Louis Dembitz Brandeis

1856 - 1941

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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A Quote by Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis on fear, men, oppression, seriousness, speech, and women

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.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856 - 1941)

Source: 1927

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A Quote by Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis on evil, experience, freedom, government, liberty, meaning, men, purpose, understanding, and zeal

Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856 - 1941)

Source: dissenting, Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 479 (1928)

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A Quote by Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis on america, belief, happiness, lies, progress, and path

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.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856 - 1941)

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A Quote by Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis on boldness, guidance, and reason

If we would guide by the light of reason we must let our minds be bold.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856 - 1941)

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