The language of judicial decision is mainly the language of logic. And the logical method and form flatter that longing for certainty and for repose which is in every human mind. But certainty generally is illusion, and repose is not the destiny of man.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.
The rules of evidence in the main are based on experience, logic, and common sense, less hampered by history than some parts of the substantive law.
It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than investigation of the obscure.
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
Every now and then a man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.
Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
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