The Government's power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government. The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of government and inform the people. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government.— Hugo Black
Blissful Power Of Speech quotations
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself-and possibly teh bogey man.
Your voice is a very powerful weapon.
When you are in tune with the cosmic breath of heaven and earth, your voice produces true sounds. Unify body, mind, and speech, and real techniques will emerge.
It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.
The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself. The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their powers in attempting to portray its features. Language and illustration combined must fail.
Slave power crushes freedom of speech and of opinion.
Slave power degrades labor. Slave power is arrogant, is jealous and intrusive, is cruel, is despotic, not only over the slave but over the community, the state.
A speech is poetry: cadence, rhythm, imagery, sweep! A speech reminds us that words, like children, have the power to make dance the dullest beanbag of a heart.
Bore: one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation.
I live in America. I have the right to write whatever I want. And it's equaled by another right just as powerful: the right not to read it. Freedom of speech includes the freedom to offend people.
The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
We are all born with the power of speech, but we need grammar. Conscience, too, needs Revelation.
Balanced' is a code for 'denied': a right to free speech that must be 'balanced' against so exhaustive a list of other supposed values means a right that can be exercised only when those in power judge that the speech in question is innocuous to them.
There are only two types of speakers in the world. 1. The nervous and 2. Liars.
Vocabulary enables us to interpret and to express.
If you have a limited vocabulary, you will also have a limited vision and a limited future.
A mediocre speech supported by all the power of delivery will be more impressive than the best speech unaccompanied by such power.
The spoken discourse may roll on strongly as the great tidal wave;
but, like the wave, it dies at last feebly on the sands. It is heard by few, remembered by still fewer, and fades away, like an echo in the mountains, leaving no token of power. It is the written human speech, that gave power and permanence to human thought.
From Bill Clinton speech- People are more impressed by the power of our example rather than the example of our power.
God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech.
There is some good in the worst of us, and some evil in the best of us.
Body language is a very powerful tool.
We had body language before we had speech, and apparently, 80% of what you understand in a conversation is read through the body, not the words.
I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home.
We don't have the right to bear arms because of burglars; we have the right to bear arms to resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government. It's not about duck hunting; it's about the ability of the individual. It's the same reason we have freedom of speech.
Entranced by the denotative power of words to define, to order, to represent the things around us, weve overlooked the songful dimension of language so obvious to our oral [storytelling] ancestors. Weve lost our ear for the music of language -- for the rhythmic, melodic layer of speech by which earthly things overhear us.
You the people have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.
Music expresses feeling and thought, without language;
it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! [.
..] You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.
Turkey, with its political intolerance, as I have described it, is prepared to march forward, to break with its taboo about the Armenians, and is making great strides with respect to human rights and freedom of speech so that it can join the European Union. This alone shows how powerful the European idea is.
The censor is always quick to justify his function in terms that are protective of society. But the First Amendment, written in terms that are absolute, deprives the States of any power to pass on the value, the propriety, or the morality of a particular expression.
As the organized Left gained cultural power, it turned into a monster that found perpetual victimhood, combined with thought and speech control, the most efficient way to hold on to that power. Suddenly it was the Left, the protector of liberty, that was setting rules about what could and could not be said or even thought.
In this disintegrative, technologically-manic time, when public language is so debased, poetry continues to matter because it's the art that reintegrates words, speech, voice, breath, music, bodily tempo, and the powers of the imagination.
To the enlightened man... whose consciousness embraces the universe, to him the universe becomes his 'body', while the physical body becomes the manifestation of the universal mind. His inner vision an expression of the highest reality, and his speech an expression of eternal truth and mantric power.
If then the power of speech is as great as any that can be named,
Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.
It is to bring another out of his bad sense into your good sense.