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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.
Censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.
Henry S. Commager said that the US Constitution was the best chance for political freedom, calling it a "perfect blueprint."
A free society cherishes nonconformity. It knows that from the non-conformist, from the eccentric, have come many of the great ideas of freedom. Free society must fertilize the soil in which non-conformity and dissent and individualism can grow."
History is a jangle of accidents, blunders, surprises and absurdities, and so is our knowledge of it, but if we are to report it at all we must impose some order upon it.