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Robert Jackson Quotes and Sayings

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When the Supreme Court moved to Washington in 1800,
it was provided with no books, which probably accounts
for the high quality of early opinions.
- Robert Jackson

Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than by money.
- Robert Jackson

We are not final because we are infallible,
but we are infallible only because we are final.
- Robert Jackson

The day that this country ceases to be free for irreligion,
it will cease to be free for religion.
- Robert Jackson

 

To believe that patriotism will not flourish if patriotic
ceremonies are voluntary...
is to make an unflattering estimate of the appeal of
our institutions to free minds.
- Robert Jackson

It is in the country's best interest that Tony Blair
rather than Michael Howard should form the next government.
- Robert Jackson

The petitioner's problem is to avoid Scylla without
being drawn into Charybdis.
- Robert Jackson

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Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent soon
find themselves exterminating dissenters.
Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the
unanimity of the graveyard.
- Robert Jackson

Microbes are doing things we didn't even know they could do 10 years ago.
- Robert Jackson

The places that are most likely to grow trees for carbon
sequestration are places where trees aren't growing now.
- Robert Jackson

We can afford no liberties with liberty itself.
- Robert Jackson

It is not the function of the government to keep the
citizen from falling into error;
it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.
- Robert Jackson

If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation,
it is that no official, high or petty,
can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics,
nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion,
or force citizens to confess by word or act.
- Robert Jackson

Freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter mush.
That would be a mere shadow of freedom.
The test of its substance is the right to differ as
to things that touch the heart of the existing order.
- Robert Jackson

The supreme happiness of life
is the conviction of being loved for yourself,
or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
- Victor Hugo

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity.
Without it, no real success is possible,
no matter whether it is on a section gang,
a football field, in an army, or in an office.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme.
Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful.
Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just.
Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.
- Lao Tzu

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme
experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Of all human activities, man's listening to God is
the supreme act of his reasoning and will.
- Pope Paul VI

It is money, money, money!
Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.
- Robert Byrd

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
- Sophocles

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality
the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for
going out of himself toward someone else.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power,
it is called a democracy.
- Charles de Secondat

The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust;
its sole ammunition,
the collective hopes of our society.
- Irving R. Kaufman

This is the most historic moment in Supreme Court history in our lifetime,
no question about it.
These are justices who are going to serve for decades.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

A great actor is independent of the poet,
because the supreme essence of feeling does not reside in prose or in verse,
but in the accent with which it is delivered.
- Lee Strasberg

Plato stands for the union of truth and goodness in the supreme idea of God.
- James M. Baldwin

If diversity is what is a central value in every selective
university in the United States,
then it ought to be seen as a compelling interest by the Supreme Court.
- Eleanor Holmes Norton

Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.
- Duke Ellington

Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's
resistance without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Last Thursday, our Supreme Court backed that local
governments can co-opt private property,
and give it to another private entity,
for economic development.
- Cliff Stearns

It would be unthinkable in Canadian public life today
for the public inauguration of our supreme political
figures to be accompanied by prayer.
- Stockwell Day

In character, in manner, in style, in all things,
the supreme excellence is simplicity.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Constitution and the laws are supreme and the Union indissoluble.
- Andrew Jackson

Soon after I returned to private practice,
former Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger called me one day.
- Fred F. Fielding

I am still doing my due diligence.
A vote on a Supreme Court nominee is a lifetime appointment
and when the court decides,
it is the law of the land.
- Robert Menendez

For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme
expression of military power and fleets and armies,
however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.
- Winston Churchill

The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The Supreme Court and courts in general have been usurping
the role of the legislative branch of government.
- Todd Akin

The Florida Supreme Court wanted all the legal votes to be counted.
The United States Supreme Court, on the other hand,
did not want all the votes to be counted.
- Vincent Bugliosi

Catholicism is a wide tent in terms of political and legal positions.
We could have nine Catholics on the Supreme Court and
a great deal of diversity toward the law.
- Cass Sunstein

These people have elevated audacity to symphonic and operatic levels.
The Florida Supreme Court relied on new law to resolve
the election dispute down there.
- Vincent Bugliosi

He has selected from a group of overwhelming candidates.
This candidate was nominated to the Supreme Court because
of his extremely overwhelming qualifications.
- Rod Parsley

To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom,
power, and all perfections, is to assert that there
is no supreme Being in existence.
- Adam Clarke

What Mr. Obama wants in a nominee isn't really "empathy" and "understanding."
He wants a liberal, activist Supreme Court justice.
- Karl Rove

Writing is the supreme solace.
- W. Somerset Maugham

If it gets to the Supreme Court, I'll have the directors
of every museum in the country as expert testimony
that my work is legitimate art.
- Jock Sturges

A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences
the good and bad consequences of his karma alone;
and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode.
- Chanakya

Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
- Tacitus

War is the supreme drama of a completely mechanized society.
- Lewis Mumford

The separation of church and state is a source of strength,
but the conscience of our nation does not call for
separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Alone let him constantly meditate in solitude on that
which is salutary for his soul,
for he who meditates in solitude attains supreme bliss.
- Guru Nanak

Terrible and sublime thought, that every moment is
supreme for some man and woman,
every hour the apotheosis of some passion!
- William McFee

In rendering its decision in our case,
the Supreme Court equated money with speech because
these days it takes the first to make yourself heard.
- James L. Buckley

The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly held
that marriage is one of the most fundamental rights
that we have as Americans under our Constitution.
- Ted Olson

The national will is the supreme law of the Republic,
and on all subjects within the limits of his constitutional
powers should be faithfully obeyed by the public servant.
- Martin Van Buren

The supreme function of reason is to show man that
some things are beyond reason.
- Blaise Pascal

It becomes us in humility to make our devout acknowledgments
to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for the inestimable
civil and religious blessings with which we are favored.
- James K. Polk

The court of last resort is no longer the Supreme Court.
It's "Nightline."
- Alan Dershowitz

Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature,
should be limited.
In order to enjoy life, we should not enjoy it too much.
- Vladimir Nabokov

We want to assert the very principle that truth is absolute,
truth is supreme, truth is never disposable in national political life.
- John Howard

We are all agents of the same supreme power,
the people.
- Daniel Webster

In the Brown decision, the United States Supreme Court
unanimously struck down the legal and moral footing
of racially segregated public education in this country.
- Bobby Scott

The Supreme Court of the United States...
has validated the Nazi method of execution in...
concentration camps, starving them to death.
- Jack Kevorkian

Supreme Court arguments and decisions are fascinating
to a few of us and really pretty boring to most.
- Dan Abrams

By virtue of believing in a Supreme Being one embraces certain mysteries.
- Robert Vaughn

You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.
- John Calvin

American democracy must be a failure because it places
the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and
most ignorant part of the society.
- Thomas Babington


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