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May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion. ⏤ Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

Albert Einstein, physicist

Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.

Wayne Dyer, psychologist

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

Albert Einstein, physicist

One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.

Robert Kennedy, politician

The beginning of thought is in disagreement -- not only with others but also with ourselves.

Eric Hoffer, writer

I stood among them, but not of them; in a shroud of thoughts which were not their thoughts.

Lord Byron, poet

I love America more than any other country in the world and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.

James Baldwin, educator

Opposition is not necessarily enmity; it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity.

Sigmund Freud, psychologist

Opposition always enflames the enthusiast, never converts him.

Friedrich von Schiller, poet

The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.

Mark Twain, author

Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use.

Francis Bacon, philosopher

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

Galileo Galilei, scientist

I love opposition that has convictions.

Frederick the Great, royalty

I respect only those who resist me; but I cannot tolerate them.

Charles De Gaulle, leader

The original crime of niggers and lesbians is that they prefer themselves.

Alice Walker, author

I have spent many years of my life in opposition and I like the role.

Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

Desmond Tutu, cleric

Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves.

Gene Fowler, journalist

If we confuse dissent with disloyalty

Edward R. Murrow, journalist

Opposition is true friendship.

William Blake, poet

If it is once again one against forty-eight, then I am very sorry for the forty-eight.

Margaret Thatcher, leader

Resistance is thought transformed into feeling. Change the thought that creates the resistance, and there is no more resistance.

Robert Conklin, educator

Assent -- and you are sane -- , demur -- you're straightway dangerous -- , and handled with a Chain -- .

Emily Dickinson, poet

We may be so eager to protect the right to dissent that we lose sight of the difference between dissent and subversion.

Richard Perle, public servant

It is hard for any one to be an honest politician who is not born and bred a Dissenter.

William Hazlitt, critic

May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, president

Wherever there is a parliament, there must of necessity be an opposition.

John Wagstaff,

Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters.

Rosa Luxemburg, activist

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, critic

Discussion in America means dissent.

James Thurber, comedian

In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.

J. William Fulbright, politician

So that's the dissenter's hope: that they are writing not for today but for tomorrow.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, judge

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, president

In the end it is worse to suppress dissent than to run the risk of heresy.

Learned Hand, judge

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, politician

Inevitably anyone with an independent mind must become 'one who resists or opposes authority or established conventions': a rebel. If enough people come to agree with, and follow, the Rebel, we now have a Devil. Until, of course, still more people agree. And then, finally, we have --- Greatness.

Aleister Crowley, critic

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, statesman

Given a sufficient number of people and an adequate amount of time you can create insurmountable opposition to the most inconsequential idea.


Free societies are societies in which the right of dissent is protected.

Natan Sharansky, writer

In contrast, fear societies are societies in which dissent is banned.

Natan Sharansky, writer

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, writer

Will dissent be permitted? The answer to that question will determine whether the society is a free society or a fear society.

Natan Sharansky, writer

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, musician

It's much easier to make jokes about sensitive issues if there is some dissent, some conflict.

Mo Rocca, writer

Science exists, moreover, only as a journey toward troth. Stifle dissent and you end that journey.

John Charles Polanyi, scientist

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, philosopher

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, critic

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. This amicable conflict with difficulty helps us to an intimate acquaintance with our object, and compels us to consider it in all its relations. It will not suffer us to be superficial.

Edmund Burke, statesman

No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition. It reduces their supporters to that tractable number which can be managed by the joint influences of fruition and hope. It offers vengeance to the discontented, and distinction to the ambitious; and employs the energies of aspiring spirits, who otherwise may prove traitors in a division or assassins in a debate.

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

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, novelist

But most of us are apt to settle within ourselves that the man who blocks our way is odious, and not to mind causing him a little of the disgust which his personality excites in ourselves.

George Eliot, author

When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us.

Sydney J. Harris, journalist

If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secrete of getting along -- whether it be business, family relations, or life itself.

Bernard Meltzer, lawyer

It is easy and dismally enervating to think of opposition as merely perverse or actually evil -- far more invigorating to see it as essential for honing the mind, and as a positive good in itself. For the day that moral issues cease to be fought over is the day the word human disappears from the race.

Jill Tweedie,

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