Quotation Explorer - 'Louis D. Brandeis'

Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficial. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding. - Louis D. Brandeis
Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. - Louis D. Brandeis
Nearly all legislation involves a weighing of public needs as against private desires; and likewise a weighing of relative social values. - Louis D. Brandeis
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 D. Brandeis
Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done. - Louis D. Brandeis
In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action. - Louis D. Brandeis
Behind every argument is someone's ignorance. - Louis D. Brandeis
I think all of our human Experience shows that no one with absolute power can be trusted to give it up even in part - Louis D. Brandeis
The general rule of law is, that the noblest of human productions -- knowledge, truths ascertained, conceptions, and ideas -- become, after voluntary communication to others, free as the air to common use."~ - Louis D. Brandeis
If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence."[Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357 (1927)] - Louis D. Brandeis
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