Thoughtful and inspirational quotes on the freedom of speech will be sure to be at the beginning of any discussion by those who wish to covet expressing contrary views to the established norm. The right to freedom of speech is one that has been fought for and should be protected even in the midst of uncertainty for to lose it spells certain uncontrolled subservience to the state.
You can cage the singer but not the song. Harry Belafonte
Freedom of speech
rises to the forefront in a democracy
and seems to dwindle when
national security is on the ride. Byron Pulsifer
Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting. Alan Dean Foster
Every human being has a right to hear
what other wise human beings have spoken to him.
It is one of the Rights of Men;
a very cruel injustice if you deny it to a man! Thomas Carlyle
The basis of a democratic state is liberty. Aristotle
Those who would give up
essential liberty to purchase a
little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
God forbid that any book should be banned.
The practice is as indefensible as infanticide. Rebecca West
While the State exists, there can be no freedom.
When there is freedom there will be no State. Lenin