Quote from Charles T. Sprading,
"The first great struggle for liberty was in the realm of thought. The libertarians reasoned that freedom of thought would be good for mankind; it would promote knowledge, and increased knowledge would advance civilization. But the authoritarians protested that freedom of thought would be dangerous, that people would think wrong, that a few were divinely appointed to think for the people."
Charles T. Sprading (more quotes by Charles T. Sprading or books by/about Charles T. Sprading)
(1871-1959) Libertarian activist, writer
Liberty and The Great Libertarians, 1913
Authority, Civilization, Collectivist, Despotism, Free Thought, Freedom, Knowledge, Liberty, Prosperity, Totalitarian