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Quotation by E.M. Forster
Only people who have been allowed to practise freedom can have the grown-up look in their eyes.
E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879–1970), British novelist, essayist. "Culture and Freedom," pt. I (1940), in Two Cheers for Democracy (1951).
Originally part of an anti-Nazi radio broadcast.
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