party in power should never outrage the minority.
American politician and lawyer 1954-
Informed consent is required for every invasive medical procedure, from getting your ears pierced to having an abortion.
American academic and social critic 1947-
Judaism's campaign to make divinity invisible has never fully succeeded. Images are always eluding moral control, creating the brilliant western art tradition. Idolatry is fascism of the eye. The western eye will be served, with or without the consent of conscience.Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
Arthur C. Nielsen
American businessman and engineer 1897-1980
Keep the problems of clients and prospects confidential. Divulge information only with their consent.
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