Quotes by consent

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  • Algernon Sydney
    Algernon Sydney
    English politician 1623-1683
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    '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.
  • George Bancroft
    George Bancroft
    American historian 1800-1891
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    By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    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.
  • Basil Bunting
    Basil Bunting
    British poet 1900-1985
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    Can a moment of madness make up for an age of consent?
  • Andreas Capellanus
    Andreas Capellanus
    French author 12th century
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    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.
  • Jean Rostand
    Jean Rostand
    French writer 1897-1977
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    Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
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    He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
  • Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson
    American president (7th) 1767-1845
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    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.
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin Coolidge
    American president 1872-1933
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    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)
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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    If nationality is consent, the state is compulsion.
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
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    If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already.
  • Walter Lippmann
    Walter Lippmann
    American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
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    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.
  • Bob McDonnell
    Bob McDonnell
    American politician and lawyer 1954-
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    Informed consent is required for every invasive medical procedure, from getting your ears pierced to having an abortion.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    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
    Arthur C. Nielsen
    American businessman and engineer 1897-1980
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    Keep the problems of clients and prospects confidential. Divulge information only with their consent.
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