Freedom of speech gives you the right to stay silent.
Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it. Martyrdom is the test.
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
Freedom of speech is useless without freedom of thought.
Without Freedom of thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such thing as public Liberty, without Freedom of speech
Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.
The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it.
Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.
The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.
The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Free speech is too dangerous to a democracy to be permitted.
Free speech is intended to protect the controversial and even outrageous word; and not just comforting platitudes too mundane to need protection.
If the fires of freedom and civil liberties burn low in other lands, they must be made brighter in our own. If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must redouble our efforts here to keep them free.
Free speech, exercised both individually and through a free press, is a necessity in any country where people are themselves free.
The very aim and end of our institutions is just this: that we may think what we like and say what we think.
You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.
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