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William O. Douglas
(1898-1980) born on
Oct 16
US supreme court justice. He was the Liberal justice, 1939-1975, best known for his consistent and outspoken defense of civil liberties.
         
   
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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.

R
Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.
A
Religious experiences which are as real as life to some may be incomprehensible to others.
N
The search for static security -- in the law and elsewhere -- is misguided. The fact is security can only be achieved through constant change, adapting old ideas that have outlived their usefulness to current facts.
K
It seemed to me that I had barely reached the Court when people were trying to get me off.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Majority opinion in 6-2 ruling that overturned state birth control laws, 7 Jun 1965.
R: In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995.
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: On attempts to impeach him, "The Court Years 1939-75," 1980.
   


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