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American Judge and Jurist, He was called The Great Dissenter; He often disagreed with the conservative majority. 1841-1935
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“On the whole, I am on the side of the unregenerate who affirms the worth of life as an end in itself, as against the saints who deny it.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Most of the things we do, we do for no better reason than that our fathers have done them or our neighbors do them, and the same is true of a larger part than what we suspect of what we think.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The riders in a race do not stop when they reach the goal. There is a little finishing canter before coming to a standstill. There is time to hear the kind voices of friends and say to oneself, 'The work is done.'”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The great act of faith is when a man decides he is not God.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Life is an end in itself, and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of it.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The only prize much cared for by the powerful is power.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Certitude is not the test of certainty. We have been cocksure of many things that were not so.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“What I wouldn't give to be seventy again!”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Men must turn square corners when they deal with the Government.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.”

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