Poetic Justice:

Famous quotes by Justice Louis D. Brandeis

If we would guide by the light of reason we must let our minds be bold. Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done. Neutrality is at times a graver sin than belligerence. The most important political office is that of the private citizen. If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you. In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding. Those who won our independence ... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. 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. 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.