Felix Frankfurter Quotes

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Morals are three-quarters manners.

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No single principle can answer all of life's complexities.
— Felix Frankfurter
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.

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Dissent is essential to an effective judiciary in a democratic society.


I don't like a man to be efficient. He's likely to be not human enough.
— Felix Frankfurter


Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep.


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


We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that we are perhaps in danger of forgetting how much blood it cost to establish the Bill of Rights.
— Felix Frankfurter