Everybody favours free speech in the slack moments when no axes are being ground.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
They have a right to censure that have a heart to help.
One of the best ways of enslaving a people is to keep them from education... The second way of enslaving a people is to suppress the sources of information, not only by burning books but by controlling all the other ways in which ideas are transmitted.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination.
The Khomeini cry for the execution of Rushdie is an infantile cry. From the beginning of time we have seen that. To murder the thinker does not murder the thought.