Learned Hand Quotes


32 Learned Hand quotes:



"I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon constitutions, upon laws and upon courts. These are false hopes; believe me, these are false hopes. Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it..."
"The mid-day sun is too much for most eyes; one is dazzled even with its reflection. Be careful that too broad and high an aim does not paralyze your effort and clog your springs of action."
"I shall ask no more than that you agree with Dean Inge that even though counting heads is not an ideal way to govern, at least it is better than breaking them."
"It lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it. While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it."
"What to an outsider will be no more than the vigorous presentation of a conviction, to an employee may be the manifestation of a determination which it is not safe to thwart"
Author: Hand Quotes Category: Conviction Quotes
"A wise man once said, "Convention is like the shell to the chick, a protection till he is strong enough to break it through."
Author: Hand Quotes Category: Man Quotes
"While I should be the last to say that the making of a profit was not in itself a pleasure, I hope I should also be one of those to agree that there were other pleasures than making a profit"
Author: Hand Quotes Category: Pleasure Quotes
"Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers."
"The art of publicity is a black art; but it has come to stay, and every year adds to its potency."
"No doubt one may quote history to support any cause, as the devil quotes scripture."
"If we are to keep democracy, there must be a commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice."
"What to an outsider will be no more than the vigorous presentation of a conviction, to an employee may be the manifestation of a determination which it is not safe to thwart."



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