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17 Famous Quotes by Louis D. Brandeis

The most important office ... that of private citizen.

Citizenship Quotes, by Louis D. Brandeis

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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.

Anarchy Quotes, by Louis D. Brandeis

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Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.

Law Quotes, by Louis D. Brandeis , Source: part of his dissent in the case "Olmstead v. United States", 277 U.S. 438, 485 (1928)

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Fear of serious injury cannot alone justify suppression 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.

Speech Quotes, by Louis D. Brandeis , Source: in the case of "Whitney v. California"

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Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.

Government Quotes, by Louis D. Brandeis , Source: part of his dissent in the case "Olmstead v. United States", 277 U.S. 438, 485 (1928)

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Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.

Argument Quotes, by Louis D. Brandeis

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

Liberty Quotes, by Louis D. Brandeis

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If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.

Politics / government Quotes, by Louis D. Brandeis

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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.

History Quotes, by Louis D. Brandeis

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Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law.

Crime Quotes, by Louis D. Brandeis

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There is no such thing as an innocent purchaser of stocks.

Finance Quotes, by Louis D. Brandeis

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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.

Government Quotes, by Louis D. Brandeis

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The world presents enough problems if you believe it to be a world of law and order; do not add to them by believing it to be a world of miracles.

Miracles Quotes, by Louis D. Brandeis

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

Privacy Quotes, by Louis D. Brandeis

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It is one of the greatest economic errors to put any limitation upon production.... We have not the power to produce more than there is a potential to consume.

Production Quotes, by Louis D. Brandeis

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It is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that a single courageous State may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.

State Quotes, by Louis D. Brandeis

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Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent.

Vigilance Quotes, by Louis D. Brandeis

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