Quotations that match 'dissent'.

In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith. J. William Fulbright Politics
[ Act Democracy Dissent Faith]
Discussion in America means dissent. James Thurber
[ America Discussion Dissent Means]
Dissents speak to a future age. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
[ Age Future Speak]
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. Eric Hoffer
[ Dissent Feels Free Impose Majority Minority Most Only Will]
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism. Howard Zinn Patriotism
[ Dissent Form Highest Patriotism]
The often cruel behavior of Christians toward unbelievers and even toward dissenters among themselves is shocking evidence of the function of that image in relation to values and behavior. Carol P. Christ
[ Among Behavior Christians Cruel Dissenters Even Evidence Function Image Often Relation Shocking Themselves Toward Unbelievers Values]
We may be so eager to protect the right to dissent that we lose sight of the difference between dissent and subversion. Richard Perle
[ Between Difference Dissent Eager Lose May Protect Right Sight Subversion]
So now is the time, more than ever, for those who truly value all the principles of democracy, especially including dissent, to be the most forceful in speaking up, standing up and speaking out. Jim Hightower
[ Democracy Dissent Especially Ever Forceful Including More Most Now Out Principles Speaking Standing Than Those Time Truly Up Value]
Dissents are appeals to the brooding spirit of the law, to the intelligence of another day. Charles Evans Hughes
[ Another Appeals Brooding Day Intelligence Law Spirit]
Will dissent be permitted? The answer to that question will determine whether the society is a free society or a fear society. Natan Sharansky
[ Answer Determine Dissent Fear Free Permitted Question Society Whether Will]
Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters. Rosa Luxemburg
[ Always Dissenters Freedom]
Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent soon find themselves exterminating dissenters. Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard. Robert Jackson
[ Achieves Begin Coercive Compulsory Dissent Dissenters Elimination Find Graveyard Only Opinion Soon Themselves Those Unanimity Unification]
No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots. Barbara Ehrenreich Patriotism
[ All-Around Dissent Duty Matter Often Patriotism Patriots Rebellion Refuge Remain Scoundrels Too True]
Throughout the lead-up to the war, CNN worked hard to air all sides of the story. We had a regular segment called Voices of Dissent in which we spent time covering antiwar protests and interviewing those who were opposed to the war with Iraq. Jim Walton
[ Air Antiwar Called Cnn Covering Dissent Had Hard Interviewing Iraq Opposed Protests Regular Segment Sides Spent Story Those Throughout Time Voices War Were Which Worked]
The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself. Archibald MacLeish
[ Being Dissenter Every Herd Himself His Human Life Momentarily Moments Thinks Those]
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. Jacob Bronowski
[ Activity Cut Deal Dissent Doubt Good Got Him Into Last Left Man Native Off Scientist Trouble Whether Will Years]
Free societies are societies in which the right of dissent is protected. Natan Sharansky
[ Dissent Free Protected Right Societies Which]
The rightful claim to dissent is an existential right of the individual. Friedrich Durrenmatt
[ Claim Dissent Existential Individual Right Rightful]
So that's the dissenter's hope: that they are writing not for today but for tomorrow. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
[ Dissenter Hope Today Tomorrow Writing]
It's so easy for propaganda to work, and dissent to be mocked. Harold Pinter
[ Dissent Easy Mocked Propaganda Work]
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. Gore Vidal
[ Corporate Country Dissent Eliminate Entirely Ever First Grip Less Managed Media Much Objectivity Opinion States United Western Wonders World]
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. Dwight D. Eisenhower
[ Accepted America Blood Confuse Dare Descended Disloyal Dissent Doctrine Heirs Here Honest May Men Never Rebels Spirit Subversion Their Women]
May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion. Dwight D. Eisenhower
[ Confuse Disloyal Dissent Honest May Never Subversion]
In a number of cases dissenting opinions have in time become the law. Charles Evans Hughes
[ Become Cases Law Number Opinions Time]
When a man fails to see the truth of certain generally accepted views, there is no law compelling him to provoke animosity by announcing his dissent. George Henry Lewes
[ Accepted Animosity Announcing Certain Compelling Dissent Fails Generally Him His Law Man Provoke See Truth Views]
In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects. James W. Fulbright
[ Act Democracy Dissent Effects Faith Medicine Taste Test Value]
Science exists, moreover, only as a journey toward troth. Stifle dissent and you end that journey. John Charles Polanyi
[ Dissent End Exists Journey Moreover Only Science Stifle Toward]
Neither with those nor with the others, with all I agree and dissent; in all part of truth and part of error must be seen. Michael Servetus
[ Agree Dissent Error Must Neither Nor Others Part Seen Those Truth]
Some of my ancestors were religious dissenters who came to America over three hundred years ago. Others were abolitionists in New England in the eighteen forties and fifties. Pete Seeger
[ Abolitionists Ago America Ancestors Came Dissenters Eighteen England Fifties Forties Hundred New Others Over Religious Some Three Were Years]
People may believe that there can be a society where dissent is not permitted, but which is nonetheless not a fear society because everyone agrees with one another and therefore no one wants to dissent. Natan Sharansky
[ Agrees Another Because Believe Dissent Everyone Fear May Nonetheless Permitted Society Therefore Wants Where Which]
In contrast, fear societies are societies in which dissent is banned. Natan Sharansky
[ Banned Contrast Dissent Fear Societies Which]
In the end it is worse to suppress dissent than to run the risk of heresy. Learned Hand
[ Dissent End Heresy Risk Run Suppress Than Worse]
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it. Edward R. Murrow
[ America Confuse Dies Disloyalty Dissent Loyal Must Opposition Soul Think]
Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime. Jacob Bronowski
[ Been Conformity Died Dissent Ever Lifetime Our Several Society Which]
Down through the centuries, this trick has been tried by various establishments throughout the world. They force people to get involved in the kind of examination that has only one aim and that is to stamp out dissent. Pete Seeger
[ Aim Been Centuries Dissent Down Establishments Examination Force Get Involved Kind Only Out Stamp Through Throughout Trick Tried Various World]
It is hard for any one to be an honest politician who is not born and bred a Dissenter. William Hazlitt
[ Any Born Bred Dissenter Hard Honest Politician]
Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate. Hubert H. Humphrey
[ Anvil Debate Discussion Dissent Freedom Hammered Out]
It's much easier to make jokes about sensitive issues if there is some dissent, some conflict. Mo Rocca
[ Conflict Dissent Easier Issues Jokes Make Much Sensitive Some]
There are men - now in power in this country - who do not respect dissent, who cannot cope with turmoil, and who believe that the people of America are ready to support repression as long as it is done with a quiet voice and a business suit. John Lindsay
[ America Believe Business Cannot Cope Country Dissent Done Long Men Now Power Quiet Ready Repression Respect Suit Support Turmoil Voice]