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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #dissent

I learned early that crying out in protest could accomplish things. My older brothers and sister had started to school when, sometimes, they would come in and ask for a buttered biscuit or something and my mother, impatiently, would tell them no. But I would cry out and make a fuss until I got what I wanted. I remember well how my mother asked me why I couldn't be a nice boy like Wilfred; but I would think to myself that Wilfred, for being so nice and quiet, often stayed hungry. So early in life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.

Malcolm X

#dissent #inspirational #protest #inspirational

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

#patriotism #protest #love

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth

Albert Einstein

#independent-thought #respect

Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.” Jacob Bronowski in Science and Human Values

Jacob Bronowski

#lesion #truth-telling #science

One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.

Martin Luther King Jr.

#civil-disobedience #dissent #protest #law

Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it.

Howard Zinn

#civil-disobedience #democracy #dissent #law #protest

Inevitably it follows that anyone with an independent mind must become 'one who resists or opposes an authority or established convention': a rebel. ...And 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.

Nicholas Tharcher

#independent-thought #metaphysics #philosophy #independence

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.

Theodore Roosevelt

#dissent #patriotism #truth-telling #president

In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot.

Czesław Miłosz

#dissent #heroes #honesty #integrity #truth

It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.

Benjamin Franklin

#duty #independent-thought #independence

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