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Liberty is the prevention of control by others. This requires self-control and, therefore, religious and spiritual influences; education, knowledge, well-being.
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To err is human; to forgive, infrequent.
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The highest glory of the American Revolution was this; it connected, in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.
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No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
more Aesop quotes
I’ve always felt that a person’s intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
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The best way of avenging thyself is not to become like the wrong-doer.
more Marcus Aurelius Antoninus quotes
Men exist for the sake of one another. Teach them then or bear with them.
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But each day brings its petty dust Our soon-chok'd souls to fill, And we forget because we must, And not because we will.
more Matthew Arnold quotes
Near our vineyard there was a pear tree laden with fruit that was not attractive in either flavor or form. One night, when I [at the age of sixteen] had played until dark on the sandlot with some other juvenile delinquents, we went to shake that tree and carry off its fruit. From it we carried off huge loads, not to feast on, but to throw to the pigs, although we did eat a few ourselves. We did it just because it was forbidden.
more Saint Augustine quotes
Letting a maximum number of views be heard regularly is not just a nice philosophical notion. It is the best way any society has yet discovered to detect maladjustments quickly, to correct injustices, and to discover new ways to meet our continuing stream of novel problems that rise in a changing environment.
more Ben H. Bagdikian quotes
The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
more James Baldwin quotes
Nobody can be exactly like me. Even I have trouble doing it.
more Tallulah Bankhead quotes
Cocaine habit forming? Of course not. I ought to know, I've been using it for years.
more Tallulah Bankhead quotes
The country's first drug ban explicitly targeted the opium of "the heathen Chinee." Cocaine was first banned in the south to prevent an uprising of hopped-up "cocainized Negroes.
more Dan Baum quotes
Members of society must obey the law because they personally believe that its commands are justified.
more Judge David Bazelon quotes
We are all born mad. Some remain so.
more Samuel Beckett quotes
The whole point of the liberal revolution that gave rise to the 1960’s was to free us from somebody else’s dogma, but now the same people…are striving to impose on others a secularized religion…disguising it behind innocuous labels like ‘diversity training’ and ‘respect for difference.'
more Richard Bernstein quotes
But how shall we educate men to goodness, to a sense of one another, to a love of truth? And more urgently, how shall we do this in a bad time?
more Daniel Berrigan quotes
Tolerance is the eager and glad acceptance of the way along which others seek the truth.
more Sir Walter Besant quotes
If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves. We should, therefore, protest openly everything ... that smacks of discrimination or slander.
more Mary McLeod Bethune quotes
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
more Ambrose Bierce quotes
Idiot, n. A member of a large and powerful tribe whose influence in human affairs has always been dominant and controlling.
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Optimism: The doctrine that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly, everything good, especially the bad, and everything right that is wrong. ... It is hereditary, but fortunately not contagious.
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A free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought.
more Leon Blum quotes
If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
more Napoleon Bonaparte quotes
We must abandon the prevalent belief in the superior wisdom of the ignorant.
more Daniel Boorstin quotes
No more fatuous chimera has ever infested the brain than that you can control opinions by law or direct belief by statute, and no more pernicious sentiment ever tormented the heart than the barbarous desire to do so. The field of inquiry should remain open, and the right of debate must be regarded as a sacred right.
more William E. Borah quotes
Without free speech no search for truth is possible... no discovery of truth is useful. Better a thousand fold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people.
more Charles Bradlaugh quotes
All ideas having even the slightest redeeming social importance – unorthodox ideas, controversial ideas, even ideas hateful to the prevailing climate of opinion, have the full protection of the guarantees [of the First Amendment].
more Justice William J. Brennan quotes
Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure.
more Kingman Brewster quotes
Egotism is the anesthetic given by a kindly nature to relieve the pain of being a damned fool.
more Bellamy Brooks quotes
The village atheist has the right to be heard; he has no right to be heeded. While he has a right not to have his own children indoctrinated in what he believes are false and foolish teachings, he has no right to dictate what other children may be taught.
more Patrick J. Buchanan quotes
Marijuana is not much more difficult to obtain than beer. The reason for this is that a liquor store selling beer to a minor stands to lose its liquor license. Marijuana salesmen don't have expensive overheads, and so are not easily punished.
more William F. Buckley, Jr. quotes
Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength.
more Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton quotes
It is well for people who think to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean. For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while.
more Luther Burbank quotes
Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.
more Edmund Burke quotes
Absolute justice is achieved by the suppression of all contradiction, therefore it destroys freedom.
more Albert Camus quotes
When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, it's called hospitality.
more Al Capone quotes
It is sometimes said that toleration should be refused to the intolerant. In practice this would destroy it... The only remedy for dogmatism and lies is toleration and the greatest possible liberty of expression.
more Joyce Cary quotes
You make men love their government and their country by giving them the kind of government and the kind of country that inspire respect and love; a country that is free and unafraid, that lets the discontented talk in order to learn the causes of their discontent and end those causes, that refuses to impel men to spy on their neighbors, that protects its citizens vigorously from harmful acts while it leaves the remedies for objectionable ideas to counter-argument and time.
more Zecharian Chafee, Jr. quotes
Attack another’s rights and you destroy your own.
more John Jay Chapman quotes
The peak of tolerance is most readily achieved by those who are not burdened by convictions.
more Alexander Chase quotes
A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.
more Gilbert Keith Chesterton quotes
Tolerance is the virtue of a man without convictions.
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Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.
more Chinese Proverb quotes
If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.
more Noam Chomsky quotes
A fanatic is a person who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
more Sir Winston Churchill quotes
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
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I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
more Sir Winston Churchill quotes
From the standpoint of freedom of speech and the press, it is enough to point out that the state has no legitimate interest in protecting any or all religions from views distasteful to them... It is not the business of government to suppress real or imagined attacks upon a particular religious doctrine.
more Justice Tom C. Clark quotes
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