Quotes about freedom of expression
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.
I would not wish to live in a world where I could not express my honest opinions. Men who deny to others the right of speech are not fit to live with honest men.
Liberty of speech invites and provokes liberty to be used again, and so bringeth much to a man's knowledge.
Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.
Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man may present his views without penalty, there must be a spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
The right to say and print what we think is the right of every free man, who cannot be deprived of it without exercising the most odious tyranny.
If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.
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.
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