What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
What cannot be said above all must not be silenced but written.
Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but, unlike charity, it should end there.
Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.
You can cage the singer but not the song.
I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind.
Adam was but human—this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden. The mistake was in not forbidding the serpent; then he would have eaten the serpent.
Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.
Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned.
What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.