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Quote from James Russell Lowell,

"And I honor the man who is willing to sink
half his present repute for the freedom to think,
and, when he has thought, be his cause strong or weak,
Will risk t' other half for the freedom to speak."


James Russell Lowell (more quotes by James Russell Lowell or books by/about James Russell Lowell)

(1819-1891) American author and diplomatist


A Fable for Critics, 1848


Conscience, Courage, Freedom, Liberty, Resistance, Responsibility, Speech


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