Censorship—The Ultimate Quotation Collection
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31 Page Quotation Collection on Censorship
This 31 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Censorship. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Censorship, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.
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The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen
The wonderful thing about libraries and bookstores—even the television or the
radio—is that no one is forcing you to read anything, or to go to any particular movie, or to watch something on television or listen to something on the radio.
You have free choice.
They condemn what they do not understand.
The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.
If there had been a censorship of the press in Rome we should have had today neither Horace nor Juvenal, nor the philosophical writings of Cicero.
To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to
declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves: such a prohibition ought to fill them with disdain.
—Claude Adrien Helvétius
Without free speech no search for truth is possible; without free speech progress is checked and the nations no longer march forward toward the nobler life which the future holds for man. Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day, but the denial stays the life of the people, and
entombs the hope of the race.
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