On Opinions: Bertrand Russell's Sixth Commandment
The sixth of the great British philosopher's list of rules for living and learning. This time, on the opinions of others.
(6) Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.
~Bertrand Russell, from his "Ten Commandments" of the liberal outlook as it appears in his 1951 New York Times op-ed, "The Best Answer to Fanaticism—Liberalism."