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Harold Greene Quotes


31 Harold Greene quotes:



"The enforcement of the law cannot depend on the justice of a cause or one man's conscience."
"I'm a great believer in the competitive system, and think that competition will bring us greater innovation and put American industry in information ahead of everyone also."
"I liked discussion and debate and thought that these skills fit well with law. I also had an interest in justice - and later learned that sometimes law and justice actually agree!"
"They say I am a regulator and I think it is just an effort not to comply with the decree. I do not do anything except what the decree requires me to do."
"The attorney general would call at 5 o'clock in the evening and say: 'Tomorrow morning we are going to try to integrate the University of Mississippi. Get us a memo on what we're likely to do, and what we can do if the governor sends the National Guard there.'"
"I don't think about it too much. Too many people are concerned with what they were in Europe, before they came to the United States."
"I do remember sitting in the Senate Gallery on the day the filibuster was broken. I remember feeling that I was witness to a very significant event."
"I think it does work. The fact that the law is there and injustices can be rectified, I think has a lot to do with the fact that the people in this country aren't as frustrated as they are in some of these places in Eastern Europe and don't resort to violent revolution."
"The testimony and the documentary evidence produced by the Government demonstrate that the Bell System had violated the antitrust laws in a number of ways over a lengthy period of time."
"Once I was standing in line to buy a telephone and Senator Wirth was in line with me. The next day the New York Times reported that we'd both purchased telephones and what price we'd paid!"
"The impression I have of Justice Warren is that he was looking for the just result in a case regardless of fixed dogma or principles and I like to think that I'm in that mold."
"I took the position from day one that it was the right decree, that the modifications I made to the decree were proper, that the correct outcome had been obtained, and that in due time all of that would become apparent. And it has become apparent."
"Every one of the world's dictatorships can and does claim to be acting in the name of the people."
"For a while, even in the house of good friends for dinner or for cocktails, they would really be upset. They thought I had single-handedly destroyed the best phone service in the world."
"With competition everyone has to try harder."
"The real difference between the United States and other nations lies not in the words of the preamble to the Constitution, but in the fact that the substantive clauses of that Constitution are enforced by individuals independent of and not beholden to the elected branches."
"I would hate my obituary to say Judge Harold H. Greene broke up AT&T and that's all he ever did and then he rested."
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Hate Quotes
"Lawyers have so low self-esteem anyway!"
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Self Quotes
"There would be nights when I would wake up and couldn't get back to sleep. So I would go downstairs and write. The staff had a pool going on how many pages of typing I would bring in here in the morning."
"Defendants are being evaluated based on numerical grid without any aggravating circumstances being considered. The effect has been to transfer the disparity from the judge to the prosecutor allowing for a great deal of leeway on indictments."



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