Archive for March, 2012

Quote of the day, March 21

March 20, 2012

R. M. Hope, on freedom in a democratic society

“A democratic society must be one where, in addition to the procedure of free elections, the society recognizes certain essential freedoms as basic. (more…)

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Quote of the day, March 20

March 20, 2012

Frederick Douglass, on civil liberties

“Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one’s thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. (more…)

Quote of the day, March 19

March 18, 2012

Seneca, on truth

“Truth never perishes.”

Quote of the day, March 18

March 17, 2012

Horace, on diversity of opinion

“All men do not admire and love the same things.”

Quote of the day, March 17

March 16, 2012

Uta Hagen, on democracy

“Since the time of the ancient Greeks a democracy has depended on its philosophers and creative artists. (more…)

Quote of the day, March 16

March 16, 2012

Thomas Jefferson, on freedom of expression

“I never consider a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.”

Quote of the day, March 15

March 14, 2012

Anthony Trollope, in Barchester Towers

“I think we got much better poetry when it was all regarded as sinful or subversive, and you had to hide it under the cushion when somebody came in.”

Quote of the day, March 14

March 13, 2012

U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, on civil liberties

“Freedom of assembly and freedom of speech are universal values.”

Quote of the day, March 13

March 13, 2012

Jane Addams, on equality

“Civilization is a method of living and an attitude of equal respect for all people.”

Quote of the day, March 12

March 12, 2012

Nadine Gordimer, on freedom

“The primacy of the word, basis of the human psyche, that has in our age been used for mind-bending persuasion and brain-washing pulp, disgraced by Gobbles and debased by advertising copy, remains a force for freedom that flies out between all bars.”