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Freedom rings where opinions clash.

Freedom rings where opinions clash.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

To become self-aware, people must be allowed to hear a plurality of opinion

To become self-aware, people must be allowed to hear a plurality of opinions and then make up their own minds. They must be allowed to say, write and publish whatever they want. Freedom of expression is the most basic, but fundamental, right. Without it,
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

For your own self-respect and sanity, your creative freedom, you have to be

For your own self-respect and sanity, your creative freedom, you have to be careful that you don't rely too much on other people's opinions of what you do because it can stunt and inhibit you.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

It's hard to have that debate around secret programs authorized by secret l

It's hard to have that debate around secret programs authorized by secret legal opinions issued by a secret court. Actually, it's impossible to have that debate.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

We need someone with superb judgement in their own right because, yes, a pr

We need someone with superb judgement in their own right because, yes, a president can hire the best advisors on Earth, but I guarantee you this: Five advisors will give five different opinions. And it is the president - and the president alone - who alwa
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

New England is the home of all that is good and noble with all her sternnes

New England is the home of all that is good and noble with all her sternness and uncompromising opinions.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and tho

There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won't.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions.

Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have m

One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to deci

I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all

I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago