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Unanimity Quotes

Unanimity Quotes by Ludwig von Mises, Rutherford B. Hayes, Abel Aganbegyan, Neal Katyal, Robert Jackson, Malcolm Forbes and many others.

History has witnessed the failure of many endeavors to impose peace by war, cooperation by coercion, unanimity by slaughtering dissidents…. A lasting order cannot be established by bayonets.
Ludwig von Mises
No political party can ever make prohibition effective. A political party implies an adverse, an opposing, political party. To enforce criminal statutes implies substantial unanimity in the community. This is the result of the jury system. Hence the futility of party prohibition.
Rutherford B. Hayes
You only find complete unanimity in a cemetary.
Abel Aganbegyan
Unanimity is important because it signals that the justices can rise above their differences and interpret the law without partisanship.
Neal Katyal
Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent soon find themselves exterminating dissenters. Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard.
Robert Jackson
Economists’ unanimity that bad business is ahead is the most reassuring news possible. It’s very unlikely that this will be the one time they’re right.
Malcolm Forbes
There are certain aspects, and there are – there are 15 attributes of winners and winning slogans. “Which side are you on” sounds divisive, that you’re on one side or the other, at a time when we actually want universality. We want unanimity.
Frank Luntz
There is great unanimity among the dissolute.
[Lat., Magna inter molles concordia.]
As long as man remains an inquiring animal, there can never be a complete unanimity in our fundamental beliefs. The more diverse our paths, the greater is likely to be the divergence of beliefs.
Arthur Keith
Like all forms of collective security, multilateral sanctions require a unanimity rarely achieved in international politics.
Elliott Abrams
I’ve never found an important decision made by a great organization that was made at a point of unanimity. Significant decisions carry risks and inevitably some will oppose it. In these settings, the great legislative leader must be artful in handling uncomfortable decisions, and this requires rigor.
James C. Collins
Where they do agree on the stage, their unanimity is wonderful.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
I think we Americans tend to put too high a price on unanimity, as if there were something dangerous and illegitimate about honest differences of opinion honestly expressed by honest men.
J. William Fulbright
It is idle to await unanimity.
Robert Dale Owen
As a corporation, you cannot let the desire for unanimity override your obligation for fairness.
Leo Hindery
There is total unanimity that the most serious threat facing the United States and Israel is a nuclear-armed Iran.
Ted Deutch
I don’t think leadership demands ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers; I think leadership is providing the forum for making the right decision, which doesn’t demand unanimity.
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking.
Christopher Morley
Unanimity is always stupid.
Nelson Rodrigues
Unfortunately, unanimity is not always feasible.
Milton Friedman
From the start, there was unanimity about my arrival at Manchester City. The coach, the executive director Garry Cook, and chairman Khaldoun al-Mubarak – I felt everyone wanted me.
Samir Nasri
I have lately obtained the opinion of a number of Chief Constables, who declare with almost complete unanimity that the recent great increase in juvenile delinquency is, to a considerable extent, due to demoralising cinematograph films.
Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel
There was one issue on which there seemed to be almost unanimity: the Internet should not be managed by any government, national or multinational.
Jon Postel
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.
George S. Patton
Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous.
Yehudi Menuhin