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William O. Douglas Quotes and Sayings

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Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a
judge that Nixon wants back.
- William O. Douglas

Related topics: History

One who comes to the Court must come to adore,
not to protest.
That's the new gloss on the 1st Amendment.
- William O. Douglas

Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter.
The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today,
even for the same performance.
- William O. Douglas

The right to revolt has sources deep in our history.
- William O. Douglas

 

Common sense often makes good law.
- William O. Douglas

The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedoms.
- William O. Douglas

The 5th Amendment is an old friend and a good friend.
one of the great landmarks in men's struggle to be free of tyranny,
to be decent and civilized.
- William O. Douglas

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Literature should not be suppressed merely because
it offends the moral code of the censor.
- William O. Douglas

No patent medicine was ever put to wider and more varied
use than the Fourteenth Amendment.
- William O. Douglas

We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being.
- William O. Douglas

Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively
to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?
- William O. Douglas

The liberties of none are safe unless the liberties of all are protected.
- William O. Douglas

At the constitutional level where we work,
90 percent of any decision is emotional.
The rational part of us supplies the reasons for supporting our predilections.
- William O. Douglas

We who have the final word can speak softly or angrily.
We can seek to challenge and annoy, as we need not stay docile and quiet.
- William O. Douglas

The critical point is that the Constitution places
the right of silence beyond the reach of government.
- William O. Douglas

It seemed to me that I had barely reached the Court
when people were trying to get me off.
- William O. Douglas

Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse,
hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred.
- William O. Douglas

The Constitution is not neutral.
It was designed to take the government off the backs of people.
- William O. Douglas

We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation.
- William O. Douglas

The association promotes a way of life,
not causes; a harmony in living, not political faiths;
a bilateral loyalty,
not commercial or social projects.
Yet it is an association for as noble a purpose as
any involved in any prior decisions.
- William O. Douglas

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho PHOTO

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

We tell the real truth of our life
by the stories we repeatedly tell.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Always listen to the experts.
They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
- Robert Heinlein

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job,
tell 'em, Certainly I Can. -
and get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
- H.L. Mencken

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

I do myself a greater injury in lying
than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
- Michel de Montaigne

We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
- Epictetus

It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

You don't need anybody to tell you
who you are or what you are.
You are what you are!
- John Lennon

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Spanish Proverb

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

What is a friend? I will tell you ...
it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
- Frank Crane

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I mayn't tell you what I feel,
what is the use of a friend?
- William Makepeace Thackeray

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
- Jonas Salk

(Jesus on Love)
You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

I take every opportunity to articulate to others
the ways that they have blessed and influenced me.
I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity
to thank teachers who have influenced me.
I encourage everyone to seize opportunities
to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.
- Stephanie Klein

Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you,
go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.
- Matthew 18:15

Tell me about a person's family, friends, and community,
and I'll tell you what his opinions are.
- Mark Twain
(paraphrase)

We take refuge in pride,
because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves.
- Kakuzo Okakura

If you're going to tell people the truth,
be funny or they'll kill you.
- Billy Wilder

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth
or burn down your house, you can never tell.
- Joan Crawford

Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You never can tell with bees.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The "stories" we choose to tell about our past
are never what a video camera would have recorded.
We can tell a sad story or a happy story,
and neither story is either
more accurate or "better" than the other story.
The difference is that one story causes us to suffer,
while the other brings us joy. I choose joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

We tell lies when we are afraid...
afraid of what we don't know,
afraid of what others will think,
afraid of what will be found out about us.
But every time we tell a lie,
the thing that we fear grows stronger.
- Williams Tad

Human beings are the only creatures on the planet
who tell time and think they have to earn a living.
- Buckminster Fuller

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom;
wait until they have been married longer.
- Edgar Watson Howe

I married the first man I ever kissed.
When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.
- Barbara Bush

The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do.
The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.
- Ted Nelson

The best comfort I could offer
was to just let her tell her story.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I wanted to know the name of every stone
and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -
but there was no one to tell me.
- George Washington Carver

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel


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