Louis D. Brandeis Quotes

The most important political office is that of private citizen.

Organization can never be a substitute for initiative and for judgment.

In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.

To mis-state or suppress the news is a breach of trust.

Neutrality is at times a graver sin than belligerence.

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.

Men long for an afterlife in which there is apparently nothing to do but delight in heaven’s wonders.

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.

The social justice for which we are striving is an incident of our democracy, not the main end.

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