Benjamin Nathan Cardozo Quotes

Our course of advance... is neither a straight line nor a curve. It is a series of dots and dashes.

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

Expediency may tip the scales when arguments are nicely balanced.

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

Fraud includes the pretense of knowledge when knowledge there is none.

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

Method is much, technique is much, but inspiration is even more.

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

Justice is not to be taken by storm. She is to be wooed by slow advances. Substitute statute for decision, and you shift the center of authority, but add no quota of inspired wisdom.

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

Due process is a growth too sturdy to succumb to the infection of the least ingredient of error.

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

Not honesty alone, but the punctilio of an honor the most sensitive, is then the standard of behavior.

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

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