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Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.
We should not be surprised that the Founding Fathers didn't foresee everything, when we see that the current Fathers hardly ever foresee anything.
To yearn for a single, and usually simple, explanation of the chaotic materials of the past, to search for a single thread in that most tangled of all skeins, is a sign of immaturity.
It's awfully hard to be the son of a great man and also of a half-crazy woman.
Censorship always defeats it own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.
We cannot have a society half slave and half free;
nor can we have thought half slave and half free. If we create an atmosphere in which men fear to think independently, inquire fearlessly, express themselves freely, we will in the end create the kind of society in which men no longer care to think independently or to inquire fearlessly.
What every college must do is hold up before the young the spectacle of greatness.
History is organized memory, and the organization is all important!
It seems fair to say that while the moral standards of the nineteenth century persisted almost unchanged into the twentieth, moral practices changed sharply, and that though the standards of the nineteenth century persisted the institutions that had sustained them and the sanctions that had enforced them lost influence and authority.
Our best people don't go into politics.
Whether history will judge this war to be different or not we cannot say.
But this we can say with certainty: A government and a society that silences those who dissent is one that has lost its way.
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.