That's the only thing you can give a poor people. Give them an education and they'll be better citizens.
Demetrio Rodriguez, Plaintiff
after San Antonio v. Rodriguez and subsequent related cases
The freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment must be accorded to the ideas we hate or sooner or later they will be denied to the ideas we cherish.
Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black
The Constitution is made for people of fundamentally differing views, and the accident of our finding certain opinions natural and familiar or novel and even shocking ought not to conclude our judgment upon the question of whether statutes embodying them conflict with the Constitution of the United States.
Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
Lochner v. New York 1905
... depriving individuals of the right to choose for themselves how to conduct their intimate relationships poses a far greater threat to the values most deeply rooted in our Nation's history that tolerance of nonconformity could ever do.
Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun
If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that the Government may not prohibit the expression of an idea because society finds the idea ... offensive. We can imaging no more appropriate response to burning a flag than waving one's own.
Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.