Silence Is Agreement Quote

There is a legal expression „silence is tolerance“ that I have used in the economy. Thomas More did not want to act against the king, but his conscience prevented him from signing the act of supremacy. In silence, More finds a compromise. He can keep his conscience pure and not clutter up, even if he opposes the king. More than its silence means a truly neutral response, which is not intended to provoke insults, but is not intended to signify its consent. Before being locked up, More Alice said, „Silence is my security according to the law, but my silence must be absolute, it must extend to you.“ He believes that he cannot be persecuted because he opposes it if he refuses to adopt an attitude towards the king`s marriage. According to his logic, if he never says anything against the king, people will consider him a matter of support. During his trial, More asserted that „silence is not a denial.“ When Cromwell insists that his silence has „disappeared“ or that he indicates an opinion, More replies that his silence should have given his consent, if at all. He uses the Latin phrase „who agrees“ or „silence gives approval.“ On the basis of this reasoning, by remaining silent, More accepted that King Henry should be entitled to the throne and its title.

More than that, he acknowledges that he is being punished for his silence, that he ironically hoped to protect him. Although he continues to use silence as a neutral response, he understands how he can and has been misinterpreted. It is not surprising that one enters into a discussion between two drafters with an argument, who repeat and repeat their thoughts over and over again; Sometimes this happens because they are afraid that when they stop their failure to react, they are misinterpreted as a sign that they agree. This interpretation is based on the false assumption that „a huge endless series“ is the only alternative to „silence“. That is not the case. With regard to the difference between dissent and silence, failure to warm up your disagreement and to do so continuously is not silence and therefore does not constitute consent. Withdrawing communication with a biased or belligerent editor does not give that editor the approval to do what he wants. Similarly, in the presence of a return, there is no silence or consensus. Moreover, Dutch/English Is not the only language to have this phrase. I know there is a Russian expression that literally translates into English something like, „Silence is a sign of harmony.“ „Without objection… We use it in parliamentary sessions. for example: „Without contradiction, so orderly.“ Or: „Without objection, it was put on the table…

it is an expedited opportunity to reach a unanimous agreement without delaying formal and explicit agreement.