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Dissent

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

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

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

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) Thirty-fourth President of the USA.

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

William Hazlitt (1778-1830) British essayist.

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 (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.

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

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.

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

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

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