If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.
— Albert Einstein

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
Martin Luther King, Jr. acquiesce quote

Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.
— Robert Frost

Nothing would improve newspaper criticism so much as the knowledge that it was to be read by men too hardy to acquiesce in the authoritative statement of the reviewer.
— R. H. Hutton