Quotes: dissent

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  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    A dissenting minority feels free only when it can impose its will on the majority: what it abominates most is the dissent of the majority.
  • Barbara Deming
    Barbara Deming
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    A great many of us [must] move from words to acts - from words of dissent to acts of disobedience.
  • Banksy
    Banksy
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    All graffiti is low-level dissent, but stencils have an extra history. They've been used to start revolutions and to stop wars.
  • James Thurber
    James Thurber
    American cartoonist 1894-1961
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    Discussion in America means dissent.
  • Abe Fortas
    Abe Fortas
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    Dissent and dissenters have no monopoly on freedom. They must tolerate opposition. They must accept dissent from their dissent.
  • Jacob Bronowski
    Jacob Bronowski
    British Scientist, Author 1908-1974
    Jacob Bronowski
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    Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man.
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    Hubert H. Humphrey
    American politician 1911-1978
    Hubert H. Humphrey
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    Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.
  • Jacob Bronowski
    Jacob Bronowski
    British Scientist, Author 1908-1974
    Jacob Bronowski
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    Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    American president 1890-1969
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
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    Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
  • J. William Fulbright
    J. William Fulbright
    American politician and U.S. Senator 1905-1995
    J. William Fulbright
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    In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but its effects.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    American president 1890-1969
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
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    May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
    Barbara Ehrenreich
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    No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.
  • Bernadine Dohrn
    Bernadine Dohrn
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    The aspects of patriotism that hush dissent, encourage going along, and sanction comfortable distancing and compliance with what is indecent and unacceptable... those aspects are too fundamental to ignore or gloss over.
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
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    The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western World. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity - much less dissent.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    Though dissenters seem to question everything in sight, they are actually bundles of dusty answers and never conceived a new question. What offends us most in the literature of dissent is the lack of hesitation and wonder.
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