Open Wiki Open WikiOpen InfoG Open InfoGNew Quote New Quote

Quote from Jonathan Rauch,


"A liberal society stands on the proposition that
we should all take seriously the idea that we might be wrong.
This means we must place no one, including ourselves,
beyond the reach of criticism (no final say);
it means that we must allow people to err,
even where the error offends and upsets, as it often will."


By:

Jonathan Rauch (more quotes by Jonathan Rauch or books by/about Jonathan Rauch)

Source:

Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought, 1993

Categories:

Diplomacy, Dissent, Experimentation, Forgiveness, Free Thought, Individual Rights, Individualism, Justice, Knowledge, Learning, Peace, Power, Prejudice, Restraint, Safety, Security, Skepticism, Tolerance

Rating:

Get a Quote-A-Day!
Liberty Quotes sent to your mail box.
Email:  More quotes...