Best Quotes by Louis D. Brandeis (Top 10)

  1. Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.
  2. We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.
  3. The most important political office is that of the private citizen.
  4. Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.
  5. 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 the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.
  6. Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.
  7. If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
  8. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.
  9. In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
  10. It is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that a single courageous State may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.

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