Consensus…

Consensus… The process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies in search of something in which no one believes but to which no one objects. The process of avoiding the very issue to be solved merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner: ‘I stand for consensus?’

– Margaret Thatcher

Great spirits…

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a person does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses their intelligence.

– Albert Einstein