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Quotations on Censorship

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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

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

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

~ Walt Whitman

Every burned book enlightens the world.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it.

~ John Perry Barlow

Only the suppressed word is dangerous.

~ Carl Ludwig Börne

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