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14 Famous Quotes by Felix Frankfurter
11/15/1882 - 2/22/1965
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It was a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals.

Equality Quotes, by Felix Frankfurter

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Judicial judgment must take deep account of the day before yesterday in order that yesterday may not paralyze today.

Perspective Quotes, by Felix Frankfurter

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I don't like a man to be too efficient. He's likely to be not human enough.

Efficiency Quotes, by Felix Frankfurter

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I came into the world a Jew, and although I did not live my life entirely as a Jew, I think it is fitting that I should leave as a Jew. I don't want to turn my back on a great and noble heritage.

Judaism Quotes, by Felix Frankfurter

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It is anomalous to hold that in order to convict a man the police cannot extract by force what is in his mind, but can extract what is in his stomach.

Police Quotes, by Felix Frankfurter

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Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of [achieving] a free society.

Press Quotes, by Felix Frankfurter

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Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Felix Frankfurter

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Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Felix Frankfurter

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The dynamo of our economic system is self-interest which may range from mere petty greed to admirable types of self-expression.

Capitalism Quotes, by Felix Frankfurter

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Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep.

Gratitude Quotes, by Felix Frankfurter

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If one man can be allowed to determine for himself what is law, every man can. That means first chaos, then tyranny. Legal process is an essential part of the democratic process.

Law Quotes, by Felix Frankfurter

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To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.

Lawyers Quotes, by Felix Frankfurter

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It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards of liberty have frequently been forged in cases involving not very nice people.

Liberty Quotes, by Felix Frankfurter

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We forget that the most successful statesmen have been professionals. Lincoln was a professional politician.

Profession Quotes, by Felix Frankfurter

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