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Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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Censorship in any form is the enemy of creativity, since it cuts off the life blood of creativity: ideas.

Allan Jenkins Quotes

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If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Quotes

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The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

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Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.

Potter Stewart Quotes

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Pontius Pilate was the first great censor and Jesus Christ the first great victim of censorship

Ben Lindsey Quotes

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The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must redouble our efforts here to keep them free

Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes

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I suppose that writers should, in a way, feel flattered by the censorship laws. They show a primitive fear and dread at the fearful magic of print.

John Mortimer Quotes

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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.

Henry Steele Commager Quotes

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I am opposed to censorship. Censors are pretty sure fools. I have no confidence in the suppression of everyday facts.

James Robinson Quotes

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Pontius Pilate was the first great censor, and Jesus Christ the first great victim of censorship.

Ben Lindsay Quotes

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He is always the severest censor of the merit of others who has the least worth of his own.

Elias Lyman Maggon Quotes

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Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself.

Potter Stewart Quotes

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As long as I don't write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I am free to print anything.

Beaumarchais Quotes

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Only the suppressed word is dangerous.

Ludwig Borne Quotes

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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.

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

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Damn all expurgated books; the dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.

Walt Whitman Quotes

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Every burned book enlightens the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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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.

Voltaire Quotes

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