Freedom of speech is not only the right to say as you please, it is also the right to have what you say contested, and where it does not accord with reason – refuted, or...
—David Joseph Cribbin
Do you know, the only people I can have a conversation with are the Jews? At least when they quote scripture at you they are not merely repeating something some priest has babbled in their...
[M]an is not permitted without censure to follow his own thoughts in the search of truth, when they lead him ever so little out of the common road.
no people can be both ignorant and free.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice.
But, in making the sacrifices that the Government asks us to make, we are not protecting our freedom. We are giving away our freedom in exchange for a false sense of security.
The measure of man’s ability to extend the sphere of social possibility can only start with the values of democracy.
Those who have suffered in the hands of others,know what it is to be free.
—Lailah Gifty Akita
The free-will of man cannot impune the sovereignty of God, and conversely the sovereignty of God would not impune the free-will of men”.
I do this real moron thing, and it’s called thinking. And apparently I’m not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions.
Repression by brute force is always a confession of the inability to make use of the better weapons of the intellect—better because they alone give promise of final success.
Thought is free.
There is nothing more powerful and nothing more dangerously beautiful than a free mind.
The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them.
The moment you say that any idea system is sacred, whether it’s a religious belief system or a secular ideology, the moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision,...
When there is liberty, you expect a higher degree of freedom and not human rights abuse.
All thoughts are beautiful when they’re free.
Don’t exercise your freedom of speech until you have exercised your freedom of thought.
Das war ein Vorspiel nur; dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen.”(Almansor)
We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in...
—John F. Kennedy
Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too.
We alone, of the thousands who walk this earth, we alone in this hour are doing a work which has no purpose save that we wish to do it.
New mysteries. New day. Fresh doughnuts.
And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva...
Socrates: Have you noticed on our journey how often the citizens of this new land remind each other it is a free country? Plato: I have, and think it odd they do this.Socrates: How so,...
I understand you, and I shall not attempt to make you change your mind. I am too old to want to improve the world. I have told you what I think, and that is all....
We’re not mindless golems, designed to think exactly the same thing. To try to suppress those thoughts is no better than slavery, and being free to say what you want, write what you want or...
The man who can keep order can rule the world, but the man who can bear disorder is truly free.
If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public...
A mind cluttered with past thoughts, old conversations and unhealed wounds can only serve to drag us down and compromise our ability to live free.
The one and only true freedom we ALL possess is what we think; and our intentions govern what we think.
There is no cap to the potential within us, except when we place one on ourselves.
While America will always, I think, feel foreign to me, New York City is my home. This is where I can construct my own identity freely and reject labels imposed on me.
You realize that there is no free will in what we create with AI. Everything functions within rules andparameters
There shall come a day when Birds shall be free… 🙂 and humans will see…
I know the difference between reality and fantasy. Those with sick fantasies who know and respect this difference are much less dangerous than those with no fantasies at all, but who can’t tell the difference...
Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing...
Libraries should be open to all – except the censor.[Response to questionnaire in Saturday Review, October 29 1960]
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons.
No matter what they say, we aren’t free if we can’t make our own choices.
Foisting an identity on people rather than allowing them the freedom and space to create their own is shady.
Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for your life to begin and start making the most of the moment you are in.
Because Freedom is the most important thing on life, let me Be.
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.
Freedom is an absolute state, there is no such thing as being half-free.
Niemand ist mehr Sklave, als der sich für frei hält, ohne es zu sein.None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I don’t have a diary, I don’t write things into a diary. I imprint myself into the sky and when the sunlight shines brightly, I can stand under the sun’s rays and everything I have...
—C. JoyBell C.
So long as you believe yourself to be ‘only human’ you have accepted life in a prison cell whose door remains locked only by your own mind.By saying, ‘well, I’m only human’, you have blindly...
We all have vices, visible and invisible. Some we deliberately keep secret. Others we don’t even realize or we refuse to admit we have…Vices can be lots of fun, or they can turn your life...
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