Barry GoldwaterBarry Goldwater, (1909-1998) US Senator (R-Arizona)

Questionable Barry Goldwater Quote

“Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue.”

Barry GoldwaterBarry Goldwater
~ Barry Goldwater

Often attributed to Goldwater but no source found. Perhaps paraphrased from this quote:
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote/barry_goldwater_quote_f3a3

Ratings and Comments


John J. Pilato, Sr., Buffalo, N.Y.

This is not the correct quote. It does a disservice to a great American.

Jack, Greeen, OH

Goldwater may have said those words at one time, but in his 1964 presidentiao acceptance speech he said, "I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."

Editor, Liberty Quotes

The quote's source has been changed to 'Questionable' with a link to the quote Jack was so kind to research:
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Barry.Goldwater.Quote.F3A3

Lydia, Orlando, FL

Dear Editor, It's not "Questionable".... just correct the quote as posted. This statement is from from BG's 1964 acceptance speech. "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."

Roland, Bonner's Ferry

Both quotes are accurate from two different speeches.

This version is actually even more timely.

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