You can get assent to almost any proposition so long as you are not going to do anything about it.
That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.
Justifying faith is not a naked assent to the truths of the gospel.
I hope you realize, in a democracy, laughter is assent.
As marriage and the family institution constitute the foundation and chief cornerstone of civil society, it is of the greatest moment that the marriage-tie should never be dissolved save for the most urgent reason. I cannot assent, however, to the doctrine that it should never be dissolved at all.
Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
Eroticism is assenting to life even in death.
Just as the humble, unassuming, assenting 'O.K.' has deposed the more affirmative 'Yes,' so the little cringe and hesitation and approximation of 'like' are a help to young people who are struggling to negotiate the shoals and rapids of ethnic identity, the street, and general correctness.
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