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

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

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To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.

To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.

by Felix Frankfurter Found in: Lawyers Quotes,
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It was a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals.

It was a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals.

by Felix Frankfurter Found in: Equality Quotes,
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I don't like a man to be too efficient. He's likely to be not human enough.

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

by Felix Frankfurter Found in: Efficiency Quotes,
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If one man can be allowed to determine for himself what is law, every man can. That means first chaos, read more

If one man can be allowed to determine for himself what is law, every man can. That means first chaos, then tyranny. Legal process is an essential part of the democratic process.

by Felix Frankfurter Found in: Law Quotes,
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Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep.

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

by Felix Frankfurter Found in: Gratitude Quotes,
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It is anomalous to hold that in order to convict a man the police cannot extract by force what is read more

It is anomalous to hold that in order to convict a man the police cannot extract by force what is in his mind, but can extract what is in his stomach.

by Felix Frankfurter Found in: Police Quotes,
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I came into the world a Jew, and although I did not live my life entirely as a Jew, I read more

I came into the world a Jew, and although I did not live my life entirely as a Jew, I think it is fitting that I should leave as a Jew. I don't want to turn my back on a great and noble heritage.

by Felix Frankfurter Found in: Judaism Quotes,
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We forget that the most successful statesmen have been professionals. Lincoln was a professional politician.

We forget that the most successful statesmen have been professionals. Lincoln was a professional politician.

by Felix Frankfurter Found in: Profession Quotes,
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Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of [achieving] a free read more

Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of [achieving] a free society.

by Felix Frankfurter Found in: Press Quotes,
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