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Charles Evans Hughes Quotes

A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company.

Dissents are appeals to the brooding spirit of the law, to the intelligence of another day.

I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation.

In a number of cases dissenting opinions have in time become the law.

Men do not die from overwork. They die from dissipation and worry.

Publicity is a great purifier because it sets in action the forces of public opinion, and in this country public opinion controls the courses of the nation.

The first lesson in civics is that efficient government begins at home.

The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully.

The United States is the greatest law factory the world has ever known.

War should be made a crime, and those who instigate it should be punished as criminals.

We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is, and the judiciary is the safeguard of our property and our liberty and our property under the Constitution.

When we deal with questions relating to principles of law and their applications, we do not suddenly rise into a stratosphere of icy certainty.

When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.

While democracy must have its organization and controls, its vital breath is individual liberty.