Louis Brandeis Quotes


22 Louis Brandeis quotes:



"In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action."
"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 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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"The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."
"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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"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."
"Men long for an afterlife in which there apparently is nothing to do but delight in heaven's wonders."
"There are no shortcuts in evolution."
"Neutrality is at times a graver sin than belligerence."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Organization can never be a substitute for initiative and for judgment."
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"Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman."
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"The logic of words should yield to the logic of realities."
"To declare that in the administration of criminal law the end justifies the means to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure conviction of a private criminal would bring terrible retribution."
"If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable."



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