William O. Douglas Quotes

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Born: October 16, 1898, Maine Township, Minnesota, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Bethesda, Maryland, USA, January 19, 1980
Occupation: Politician

Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance.
- William O. Douglas

Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred.
- William O. Douglas

One who comes to the Court must come to adore, not to protest. That's the new gloss on the 1st Amendment.
- William O. Douglas

Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a judge that Nixon wants back.
- William O. Douglas

The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people.
- William O. Douglas

The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedoms.
- William O. Douglas

We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation.
- William O. Douglas

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