"Those expressions are omitted which can not with propriety be read aloud in the family."
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"This film is apparently meaningless, but if it has any meaning it is doubtless objectionable."
"Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion."
"Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned."
"No member of society has the right to teach any doctrine contrary to what society holds to be true."
"They can't censor the gleam in my eye."
"The upshot was, my paintings must burn that English artists might finally learn."
"It is useless to close the gates against ideas; they overlap them."
"Art made tongue-tied by authority."
"I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind."
"The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves."
"The censure of those who are opposed to us, is the highest commendation that can be given us."
"Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent."
"It is superstitious to put one's hopes in formalities, but arrogant to refuse to submit to them."
"Ceremony is the smoke of friendship."
"To be positive: to be mistaken at the top of one's voice."
"There is nothing so uncertain as a sure thing."
"There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing."
"One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO."
"Inquiry is fatal to certainty."
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