Benjamin N. Cardozo Quotes

The picture cannot be painted if the significant and the insignificant are given equal prominence. One must know how to select.

The difference is no less real because it is of degree.

Then it is that you will be summoned to show the courage of adventurous youth.

The great generalities of the Constitution have a content and significance that vary from age to age.

Consequences cannot alter statutes, but may help to fix their meaning.

Our course of advance, therefore, is neither a straight line nor a curve. It is a series of dots and dashes.

We must distinguish between the sound certainly and the sham . . .and then, when certainly is attained, we must remember that it is not the only good that we can buy at too high a price.

They do things better with logarithms.

Bill of rights give assurance to the individual of the preservation of his liberty. They do not define the liberty they promise.

Membership in the bar is a privilege burdened with conditions.