Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race.
~ Charles Bradlaugh, in Speeches
If we do not believe in freedom of speech for those we despise we do not believe in it at all.
~ Noam Chomsky
The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
~ Hubert Humphrey
The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.
~ Adlai Stevenson, speech, New York City, 28 August 1952