Learned Hand — American Judge born on January 27, 1872, died on August 14, 1961

Billings Learned Hand was a United States judge and judicial philosopher. He served on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and later the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Hand has been quoted more often by legal scholars and by the Supreme Court of the United States than any other lower-court judge... (wikipedia)

Words are not pebbles in alien juxtaposition.
Life is made up of a series of judgments on insufficient data, and if we waited to run down all our doubts, it would flow past us.
In the end it is worse to suppress dissent than to run the risk of heresy.
Right knows no boundaries, and justice no frontiers; the brotherhood of man is not a domestic institution.
Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.