Louis Dembitz Brandeis

1856 - 1941

A Quote by Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis on impossibility, world, and worth

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856 - 1941)

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A Quote by Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis on anarchy, contempt, government, laws, and people

Our government . . . teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856 - 1941)

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A Quote by Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis on liberty, meaning, men, understanding, and zeal

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856 - 1941)

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A Quote by Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis on belief, courage, happiness, independence, liberty, and secrets

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.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856 - 1941)

Source: 1927, Whitney v. California

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A Quote by Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis on absence, business, failure, profit, and success

In business, the earning of profit is something more than an incident of success. It is an essential condition of success. It is an essential condition of success because the continued absence of profit itself spells failure.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856 - 1941)

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A Quote by Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis on boldness and mind

If you would venture, let your mind be bold . . . not reckless but bold.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856 - 1941)

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A Quote by Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis on action, conflict, lies, promises, and wisdom

In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856 - 1941)

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A Quote by Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis on desires, laws, and respect

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856 - 1941)

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A Quote by Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis

Low wages are not cheap wages.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856 - 1941)

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A Quote by Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis on citizenship, politics, and privacy

The most important political office is that of private citizen.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856 - 1941)

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