Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Men of Great Power and Intellect

Over the years, many of the world's most powerful leaders and intellects have spoken about liberty and freedom. Below are quotes about these topics from some powerful and or intelligent men of history.

"I have always strenuously supported the right of every man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies another this right makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it."
- Thomas Paine, 1783

"Free speech exercised both individually and through a free press, is a necessity in any country where people are themselves free."
- Theodore Roosevelt, 1918

"The truth is found when men are free to pursue it."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936

"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."
- George Orwell, 1945

"Any time we deny any citizen the full exercise of his constitutional rights, we are weakening our own claim to them."
- Dwight David Eisenhower, 1963

"What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant."
- Robert F. Kennedy, 1964

"Go fuck yourself."
- Dick Cheney, 2004

Thanks to Dave for sending this along.

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