Louis Brandeis Quotes

Most popular Louis Brandeis Quotes

It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
— Louis Brandeis

freedom of speech

Power must always feel the check of power.
— Louis Brandeis
Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.
— Louis Brandeis

ignorance arguments

Perseverance is a great and necessary virtue.
— Louis Brandeis
The most important political office is that of private citizen.
— Louis Brandeis

civic duty

The right to be let alone is the right most valued by civilized man.
— Louis Brandeis
If we desire respect for law, we must first make the law respectable.
— Louis Brandeis
If we would guide by the light of reason, we must let our minds be bold.
— Louis Brandeis
The right to be let alone—the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men.
— Louis Brandeis

privacy

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.

freedom zeal

Your yachtsman would lose much of his enjoyment if he were obliged to do for pay what he is doing for the love of the thing itself.
— Louis Brandeis

Yachting