We will not be led like sheep to the slaughter.
Free speech is life itself.
Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.
If we don't believe in free expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
Without free speech no search for Truth is possible; without free speech no discovery of Truth is useful.
Marks on paper are free - free speech - press - pictures all go together I suppose.
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.
To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.
It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.
Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience (in this case, the judge or the jury) that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance.
Without Freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom;and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech.
It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
We hear about constitutional rights, free speech and the free press. Every time I hear these words I say to myself, "That man is a Red, that man is a Communist." You never hear a real American talk like that.
Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech.
Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.
Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.
Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.