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Louis D. Brandeis Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

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Neutrality is at times a graver sin than belligerence.
- 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

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

The logic of words should yield to the logic of realities.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Follow what you are genuinely passionate about
and let that guide you to your destination.
- Diane Sawyer

The heart, not the head, must be the guide.
- Arthur Erickson

There is time for everything when Spirit is my guide.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We each have a sixth sense that is
attuned to the oneness dimension in life,
providing a means for us to guide our lives
in accord with our ideas.
- Henry Reed

Guide our feet into the way of peace.
- Luke 1:79

People are getting smarter nowadays;
they are letting lawyers,
instead of their conscience, be their guide.
- Will Rogers

My family was my guide to my reality.
- Haywood Nelson

You have to be an original individual;
you have to find your innermost core on your own,
with no guide, no guiding scriptures.
It is a dark night, but with the intense fire of inquiry
you are bound to come to the sunrise.
Everybody who has burned with intense inquiry
has found the sunrise.
Others only believe.
Those who believe are not religious,
they are simply avoiding the great adventure
of religion by believing.
- Osho

I really had little interest in becoming famous.
When I write my book, it will be my guide to avoid becoming a rock star.
- Edgar Winter

Nature of course is the best guide in the matter of choosing a pursuit.
- James Payn

To effectively communicate, we must realize that we
are all different in the way we perceive the world
and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
- Tony Robbins

The liberties and freedoms which we hold dear and we
recognize and cherish and respect guide the way we
gather information in the United States.
- John Ashcroft

Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial
interaction with sensible particulars as they occur,
whether they copy these in advance or not.
- William James

He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end,
may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright.
- Blaise Pascal

Every individual ought to know at least one poet from cover to cover:
if not as a guide through the world,
then as a yardstick for the language.
- Joseph Brodsky

Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.
- Andrew Johnson

I deliberately decided to write a kind of guide to
leather bars for straight people,
for people not into leather, so that people could see what it was all about.
- Thom Gunn

No one was going to stop me from writing and no one
had to really guide me towards science fiction.
It was natural, really, that I would take that interest.
- Octavia Butler

Faith means living with uncertainty -
feeling your way through life,
letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.
- Dan Millman

The Sun, Moon and Stars are there to guide us.
- Dennis Banks

A little reflection will show us that every belief,
even the simplest and most fundamental,
goes beyond experience when regarded as a guide to our actions.
- William Kingdon Clifford

Sound science must be our guide in choosing which problems
to tackle and how to approach them.
- Frank Luntz

God does guide the lives of individuals and does fill
them with the Holy Ghost.
- Robert Duvall

It is reason, and not passion, which must guide our deliberations,
guide our debate, and guide our decision.
- Barbara Jordan

Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible
guide will believe whatever the Church teaches.
- Thomas Aquinas

Events alone rarely provide much guide to the future.
- Walter Lord

I don't believe we own our children,
they're their own souls who make their own choices,
we just guide and support them.
- Elle Macpherson

Hope is generally a wrong guide, though it is very good company by the way.
- Edward F. Halifax

Discretion is the perfection of reason,
and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
- Walter Scott

I don't know what being an Everest guide means.
I am a coach, not a guide.
- Anatoli Boukreev

History is a guide to navigation in perilous times.
History is who we are and why we are the way we are.
- David C. McCullough

While knowledge may provide useful point of reference,
it cannot become a force to guide the future.
- Herbie Hancock

Custom is the great guide to human life.
- David Hume

We were the laughingstock of that first season...
It was with great relish several years later that I
received a TV Guide award for favorite actress on television.
- Roma Downey

Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.
- W. Somerset Maugham

The Church doesn't censor.
It tries to guide its faithful through catechism.
- Claudio Hummes

I'll walk where my own nature would be leading:
It vexes me to choose another guide.
- Emily Bronte

Religion is organized to satisfy and guide the soul -
politics does the same thing for the body.
- Joyce Cary

Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom,
not a guide by which to live.
- Robert Kennedy

It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your
luck even while waiting for it.
- Baltasar Gracian

The surest guide to the correctness of the path that
women take is joy in the struggle.
Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.
- Germaine Greer

When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing,
it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will
tell a hundred years hence.
- Samuel Butler

Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show
you what is possible for your life.
- Les Brown

The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.
- George Washington

We have all a better guide in ourselves,
if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.
- Jane Austen

The Guide is definitive.
Reality is frequently inaccurate.
- Douglas Adams

To convert somebody go and take them by the hand and guide them.
- Thomas Aquinas

The recognition that things that are not sustainable
will eventually come to an end does not give us much
of a guide to whether the transition will be calm or exciting.
- Timothy Geithner


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