Well Said

My motto is ‘never pick a fight with the person who buys ink by the barrel.’ – Ted Arrington, professor at UNC-Charlotte.

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.

To many, the immediate consequence of this freedom [of speech] may often appear to be only verbal tumult, discord and even offensive utterance. These are, however, within established limits, in truth necessary side effects of the broader enduring values which the proccess of open debate permits us to achieve. That the air may at time seem filled with verbal cacophany is, in this sense, not a sign of weakness but of strength. – Justice John M. Harlan, Cohen v. California (1971)

p.s. Justice Kennedy, I’m very disappointed in you.

As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there’s a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness. - Justice William O. Douglas

It was a fatal day when the public discovered that the pen is mightier than the paving-stone, and can be made as offensive as the brickbat. They at once sought for the journalist, found him, developed him, and made him their industrious and well-paid servant. It is greatly to be regretted, for both their sakes. – Oscar Wilde

I am not the editor of a newspaper, and shall always try to do right and be good, so that God will not make me one. - Mark Twain