Freedom Of Opinion Quotes

Quotes tagged as "freedom-of-opinion" (showing 1-21 of 21)
United Nations
“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

John Scalzi
“1. Everyone is entitled to their opinion about the things they read (or watch, or listen to, or taste, or whatever). They’re also entitled to express them online.

2. Sometimes those opinions will be ones you don’t like.

3. Sometimes those opinions won’t be very nice.

4. The people expressing those may be (but are not always) assholes.

5. However, if your solution to this “problem” is to vex, annoy, threaten or harrass them, you are almost certainly a bigger asshole.

6. You may also be twelve.

7. You are not responsible for anyone else’s actions or karma, but you are responsible for your own.

8. So leave them alone and go about your own life."

[Bad Reviews: I Can Handle Them, and So Should You (Blog post, July 17, 2012)]”
John Scalzi

Thomas Jefferson
“May it [American independence] be to the world, what I believe it will be, (to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally to all,) the signal of arousing men to burst the chains under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves, and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. That form which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately... These are grounds of hope for others. For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them.

[Letter to Roger C. Weightman on the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, 24 June 1826. This was Jefferson's last letter]”
Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

Salman Rushdie
“The moment you say that any idea system is sacred, whether it’s a religious belief system or a secular ideology, the moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible."

[Defend the right to be offended (openDemocracy, 7 February 2005)]”
Salman Rushdie

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“It's the duty of every man to free himself. Never accept to live an underdog's life in god’s world.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Unless you have a free press in your country, there is no need to buy newspapers and there is no need to watch the news because there is no need to listen to the lies! And you already have one real information: You are being deceived by the people you are governed! This is an enough information for you!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“To think is sacred; let every person think freely! To express what you think is sacred; let every person express his thought freely! If you do this, you prove that you are a conscientious and a moral human being! If you don’t do this, you just declare yourself being fascist!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Shannon L. Alder
“The only way you will ever be free is when you decide you have had enough of living up to the standards other people force upon you through shame. Never wear their chains of judgment when they can’t break free of their own.”
Shannon L. Alder

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Any country where there is no freedom of speech is no more than a Kingdom of Animals where only the powerful speaks!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Pete Morin
“Remember, we all make our work available in a commercial transaction, the terms of which we, ourselves, dictate. If we give it away for free, that’s our decision, and there is no refuge in the lame defense, “what do you want for nothing?” The buyer does not waive his right to express his opinion."

[Thick Skin and Bad Reviews, Blog post, June 26, 2013]”
Pete Morin

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Every revolution starts with the aim to help the poor, but when the poor get it they forget who they were and become the new oppressors. The cycle goes on forever”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“The dictator says "You are allowed to think as you want" but never write it down or talk about it. If you cross these borders we cannot guarantee your security”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Lin-Manuel Miranda
“A big part of growing up is bringing all of yourself into a space, not just the parts of yourself that relate to the people in the room.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Let no one ever intimidate you, you are standing on no one's ground. But again, some have claimed the earth as their own and usurped power from the rest of us. But they are usurpers; power belongs to every one of us. Seek it as much as possible. There is no shame in that. In fact it's a necessity. Either you have power or you are trampled to death in the stampede to get to the top”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

“These days, when you speak your mind, no one sometimes listens. And when you do what you say, it’s either they will appreciate or mock you.”
RSCruz

“រស់តាមរបៀបដែលអ្នកចង់បាន បើសិនជាការរស់នៅនោះមិនផ្តល់ផលវិបាកដល់អ្នកដ៍ទៃ ផ្តល់សេរីភាពអោយខ្លួនអ្នកដោយប្រើប្រាស់ខួរក្បាលរបស់អ្នក។ ខុសគេមិនប្រកដថាខុសនោះទេ។ ”
ម ាក កូប ូឡូ

Willy Brandt
“Wenn ich sagen soll, was mir neben dem Frieden wichtiger sei als alles andere, dann lautet meine Antwort ohne Wenn und Aber: Freiheit. Die Freiheit für viele, nicht nur für die wenigen. Freiheit des Gewissens und der Meinung. Auch Freiheit von Not und von Furcht.“

("If I am to say what, besides peace, is more important to me than anything else, my unconditional answer is: Freedom. Freedom for the many, not merely for a few. Freedom of conscience and of opinion. And also freedom from poverty and fear.")

Speech before an extraordinary convention of the Social Democratic Party in Bonn, Germany, June 14, 1987”
Willy Brandt

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