It simply is not true that war never settles anything.
The ultimate touchstone of constitutionality is the Constitution itself and not what we have said about it.
The mode by which the inevitable is reached is effort.
It is anomalous to hold that in order to convict a man the police cannot extract by force what is in his mind, but can extract what is in his stomach.
There can be no security where there is fear.
Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
We forget that the most successful statesmen have been professionals. Lincoln was a professional politician.
The history of liberty has largely been the history of the observance of procedural safeguards.
It must take account of what it decrees for today in order that today may not paralyze tomorrow.
Anybody can decide a question if only a single principle is in controversy.
The mark of a truly civilized man is confidence in the strength and security derived from the inquiring mind.
I don’t like a man to be too efficient. He’s likely to be not human enough.
To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.
Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of achieving a free society.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.