Quote from E. M. Forster 

"We are willing enough to praise freedom
when she is safely tucked away
in the past and cannot be a nuisance.
In the present, amidst dangers
whose outcome we cannot foresee,
we get nervous about her, and admit censorship."

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E. M. Forster
(1879-1970) English novelist, short story writer, essayist, and librettist
Two Cheers for Democracy, 1951
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