Saturday, October 30, 2010

Censorship






















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














To reject the word is to reject the human search.
  ~ Max Lerner


















Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them.
  ~ Mark Twain














Every burned book enlightens the world.
  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson















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.
  ~ John Stuart Mill














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.
  ~ John F. Kennedy


















If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
  ~ Noam Chomsky


















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