One-Liner Wednesday — Freedom of Speech

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought, which they seldom use.”

Søren Kierkegaard, Danish theologian, philosopher, poet, and social critic, who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher

Could this man, who died in 1855, have been prescient enough to have foreseen Twitter?


Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons.

7 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday — Freedom of Speech

  1. Marleen November 23, 2022 / 7:10 am

    He’s a favorite of mine, but I hadn’t known he said that. No country (I’m pretty sure) quite has freedom of speech like we do… so was he speaking of Americans, I wonder.

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  2. Nope, Not Pam November 23, 2022 / 11:01 am

    Very weighty quote, still accurate after all this time

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