"The government would be able to go to court with respect to newspaper articles, broadcast pieces and the like that they thought were bad or harmful or even against the government and try to block them."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Floyd Abrams on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Floyd Abrams on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Floyd Abrams on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Floyd Abrams on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Floyd Abrams on Abraham Lincoln
"So sometimes the facts are good and sometimes the facts are bad, the important thing from the point of view of a principle as broad and important as freedom of speech is that the courts articulate and set forth in a very protective way what those principles are."
"It's not like learning how to hit a curve ball in baseball."