Louis Brandeis Quotes

22 Louis Brandeis quotes:

"If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence."
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"If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you."
"We are not won by arguments that we can analyze, but by tone and temper; by the manner, which is the man himself."
"Organization can never be a substitute for initiative and for judgment."
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"Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears."
"The world presents enough problems if you believe it to be a world of law and order; do not add to them by believing it to be a world of miracles."
"Neutrality is at times a graver sin than belligerence."
"Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent."
"Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty."
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"In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action."
"The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."
"Men long for an afterlife in which there apparently is nothing to do but delight in heaven's wonders."
"I abhor averages. I like the individual case. A man may have six meals one day and none the next, making an average of three meals per day, but that is not a good way to live."
"If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable."
"There are no shortcuts in evolution."
"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both."
"The logic of words should yield to the logic of realities."
"America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered."
"If we would guide by the light of reason we must let our minds be bold."
"Organisation can never be a substitute for initiative and for judgement."
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