Quotation Explorer - 'Assent'

The nod of a head is such a small thing, it can mean so little, yet it is the gesture of assent that allows, that makes to be. The nod is the gesture of power, the yes. The numen. the presence of the sacred, is called by its name. - Ursula K. Le Guin
That all men are equal is a proposition which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent. - Aldous Huxley
Sometimes, to remain silent is to lie, since silence can be interpreted as assent. - Miguel de Unamuno
If one billion of you watch and do not intercede as one million of you assent to the one thousand who participate in the murder of a child, then one billion of you are a billion times guilty. - Compton Gage
You are judged more by what you do passively than by what you do actively. If one billion of you watch and do not intercede as one million of you assent to the one thousand who participate in the murder of a child, then one billion of you are a billion times guilty. - Compton Gage
Only if God IS ultimate reality, can he be our unconditional concern; only then can he be the object of surrender, obedience, and assent. Faith in anything which has only preliminary reality is idolatrous. - Paul Tillich
You are judged many times more by what you give assent to others doing than what you do yourself. - Compton Gage
If one million of you give assent to the one thousand who participate in the murder of a child, then one million of you are a million times guilty. - Compton Gage
You are judged many times more by what you give assent to others doing than what you do yourself. If one million of you give assent to the one thousand who participate in the murder of a child, then one million of you are a million times guilty. - Compton Gage
Why should I fear death?If I am, then death is not.If Death is, then I am not.Why should I fear that which can only exist when I do not?Long time men lay oppressed with slavish fear.Religious tyranny did domineer.At length the mighty one of GreeceBegan to assent the liberty of man. - Epicurus
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