Justice Louis D. BrandeisJustice Louis D. Brandeis, (1856-1941) US Supreme Court Justice

Justice Louis D. Brandeis Quote

“Those who won our independence believed that the final end of the State was to make men free to develop their faculties... 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.”

Justice Louis D. BrandeisJustice Louis D. Brandeis
~ Justice Louis D. Brandeis

Whitney v. California, 1927

Ratings and Comments


Mike, Norwalk

WOW, what ever happened to that historical truism?

helorat, Milton

AMEN ! HALLELUJAH! Oops sorry, overreation, wishful thinking. Does anybody still believe this? I thought nobody was responsible for anything except the government, and it is my responsibility to pay for the health care and food of every idiot who wants to be a couch potato and eat himself to death.

E Archer, NYC

Courage -- a very rare commodity indeed and absolutely essential for liberty. Imagine if the media were to promote that word as much as the word 'terror' (and all its variations) -- I believe the populace would actually get it.

helorat, Milton

Archer, I wish you were correct, but I sincerely doubt it. The majority are passed the point of no return. We are unwilling to destroy the enemy, but perfectly willing to be treated like criminals by the TSA for the illusion of security.

R.B.T., Mt. Kisco

Isn't that an amazing statement. The secret has been in plain sight for 200 years, but is often forgotten today or buried under garbage.

Mike, Norwalk

The social engineering of emasculating the sons of liberty has created a society of progressive lost boys. The social engineering of making masculine the daughters of liberty has created a society of progressive sons of dogs. The land of the free and home of the brave has become the land of the fee and the home of the slave. Those of courage, that valued and believed in liberty and that fought for our liberty would not recognize today's patrons of the occupying statist theocracy that now infests this land. How many today take courage and/or are embolden when a police state agent drives up immediately behind them ? (or is there fear and squirming - hoping all licenses (permitted privileges) are up to date, there is not some unknown victimless crime that was performed or ? ? ?

Ray,, Vancouver, B.C.

There is no possibility of the current slave society to change back into a semblance of a freedom society - without revolution.

Patrick Henry, Red Hill

A sententious and irreproachable statement of the American ideal.

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