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You can cage the singer but not the song

“Liberty doesn’t work as well in practice as it does in speeches.” – Will Rogers

“Here is my advice as we begin the century that will lead to 2081. First, guard the freedom of ideas at all costs. Be alert that dictators have always played on the natural human tendency to blame others and to oversimplify. And don’t regard yourself as a guardian of freedom unless you respect and preserve the rights of people you disagree with to free, public, unhampered expression.” – Gerard K. O’Neill

“We are free, truly free, when we don’t need to rent our arms to anybody in order to be able to lift a piece of bread to our mouths.” – Ricardo Flores Magon

“How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“He who is allowed to do as he likes will soon run his head into a brick wall out of sheer frustration.” – Robert Musil

“Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality.” – Shannon L. Alder

“It is not so much freedom of speech but the right to truth that great men protect.” – Criss Jami

“Sometimes people lose their right to remain silent when pressured to remain silent.” – Criss Jami

“You can cage the singer but not the song.” – Harry Belafonte

“We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard.” – Voltaire

“The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.” – Tom Smothers

“Censorship reflects society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.” – Potter Stewart

“I am thankful for all the complaining I hear about our government because it means we have freedom of speech.” – Nancie J. Carmody

“A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom a press will never be anything but bad.” – Albert Camus

“One of the purposes of life is to let go of all that baggage you’re dragging around and be free again.” – Neil Strauss

“Words like “freedom,” “options,” and “choice” evoke a power of possibility far beyond the reality of the benefits they entail.” – Robert Greene

“Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” – Noam Chomsky

“I did not wish to live in a country where the individual does not enjoy equality before the law and freedom to say and teach what he likes.” – Albert Einstein

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” – Soren Kierkegaard

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