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Felix Frankfurter

American,  Judge
Total Quotes : 25
Deep Gratitude Emotions

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

- Felix Frankfurter

Freedom Itself Means

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

- Felix Frankfurter

Question Single Principle

Anybody can decide a question if only a single principle is in controversy.

- Felix Frankfurter

Constitution Which Laws

All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the tools with which we work, the material out of which laws are made, out of which the Constitution was written. Everything depends on our understanding of them.

- Felix Frankfurter

Question Putting Thereby

Answers are not obtained by putting the wrong question and thereby begging the real one.

- Felix Frankfurter

Mischievous May Private

As a member of this court I am not justified in writing my private notions of policy into the Constitution, no matter how deeply I may cherish them or how mischievous I may deem their disregard.

- Felix Frankfurter

My Life Back I Think

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.

- Felix Frankfurter

Inequality Equal Treatment

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

- Felix Frankfurter

Mind Police Extract

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.

- Felix Frankfurter

Behind Rulers Scenes

The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.

- Felix Frankfurter

Inevitable Which Mode

The mode by which the inevitable is reached is effort.

- Felix Frankfurter

Summary Very Safeguards

It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards of liberty have been forged in controversies involving not very nice people.

- Felix Frankfurter

Game Chess Practical

Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends, not a game of chess.

- Felix Frankfurter

Legal Equal Some

To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.

- Felix Frankfurter

Late Never Too

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

- Felix Frankfurter

Been Safeguards Observance

The history of liberty has largely been the history of the observance of procedural safeguards.

- Felix Frankfurter

Deep May Before

Judicial judgment must take deep account of the day before yesterday in order that yesterday may not paralyze today.

- Felix Frankfurter

War True Never

It simply is not true that war never settles anything.

- Felix Frankfurter

Today Take May

It must take account of what it decrees for today in order that today may not paralyze tomorrow.

- Felix Frankfurter

Bring Characteristics Old

Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.

- Felix Frankfurter