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Censorship Quotes


These are some of the best 'Censorship' quotations and sayings.

Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but unlike charity, it should end there.

Every burned book enlightens the world.

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.

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.

Knowledge cannot defile, nor consequently the books, if the will and conscience be not defiled.

No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will.

No member of a society has a right to teach any doctrine contrary to what society holds to be true.

The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all.

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.

We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.