Consensus Quotes

To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects. Margaret Thatcher

A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually. Abba Eban

A consensus politician is someone who does something that he doesn’t believe is right because it keeps people quiet when he does it. John Major

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. Martin Luther King, Jr

Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus. Margaret Thatcher

To agree on keeping a status quo that can’t be kept has nothing to do with consensus. It’s decadence. Hilmar Kopper

Talk about the flag or drugs or crime (never about race or class or justice) and follow the yellow brick road to the wonderful land of ‘consensus.’ In place of honest argument among consenting adults the politicians substitute a lullaby for frightened children: the pretense that conflict doesn’t really exist, that we have achieved the blessed state in which we no longer need politics. Lewis H Lapham