Friday, July 31, 2009

a few free speech quotes

Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them. —Mark Twain, Notebook, 1935

In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them. —Alexis De Tocqueville

When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out. —Abbie Hoffman

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