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Henry Steele Commager

It's awfully hard to be the son of a great man and also of a half-crazy woman.

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It is probably safe to say that over a long period of time, political morality has been as high as business morality.

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Censorship always defeats it own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.

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The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.

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Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.

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Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

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The Bill of Rights was not written to protect governments from trouble. It was written precisely to give the people the constitutional means to cause trouble for governments they no longer trusted.

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