Friday, July 3, 2015

Quote of the Day (Louis Brandeis, on Courage as ‘The Secret of Liberty’)

“Those who won our independence believed that the final end of the State was to make men free to develop their faculties, and that, in its government, the deliberative forces should prevail over the arbitrary. They valued liberty both as an end, and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness, and courage to be the secret of liberty.”—Associate Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, concurring opinion in Whitney v. California (1927)

(The accompanying photograph of Justice Brandeis, ca. 1916, by Harris & Ewing, comes from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.)

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