Censorship Quotes

Every human being has a right to hear what other wise human beings have spoken to him. It is one of the Rights of Men; a very cruel injustice if you deny it to a man!
– Thomas Carlyle

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The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.
– Henry Steele

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It is called the First Amendment. …Simple words marching in seried ranks. Compact, concise. To the point. Clear and pure. It’s freedom’s music.
– Jack Valenti

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We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.
– John Stuart

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To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.
– Claude

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Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men’s minds.
– Thurgood Marshall

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I am thankful for all the complaining I hear about our government because it means we have freedom of speech.
– Nancie J. Carmody

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If you can’t annoy somebody with what you write, I think there’s little point in writing.
– Kingsley Amis

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