Category Archives: Censorship

Censorship Quotes

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Tommy Smothers

“The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.” – Tommy Smothers

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Voltaire

“We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard.” – Voltaire

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Walt Whitman

“The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.” – Walt Whitman

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Every burned book enlightens the world.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Voltaire

“Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.” – Voltaire

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John F. Kennedy

“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 an open market is a … Continue reading

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Mark Twain

“Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them.” – Mark Twain

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Potter Stewart

“Censorship reflects society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.” – Potter Stewart