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  • Mr. Hill characterizes 69 bills being introduced in the House from the period of Oct. 24, 2004 to June 20, 2005, which received Royal Assent as a skimpy agenda. We've sustained over 40 votes of confidence. We passed legislation to implement the fundamental forms of equalization. We passed legislation on civil marriage. We passed legislation and implemented a new deal for cities, the offshore accords--I mean, that was not a skimpy agenda that we've just gone through and presented to the House. Now, this fall we're going to build on that agenda,
    (Tony Valeri)
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  • Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike.
    (Alexander Pope)
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  • Faith means intense, usually confident, belief that is not based on evidence sufficient to command assent from every reasonable person.
    (Walter Kaufmann)
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  • It is your own assent to yourself, and the constant voice of your own reason, and not of others, that should make you believe.
    (Blaise Pascal)
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  • Therefore, the church is not absolutely necessary as an object of faith, not even for us today, for then Abraham and the other prophets would not have given assent to those things which were revealed to them from God without any intervening help of the church.
    (William Ames)
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  • Justifying faith is not a naked assent to the truths of the gospel.
    (William Gurnall)
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  • Indeed upon much that may have to say, I expect rather the charitable judgment than the full assent of those whose approbation I could most wish to win.
    (Asa Gray)
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  • So too, in forming a constitution, or in enacting rules of procedure, or making canons, the people do not merely passively assent, but actively cooperate. They have, in all these matters, the same authority as the clergy.
    (Charles Hodge)
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  • That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.
    (Aldous Huxley)
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  • You can get assent to almost any proposition so long as you are not going to do anything about it.
    (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
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  • Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)
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  • In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent." I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
    (Stephen Jay Gould)
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  • We urge the President of India not to give his assent to this undemocratic legislation, and initiate public debate on the complex causes of conflict, rather than treat it as a law and order problem.
    (Warren Christopher)
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  • ABDOMEN, n. The temple of the god Stomach, in whose worship, with sacrificial rights, all true men engage. From women this ancient faith commands but a stammering assent. They sometimes minister at the altar in a half-hearted and ineffective way, but true reverence for the one deity that men really adore they know not. If woman had a free hand in the world's marketing the race would become graminivorous.
    (Ambrose Bierce)
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  • The Bible is not my book and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of Christian dogma.
    (Abraham Lincoln)
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