Judicial judgment must take deep account of the day before yesterday in order that yesterday may not paralyze today.
Quote by Felix Frankfurter
Answers are not obtained by putting the wrong question and thereby begging the real one.
I came into the world a Jew, and although I did not live my life...
Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because...
Anybody can decide a question if only a single principle is in controversy.
To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.
Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends, not a game of chess.
Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep.
We forget that the most successful statesmen have been professionals. Lincoln was a professional politician.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
It must take account of what it decrees for today in order that today may...
The ultimate touchstone of constitutionality is the Constitution itself and not what we have said...
As a member of this court I am not justified in writing my private notions...
It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards of liberty have...
It simply is not true that war never settles anything.
There can be no security where there is fear.
The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.
Fragile as reason is and limited as law is as the institutionalized medium of reason,...
Reason is a very light rider, and easily shook off
The heart has reasons that reason cannot know.
Nine men in ten are would be suicides.