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Quote Left Once you permit those who are convinced of their own superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress those who hold contrary opinions, just at that moment the citadel has been surrendered. For the American citadel is a man. Not man in general. Not man in the abstract. Not the majority of men. But man. That man. His worth. His uniqueness. Quote Right
Quote Left Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. Quote Right
Quote Left Rem tene, verba sequntur
(Keep to the subject, and the words will follow)
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Quote Left If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all�except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty. Quote Right
Quote Left They can't censor the gleam in my eye. Quote Right
Quote Left Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education. Quote Right
Quote Left Thus if the First Amendment means anything in this field, it must allow protests even against the moral code that the standard of the day sets for the community. In other words, literature should not be suppressed merely because it offends the moral code of the censor. Quote Right
Quote Left Censor, n. An officer of certain governments, employed to supress the works of genius. Among the Romans the censor was an inspector of public morals, but the public morals of modern nations will not bear inspection. Quote Right
Quote Left Censor a self-appointed snoophound who sticks his nose in other people's business. Quote Right
Quote Left Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor - over each other. Quote Right
Quote Left Literature should not be surpressed merely because it affects the moral code of the censor. Quote Right
Quote Left A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to. Quote Right
Quote Left A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to Quote Right

Member Quotes About Censor

Quote Left On even the worst of days a poet can blame it on censorship. Quote Right
Quote Left And apart from people, one other major thing that restrains us is our Passion, Purpose, Dream, Aspirations or Goal all wrapped up in one. The Picture of our future that we hold in our head censors what we do, where we go, what we listen to, what we view, what we read, the people we associate with, how we spend our time, what we eat or drink and every other decision. You see, the pursuit of purpose alone gives enormous restriction, this is how our life gets definition, not the Dictionary Quote Right
Quote Left Censorship is the beginning and the end of the world as we know it. Quote Right