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Louis D. Brandeis Quotes

(1856-1941), American Judge

Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.

Category: Argument

Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal well meaning but without understanding.

Category: Experience

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

Category: Heaven

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

Category: Impossibility

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal -- well-meaning but without understanding.

Category: Liberty

The right to be alone -- the most comprehensive of rights, and the right most valued by civilized man.

Category: Solitude