37 Total Quotes

Louis Brandeis Quotes

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 Brandeis
#Anarchy

The most important political office is that of the private citizen.
Louis Brandeis
#American Judge #Citizens

Neutrality is at times a graver sin than belligerence.
Louis Brandeis
#American Judge

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 Brandeis
#America #American Judge

Organisation can never be a substitute for initiative and for judgement.
Louis Brandeis
#American Judge #Initiative

There are no shortcuts in evolution.
Louis Brandeis
#American Judge #Evolution

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 Brandeis
#American Judge #Country

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 Brandeis
#American Judge

If we would guide by the light of reason we must let our minds be bold.
Louis Brandeis
#American Judge

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 Brandeis
#American Judge #Law

In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
Louis Brandeis
#Action #American Judge

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

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 Brandeis
#Experience

If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.
Louis Brandeis
#Life #American Judge

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

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 Brandeis
#American Judge

Organization can never be a substitute for initiative and for judgment.
Louis Brandeis
#American Judge #Judgment

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 Brandeis
#American Judge #Publicity

The logic of words should yield to the logic of realities.
Louis Brandeis
#Words #American Judge