I like this quote of Nietzsche’s as a response to those who would feign to protect sensibilities or feelings by censoring speech:

Life is hard to bear, but do not affect to be so delicate.

Source: Quotation at the beginning of Donald Downs’s Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus (Cambridge University Press 2005).

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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