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George Orwell

Quote of George Orwell - If liberty means anything at all...

Biography - George Orwell:

George Orwell (pen name of Eric Arthur Blair) is an English novelist, essayist and journalist. He was born in Motihari, British India.
Born: 1903 - Died: 1950
20th century
Place of birth: India

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



(French, German)

Si la liberté signifie quelque chose, c'est le droit de dire aux gens ce qu'ils ne veulent pas entendre.

Falls Freiheit überhaupt etwas bedeutet, dann bedeutet sie das Recht darauf, den Leuten das zu sagen, was sie nicht hören wollen.

See also 

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Quotes about freedom of expression:

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

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

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.

Article XI – The free communication of thoughts and of opinions is one of the most precious rights of man: any citizen thus may speak, write, print freely, except to respond to the abuse of this liberty, in the cases determined by the law.

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.

In many respects, the United States is a great country. Freedom of speech is protected more than in any other country. It is also a very free society.


George Orwell also said...

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.

The consequences of every act are included in the act itself.

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.

If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.

All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.

The essential job is to get people to recognise war propaganda when they see it, especially when it is disguised as peace propaganda.

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