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Those who won our independence...
by Louis D. Brandeis

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 D. Brandeis

Related topics: Government Political Values

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

There are no shortcuts in evolution.
- Louis D. Brandeis

The most important political office is that of the private citizen.
- Louis D. Brandeis

 

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
- Louis D. Brandeis

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

In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies
the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
- Louis D. Brandeis

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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 D. Brandeis

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.
- Louis D. Brandeis

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.
- Louis D. Brandeis

We are not won by arguments that we can analyze,
but by tone and temper; by the manner,
which is the man himself.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Neutrality is at times a graver sin than belligerence.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Men long for an afterlife in which there apparently
is nothing to do but delight in heaven's wonders.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect
liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent.
- Louis D. Brandeis

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 D. Brandeis

Organisation can never be a substitute for initiative and for judgement.
- Louis D. Brandeis

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

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.
- Louis D. Brandeis

The logic of words should yield to the logic of realities.
- Louis D. Brandeis

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 D. Brandeis

If you would only recognize that life is hard,
things would be so much easier for you.
- Louis D. Brandeis

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.
- Louis D. Brandeis

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.
- Louis D. Brandeis

The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
- Yiddish Proverb

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Grant That I May Radiate Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Joy, and Thy Peace,
to All Those Around Me
and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The brightest stars are those who
shine for the benefit of others.
- Anonymous

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Believe in yourself. Dream big dreams.
Set important goals. Take action on those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Leaders are those who empower others.
- Bill Gates

One can pay back the loan of gold,
but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
- Malayan Proverb

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm
but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
- Albert Einstein

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

Remember that the happiest people
are not those getting more, but those giving more.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
- The Buddha

Those who have knowledge, don't predict.
Those who predict, don't have knowledge.
- Lao Tzu

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

Use what talents you possess.
The woods would be very silent
if no birds sang there,
except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau

The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.
- Bob Proctor

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

In this world there is always danger
for those who are afraid of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Success usually comes to those
who are too busy to be looking for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

If we are to go forward, we must go back
and rediscover those precious values -
that all reality hinges on moral foundations
and that all reality has spiritual control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

Every day is the perfect day to ask yourself
questions about your life goals,
and how you plan to address those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions.
- Susan Sontag

Good things happen to those who hustle.
- Anais Nin

The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein

You can easily judge the character of others
by how they treat those who can
do nothing for them or to them.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
- Malcolm X

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

Obstacles are those frightful things
you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
- Henry Ford


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