Free Speech Quotes

Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.

Rushdie, Salman

The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.

Stevenson, Adlai E.

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.

Stevenson, Adlai E.

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.

Albert Einstein

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin

Free speech is too dangerous to a democracy to be permitted.

Henry Louis Mencken

Free speech is intended to protect the controversial and even outrageous word; and not just comforting platitudes too mundane to need protection.

Colin Powell

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.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Free speech, exercised both individually and through a free press, is a necessity in any country where people are themselves free.

Theodore Roosevelt

The very aim and end of our institutions is just this: that we may think what we like and say what we think.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.

John Morley

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Voltaire

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.

William Orville Douglas

The public interest is best served by the free exchange of ideas.

Judge John Kane

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

Søren Kierkegaard

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Updated On : January 05, 2011
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