Louis D. Brandeis Quotes

Organization can never be a substitute for initiative and for judgment.

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

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

Louis D. Brandeis

Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.

Louis D. Brandeis

Privacy is the right to be alone--the most comprehensive of rights, and the right most valued by civilized man.

Louis D. Brandeis

Privacy is the right to be alone–the most comprehensive of rights, and the right most valued by civilized man.

Louis D. Brandeis

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

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

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

Louis D. Brandeis

Neutrality is at times a graver sin than belligerence.

Louis D. Brandeis

There are no shortcuts in evolution.

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

To declare that the end justifies the means, to declare that the government may commit crimes, would bring terrible retribution.

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

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

Louis D. Brandeis

Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.

Louis D. Brandeis
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