My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow it wherever the search may lead us.
Newspaper editors separate the wheat from the chaff -- and print the chaff.
Freedom rings where opinions clash.
The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.
A hungry man is not a free man.
Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than the freedom to stagnate.
It is a common heresy and its graves are to be found all over the earth. It is the heresy that says you can kill an idea by killing a man, defeat a principle by defeating a person, bury truth by burying its vehicle.
The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.
We in America today would limit our freedom of expression and of conscience. In the name of unity, they would impose a narrow conformity of ideas and opinion… Only a government which fights for civil liberties and equal rights for its own people can stand for freedom in the rest of the world.