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What really upset me is censorship of the slightest hint of Christianity. (Quote by - Lloyd Marcus)

As long as I don't write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I am free to print anything. (Quote by - Beaumarchais)

As with the issue of censorship, while we understand the seriousness of the crisis that Sri Lanka faces, we call on the government to avoid restrictions of civil liberties. (Quote by - Philip Reeker)

Americans have a very narrow focus when it comes to censorship. You can perpetuate hate speech as long as you don't curse. (Quote by - Aden Darity)

The ultimate censorship is the flick of the dial. (Quote by - Tommy Smothers)

The sooner we all learn to make a decision between disapproval and censorship, the better off society will be... Censorship cannot get at the real evil, and it is an evil in itself. (Quote by - Granville Hicks)

A censor is an expert in cutting remarks. A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to. (Quote by - Dr. Laurence Peter)

Censorship and thought- control are apparently alive and well at the University of Idaho. This is an assault on academic freedom, and a barefaced violation of the Constitution's guarantee of free speech. (Quote by - John West)

Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance. (Quote by - Lyndon Baines Johnson)

If you start saying what (events) units of the university can and cannot sponsor, it's going to lead to censorship. (Quote by - Matt Skinner)

Without free speech no search for truth is possible... no discovery of truth is useful... Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race. (Quote by - Charles Bradlaugh)

The internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it. (Quote by - John Gilmour)

Though I disagree with everything you say, I will defend to the death your right to say it. (Quote by - NOT Voltaire; it was some scholar that was studying Voltaire, and summed up his beliefs in this statement)

Freedom of speech means that you shall not do something to people either for the views they have, or the views they express, or the words they speak or write. (Quote by - Hugo L. Black)

The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion. (Quote by - Henry Steele Commager)

Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education. (Quote by - Alfred Whitney Griswold)

I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

The government should not be using the immigration laws as instruments of censorship. (Quote by - Jameel Jaffer)

I do not condone illegal activity, .. But I can't stand here today and say that I condone censorship. (Quote by - Marc Ecko)

Researchers did not propose any restrictions or censorship, saying, We do not suggest that we want to dictate the message. .. We are suggesting they need to be tied to the consequences that are realistic, given our experiences in American life. (Quote by - Barry McCaffrey)

We will mark February 01 as black day as press freedom was snatched and censorship was imposed on that day. (Quote by - Bishnu Nisthuri)

Obviously, the danger is not in the actual act of reading itself, but rather, the possibility that the texts children read will incite questions, introduce novel ideas, and provoke critical inquiry. (Quote by - Persis M. Karim)

This process of self- censorship is ubiquitous and that those who do it believe that they are doing the right thing. That they call it "sensitivity" and "fairness" review without realizing that they are censoring to placate pressure groups, or in anticipation of protests. (Quote by - Diane Ravitch)

That's a very alarming number. The situation is very comparable to Colombia in terms of self- censorship and the level of violence. (Quote by - Joel Simon)


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