Best Quotes by Felix Frankfurter (Top 10)

  1. The mark of a truly civilized man is confidence in the strength and security derived from the inquiring mind.
  2. Appeal must be to an informed, civically militant electorate.
  3. The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.
  4. The history of liberty has largely been the history of the observance of procedural safeguards.
  5. Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep.
  6. It is a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals.
  7. We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that we are perhaps in danger of forgetting how much blood it cost to establish the Bill of Rights.
  8. Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
  9. All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the tools with which we work, the material out of which laws are made, out of which the Constitution was written. Everything depends on our understanding of them.
  10. The ultimate touchstone of constitutionality is the Constitution itself and not what we have said about it.

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