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Freedom Of Speech Quotes

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” 
― George Orwell

“Love myself I do. Not everything, but I love the good as well as the bad. I love my crazy lifestyle, and I love my hard discipline. I love my freedom of speech and the way my eyes get dark when I’m tired. I love that I have learned to trust people with my heart, even if it will get broken. I am proud of everything that I am and will become.”
Johnny Weir

“To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.”
Frederick Douglass

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
  George Washington

“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”
Benjamin Franklin

“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”

“I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.” 
― Oscar Wilde

“Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.”
Benjamin Franklin

“People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.”
Soren Kierkegaard

“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”
Evelyn Beatrice Hall

“I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.” 
― Oscar Wilde

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
George Washington

“A people who are able to say everything becomes able to do everything.”
  Napoleon I

“Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice.” 
― Henry Louis Gates Jr

“Hand in hand with freedom of speech goes the power to be heard, to share in the decisions of government which shape men’s lives.”
Robert Kennedy

“You should protest about the views of people you disagree with over major moral issues, and argue them down, but you should not try to silence them, however repugnant you find them. That is the bitter pill free speech requires us to swallow.”
Julian Baggini

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” 
― Theodore Roosevelt

“Here’s a nation, one of the founding pillars was freedom of speech and freedom of expression. And yet, we have imposed upon people restrictions on what they can say, on what they can think. And the media is the largest proponent of this, crucifying people who say things really quite innocently.”
Ben Carson

“It is easy to believe in freedom of speech for those with whom we agree.”
Leo McKern