Asked in Famous QuotationsJohn AdamsJohn Quincy Adams
Who said 'Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice'?
June 22, 2010 11:58AM
- 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!
- Acceptance Speech as the 1964 Republican Presidential candidate.
- Variants and derivatives of this that are often quoted include:
THE REAL ANSWER: BARRY GOLDWATER SAID THIS IN HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH AS THE 1964 REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE.
No, the real answer is Marcus Tullius Cicero. It is true that Barry Goldwater used
in in a speech but Cicero is credited with the original.