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Consent Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Consent

Please enjoy these Consent Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

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No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

For in reason, all government without the consent of
the governed is the very definition of slavery.
- Jonathan Swift

 

Cats don't like change without their consent.
- Roger Caras

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments
derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
- Adrian Cronauer

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Can a moment of madness make up for an age of consent?
- Basil Bunting

If you wish to appear agreeable in society,
you must consent to be taught many things which you know already.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

No one, Eleanor Roosevelt said, can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Never give it.
- Marian Wright Edelman

He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent.
- Saint Augustine

Libertarians typically argue that particular obligations,
at least under normal circumstances,
must be created by consent; they cannot be unilaterally imposed by others.
- Tom G. Palmer

No power on earth has a right to take our property
from us without our consent.
- John Jay

You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility
to steal into my affections without my consent.
- Alexander Hamilton

The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves,
or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.
- Joseph Conrad

Civilization exists by geological consent,
subject to change without notice.
- Will Durant

Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to
our world in the name of revolution have become,
in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion.
- Albert Camus

Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only
if you generously consent to share them.
- Albert Camus

Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state,
but only in a civil state, where it is decreed by common
consent what is good or bad.
- Baruch Spinoza

If nationality is consent, the state is compulsion.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Naturally our Government would not consent to such terms,
and so the war had to proceed.
- Christiaan Rudolf de Wet

'Tis hard to comprehend how one man can come to be master of many,
equal to himself in right, unless it be by consent or by force.
- Algernon Sydney

No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you,
keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue,
influence, but by your own consent.
- William Ellery Channing

Familiarity breeds consent.
- Oscar Wilde

Greatness, in order to gain recognition,
must all too often consent to ape greatness.
- Jean Rostand

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory;
the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
- George Bancroft

I defy anyone - and I have said this to the Germans -
to build a solid,
articulated, and viable Europe without France's consent.
- Pierre Laval

No man is good enough to govern another man
without that other's consent.
- Abraham Lincoln

Voting is the foundational act that breathes life into
the principle of the consent of the governed.
- DeForest Soaries

You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes
only if you generously consent to share them.
- Albert Camus

Once you consent to some concession,
you can never cancel it and put things back the way they are.
- Howard Hughes

Government itself is founded upon the great doctrine
of the consent of the governed,
and has its cornerstone in the memorable principle
that men are endowed with inalienable rights.
- Leland Stanford

I cannot consent to be led three or four hundred leagues out of my route,
without its being by force of arms.
- Zebulon Pike

I can never consent to being dictated to.
- John Tyler

What we seek is the reign of law, based upon the consent
of the governed and sustained by the organized opinion of mankind.
- Woodrow Wilson

When I started doing my work years ago,
I had doubts as to whether the informed-consent question was answerable.
- Jock Sturges

It is possible that the contemplation of cruelty will
not make us humane but cruel;
that the reiteration of the badness of our spiritual
condition will make us consent to it.
- Lionel Trilling

I shall assume that your silence gives consent.
- Plato

Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
- George Washington

Those who consent to the act and those who do it shall be equally punished.
- Edward Coke

If the business community and political elite want
to go to war they find it easy to mobilize domestic consent.
- Edward S. Herman

Your silence gives consent.
- Plato

To think well and to consent to obey someone giving
good advice are the same thing.
- Herodotus

He alone is free who lives with free consent under
the entire guidance of reason.
- Baruch Spinoza

I can be forced to live without happiness,
but I will never consent to live without honor.
- Pierre Corneille

It's not the physical location of birth that defines citizenship,
but whether your parents are citizens,
and the express or implied consent to jurisdiction of the sovereign.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Keep the problems of clients and prospects confidential.
Divulge information only with their consent.
- Arthur C. Nielsen

Advice and consent does not mean rubber stamp in the Senate.
- Patricia Ireland

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

Many people do not realize that where unions have bargaining
rights employers cannot raise wages or improve benefit
plans any more than they can reduce them without of
the consent of the union.
- Charles E. Wilson

I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid
in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my
republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity
of our system of government forbids it.
- Andrew Jackson

So the system we have in radio and television today
is the direct result of government policies that have been made in our name,
in the name of the people, on our behalf,
but without our informed consent.
- Robert McChesney

If the Holy Spirit can take over the subconscious with
our consent and cooperation,
then we have almighty Power working at the basis of our lives,
then we can do anything we ought to do,
go anywhere we ought to go, and be anything we ought to be.
- E. Stanley Jones

We who have been born and nurtured on this soil,
we, whose habits, manners, and customs are the same
in common with other Americans,
can never consent to - be the bearers of the redress
offered by that Society to that much afflicted.
- Richard V. Allen

The Government and the Parliament, even the House of Lords,
will consent to a large increase of electors;
and men who have not considered the subject fully will
imagine they have gained much by the concession.
- John Bright

Even if the whole earth and sea were turned to gold,
they could hardly satisfy the avarice of a woman...
You can more easily scratch a diamond with your fingernail
than you can by any human ingenuity get a woman to
consent to giving any of her savings.
- Andreas Capellanus

I had, toward the last, been shut off from all visitors,
and so when the lawyer, Peter A. Hendricks, came and
told me that friends of mine were willing to take charge
of me if I would rather be with them than in the asylum,
I was only too glad to give my consent.
- Nellie Bly

This ship was a league from us, and some of the men would have taken her,
and I would not consent to it, and this Moore said
I always hindered them making their fortunes.
Was that not the reason I struck him? Was there a mutiny on board?
- William Kidd

I mean, Eighteen years old is the age of consent in
Europe and you can go anywhere and do anything you like.
In America, it is dumb.
At eighteen you should be able to do anything that you like,
except get married.
- John Entwistle

In our system leadership is by consent,
not command.
To lead a President must persuade.
Personal contacts and experiences help shape his thinking.
They can be critical to his persuasiveness and thus to his leadership.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Our will makes constantly a sort of agreement with the world,
whereby, if the world will continually show some respect to the will,
the will shall consent to be strenuous in its industry.
- Josiah Royce

The powers of government exercised locally derive from
a federal law authorizing government by consent in local affairs only,
unless those affairs are otherwise governed by federal law.
- Dick Thornburgh

The Constitution gives the president the power to appoint,
upon the advice and consent of a majority of the Senate,
and it plainly does not give a minority of senators
any right to interfere with that process.
- John Jay Hooker

The decision to join or not join a service union,
political party or other organization should be left up to the individual.
No such organization has the right to take money out
of the pockets of state workers without their proper consent.
- Matt Blunt

Well I think that what we're seeing now is that the people feel like they,
the people in Congress don't have their consent to govern them.
They keep doing things that are incredibly unpopular.
And so when that happens, folks get angry.
- Laura Ingraham

Quite a few musicians came to our house.
And my ma took me to hear many more,
hoping to encourage in me a love of music.
But she wouldn't consent to my having music lessons,
for she feared I might end up as she had done -
unable to play except from paper.
- Mary Lou Williams

Commitment means that it is possible for a man to yield
the nerve center of his consent to a purpose or cause,
a movement or an ideal, which may be more important
to him than whether he lives or dies.
- Howard Thurman

The best an American can look forward to is the lonely
pleasure of one who stands at long last on a chilly
and inhospitable mountaintop where few have been before,
where few can follow and where few will consent to believe he has been.
- George F. Kennan

It is plain that, when it comes to inferior officers,
Congress itself can pass a law sending these nominees
to the President with him having the authority to put
them on the bench without the advice and consent of the Senate.
- John Jay Hooker

The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group.
If he does, he is no longer what he must be.
He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must
win and the control he must exert.
- Vince Lombardi

Park women, properly so called, are those degraded creatures,
utterly lost to all sense of shame, who wander about
the paths most frequented after nightfall in the Parks,
and consent to any species of humiliation for the sake
of acquiring a few shillings.
- Henry Mayhew


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