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

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

Felix Frankfurter

To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.

Felix Frankfurter

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

Felix Frankfurter

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

Felix Frankfurter

It simply is not true that war never settles anything.

Felix Frankfurter

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

Felix Frankfurter

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

Felix Frankfurter

To some lawyers all facts are created equal.

Felix Frankfurter

Fragile as reason is and limited as law is as the institutionalized medium of reason that's all we have standing between us and the tyranny of mere will and the cruelty of unbridled undisciplined feeling.

Felix Frankfurter

The Court's authority - possessed of neither the purse nor the sword -ultimately rests on substantial public confidence in its moral sanctions.

Felix Frankfurter

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

Felix Frankfurter

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