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.
Common sense often makes good law.
Religious experiences which are as real as life to some may be incomprehensible to others.
Literature should not be surpressed merely because it affects the moral code of the censor.
Solitude is the beginning of all freedom.
The Second Amendment reveals a profound principle of American government - the principle of civilian ascendency over the military.
Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a judge that Nixon wants back.
The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people.
The critical point is that the Constitution places the right of silence beyond the reach of government.
If discrimination based on race is constitutionally permissible when those who hold the reins can come up with compelling reasons to justify it, then constitutional guarantees acquire an accordionlike quality.
Honorable retreats are no ways inferior to brave charges, as having less fortune, more of discipline, and as much valor.
Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred.
We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being.
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.
We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation.