Seasoned Nuts Quotable – via PNUTS newsletter


“If we don’t believe in free expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” — Noam Chomsky

“The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.” — John Stuart Mill