Fragile as reason is and limited as law is as the institutionalized medium of reason, that's all we have standing between us and the tyranny of mere will and the cruelty of unbridled, undisciplined feeling
Quote by Felix Frankfurter
The mode by which the inevitable is reached is effort.
Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the...
Decisions of this Court do not have intrinsic authority
The ultimate touchstone of constitutionality is the Constitution itself and not what we have said...
I came into the world a Jew, and although I did not live my life...
Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Anybody can decide a question if only a single principle is in controversy.
As a member of this court I am not justified in writing my private notions...
It is a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the...
Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends, not a game of chess.
It must take account of what it decrees for today in order that today may...
It is anomalous to hold that in order to convict a man the police cannot...
We forget that the most successful statesmen have been professionals. Lincoln was a professional politician.
There can be no security where there is fear.
All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the...
Answers are not obtained by putting the wrong question and thereby begging the real one.
The mark of a truly civilized man is confidence in the strength and security derived...
Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep.
The history of liberty has largely been the history of the observance of procedural safeguards.