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A list of the best freedom of speech quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous freedom of speech quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic freedom of speech quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational freedom of speech quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about freedom of speech?" and "What are inspirational freedom of speech quotes?"

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I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.


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If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.


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If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.


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The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.


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Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.


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The very aim and end of our institutions is just this: that we may thing what we like and say what we think.


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In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.


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