We apply law to facts. We don't apply feelings to facts.

Carve every word before you let it fall.

The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.

It is a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals.

He who doesn't fear death dies only once.

In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.

 image quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions.

When I want to understand what is happening today or try to decide what will happen tomorrow, I look back.

What is the quality of your intent?

Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for it.

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.

In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake.

If it's not perfect, that's okay, there are a lot more coming along.

It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer.

 image quote by Earl Warren

In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics.

The right to be alone -- the most comprehensive of rights, and the right most valued by civilized man.

The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.

We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe.

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.

Man was formed for society and is neither capable of living alone, nor has the courage to do it.

There can be no security where there is fear.

Method is much, technique is much, but inspiration is even more.

A man is usually more careful of his money than of his principles.

Publicity is a great purifier because it sets in action the forces of public opinion, and in this country public opinion controls the courses of the nation.

The world presents enough problems if you believe it to be a world of law and order; do not add to them by believing it to be a world of miracles.

Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.

I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.

Gentlemen, I find the law very explicit on murdering your fellow man, but there's nothing here about killing a Chinaman. Case dismissed.

Who will take responsibility for raising the next generation?

Many people consider the things government does for them to be social progress but they regard the things government does for others as socialism.

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds.

It is not our job to apply laws that have not yet been written.

In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics.

Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?

The sports page records people's accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man's failures.

Every year, if not every day, we have to wager our salvation upon some prophecy based upon imperfect knowledge.

If you will just start with the idea that this is a hard world,it will all be much simpler.

Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.

Men long for an afterlife in which there apparently is nothing to do but delight in heaven's wonders.

The rule of joy and the law of duty seem to me all one.

Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.

If we are to keep democracy, there must be a commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice.

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.

The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye.

The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.

Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving.

It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself.

The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust;

its sole ammunition, the collective hopes of our society.

The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedoms.

Who is to say that 5 men 10 years ago were right whereas 5 men looking the other direction today are wrong.

The most important political office is that of the private citizen.

To be seventy years young is sometimes for more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.

The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins.