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Dissent Quotes

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Howard Zinn
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This is a vicious witch-hunt aimed at crushing the voice of dissent.
Aidan White
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Barbara Ehrenreich
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
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Dwight D. Eisenhower
May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Don Williams
Why is it that an extended olive branch often turns to a clinched fist of hatred?
Don Williams
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Emily Dickinson
Assent -- and you are sane -- , demur -- you're straightway dangerous -- , and handled with a Chain -- .
Emily Dickinson
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Andrea Dworkin
Wild intelligence abhors any narrow world; and the world of women must stay narrow, or the woman is an outlaw. No woman could be Nietzsche or Rimbaud without ending up in a whorehouse or lobotomized.
Andrea Dworkin
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To shoot a man because one disagrees with his interpretation of Darwin or Hegel is a sinister tribute to the supremacy of ideas in human affairs -- but a tribute nevertheless.
George Steiner
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There was no dissent because none was allowed. The entire summit was simply a method for those elected and appointed officials who were there to pat themselves on the back. They are not looking for alternatives.
George Taplin
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The fundamentalist mind, running in a single rut for fifty years, is now quite unable to comprehend dissent from its basic superstitions, or to grant any common honesty, or even any decency, to those who reject them
H.L. Mencken,
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By contrast, China is a repressive regime that denies its citizens the essential freedoms of religion, political dissent and representative self-government.
Todd Akin
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This 'no dissent' line was what we agreed in Manchester and is what will see in the Champions League this year,
William Gaillard
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You do not become a ''dissident'' just because you decide one day to take up this most unusual career. You are thrown into it by your personal sense of responsibility, combined with a complex set of external circumstances. You are cast out of the existing structures and placed in a position of conflict with them. It begins as an attempt to do your work well, and ends with being branded an enemy of society.
Vaclav Havel
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I am more the patriot today as I march in protest and dissent than when I wore the uniform of a United States Marine. Nor am I less the warrior, armed with a bullhorn rather than an automatic weapon.
Camillo Bica
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Unfortunately, 9/11 crystallized some misconceptions that made some people unable to realize that really healthy dissent is in truth more supportive of those poor soldiers being sent to get slaughtered than this blind allegiance to a certain political regime, ... It's like the Earth is flat and we're gonna walk off the edge of it. It causes me a certain amount of dismay. I realize that Americans are innocent -- only seven percent of our population even owns a passport. But man, I'll tell you, I don't think corporate America and the political regimes meet in an innocent place, and they don't mind using the innocence of Americans in a greedy way.
Rodney Crowell
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In a one-party system intolerant of dissent, petitioning is one of the only ways that ordinary Chinese have to air their grievances.
Kenneth Roth
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In the end it is worse to suppress dissent than to run the risk of heresy.
Learned Hand
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The 'global warming' lobby hopes to stop all dissent by shutting out, shouting down and intimidating any opposition.
Steven Milloy
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We may be so eager to protect the right to dissent that we lose sight of the difference between dissent and subversion.
Richard Perle
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We must learn to welcome and not to fear the voices of dissent.
J. Fulbright
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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
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We agree with the dissent.
Jane Robison
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The statement was slightly more hawkish than we were expecting but there was one vote of dissent,
Kamal Sharma
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The statement was slightly more hawkish than we were expecting but there was one vote of dissent.
Kamal Sharma
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hotbeds of dissent. But they're not taking it to the next level. When a rabble-rouser comes to a mosque, he's met with a great deal of resistance. People in that community say (to the authorities), 'Please come get this person.'
Mia Bloom
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Eric Hoffer
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.
Eric Hoffer
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I would like you to understand completely, also emotionally, that I'm a political detainee and will be a political prisoner, that I have nothing now or in the future to be ashamed of in this situation. That, at bottom, I myself have in a certain sense asked for this detention and this sentence, because I've always refused to change my opinion, for which I would be willing to give my life and not just remain in prison. That therefore I can only be tranquil and content with myself.
Antonio Gramsci
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If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.
John Stuart Mill
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Lord Byron
I stood among them, but not of them; in a shroud of thoughts which were not their thoughts.
Lord Byron
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Dwight D. Eisenhower
May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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