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Today's Quotes - Dissent

posted May 16, 2009, 5:30 AM by Banzai Ben
     Today's Quotes:

It is necessary for the welfare of society that genius should be privileged to utter sedition, to blaspheme, to outrage good taste, to corrupt the youthful mind, and generally to scandalize one's uncles.
     - George Bernard Shaw, 1856 - 1950

Acceptance of dissent is the fundamental requirement of a free society.
     - Richard Royster Royall, 1798 - 1840

Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.
     - Hubert H. Humphrey, 1911 - 1978

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

The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
     - Archibald MacLeish, 1892 - 1982

What counts alone is the innovator, the dissenter, the harbinger of things unheard of, the man who rejects the traditional standards and aims at substituting new values and ideas for old ones.
     - Ludwig von Mises, 1881 - 1973a