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 William J. Brennan, Jr. - “The law is not an end in itself, nor does it provide ends. It is preeminently a means to serve what we think is right.”
 William J. Brennan, Jr. - “Law cannot stand aside from the social changes around it.”
 William J. Brennan, Jr. - “We look to the history of the time of framing and to the intervening history of interpretation. But the ultimate question must be, what do the words of the text mean in our time.”
 William J. Brennan, Jr. - “It is difficult to understand precisely what the state hopes to achieve by promoting the creation and perpetuation of a subclass of illiterates within our boundaries, surely adding to the problems and costs of unemployment, welfare and crime.”
 William J. Brennan, Jr. - “No longer is the female destined solely for the home and the rearing of the family and only the male for the marketplace and the world of ideas.”
 Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. - “We do not consecrate the flag by punishing its desecration, for in doing so, we dilute the freedom this cherished emblem represents.”
 Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. - “There can be no doubt that our Nation has had a long and unfortunate history of sex discrimination. Traditionally, such discrimination was rationalized by an attitude of 'romantic paternalism' which, in practical effect, put women, not on a pedestal, but in a cage.”
 Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. - “The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to 'create' rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.”
 Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. - “Our statute books gradually became laden with gross, stereotyped distinctions between the sexes and, indeed, throughout much of the 19th century the position of women in our society was, in many respects, comparable to that of blacks under the pre-Civil War slave codes.”