Les Faux Monnayeurs [The Counterfeiters] (1925)Often misquoted as "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."Frequently misattributed to Christopher Columbus.
Alternate translation: Moreover, I desire that with the plan of the wise rulers and with their authority, pious and learned men at some time be called together both from our own churches and the churches of other nations in order that there might be a deliberation about all these controversies, and that one consenting form of doctrine, true and clear and without any ambiguity, might be handed down to posterity.philipp melanchthon
The socialist society would have to forbid capitalist acts between consenting adults.Robert Nozick
From dwarf tossing to drug taking: The legislator has no place in voluntary exchanges between consenting adults, as dodgy and as dangerous as these might be.ilana mercer
There is a fundamental similarity between the persecution of individuals who engage in consenting homosexual activity in private, or who ingest, inject, or smoke various substances that alter their feelings and thoughts and the traditional persecution of men for their religion. ... What all of these persecutions have in common is that the victims are harassed by the majority not because they engage in overtly aggressive or destructive acts, ... but because their conduct or appearance offends a group intolerant to and threatened by human differences.thomas szasz
I'm all for bringing back the birch, but only between consenting adults.gore vidal
Naples sitteth by the sea , keystone of an arch of azure, Crowned by consenting nations peerless queen of gayety : She laugheth at the wrath of Ocean , she mocketh the fury of Vesuvius, She spurneth disease, and misery , and famine, that crowd her sunny streets.
I feel about exercise the same way that I feel about a few other things: that there is nothing wrong with it if it is done in private by consenting adults.Anna Quindlen
From dwarf tossing to drug taking: The legislator has no place in voluntary exchanges between consenting adults, as dodgy and as dangerous as these might be.
C treats you like a consenting adult. Pascal treats you like a naughty child. Ada treats you like a criminal.
I'm all for bringing back the birch. But only between consenting adults.