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William O. Douglas Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by William O. Douglas

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One who comes to the Court must come to adore,
not to protest.
That's the new gloss on the 1st Amendment.
- William O. Douglas

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Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter.
The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today,
even for the same performance.
- William O. Douglas

Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a
judge that Nixon wants back.
- William O. Douglas

The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedoms.
- William O. Douglas

 

At the constitutional level where we work,
90 percent of any decision is emotional.
The rational part of us supplies the reasons for supporting our predilections.
- William O. Douglas

It seemed to me that I had barely reached the Court
when people were trying to get me off.
- William O. Douglas

We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation.
- William O. Douglas

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We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being.
- William O. Douglas

No patent medicine was ever put to wider and more varied
use than the Fourteenth Amendment.
- William O. Douglas

Literature should not be suppressed merely because
it offends the moral code of the censor.
- William O. Douglas

The liberties of none are safe unless the liberties of all are protected.
- William O. Douglas

Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively
to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?
- William O. Douglas

The Constitution is not neutral.
It was designed to take the government off the backs of people.
- William O. Douglas

Common sense often makes good law.
- William O. Douglas

The 5th Amendment is an old friend and a good friend.
one of the great landmarks in men's struggle to be free of tyranny,
to be decent and civilized.
- William O. Douglas

The critical point is that the Constitution places
the right of silence beyond the reach of government.
- William O. Douglas

We who have the final word can speak softly or angrily.
We can seek to challenge and annoy, as we need not stay docile and quiet.
- William O. Douglas

The right to revolt has sources deep in our history.
- 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

The association promotes a way of life,
not causes; a harmony in living, not political faiths;
a bilateral loyalty,
not commercial or social projects.
Yet it is an association for as noble a purpose as
any involved in any prior decisions.
- William O. Douglas

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin PHOTO

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro PHOTO

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe PHOTO

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Guys are like stars, there are millions of them,
but only one to make your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

If you live to be a hundred,
I want to live to be a hundred minus one day,
so I never have to live without you.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

Anxiety is love's greatest killer.
It makes one feel as you might
when a drowning man holds unto you.
You want to save him, but you know
he will strangle you with his panic.
- Anais Nin

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

We were given:
Two hands to hold.
Two legs to walk.
Two eyes to see.
Two ears to listen.
But why only one heart?
Because the other was given to someone else.
For us to find.
- Anonymous

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one.
- Friedrich Halm

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Life is a series of experiences,
each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

A quotation is a handy thing to have about,
saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
- Charles Darwin

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
revenging one make you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]


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