Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe.
This quote emphasizes the importance of remaining vigilant in defending free speech, even when it involves opinions that we find abhorrent or disagree with. It suggests that suppressing or limiting the expression of such opinions can be harmful and suppressive to the democratic values of freedom and individual rights. By advocating eternal vigilance, the quote encourages a society that embraces open dialogue and allows dissenting voices, recognizing that the freedom to express even ideas we dislike is crucial for a truly free and diverse society.
Insist on yourself never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession... Do that which is assigned to you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.