Freedom Of The Press Quotes

Freedom Of The Press Quotes by Voltaire, Hugo Black, John F. Kennedy, Pete Seeger, George Orwell, Adyashanti and many others.

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
The press was to serve the governed, not the governors.
Hugo Black
A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
John F. Kennedy
We have more freedom of the press than any other country in a similar position. Even way back in the frightened ’50s, Communists, for example, could publish their magazine. The KKK published their own books. But face it, the mass media is controlled by money.
Pete Seeger
The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to… bare the secrets of government and inform the people.
Hugo Black
Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing.
George Orwell
An ordinary man seeks freedom through enlightenment. An enlightened man expresses freedom through being ordinary.
The liberty of the press is a blessing when we are inclined to write against others, and a calamity when we find ourselves overborne by the multitude of our assailants.
Samuel Johnson
It is almost superfluous to say that there is no such thing as a free and independent press among the mainstream news media today. In fact, the major media more resembles a propaganda machine than it does a free press.
Chuck Baldwin
Freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of person under protection of habeas corpus; and trial by juries impartially selected, these principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us, and guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation.
Thomas Jefferson
To preserve the freedom of the human mind then and freedom of the press, every spirit should be ready to devote itself to martyrdom; for as long as we may think as we will, and speak as we think, the condition of man will proceed in improvement
Thomas Jefferson
Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.
Thomas Jefferson
In Iran, there is no freedom of the press, no freedom of speech, no independent judiciary, no free elections. There is no freedom of religion – not even for Shiites, who are forced by Irans theocracy to adhere to one narrow set of official rules.
Elliott Abrams
Freedom of the press is the staff of life, for any vital democracy.
Wendell Willkie
But now, I, August Comte, have discovered the truth. Therefore, there is no longer any need for freedom of thought or freedom of the press. I want to rule and to organize the whole country.
Auguste Comte
Jazz to me is the spirit of freedom. I mean real freedom. Freedom to explore. Freedom to express. Freedom to pour out your guts.
Herbie Hancock
No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will.
Thomas Jefferson