Louis D. Brandeis Quotes

One cannot be pulled up to a great height. Only a short distance can you be lifted by your arms. But by climbing with your feet and stepping on solid ground below, you can climb mountains.

Those who won our independence by revolution were not cowards. They did not fear political change. They did not exalt order at the cost of liberty. To courageous, self-reliant men, with confidence in the power of free and fearless reasoning applied through the process of popular government, no danger flowing from speech may be termed […]

When… you increase your business to a very great extent… the man at the head has a diminishing knowledge of the facts, and… a diminishing opportunity of exercising a careful judgment upon them.

Mere money-making cannot be regarded as the legitimate end (of business) since with the conduct of business human happiness or misery is inextricably interwoven.

Strong responsible unions are essential to industrial fair play. Without them the labor bargain is wholly one-sided.

If we would be guided by the light of reason, we must let our minds be bold.

Behind every argument is someone’s ignorance.

America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.