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Felix Frankfurter Quotes

(1882-1965), Austrian-born American Law Teacher, Judge

Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.

Category: Character

The words of the Constitution are so unrestricted by their intrinsic meaning or by their history or by tradition or by prior decisions that they leave the individual Justice free, if indeed they do not compel him, to gather meaning not from reading the Constitution but from reading life.

Category: Constitutions

To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.

Category: Facts

Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep.

Category: Gratitude

Judicial judgment must take deep account of the day before yesterday in order that yesterday may not paralyze today.

Category: Precedents

We forget that the most successful statesmen have been professionals. Lincoln was a professional politician.

Category: Professions And Professionals

There can be no security where there is fear.

Category: Security

Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.

Category: Wisdom