esp US direct discourse
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Those are troubling numbers, for unfettered speech is not incidental to a flourishing society.
There is no such thing as speech so hateful or offensive it somehow “justifies” or “legitimizes” the use of violence.
We need to recover and grow the idea that the proper answer to bad speech is more and better speech.
Tend to your own garden, to quote the great sage of free speech, Voltaire, and invite people to follow your example.
The simple, awful truth is that free speech has never been particularly popular in America.
Alessandro turned a grateful look on Ramona as he translated this speech, so in unison with Indian modes of thought and feeling.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Each religion claims that its own Bible is the direct revelation of God, and is the only true Bible teaching the only true faith.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
And so this is why the clever performer cannot reproduce the effect of a speech of Demosthenes or Daniel Webster.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
He said no more in words, but his little blue eyes had an eloquence that left nothing to mere speech.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
The steamboat of 1809 and the steam locomotive of 1830 were the direct result of what had gone before.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock