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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Judge
Nation: American
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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.

Tags: Life, Past, Run

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.

Tags: Law, Men, Women

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.

Tags: Liberty, Spirit, Sure

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

Tags: Democracy, Justice, Keep

The art of publicity is a black art; but it has come to stay, and every year adds to its potency.

Tags: Art, Black, Year

We may win when we lose, if we have done what we can; for by so doing we have made real at least some part of that finished product in whose fabrication we are most concerned: ourselves.

Tags: Done, May, Real

Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.

Tags: Action, Life, Time

No doubt one may quote history to support any cause, as the devil quotes scripture.

Tags: Doubt, History, May

Right knows no boundaries, and justice no frontiers; the brotherhood of man is not a domestic institution.

Tags: Boundaries, Justice, Knows

The aim of law is the maximum gratification of the nervous system of man.

Tags: Aim, Law, System

Words are not pebbles in alien juxtaposition.

Tags: Alien, Pebbles, Words

A self-made man may prefer a self-made name.

Tags: May, Name, Prefer

In the end it is worse to suppress dissent than to run the risk of heresy.

Tags: End, Risk, Run

It is enough that we set out to mold the motley stuff of life into some form of our own choosing; when we do, the performance is itself the wage.

Tags: Enough, Life, Stuff

Thou shalt not ration justice.

Tags: Justice, Ration, Thou

Words are chameleons, which reflect the color of their environment.

Tags: Color, Reflect, Words

I shall ask no more than that you agree with Dean Inge that even though counting heads is not an ideal way to govern, at least it is better than breaking them.

Tags: Ask, Shall, Though

It lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it. While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it.

Tags: Law, Men, Women

The mid-day sun is too much for most eyes; one is dazzled even with its reflection. Be careful that too broad and high an aim does not paralyze your effort and clog your springs of action.

Tags: Effort, Eyes, Sun

What to an outsider will be no more than the vigorous presentation of a conviction, to an employee may be the manifestation of a determination which it is not safe to thwart.

Tags: Conviction, May, Safe

You cannot raise the standard against oppression, or leap into the breach to relieve injustice, and still keep an open mind to every disconcerting fact, or an open ear to the cold voice of doubt.

Tags: Cannot, Doubt, Mind