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33 William O. Douglas Quotes

William O. Douglas, was an American jurist and politician. Appointed at the age of 40 William O. Douglas is one of the youngest justices appointed to the court. His term was the longest in the history of the Supreme Court. This is a Quoteish quote tribute to the legendary jurist William O. Douglas with 33 of his most influential quotes on common sense, racial discrimination, and youth.



My faith is that the only soul a man must save is his own. - William O. Douglas
Sunlight is the best disinfectant. - William O. Douglas
The liberties of none are safe unless the liberties of all are protected. - William O. Douglas
We do not sit as a super legislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation. - William O. Douglas
We need be bold and adventuresome in our thinking in order to survive. - William O. Douglas
Literature should not be suppressed merely because it offends the moral code of the censor. - William O. Douglas
The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedoms. - William O. Douglas
Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred. - William O. Douglas
Common sense often makes good law. - William O. Douglas
We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being. - William O. Douglas
Racial discrimination against a white is as unconstitutional as race discrimination against a black. - William O. Douglas
As night-fall does not come at once, neither does oppression...It is in such twilight that we all must be aware of change in the air - however slight - lest we become victims of the darkness. - William O. Douglas
A people who extend civil liberties only to preferred groups start down the path either to dictatorship of the right or the left. - William O. Douglas
Our upside down welfare state is socialism for the rich, free enterprise for the poor. - William O. Douglas
Acceptance by government of a dissident press is a measure of the maturity of a nation. - William O. Douglas
The court is really the keeper of the conscience, and the conscience is the Constitution. - William O. Douglas
Man is whole when he is in tune with the winds, the stars, and the hills... Being in tune with the universe is the entire secrets. - William O. Douglas
Power that controls the economy should be in the hands of elected representatives of the people, not in the hands of an industrial oligarchy. - William O. Douglas
The critical point is that the Constitution places the right of silence beyond the reach of government. - William O. Douglas
Ideas are indeed the most dangerous weapons in the world. Our ideas of freedom are the most powerful political weapons man has ever forged. - William O. Douglas
The right to revolt has sources deep in our history. - William O. Douglas
What a man thinks is no concern of the government. - William O. Douglas
The Constitution favors no racial group - no political or social group. - William O. Douglas
Fear of ideas makes us impotent and ineffective. - William O. Douglas
Religious experiences which are as real as life to some may be incomprehensible to others. - William O. Douglas
Trees have judicial standing, and probably grass too. - William O. Douglas
A road is a dagger placed in the heart of a wilderness. - William O. Douglas
Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. - William O. Douglas
Hiking a ridge, a meadow, a river bottom, is as healthy a form of exercise as one can get. - William O. Douglas
We do not sit as a super-legislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation. - William O. Douglas
There have always been grievances and youth has always been the agitator. - William O. Douglas
The conscience of this nation is the Constitution. - William O. Douglas
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