Louis D. Brandeis — American Judge born on November 13, 1856, died on October 03, 1941

Louis Dembitz Brandeis was an American lawyer and associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1916 to 1939... (wikipedia)

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.
Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
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.
We are not won by arguments that we can analyze, but by tone and temper; by the manner, which is the man himself.
If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.

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