Quotes on censorship

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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.
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John Stuart Mill Quotes

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I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.
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Mae West Quotes

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Take away the right to say "fuck" and you take away the right to say "fuck the government."
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Lenny Bruce Quotes

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God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.
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Rebecca West Quotes

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The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.
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John Stuart Mill Quotes

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Censorship reflects society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.
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Potter Stewart Quotes

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If you don't have this freedom of the press, then all these little fellows are weaseling around and doing their monkey business and they never get caught.
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Harold R. Medina Quotes

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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 nation that is afraid of its people.
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John F. Kennedy Quotes

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The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.
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Walt Whitman Quotes

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The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.
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Henry Steele Commager Quotes

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