Dissent quotes & sayings

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Yesterday the greatest question was decided which ever was debated in America; and a greater perhaps never was, nor will be, decided among men. A resolution was passed without one dissenting colony, 'that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.' - John Adams


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


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


I am the spirit that always dissents. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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