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A self-made man may prefer a self-made name.
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A wise man once said, "Convention is like the shell to the chick, a protection till he is strong enough to break it through."
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For, when all is said, as my friend George Rublee likes to put it, the only success is to be a success as a person; and it is still not too late for that.
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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.
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I submit to you that we must press along. Borrowing from Epictetus, let us say to ourselves: "Since we are men, we will play the part of Man".
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If we are to keep democracy, there must be a commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice.
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In the end it is worse to suppress dissent than to run the risk of heresy.
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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.
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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.
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Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.
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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.
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Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.
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No doubt one may quote history to support any cause, as the devil quotes scripture.
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Right knows no boundaries, and justice no frontiers; the brotherhood of man is not a domestic institution.
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The aim of law is the maximum gratification of the nervous system of man.
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The art of publicity is a black art; but it has come to stay, and every year adds to its potency.
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The condition of our survival in any but the meagerest existence is our willingness to accommodate ourselves to the conflicting interests of others, to learn to live in a social world.
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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.
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The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the minds of other men and women.
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The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.
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Thou shalt not ration justice.
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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.
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What seems fair enough against a squalid huckster of bad liquor may take on a different face, if used by government determined to suppress political opposition under the guise of sedition.
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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.
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Words are chameleons, which reflect the color of their environment.
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Words are not pebbles in alien juxtaposition.
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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.
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