- Name: Louis Brandeis
- Born: 11/13/1856
- Died: 10/05/1941 (84 years old)
Louis Dembitz Brandeis (//; November 13, 1856– October 5, 1941) was an American lawyer and associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1916 to 1939. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Jewish immigrant parents from Bohemia (now in the Czech Republic), who raised him in a secular home. He attended Harvard Law School, graduating at the age of 20 with what is widely rumored to be the highest grade average in the law school’s history. Brandeis settled in Boston, where he founded a law firm (that is still in practice today as Nutter McClennen & Fish) and became a recognized lawyer through his work on progressive social causes.
Birth Name: Louis David Brandeis (later: Louis Dembitz Brandeis)
Alias: Louis David Brandeis (later: Louis Dembitz Brandeis)
Birth Place: Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Death Place: Washington, D.C., U.S.
Louis Brandeis quotes :
Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.Louis Brandeis
Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.Louis D. Brandeis
Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent.Louis D. Brandeis
Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law it invites every man to become a law unto himself it invites anarchy.Louis D. Brandeis
To declare that in the administration of criminal law the end justifies the means to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure conviction of a private criminal would bring terrible retribution.Louis D. Brandeis
We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.Louis D. Brandeis
America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.Louis D. Brandeis
Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.Louis D. Brandeis