Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech
, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
For to him that opens himself, men will hardly show themselves adverse; but will fair let him go on, and turn their freedom of speech
, to freedom of thought.
This brought to our heroe's mind the custom which he had read of among the Greeks and Romans, of indulging, on certain festivals and solemn occasions, the liberty to slaves, of using an uncontrouled freedom of speech
towards their masters.
We can only guess why the great design was abandoned; perhaps because Plato became sensible of some incongruity in a fictitious history, or because he had lost his interest in it, or because advancing years forbade the completion of it; and we may please ourselves with the fancy that had this imaginary narrative ever been finished, we should have found Plato himself sympathizing with the struggle for Hellenic independence, singing a hymn of triumph over Marathon and Salamis, perhaps making the reflection of Herodotus where he contemplates the growth of the Athenian empire--"How brave a thing is freedom of speech
, which has made the Athenians so far exceed every other state of Hellas in greatness
But although it seemed likely that she would soon control her anger with him, the certainty that he did not love her, confirmed by every word of his proposal, forbade any freedom of speech
No," cried he, becoming more and more eager, "Napoleon is great because he rose superior to the Revolution, suppressed its abuses, preserved all that was good in it- equality of citizenship and freedom of speech
and of the press- and only for that reason did he obtain power.
I die for my God, for my country, for freedom of speech
, for progress, and the universal brotherhood of man
He waved his hand in fine gesture of granting frank and unhampered freedom of speech
, and added: "Speak as ye are moved; speak as ye would speak; an I were not here.
Freedom of speech
is all very well, but we must observe the limits of common propriety.
Apparently he was not without a sense that his freedom of speech
might seem premature, for he presently said--
Davy was not prepared for such a concrete example of the freedom of speech
Marry, Sir Richard," quoth the King, "thou art a bold-spoken knight, and thy freedom of speech
weigheth not heavily against thee with me.